Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MSU Baseball, Lilly turns 8, Lady Dawgs & Hats

I can't believe that baseball season is already here. The weather has been cold and cloudy. Walt has been sick and Lilly has been working hard at school. This Sunday was the first day of sunshine and warmer temps in a while, so we loaded up and went to Starkville for some baseball. 

 A sno-cone was needed for the warm temps! :) 
 And just like that Lilly and Anna Lauren are 8!! How can it be? It seems like yesterday we were welcoming them into this world. Now they are sweet, sassy and bossy 8 year olds who love life. I couldn't love them more. They wanted to go to Build-A-Bear, so Brooke and I took them and let them celebrate! 

 My sweet Lilly with her dog on it's leash! I knew that she would be getting a dog!! 
 I can't believe that when she wakes up she will be 8....my sweet girl still loves her baby dolls and her stuffed animals. I pray I have a few more years of that. 
 Welp!!! Thanks to Uncle Tom, we now have a bunny rabbit. Meet Lola...the newest member of our family....now for how long, I can't answer that, but it will probably be short. 
 Walt and Will and are pumped to be riding the FUMC church bus to watch the Lady Bulldog take on the Lady Rebels in basketball. We did that as our social for the month and a great time was had by all. 
 YAY!!! The bulldogs won. Our girls are so good this year. Right now they are #5 in the country. They always hang around after the games to take pics and sign autographs. They have made themselves so easy to love and they are GOOD!!! I am excited about the rest of season! 
 Happy Happy Valentine's Day from Walt and Mason! 
 I love being able to go to the parties my kiddos have! Walt is always so happy to see me! 
 Aunt My and Aunt LaLa gave Lilly a girls night out to dinner and a play for her birthday. She had so much fun. It was "The Little Mermaid" and she talked about it for days!
 Lilly and Aunt My eating at the "fire place"! (Fins and Grill) 
 Lilly with King Triton and Sebastian 
 Lilly and Flounder
 Lilly was in her own play this month. Her 2nd grade play put on the production of "Hats". It was such a cute play and they all did so good. I caught a pic of her and sweet Jake man. 
 Mamie and Boo came to watch the production and Lilly was all smiles. 
 Lilly loves Adelaide and McKenzie. 
 Our Lady Bulldogs finished the season strong so they are the host of the 1st and 2nd round of the NCAA playoffs. Brooke and I loaded up on Friday of Spring Break and took the kids. We WON and they had such a good game. We went back on Sunday and we won again....now on to the Sweet 16. 
 Lilly and Anna Lauren with Bully! 
 This a memory right here!!! WALT is with BULLY for the first time EVER. He spent the entire basketball game worried sick that Bully was going to come to our seats. I had to tell Bully several times that Walt was scared of him. We were walking to the floor after the game and Walt was gripping me for dear life. We got near Bully and I said, "Walt, please just give Bully a high five!" He did and then I just kind of pushed him into Bully's arms!!! It worked. I think that Walt was so relieved that nothing happened to him. He LOVES Bully now, PRAISE THE LORD and GO DAWGS! 
 What a fun weekend celebrating wins and advancing to the Sweet 16. We met Morgan's mama and Blair's mama.....we are all so very proud of our little girls and love them so much. 
 Having fun with these two in the HUMP! 
 The month of March has been a fun month of celebrating Thompson's arrival in Tunica. This was such a fun shower hosted by some of Aunt LaLa's young, good friends. His gift table is full of fun, sweet and beautiful things. 
 We celebrated baby Thompson again at LuLu's house with some of Mamie's dearest friends and it was such a special day. I just love this pic of Lilly and Aunt LaLa. They both are so happy to be getting a baby!!!! :) 
To God be the Glory for the great things He has done!!!! 

All our love the Atwood Family! 

