Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas Pictures (again)

So after I put on the last set of Christmas pictures, I realized I only had pictures of Briannah on there! Whoops! So here are some pictures of Cody and some of his gifts. There are gifts from Gma Welles, Gma and Gpa Tish, and Gpa Ralls.

Christmas Pictures

Here we have pictures of G-pa Ralls outfit, Polly pockets and clothes from G-ma & G-pa Welles,
A baby doll from Great G-ma and G-pa Thompson, and a playdoh set from G-ma Tish

I can't fit everyone's gifts on here, so here's one from everyone I could fit. I will try to get more on another post!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas Eve PJS

Every year MaMa Welles (Tyson's mom) sends the kids new pjs. They get to open them on Christmas Eve, and wear them to bed. I'm not sure when this started-I think it was something Tyson's family did growing up-(someone correct me if I'm wrong!) Anyways, the kids love it, and it's a fun tradition. Here are some pictures of this...................

Christmas cookies

These are some pictures of the kids making Christmas cookies. Actually, I made the cookies and the kids each got some dough to play with. No matter what I do, their cookies never actually become cookies, and so I resorted to just giving them dough and letting them play while I do all the hard work! (just joking) They enjoyed eating the finished product, and so did Santa!

Daddy's Home!

We were so blessed to be able to have Tyson come home for a visit this weekend. He even got home a hour early! The kids were so happy to have him home, and so was I. Earlier in the week I was so down cause I wanted him home all the time, and then God reminded me that there are lots of other people who are grieving the loss of a loved one, or their dad or mom may be in Iraq, or overseas, like Tyson was this time last year. So I gladly choose to be grateful that he was home, even for a couple of days.Daddy and Cody

Even one of the cats got in on the Daddy time!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Visiting Ms. Elizabeth

On Thursday we traveled north a couple hours to have a special visit with Ms. Elizabeth. Ms. Elizabeth and her family are from Maine, and Ms. Elizabeth babysat the kids, and her and her family will always have a special place in my heart. It was so fun to go and spend the day with them and catch-up.

This was such a special time. Ms. Elizabeth is one of Cody's favorite people. She is such an amazing person, and I am so blessed to know her.
We had a wonderful time visiting with her and her family!

Hopefully they will make it a habit to visit so close to us so we can do this again!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Aunt Lisa

These are some pictures I took while we were home. This is Aunt Lisa with Cody and Briannah. How cute are they? Aunt Lisa ranks up there with the best-she took them to the firehouse to see firetrucks and helicopters, and they got soda, and chips! They both had a great time and slept great that night! Aunt Katy was there too, which was treat too. We all had so much fun. Thanks Josh for being a firefighter so we could do this! ( Ha Ha)

Thursday, December 08, 2005


Here is a picture of Briannah with Santa. Cody apologizes for not cooperating with this situation. I tried, but he was NOT going to have his picture taken with santa. Not even for a really cool candy cane. But Briannah fully enjoyed the experince.


So I could'nt have a picture of Cody and not Briannah right? Anyways, this was taken on her birthday with her brand new Strawberry shortcake digital camera. (Thanks Mom!) She loves taking pictures - all the time. She's pretty good at it too. Notice the short hair-she wanted it all cut off for her birthday. She looks too

On a different note..........Tyson was'nt able to get leave or to come home early- so he will be home the24th25th and then leave again on the 26th. Pretty frustrating, but we know that there are a lot of others who won't even get that privilege, so thank you God!

We have good friends that are going to move here also, and they will be here for the holidays-So God truly provides and then some! Well, I'm sure I will be posting more pictures soon, especially the way Briannah is taking pictures! Love you all, Amy

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Thanks to everyone who gave such positive feedback about the blog site. I'm glad everyone is enjoying it. I will be ready with some new pictures soon.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


These are some pictures of Maine, a place that I was blessed to live. It was wonderful to live in a place so beautiful, and meet so many cherished friends, who I now consider family. Even though I know God has wonderful things planned for me in Maryland, I will miss Maine and the memories I treasure there. Now that we are settling in Maryland, I am getting to a place where I am looking forward to what God has in store, Cause I know He only plans for my good. And He planned it before the world was even created! How cool is that?

"O LORD, You are my God;I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness." Isaiah 25:1
This is a picture of me and the kids when we went apple picking before we left Maine. We went with Ms. Elizabeth, who we miss SO much! We had such a great time.


Hi Everyone! I'm not very good at this stuff, but I know I love being able to see what is going on with my friend Gina, and I thought I could do the same with my family and friends! So here it goes!