Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve PJs

We have a tradition we started last year of buying pj's for each other and opening them on Christmas Eve. Zeke got "Lightning McQueen" and Bryson got Spiderman. AJ has some cute polar bear Christmas ones (which barely fit her 'cause she's growing so fast). The boys are very excited for Christmas Day tomorrow. I remember when I was little I always had such a hard time falling asleep because I was so excited. Having children definitely makes Christmas special. God is so good to us and we are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!

Christmas Boys

We took some pictures of Bryson and Zeke on Sunday in their handsome suits.

They get their handsome looks from their daddy :)!

Thanks for the Wii Meme and Papa

Saturday, December 22, 2007

We have a thumb sucker!!

All of our kids have been so different. Bryson was addicted to the pacifier, Zeke didn't take a pacifier or his thumb and now AJ sucks her thumb. It's so cute :)!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12 Days of Christmas

Nick sends out emails to the kids every week and puts fun games or videos in them. Today's had an Accapella group from Indiana University sing Christmas songs. They are a little mixed up though!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Baby Girl

Here is AJ in one of her many Christmas dresses. She is sure a blessing and a joy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Family Night

Saturday night we all sat down together as a family and watched the new movie "Transformers" together. Of course the boys loved it as it is a pretty good movie. We have been really busy around here of course with the holiday season and all. Yesterday we spent the day in Savannah doing some Christmas shopping and we got just a few people done. Then we had another Christmas Party for our church so we had to be back for that.

Please pray for us all as we have really been battling the sickness down here. We don't know what it is, but we are just sick all the time. I have had a cold for over a week and a half, Amanda has it now, the boys are coughing and runny noses and now AJ today started. The weather has been great down here with 80 degree weather and all, but this sickness is getting pretty old around here.

Well, hope all is doing well with everybody and we will try to keep up with the blog better here this month.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Last night Amanda and I went to the Point of Grace "Winter Wonderland Tour" concert with our good friend Jennifer. We took one our Pastor's daughter with us and we met another family from church there. It was really good, Point of Grace was good, but I really went to see Scott Krippayne. I really like his voice and he is really good with his music. So, of course we had to get some of his music and then I got a photo with him after he signed a couple of things. The concert was really good, Christmas music and then the church we went to was a big one and the choir from that church sang with Point of Grace and it was just awesome. I love Christmas music and stuff! Teresa (Pastor's wife) watched AJ for us and of course their little boy Ronnie loves to play with Bryson and Zeke so they all had a blast. THANKS TERESA!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Boys Memory Verses

In school we learn a different Bible verse every week. Here is Bryson saying some of his....

Now here is Zeke....

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Last Saturday we took the boys to a fall festival with our good friends Brian and Jennifer King. Jennifer's school was putting on the festival and they had inflatables and games and things like that. Of course the boys had a good time as they always do with these things. It was funny watching Zeke try to balance upon the stool and then try to hold the joust. It was funny and they took their falls pretty good.

Other than that, we are anticipating my (Nick) parents return again down here next week for the Thanksgiving weekend. We are really excited cause my Grandpa and Grandma Booth are coming down to and I know they will look forward to seeing us. Especially the boys and AJ.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pictures of AJ

Here are some more pictures of AJ. She is sure growing up...two months old yesterday!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Long Week! that the first thing you think of when you hear the "Church Family?" I hope not, although that is what we tend to think sometimes. :) We just finished this past week with our Missions Conference and it was great. There were two people who accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and one of our teenagers came to me and told me they need to get baptized, so Sunday night after church he got baptized. For our missions conference, Bro Sam and Miss Sue Husser were here with us. For those that know they are good friends of ours and we had a wonderful time with them. We love seeing them and please keep them in your prayers now as they are starting a church in Slydel Louisianna. We are excited for them.

This past weekend, we took our teenagers to the County Fair. This was the first time for our family and so we had a good time. We bought the boys arm bands so they could ride all the ones they wanted and they had a blast. AJ slept through the whole entire thing. Other than that, all is going well. Please enjoy the pics and the video of the boys riding their favorite ride.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Shame on Me :)

I can't believe I am pretty much just now getting back to my blogging world after the birth of our daughter. You would think with having a new baby and all, we would be doing so much on the computer with pictures and movies and stuff. WELL you thought wrong :) when do I ever have time to do this anymore? Now that we are out numbered, it is a little different around the house, if you have 3 or more kids, you know what I am talking about. But life has been great although busy too. We sure are enjoying our little girl, but she is not content anymore like she was when she was born. (Your time is coming Cory and Shannon) for the past week or so, this little Georgia Peach of ours won't go to bed. Anyone want to come and stay up with her, fine by us :)

Amanda is doing such a wonderful job with the boys and AJ. They started back with home-school this month so I know that has been a change for Amanda, but God has given me such a wonderful wife who is great at being a mom. (I am writing this from work so she doesn't know I am talking about her, but I am sure she will know later when she reads ya sweety!)
It is neat how the boys in school have been learning about fire safety and fire trucks and while we were out one Saturday, we found a church that was having a festival and there was a fire truck. So we stopped and they got to see first hand what they were learning in school. It was really neat for them. Family is doing great. So with that said, here are some pictures and then a video of of the boys doing the pledge of Allegiance during their school time. It is so cute! See ya'll.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Were on our own...and out numbered!

