Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Caitlyn's First Few Days

Prepare to be overwhelmed by cuteness!!!

Just a few hours old

Caitlyn meets her Ima...

...and some of her cousins.

With Grandmama

Trinity and Caitlyn

Meeting Papa Bear

Meeting more cousins (and an aunt and uncle)

More of our family came down on Tuesday.


Mama Flo

Aunt Emily

Our cousin, Misty


Samuel is spending a few weeks with Rebekah, so came down with the family to meet Caitlyn.

I love how she's staring so intently at her mama here!

Looking at Deborah's baby pictures - Caitlyn resembles her a little.

Visiting with friends

Caitlyn was born on Bethany's birthday!

Amanda and Mama Flo


Dinner at D&D's Thursday evening

Jonathan and Peter

Meeting more of the cousins

Four generations!

And one last picture of the little doll (for now - Deb will have to post more now that we're back in TN!)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Visiting Deborah and Daniel

Mama and I spent a few weeks in Texas with D&D earlier this month awaiting Caitlyn's arrival.

Packing chicks from Daniel's hatchery the first morning

 Thousands of newly-hatched chicks

Eight days before Caitlyn was born

These cuties came over to play one morning.

Reading with Corrie

James is such a smiley baby!

Going through Caitlyn's clothes

Here's a panoramic view of Caitlyn's room.

We babysat Trinity a couple times while we were there.

The Hales have a couple pear trees that were loaded with fruit, so we spent a couple days canning pears and making pear sauce.

 Saturday evening family dinner at the Hales'

It's fun to watch all the little cousins together!

We got 7 inches of rain one night.  This is what we awoke to the next morning!

The same morning, there was a house fire that Daniel and several of the other firefighters on 
his department fought for a few hours in the downpour.  Some of us went to the station to 
make breakfast for them on their return.  Emma helped by mixing up the pancakes.

Coming soon...

more pictures of the best part of the trip - Caitlyn! :)