"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:10-12

Monday, December 8, 2008

Just wanted everyone one to know we are ok! I am working on a post with pictures from Drew's birthday party. So hang tight and I will try to get it posted as soon as possible!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little man who is ONE today! I love you so much.

This is my mom's Christmas card picture!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Little....

This is going to be a quick blog with mostly pictures! Drew was/is a pumpkin for Halloween! He got to dress up first for our fall festival at church. Tomorrow we are going to dress up again and go visit our friends at 4-County. Tomorrow night I don't know that we are going to do too much trick or treating - we will visit our close neighbors and maybe a few other friends!

Oh yeah, here are a few pictures of us carving our pumpkins last week! We had a really good time - our cousins Davis and Madison came over and carved pumpkins with us! I must say... I have never carved a pumpkin before - it is not as easy as it looks! It was really gross, Aunt Jeka made me clean the inside out!

Well I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween! Be careful!! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We finally made it to the pumpkin patch in Caledonia. We went to Cherokee Pumpkins! Thank you Gilmer's for letting us take pictures! Here a are few of them. Hope you all have a great week. We are going to carve our pumpkin tonight - so I will post pictures of that as soon as I can.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Kevin!

Today is a very special day - it is Kevin's birthday!! We hope you have a great day and we love you very much! Thanks for always being there for me & Drew - even though he can't exactly "talk", Drew told me that you are the world's greatest DAD!!

My two favorite men!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nice Weekend!

Friday night Kevin's brother and his family (Mark, Bridget, Kyle & Kaitlyn) came into town. Bridget's mom and dad drove up from Bogue Chitto and spent the weekend here too! We had a wedding to go to on Saturday. Congrats to Jason and Leigh Ann Ross on their wedding! It was a short and sweet ceremony - but I forgot my camera and did not get a picture of them! :( Anyway, after the wedding we all had different things to do. Drew and I stayed at the house, he took a MUCH needed nap. Bridget, her mom and Kaitlyn did their own thing, Kevin went to split fire wood and Mark, Kyle and Bridget's dad went to West Point to the Mossy Oak retail store! We all met back up late that afternoon and ate at The Little Dooey. They have the best BBQ around here! here is a picture of us at Dooey. We had a really good time visiting with them. Let us know when you want to come back! We have plenty of room.
Well before I left for The Little Dooey, some friends stopped by on their way home to south MS. Mark, Mandy and Reed Burleson. We have not really seen them since the first of August, so I was glad they got to visit for a little while. They too ate at The Little Dooey so we got to see them twice! Reed has gotten so big since we saw him last. here is a picture of them with Drew.

Sunday morning we got up and went to church. We ate lunch and then, M, B, K & K packed and on their way home we all stopped on the campus of MSU. Kyle and Kaitlyn wanted to ride their bikes around for a little while with Uncle Kevin.

The weather was perfect and we could not have asked for a more beautiful weekend. Hope everyone has a great week.

Changing the subject - we got to turn Drew's car seat around. He can see everything now! He loves to ride and does not fuss! here is a picture of him facing forward.

He got a new swing and he loves it! (Thanks Lini and Dave!!!)

he got a baseball hat from Kyle and I finally took a picture of him wearing it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Dreaded Political Blog

Before you read any further, understand that at this point and time, I (Kevin) am not endorsing any Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate. Whoa - Kevin - yep, that's right - this is my first ever blog post or whatever you call it.

In Luke 12: 35-48, Jesus is telling his disciples about managing the masters posessions. This is where the famous quote comes from..."From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." This kind of sets the tone for this particular blog post.

Yesterday, after my help called in sick, i decided that i wanted to do some research on our future President and VP. So, against my better judgement, i spent about 3 hrs on the computer searching through a plethora of political material - from the most liberal sites (Huffington Post... Daily Kos) to the more conservative side (very few from a media standpoint). It was hard to find much about the actual issues ( immigration, fight against terrorism, economy, health care) that i list as a high priority. However, one issue that kept popping up really caught my attention - and these were at sights such as CBS, NBC, USAToday... - regarding the tax returns of the Pres and VP candidates. This may seem rather useless to many, but to me, i believe that ones interests and priorities can be shown by where and how one "gives." I know that Jesus wanted us to give of ourselves and not just our money, but we're all given the same amount of time in a day - but not all given the same resources. Actually, i think Satan loves to give people money because it is the easiest distraction he can use and it seems so rewarding!! Anyways.... i don't want to turn this into a sermon, so here is a compilation of the facts that i came upon yesterday.......and a link to one of the sights that kind of summed up these facts.

