Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kicking and Shaking

They said that's how IT will come out. So we waited..measure this.measure that.and then they said it is a BOY. I should have known. That little mister moved the entire time and we never did get good heart pictures so we may have to do another ultra sound. That's ok I don't mind another chance to see that little one. We only hope to raise him to be a shaker for the good in this world we live in!

A blurry profile picture but it was the best she could get....sigh!

We also spent a few days with Kendall's kids while they made a quick trip to Grenada. Since they are all in school the days went fast and the weekend just as fast.

from this

 to this

 Competitive Brothers
Becky and Bucket were a team. She kept right up with her brothers.

a little hot maybe?

We spent some time Saturday at the Bounce House to pass the time

It appeared like she had pink eye on Sunday so we opted to stay away from people and pack eggs instead! She was delighted!

Madison Brielle made her appearance while Kendall's were gone. Another cute niece to snuggle and add to my baby fever!

There was the Fox side Christmas dinner back in December.
This grandma is amazing. 
18 children
99 grandchildren
over 100 great grandchildren
ALL...because of two people.

And then there was our immediate Fox family Christmas celebration on Christmas day.
I believe we calculated it had been 7 years since our family was all together for Christmas. 
It was lovely.

The weather was beyond amazing. As you can see the kiddos and men enjoyed some very competitive wiffle ball. Wonder where they get that spirit?

I believe it was boys vs. men

Mariah...ever so sweet!


AJ putting Addy's Cmas gift to use!

Bill and Brenda joined us late Christmas day evening. It was a busy day...but fun to connect with the other side of the family for the weekend!

Pitching oversized marbles!

That's our catch up on's off to the Isle of Spice this week for a little while! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cabin time and baby time

Lots has happened in life since the last blog. Holidays always makes things go fast. It's hard to believe it is nearly a month ago that it was Thanksgiving and here we are fast approaching Christmas.
A while back we took family pictures...or Bill and Brenda did. We snapped a few as well.

Jaxson was quite the picture pooper...smiling only when he wanted which was next to never!

A free dresser along the road that my husband so nicely but grudgingly helped me "quickly" load into the vehicle. He said it was only fit for one thing...the burn pile.

It now awaits new handles that are an odd size and hard to find. I think I will resort to filling in the holes and making new ones!

I told Jaxson I had something but he was too stubborn to come with me so Kenzie did. He wasn't too happy when I put Thomas on her!


The first weekend of rifle was spent at the cabin with everyone but Reynold and Kris.

What did people do at the cabin before techno times?

many Rook games


Games are so much more fun if he is helping!...or so they seem to think!
I mean look at that style! I think they were supposed to copy him.

And then the there was the sister that was due to have a baby. With a busy time of year ahead we all hoped she would go early or on time. Of course she went late. It was ok with me though since she actually hit a day that I had NO plans other than leave work early! After what seemed like hours in labor..(and I wasn't the one having it) Mariah Jo made her appearance on Dec. 8. It really was amazing being able to witness it. May 2016 can come a little faster now. Not much but a little bit!
Puffy newborn face

He got to the hospital with my parents just minutes after she was born. It was nice to have someone to drive home with after an exciting day!

She's much cuter now and getting ever so big.

It has been really warm. So warm that I decided there is no point waiting till spring to clean up all the leaves that are now off the trees. And who has to mow in the middle of December anyway? It's ok though....I'm looking forward to 60 degree weather on Christmas day.

Until next time....or maybe after our trip to the Caribbean. Peace and JOY!