Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We're Headin' Out

Just a quick note to let ya'll know we are leaving EARLY tomorrow morning for Tennessee. We will be returning on Monday. We are all very excited to get to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

All I want For Christmas is.........My Two Front Teeth!

Kylie lost her other front tooth on Wednesday. And since the other one hasn't come in yet, she has a big hole just in time for Christmas! Here's a picture I took of her yesterday. Too cute!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow Flurries!

We had our first snow of the winter today!! It didn't last too long, and of course didn't even stick, but the kids got bundled up and played in it while they could. Needless to say, school work went out the window! Here's some pictures and videos from the past few days, as well as the video of our snow today. the kids are all growing so fast, especially Luke. He now weighs over 15 pounds, and is I had to buy him new PJ's in a size 6-9 months! We are looking forward to our Thanksgiving holiday in Tennessee, and are counting down the days till we leave. Enjoy! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for reminding me that it's better when He is in control.

Kylie and Luke

John David Does Star Wars (watch Kylie in the background with Luke...always the "little mommy")


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Don't Miss This!

Clair'dawn sent me this video via email and I just had to share it. What an amazing picture of God's unconditional love and grace! I am so thankful that God loved the mess that I had become and has transformed me into His child!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update on My Grandma McKay

Praise God! My grandma has made some great improvements and is being released from the hospital today to a rehab center. Keep praying for her and my grandpa as they make some changes. Thank you to all who prayed for her recovery. We love you Granny and can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving!

Happy 50th Birthday Mom!

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I wanted to make sure and wish my mom a happy 50th birthday! Her birthday was over the weekend, and I wish we could have been there. I thank God that he blessed me with such a great mom! We love you Mom!

Luke is Almost Three Months Old Already!

Here's a few pictures I took of Luke yesterday. Enjoy! Also, Luke has an umbilical hernia that we thought he may have to have surgery for, but I took him back to the doctor this morning, and it looks like it probably will close up on its own. Yeah! We are thanking God for this good report!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Caitlyn's Goodwill Boots

Caitlyn and I went to Goodwill to drop off some donations on Saturday, and decided to take a look inside. I don't go to thrift store shopping hardly ever. Not because I think there's anything wrong with it (on the contrary), but because I barely have time to go grocery shopping,let alone shopping for fun. Anyway, Caitlyn found this great pair of hot pink rain boots for only $3! I definitely need to make time in the near future for some more thrift store shopping! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for a good deal!

John David Sings...Or Maybe Not

Last night was John David's first experience singing in Junior Choir. As you can see from the video, he didn't sing a single word! Maybe it's because we're seasoned parents now, but Jeremy and I both thought it was funny. I could see us getting stressed about it a few years ago, but we're a little more relaxed parents now, I guess. Anyway, after we got home, I took the second video of his explanation of why he wasn't singing. Too funny!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kylie is Reading!

Yes, it's true! Kylie is reading! Yeah, Kylie!! She has been reading two and three letter words (some four) for a few weeks now, but today she read three little beginner reader books. Yes, they are only a few pages long, but she was sooooo proud of herself. Here's a video of Kylie reading two of her little books. Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for the opportunity to teach my little girl how to read! What a joy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Sleep Teaser

Okay, so this sleeping through the night thing is not happening as quickly as I would like, but at least we're getting somewhere. Luke is sleeping 6 to 8 hours every couple nights, but the nights in between he is up at least twice. Part of the problem is that when he gets up to eat, he konks out after only nursing just enough to get rid of the hunger pains. If I could get him to stay awake long enough to nurse completely, I might be able to get a little more sleep. All is good though! I am enjoying my couple nights of good sleep a week. :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Update on the Mole

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we heard from Kylie's dermatologist yesterday. It looks like the mole is a hemangioma (sp?), a type of birthmark. The doctor said it was a collection of lymph and blood vessels, and that it may get larger, and more of the spots may appear in the same area. Good news is that it doesn't have to be removed, and the dermatologist just wants to keep an eye on it long term. Yeah!! Kylie's biopsy site is healing well, and hopefully will not scar badly. It's still a little tender, but she was very happy to hear that it doesn't have to be removed. She returns to the dermatologist right before Thanksgiving for a followup, and the doctor wants to take a look at her eczema too. Thank you to all who prayed!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Knutson's Funniest Home Videos - Volume Two

Here's another installation of the Knutson's Funniest Home Videos. Be sure and vote for your favorite!


Caitlyn the Mime

Luke's Got the Giggles

Motorcycle Man (I think Jeremy was having way more fun than the kids!)

Snowball Fight

Leaping Into Fall

Pumpkin Carving

Jeremy came home form work last Friday with three pumpkins! Yes, I know, it was a little last minute, but we got it done before Halloween was over. The kids were very excited till they realized that they had to scoop all the insides out themselves. Caitlyn's face says it all! The girls carved theirs themselves, although John David needed a little help. When Jeremy told them to draw the face first before they cut it out, John drew a smiley face! :) It was too cute! Enjoy the pictures! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who for now has blessed us with these.

Pray for the Averys


My friend Jackie's father passed away Halloween night after a long fight in the hospital over the past few months. The memorial service is today, and I am asking that you please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers today. We love you Jackie, Roger, Savvy, and Derrick!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote!!

Don't forget to cast your vote!!

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Halloween Pics

As you all know Halloween is Jeremy's birthday, and the day of our church Fall Festival. It was a busy day, but we fit everything in. The kids' costumes, Jeremy birthday dinner, the FAll Festival, baking Halloween goodies, and even carving pumpkins (I'll post those pics tomorrow). Be sure and check out the video of Caitlyn being a mime! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for his abounding grace.

Luke the Pooh

Caitlyn the Mime

John David the Knight

Kylie the Medieval Princess

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Caitlyn's Ghostly Cupcakes

Luke's Got the Giggles

Here's a short video we took of Luke laughing. Jeremy apparently found a good tickle spot!