Charitable Contributions

sorry about the messy spreadsheet - i couldn't make it stay orderly when i posted

Year ....Income ....Charity ......% of Inc.

Barack Obama
2000.... $240,726... ...$2,350 *******1%
2001 .....$272,759 ...... $1,470 ******.05%
2002 ....$259,394 ...... $1,050 ****** .04%
2003 ....$238,327 .......$3,400 *******1.4%
2004 .....$207,647 ...... $2,500 *******1.2%
2005 ....$1,655,106 .... $77,000 ******4.6%
2006 .....$983,826 ..... $60,000 ******6.1%
2007 .....$4,139,965 ...$240,370 *****5.8%

Joe Biden
2000***$219,953*****$360 ****** .16%
2001***$220,712 *****$360 ****** .16%
2002***$227,811 *****$260 ****** .11%
2003*** $231,375**** $260****** Approx
2004*** $234,271**** $380 **** one-tenth
2005 ***$321,379 ****$380******* of a
2006 ***$248,459 ****$380****** percent
2007 ***$319,853 *****$995

John McCain
2006 ***$338,809 *** $96,758 *****28.6%
2007 ***$386,527 ***$105,467 *****27.3%

(John and his wife file separately, so i'm sure some people will view this as totally inaccurate, but they supposedly keep their finances completely separate, so i would say this is somewhat accurate)

Sarah Palin has not released her tax returns so nothing is available on her.

The purpose of this chart is not to say that John McCain is a much better person than the other two because he gives more. I just found these facts to be very interesting and thought some of you may too. I won't lie - i do think it's interesting that Joe Biden really cares about the working class, but can't dig down deep and find more than $1,000 out of a $300,000 income to give to a good cause.

As i said before, we're all given 24 hrs in a day, but some of us are given many more resources (money and posessions) .... either from God or Satan!!! How we use these resources, i believe, is a major reflection of our heart within!! It really takes very little to live (even comfortably) -how great would it be if we could "decide what it takes our family to live -purely relative i realize" and give the rest away (even if our income tripled)!!!

Well, that's it - my first and probably my last blog post. This wasn't aimed at any person or party - just some factual info that i thought was interesting! Please feel free to leave a comment - even if you think i'm out of line for posting these stats.

Friday, September 12, 2008

this and that

Sorry I have been away for so long (since I have so many loyal readers! lol) We took a trip to Alabama and we ended up staying all week. We had a really good visit and got to see most of Kev's family. It is nice to get away but it is always nice to come back home!

Drew had his nine month check up Tuesday and the doctor said he is growing and developing right on track! He weighs 21 lbs. 1.6 oz. and is 28 inches long. He is crawling EVERY where and is pulling up on anything he can.

Well, I have to get busy cleaning - I am having a party tonight and we have another one to attend tomorrow! So it looks like we will have a busy weekend!

I will leave you with a few pictures. We had these taken in Huntsville while we were there.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Isn't he the cutest??? maybe I shouldn't ask that! :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Weekend...

For anyone who grew up near West Point, they know that Labor Day weekend means one thing... Prairie Arts Festival!It is so much fun to go to. You get to see tons of people that you have not seen in forever and who doesn't like to see old friends? This year will be even more special, Drew gets to go for the first time. It is probably going to be so hot that we won't stay long, but one thing is for sure - we have to get a Funnel Cake! So, if anyone reading this wants to see fine arts and crafts and eat some good food, West Point, MS is the place to be. Hope everyone has a great weekend and maybe we will see you there.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

6 Random Things...

Kacie tagged me for 6 random things about myself.

1. I love to ask random questions! (Kev says I interrupt people to ask them)

2. I love the smell of fresh cut grass. (Kev just cut the yard)

3. Drew is my pride and joy!!!

4. I love banana Popsicles.

5. I love to sleep late - but don't get to that often.

6. Mosquito's use me as a blood mobile!

I tag Kasey and Mandy!

Friday, August 8, 2008

8 months...

