The McCrary’s

Our cute litte family.

Summer 2009…..before it becomes a blur….. August 19, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 4:14 am

Here are a few cute pics of my kiddos from this summer! We have had SO much fun. Magic Springs, swimming, lake trips, play dates, a million birthday parties, trips to the farm, backyard playing and way too much other stuff!! ha. I am ready for cool weather, campouts, the kids birthdays, holidays, and cozy nights at home.

My dad got married in May!!
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We had Magic Springs passes this summer!! So much fun!
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We swam in the backyard!
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We went to friend’s houses for lunch!
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We had our own waterslide in the backyard! ha.
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We all made new sweet friends!
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Evan went on his first sleepover! Who knew I would be so emotional about it!
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And we were just cute๐Ÿ™‚
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Everyday I thank God for letting me be home with my sweet kiddos.

I love them more than anything……and for some reason God chose me to get to be their mommy.
I just pray that I am doing a good job! ha.

 

okay………i can do this.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 4:01 am

i have been a grade A slacker with this blog lately. but, it is almost fall…..i always love the beginning of fall….it seems to get me back into some sort of routine. So, i am going to try extra extra hard to blog more……what am i going to do a year from now and i won’t be able to remember everything we did!

God has been working on me all summer long……I have loved it…..and had some major convictions because of it. I have always been such a stubborn person so it always seems like I am muddling through the same struggles ALL the time! ha….I think it is the control freak in me. But, I am slowly trying to let go. I can not control everything….or everyone. My sister would love to actually hear me say that to her. So, for the fall…..I am focusing…..letting go…..embracing God’s will……and hopefully not constantly getting in the way of what God wants me to do…..or what He is trying to do through me.

 

aaah spring! February 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 5:17 am

I am a fall girl……I love fall. I love the weather, the coziness of it, the food, the clothes, and everything that we get to do in the fall. But right now, I would love SPRING! I guess I haven’t really realized how cooped up we have been. But, the past 2 days have been gorgeous………..yesterday after bible study, we went to the park for 2 hours! loved it. Cute Ella refused to walk on the bark. She would just stand there……she didn’t really get upset, just disturbed! haha. Jordan even tried to take her hand and make her walk, but she wasn’t budging.

Last night Ella threw up in her bed AGAIN! ugh. So, I called in to mothers day out and told them i couldn’t come. Little did I know, I was the 4th teacher to call in! whoops. We only have 7 teachers. I think everything went okay……it probably was a little hectic. I took evan to his class, because there was no way he would miss seeing his precious Ms. Joy…..Seriously, my son is REALLY the teachers pet. So funny. So, I spent my day getting to really clean my house. Ella is such a content little girl, so she played or napped and I cleaned. It was really weird not having Evan around. I realized that I might be the only one of my friends left that has a day without one of my kids. I don’t know what I will do when he goes to preschool! ha. After we picked him up this afternoon, we opened the french doors and played outside until dinner time. It was really nice just to sit back and watch the kids play. Remember how HUGE your backyard seemed when you were a kid…..I just kept thinking how everything is an adventure for evan. Especially the big stump in the backyard that he loves to climb and jump off!

So, onto the AWARD. Im kindof new to all of this blogging stuff, but my sweet friend Adrienne is including me in the fun!

It said it was for attitude and grattitude. The attitude im not so sure about….ha. I wish I did have the best attitude. But grattitude….I am so grateful. I have a faithful God.

Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Nominate 8 other blogs which show great attitude and or gratititude.

3. Link to the nominees.

4. Let them know by leaving them a comment.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your reward.

I nominate:

1. Sarah

 

Valentines February 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 3:47 am

Yesterday was our Valentine Party at Mothers Day Out. I love my little class…….they are too young to really understand anything about our parties, but their parents sure do treat us!! ha. I thought that I was being sweet by making cute little chocolate rice krispy treats in the shape of hershey’s kisses for both of the kids classes. I even took pictures with my phone, but I can’t figure out how to get them onto the computer! go figure. But, my kids parents out did me! I got so much cute stuff……I was really surprised that the parents thought of me…..but felt really special. One kids mom bought me a really big gift set from starbucks! love it! brenna made me a cute mug filled with suckers and candy…..i have been working my way through that today!! haha.

Evan loved showing me all of his valentines in his bag…and his candy of course. He was so cute trying to tell me what was from each kid in his class. He has a couple of kids he talks about all of the time……and I have even seen them play in the gym non-stop. It is so cute to see him making friends with kids that I am not friends with their parents…….weird to think that that is how it will be when he starts school.

Ella got some cute stuff too! Jordan! you totally out did me. The cakesters were such a good idea! She might have to share with me!

So, I have to get all of this candy eaten by monday! I start weight watchers then…..(haha, couldn’t start it on a holiday weekend!) My mom has always had great success with weight watchers and I am fed up with feeling ugh……..i dont even have the words for it….so just ugh. ha. So, hopefully I can drop 20 pounds….or more??

 

Haircuts!! January 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 12:16 am

We just finished a big dinner of biscuits and chocolate gravy, bacon, and eggs!! we are stuffed! I love big southern breakfasts for dinner!๐Ÿ™‚

I took the kiddos to get their hair cut after mothers day out today!! Ella was in serious need of a trim up. She definetly had a mullet going on. She was so cute sitting up in the chair all by herself. And her hair looks great now, even thicker! Cant wait for it to grow out long enough for a cute pony tail! The last pic is a pic of ella and her stylist Suzanne!! haha……Suzanne has been cutting my mom’s hair since she graduated high school then beauty school! She always cuts Evan’s hair and does such a good job! We love her.

 

question?? January 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 5:10 am

if your baby weighed 20 pounds and 2 ounces…….would you turn them around in their car seat??

 

Ella’s Birthday!! December 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 7:29 pm

So, my sweet baby Ella is one year old!! What! Time goes way too fast. Im not one of those people that gets excited about the next phase in life…….im one of those people that gets sad thinking about the next birthday, putting all the baby stuff away, packing up all of the baby clothes…..but it must be done. I love to think back a year ago to what we were doing………Ella’s birth was much more uneventful and went so much mmore smoothly……thank God. I remember when I was in the hospital, thinking to myself, “this was the way it was supposed to be!” I was much happier this time around…….haha…..with Evan I was on the verge of being medicated!

Ella’s party was last night at Chick-fila………I have to always remind myself that when you are the one throwing the childs birthday party…..you will be stressed! haha. It went well…..I didn’t feel like I got to talk to that many people, but the kids seemed to have fun….so, mission accomplished!

Now on to the new year!! I have so many things I am working on in my life right now! Forgiveness- an issue i have always struggled with…….i say i forgive, but i never really forget and move past things! contentment- I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams!! i dont want to spend one day forgetting that! Friendships- sometimes I feel like I have not been the best friend that i could be…….its easy for me to sink into my own little world…………….and the biggest one…..being a better wife and mother- isnt it sad that sometimes your spouse will see the worst of you! when he should be seeing the best! he is allowing me to do what i have always wanted to do….stay at home with my babies!….i should bless him by keeping up my end of the bargain. and by doing that, i know i will be a better mother!

So, tonight I will raise my glass of champaigne and get ready to start this new year! Thank you Jesus for all of the blessings that you have given me………let me learn to use every word that i say for your glory!!