Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Best Decision!

Four years ago today I made the best decision. I said "I do" (or was it "I will"- I can never remember!!) to Jerel Warren. It's been a really fun, really full four years. I wouldn't trade a day of it. Looking forward to another one!!

PS- this picture always cracks me up. I love how the girls are all huddled together and you could literally fit another human between each of the guys. But I will say, it was about 112 degrees in that sanctuary - those guys might have been the wiser of the group!! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Zucchini Races

This past Saturday at our downtown market they had the best activity for kids- zucchini races! Never heard of them?? Me either, but it is a great idea. They attached wheels with a wooden dowel and then let the kids decorate the cars however they wanted. When the project was complete they hiked their new hot rod over to the race track and duked it out. Ok, it wasn't that dramatic. But I will say that Nolan beat the pants off that other kid. :) This will most likely be the theme of Nolan's first birthday party where we actually invite other kids. It was really fun!! The picture quality isn't stellar, but I forgot our camera and just had to go with the trusty blackberry!!

Off to the races

Just seconds before victory

The Champ! :) Pinewood Derby here we come!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


I know- it has been weeks since I have "blogged". It has just seemed overwhelming to me- for absolutely no reason! :) So I am going to try to catch up. 3 weeks ago we were able to have Elliott baptized. It was a great day and enjoyed having some friends and family over for brunch. Sadly, I took zero pictures. I don't even have a picture of the ceremony (is there a better word for that??).

My mom was able to come up for the big day and then we left her with the boys for 5 whole days! Jerel and I went to Nashville for our church's general assembly. It was a fun and relaxing week and my mom did such a great job with the kids. I was ready to come home by the end of our time but it took 5 days for me to get there! :) Again, no pictures. What is my deal??

My sweet and happy Elliott on the 4th. It was a VERY low-key holiday around the Warren house. They are not really at the age for parades and fireworks. We basically hung around the house and did nothing. I think we grilled hamburgers. That counts, right??

I love this picture for two reasons. 1) the boys are holding hands. That always melts my heart. 2) you can see Nolan's curly head. It's hard to see in pictures sometimes but he has really curly hair. Everyone always asks where he got the curls from- all the men on my side of the family have curly hair. So, now you know!! :) I keep telling him that we are going to have to break down and get it cut- it's seriously out of control at times!! It just took so long to get.

Another thing that has been taking a lot of our time is that Rocky has been really sick. We noticed about 5 weeks ago that he was really lethargic and wouldn't eat his food but would eat moss, dirt, sawdust, and mulch when he was outside. After a ton of tests and medicine, we still don't really know what is wrong with him but basically he is chronically anemic. We are pretty sure it is not cancer or leukemia but have no idea past that. He is finally, slowly responding to medicine and seeming a little better. We were pretty sure we were going to loose him, but it's looking up! Whew.

Also the weekend of the 4th we decided that it was time for Nolan to move into a big boy bed. I was nervous that he wouldn't do well, or that he would get out of it all the time- but he has done great. The bed was Jerel's growing up and I found the bedding at for $32. I love it and now I just need to recover that chair.

There has been a lot of this going on lately. He can't actually crawl yet, but I am thinking that we are just days away. He's actually really frustrated that he can't move better. I feel for him. The reality is that he rolls wherever he wants to go, and that kid is fast!!!

This is the other activity that takes up part of our day. He calls it his motorcycle. It' a 4th generation hand-me-down and the front week is badly cracked and slips on the cement all the time. Oh well- better than nothing. He has a classic tricycle but he flips it over all the time. It could be worse.

Elliott is waking up and I only have 4 more hours of this week left (I consider a week Monday - Friday, where I have to fly solo most of the day!) PARTY!!