Has it really been 8 months? A few friends, Mandy and Audra and Samantha, have recently given birth and reading their blogs and seeing all the pictures of a tiny baby makes me wonder - "where has the time gone"? My baby Drew is no longer a little baby. Don't get me wrong I am glad he is growing like he is supposed to, but it has gone so much faster than I ever thought it would. When we rock at night I think about how small he was when we first got home (7 lbs.). Now he is really close to 20 lbs. and he takes up my whole lap. I remember how we were so careful when we picked him up and changed his clothes and diapers. Now we throw him around like a little rag doll! (not really) While I am talking about growing up, he now has 5 teeth and another looks like it is going to pop thru any day now. He is trying to crawl and is making a little progress. It is so cute, he will get up on his hands and knees and just rock back and forth and lunge at whatever we are trying to get him to crawl to. Well, here are a few pictures of the little guy.
*Mandy and Audra enjoy every minute. Next thing you know, you will be recalling all of these memories!*

playing in the water with daddy!

in the "cage"
he doesn't like it to much!

He scoots backwards right now

say cheese!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

We're back...

Well, we are back from the beach and we had a fantastic time! We were lazy the whole time we were there, slept late and ate until we almost popped! The kids had such a good time and by kids I mean Kevin, his dad and brother. You would have thought they were 15 again playing in the ocean! And yes the little kids had a good time also, they played in the pool most of the time. While we were there we had some "semi" professional pictures made by Utah Photography! They turned out so good and as soon as we get them I will post a few. It was the classic beach setting... khakis and white shirts.

Also, I thought it was time to change the background on the blog. What do you think? It is hard to pick which one you like - b/c I liked a lot of them! Well, I have more clothes to wash and Drew is starting to wake up. I will leave you with one of my favorite pictures of my "men"! This is sort of old but I love it!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beach Bound...AGAIN!!

Well I guess just to rub it in, we are going to the beach, again. This time we are going with Kevin's family. We are leaving tomorrow and will be back next Tuesday. Here is a picture of the place we are staying! I am so excited we are going back. There is nothing like being lazy on the beach. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I will post pictures when we get back!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting settled!

Well we are slowly but surely getting settled in the new house. I am still finding things in boxes that I have been looking for since we moved, but for the most part we are back to normal. It is really nice living in town and it is so convenient. If we have to go to the store it is like 15 minutes and you are there and back at the house. At the ranch 15 minutes and we would still not even be in town! Kevin rides his bike as much as he can to runs errands and to save on gas. He says he is going to try to beat the system. Here is a picture of our new house.
In other news Drew is 7 1/2 months old and he is changing every day! He has been teething the last week and it has been driving me and him CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! His top teeth finally broke thru so maybe we can get back to normal. The last couple of nights it is like we have gone back in time to when he was a newborn. Getting up every 2 or 3 hours, crying (screaming rather!) when we change his poopy diapers and believe me that is no fun at all! If you don't believe me, look at this.

We have not had an explosion like this in a very long time! He may look happy but the minute we went to change and clean him he was screaming! Actually, we went straight to the bath tub after this one. We have not had to do that in a long time. All you new moms and moms-to-be, see what you have to look forward too! Well, I will leave you with a few other pictures and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

exercising for you Mandy!

my first boat ride

my new car seat

bath tub fun

trying to crawl

laughing at mom & dad

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Brief Update...

All is well in the Price household. Still trying to get things unpacked and we don't have internet so it will be a while before I update again. Hope to get back soon!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

We're moving!

I have wanted to blog about this for some time now, but at the rate my husband changes his mind I wasn't sure it was going to happen. It is official we are moving - RIGHT NOW! Drew is asleep so I am at our house for now while Kev and his parents have taken a truck load of stuff to our new house in Starkville. Neither one of us has ever lived in Starkville so we thought we would give it a try. We are moving to a really good neighborhood and we are excited and scared at the same time. Well, Drew just woke up so we are going to go to Starkville and take our load of stuff. I will write more later! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fun in the Sun

This past weekend we decided to go to the beach. My sister went with us and we had a really good time and Drew loved the water. This was Drew's first trip to the beach and I have to say it was harder than I thought it was going to be. A 6 month old at the beach was not easy, for me at least! We left Thursday afternoon and came back Sunday. Nothing too exciting happened so I will share the pictures and hope you enjoy. (I could not get the slide show to work - sorry)