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks tomorrow since the new bundle of joy entered our life on Saturday September 8th. Sorry we haven't posted in a while, but things sure have been busy as you can imagine. My(nick) mom came down on September 1st and was with us till the 21st. and my dad came down a couple times (thanks you guys so much for all you did for us and still do.) And then on the 21st Amanda's mom flew in and we just took her to the airport today (thanks for all you did 'mema.). So, now we are on our own and outnumbered, but we will survive. As you can tell from the pictures that AJ got her first real bath tonight, (just before we all go to the Friday night football game.) Everyone is doing great and staying healthy. AJ had a check up this week and she is now 20inches and almost 8 pounds. The boys are so good to her and they just love their baby sister.

Monday, September 10, 2007

AJ video


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Zeke singing to AJ

Well, we are home now from the hospital with our new addition to the family, Arianna Jane Church. We wil call her AJ or Ari for short. I will get some more photos up here soon, but thought we would just get this video of Zeke singing to his little sister.
Zeke singing to AJ

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Not Much

Well, we haven't blogged for a while cause we just have forgot. We haven't been doing too much out of the ordinary except getting ready for AJ. So with that comes different projects around the house and getting ready for my parents to get down here this weekend. Other than that, just continue to remember Amanda and AJ in your prayers as any minute she could come. Hope everyone is doing great and hey, we are excited about our best friends Mark and Kimberly Kirkpatrick...they too are having a baby! YAH

Monday, August 20, 2007

Church Baby Shower

Ya, that is kind of funny, a "Church" baby shower for the Churches. :) Last night after the evening service our church blessed us immensly with gifts for AJ. I will never be able to thank this church enough for taking care of us, I am just so thankful to God and pray so many blessings upon our wonderful church family. I am so saddended for those in this world today that don't have a good home church family. Being away from our mom's and dads' and other family members, the church makes it so much more better for us. Thank you God for Rincon Baptist Temple!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Is it Growing Yet?

We are homeschooling the boys this year and have been learning about plants. We planted a bean seed the other day and right after we were done planting it, the boys sat and watched it. They thought it would grow right away. It was really funny!

Attack of the Thing and Buzz!!

A couple weeks ago we got the boys some costumes at the thrift store. We don't do Halloween but the boys really like to dress up. Every day they wake up and want to put on their suits...Zeke calls it his "soup." I was looking for them one morning and found them in my bathroom looking at themselves! Zeke calls Bryson's mask the "scary face." They are such funny boys.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Tonight was our 'usual' saturday night hang out with the teens called, "REFUEL" but we were in for a little different surprise. Tonight we went to one of our teens house for our time together, and when we get there it was a surprise. Bridget had planned a youth group shower for AJ. They gave us a bunch of gifts and things we really needed. It is nice to know that you are loved, and I really appreciate what these teens did for us. We have the best group in the world :)They played some games, the girls held a bottle while the boys drank coke, then the girls got to dress up the boys and then it was Mrs. Hand's AWESOME cake and gifts. It was a great night. All the girls were taught how to croche by Deena and so they all made a square in the blanket they made for AJ :) It is very precious!

Monday, August 6, 2007


Tomorrow is our 8th anniversary, but today was my day off, so I suprised Amanda tonight by getting a kid sitter and I took her to Lady and Sons. If you are familiar with place in Savannah GA, it is owned by Paula Dean. It was good food, but we had to wait in line for over an hour just to put our name on a list to come back to dinner. Definetly the effort was a lot, food was good but something I wouldn't do all the time. Now we can say that we have been to Lady and Sons.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Birthday Time!

Today was Zeke's Birthday! He has turned 3 years old. My little Zekee Bekee is growing up. See what we did today!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Teen Camp

This was my first time to take teens to the Wilds! It was such an awesome time that I am looking forward to next year already. Here are some fun times that we had while there this year. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ho Down

Family and Friends! Here it is! Some of you have wanted to see our Hilbily Ho Down that we did for the teens this past month and so I finally got it on the web. This is just the short version of it cause the longer version wouldn't fit on the site. Hope you like it and don't hurt yourself when dancing to the music. Oh, by the way, I still like peanut butter! (Watch video to see what I am talking about) ENJOY!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Funny Socks & Star Wars!

Bryson and Zeke like to wear Daddy's clothes. I know they pretend they are robots and stuff when they wear it. Here is Zeke with Daddy's socks on...we thought it was really funny!

Yesterday we went to the library and got some books. When we were checking out the boys saw some Star Wars books (very huge and heavy books) and of course we had to get one for each of them. Daddy later read one of them to the boys. There were alot of "Ooohs" and "What's that?" The boys are both crazy about Star Wars!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Homemade Supper

Well, tonight I put all my pizza making skills back into action and I will have to say that I didn't forget a thing. The boys sure loved it and I was really impressed with myself. Just like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it. We made it right from scratch, from the dough to the cheese. Okay, that was store bought, and so was the pizza sauce and the pepperoni...but hey the dough was made from scratch.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Daily Refreshment

Tomorrow is Bryson's half birthday that we usually celebrate every June. Then in July is Zeke's birthday, so this year we thought about getting them both something that they would love to use. Of course it is stinking hot here, so we bought a pool. Not a real expensive one, but just perfect for our family right now. They boys went swimming tonight and they love the water. Plus, when we are hot, we can all just get in it and relax. This is really nice.