Thursday, November 28, 2013

Two Little Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving!!  What a year this has turned out to be!  We've added 4 more babies to the Brinker brigade, Sadie and Rylie started kindergarten, and we are currently in Kurt and Mandy's new house with all of us together.. which hasn't happened in 12 months!  I won't be on here for long and our family Thanksgiving pictures will have to wait... because Heather's Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins just came out of the oven and I hear a rousing game of Catch Phrase coming on. Those will top blogging every time.

However, I wanted to throw just a few pictures on here from Sadie and Rylie's first Thanksgiving school program!  Here is Pops (who drove in just to see his two baby turkeys!) and Grant!

Just a few of the Brinker boys!

The school stage ready for our little turkeys!

Waiting for it to start!


Ha!!  This one makes me smile every time I see it!  The Indians, pilgrims, and turkeys were all walking in... and clearly petrified Brother, haha!

Lots of little Indians beating on their tom-toms..

Cutie little Pilgrims planting rows of corn..

And a whole flock of turkeys about to be a mouthful for Thanksgiving!!!!!!

SERIOUSLY?!?  HOW ADORABLE ARE THESE TURKEYS?!?!?

Shaking their tail feathers!


Doing the Turkey Pokey dance!

"Put your drumstick in, put your drumstick out.."



Here are the girls' faces when they heard their best {boy} friend's name called out to say the Thanksgiving prayer!  :))

Beautiful little turkeys!

Their favorite friend, Reece, saying the prayer!
(Hahaaa, and I love that kid on the bottom! Busted!!)

Sadie and Reece!

School friends:
Grant, Sadie, and Reece

Their favorite greeter every morning!

The Sharbono Family!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sadie and Rylie's biggest fans!

Beautiful girls with Reese!

We will have to take another one of these at their high school graduation!
Reese, Rylie, Sadie, and Grant! Soooo cuuuute!

On our way out, I happened to see the girls' drawings on the wall and had to take a picture!  

Someone in their class completed the statement this way, "If I were a turkey, I would hide in Mexico."
I'm not totally sure what that means... but we're thankful this year that that wasn't our kid.  ;))
Gobble til you wobble today, friends.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Buckeye Elementary Carnival!

At the beginning of November, Sadie and Rylie had their first school fundraising event!  We all loaded up, headed over to their little school, and found this waiting in the school yard:
Greatest. Surprise. EVER! 

The kids were amazed!!  As were the adults, ha!

Gumbo dinner before joining the frenzy!

3 grafitti artists!

Looking like some rockstars! ;)

Face painting time!



Cousins AND best friends:
And Andrew's squinty face.. ha!

Ready to take the babies on their very first hot air balloon ride!!!!!!!

Love these babies!

After waiting about an hour in the freezing temperatures, it was finally FINALLY our turn!


Going up!!!

Up, up, and away!!!!
Getting to see the girls' school, meeting their teacher, and seeing their classroom was an absolute blast!!  We had such a good time... and the hot air balloon ride in the moonlight wasn't so bad either. :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trick Or Treat!

On October 31, 2013, our precious Emory Grace came down with her parents to celebrate our church's first Trunk Or Treat!!  It's always a treat when they come to visit, but having Grant and Emory get to spend their first Halloween EVER together..  well, I'm calling that pretty perfect. :))


Isn't she just the cutest little pumpkin?!

Savannah was an LSU cheerleader this year!!  Here is Alysie, helping Van get ready!


We were so happy that Uncle Justin got to come down to visit, too!!

Our LSU team!


My Halloween trunk!!!


Happy Halloween from the Poole babies!

Love these sweet girls!!


My favorite picture of the day!!  Getting to spend any day with this sweet family is so wonderful, but spending the holidays.. ahh, it is the best.  They make life so wonderful and I love them each SO much.


Sweet baby girl!

Our favorite Marissa!!!!


The three cutest little pigs!


My sweet Meggie and her baby girl!  Thank you for coming celebrate Halloween with us!!!!!!

We love our college lifegroup girls!!  

Amber, Little Red Riding Hood, and a nerd.  Guess which one's which.

Nerds!


Passing out that candy:







Happy Halloween from the cutest Mackey family ever!!!!

Hannah and Hannah!

Love my Knotts!

Although it poured, we all had an absolute blast!  The kids got an insane amount of candy and we ate until we were sick... but having such a sweet church family and the greatest friends in the world to celebrate with... now that was the best part of the holiday.  Happy Halloween, friends.

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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.