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Great Start to 2017

Our cat, Dori, is too cool for the NEW YEAR! She says bring on the year 2017!! 
 My best friend and I weren't looking or feeling our best, but we had a great during the break catching up and laughing. Her 4 babies are precious and my 2 babies love them. I can't believe she has twin girls. Sweet Baby Grace did not want to take a selfie. 
 January always proves to be a good hunting month. Lilly, Will and Walt had a great time getting some meat for the new year. I think that they killed 3 deer in that one day. 
This little sports nut fell fast asleep looking at his football cards. 
 Walt and I decided to go watch the Bulldogs play basketball the night before school started back. Our Bulldogs didn't win the game, but were super excited to see the Golden Egg and the St. Petersburg Bowl Trophy. 
 It was a beautiful Saturday, so while Daddy was hunting during the last weekend, the kids and I went to Starkville for some MSU Basketball.
 Lilly and Bully are such great friends. Walt was hiding behind me and gripping my leg. 
 Selfie time with Mama!! 
 LOOK!!!! It's JB!!! Our favorite MSU baseball player. We are so excited about baseball season. 
 OHHHH MYYYY!!! It's Nick....Walt said all football season long that he needed to see Nick and get his picture. There he was just standing in line to get a drink at the concession stand at the hump! What a fun day! 
 We were so sad to say good-bye to our KT, but we are super proud of him. He is off to Southeast Missouri State to play some football. We are praying for you!!! 
 The second semester started off  with a bang. Walt has been talking about and talking about the number 100 and it FINALLY got here. They celebrated by decorating capes with 100 items and wearing them to school They rode the bus to the movie theater and saw the movie, Sing! Walt decorated his cape with 100 MSU footballs. 
 Lilly had career week at school and she decided to dress up as a Veterinarian. She loves her animals and was so excited to take care of them. 
 Well, we are soooooo thankful and praising God that our Mr. Horace is okay. He suffered a stroke and it has effected his speech and walking. He is getting better and better every day. Lilly has been so worried about him. We went to see him in rehab Sunday after church and she just hugged him the whole time. Sweet Sweet girl I have!!! 
 We have been praying lots for our neighbor and friend, Martin Bell. He had some surgery this weekend, too! He had half of his thyroid removed and we also found out that the cyst attached was NOT cancer. We have lots to be thankful for in our neighborhood. Praising our Lord for all of this good news.  
Sweet brother and sister....most of the time!!! 
Our sweet Aubrey Claire is growing up. She is becoming a beautiful young lady and we were so happy to be able to watch her in her first beauty review. She did wonderful and are so proud of her. 
The day FINALLY arrived for the Daddy/Daughter Dance. Lilly gets in the car and never tells me anything about school, what she needs to bring, what's in her folder...UNTIL she got the note about the dance. She picked out her dress that same night and the dance was 3 weeks away. I walked upstairs later on that night and she had laid her daddy's clothes out, too.....tie and all! :)  
They had a wonderful dinner with their friends and their daddy's before the dance. 
Daddy and Daughter.....so sweet!!! 
I love this picture!!! 
While Daddy and Daughter were dancing the night away, I got to take these sweet boys to eat Mexican. They keep me laughing and I am thankful for every minute that I get to spend with them. 
2017 has started off wonderfully! We couldn't be more blessed. We are praising God for all that he does for us and for his hand of protection on our family!!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Myra and Stephen's Wedding Weekend

My little sister, Aunt My, is getting married!! 
As Lilly said during the wedding week which just made my heart smile, "Mama, God has finally answered my prayers, Aunt LaLa is getting a baby and Aunt My is getting a husband!" All is right in the world in her eyes and she is so pumped to know that God has answered her prayers. The sweet innocence and faith of little ones increases my faith all of the time. 

We celebrated Friday night before the big day at The Hollywood. The two oldest nieces, Mary Claire and Lilly ate this wedding and ALL of the festivities up. 

Sara Whit, Myra and Laura celebrating after a long week of prepping and planning for the wedding. 
Celebrating with my sweet boy and Lilly celebrating with her Uncle Tom. 
All of the kiddos.....Walt is the only boy in this mix until baby boy Thompson arrives. 
All of the precious kiddos LOVE the bride. Sweet and fun Aunt My. 
Lilly with the happy couple. :) 
All of the sisters....Laura, Sara Whit, Myra and Margaret Anne. 
The big day is here and we are all super excited to get this show on the road! Aunt My put on her wedding dress which caused Lilly to hug her. 
The bride with her veil. Lilly was the perfect one to make sure her dress and veil were just right. 
Walt just wanted to play with his leggos....he was very good until this mama wanted a family picture and then he decided to act like the punk that he can be. Oh well, you can't win them all. 
My beautiful sister, the bride. She had my mom's wedding dress redone. I think that it turned out perfect! 

The Father of the Bride and Myra
Waiting....Hey Walt! 
The entrance....she is so happy! 
The vows...Walt kept saying "why is that man talkin' so long?" 
The parents and the bride in the formal living room. 
Walt and Lilly....Walt with his lego airplane he built. 
The beautiful cake that my dear friend made. 
My sweet boy, when he wants to be, smiling with his mama! 
It was a great night for the four of us. 
The beautiful proud mothers of the groom and bride, Anne and Lilibeth. 
Aunt My and Uncle Stephen gave the girls beautiful jewelry boxes with their names on them. Walt opened up his gift and said, "It's a boy jewelry box, but I don't have any jewelry!" We all laughed, but it's 7pm at this point and he is beyond done with the day. We all loved his "boy jewelry box" because we all grew up with Tom having one just like it. Walt was not impressed with our enthusiasm UNTIL Uncle Tom brought his out to show Walt. He had some MSU and Bulldog lapel pins in his box and gave one to Walter. Needless to say, Walt LOVES his "boy jewelry box" now and finds something else to put in it, all the time. 
Happy New Year from Aunt LaLa and Walt man! 
Happy New Year from the Atwood Family. What a wonderful 2016 it was. Here is hoping that 2017 brings just as much love and laughter. 
With all of our Love, 
Sara Whitten, Brian, Lilly and Walt