Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Franklin Goes to OBU

Hello Everyone...
Well, Franklin got all moved in to college at the end of August...Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. He is still trying to adjust, but I hope he really grows to LOVE it. Jim, Sarah Grace, and I went with him on that Saturday to move in and get the dorm room all set up...Franklin relied a lot on his sister to help him to get everything organized:) His roommate (Josh) is from Texas and we left them set up and in pretty good shape. Franklin has been home on the weekends, but has just gotten started with golf practice and the team. I pray he gets really involved and meets some life-long friends. Here are a few pictures from the day....

Here is his dorm....

Jim is checking out the mini blinds and trying to get a little "light" on the subject:)
...trying to decide whether to bunk the beds or not

yep...think we will bunk them:)

Jim and Sarah Grace laying the carpet

Jim and Franklin trying to get a bookcase put together
Two of my babies....

Franklin getting his desk all set up...


Choose joy....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer 2009 Pictures

Well I obviously did not get back the next day with pictures...boy I'm not sure what all I have been doing...besides working quite a bit. We have been working around our house on getting Franklin ready to go to Ouachita in August..which the Mom at this house is not very happy about:) . Sarah Grace and I also just went on a mother/daughter trip to Cancun and we had a wonderful time and terrific weather. But first, I want to post some pictures to show what we have been up to this summer.

Jen and Sarah Grace on the 4th of July

Carla and Anna Katherine at Harding to watch fireworks

Chris, Trace, and Andrew on the 4th
My attempt at taking a picture of

Sarah Grace and Jessica Powell

Toni and Brad White

Anna Katherine..what a sweetie!

Debbie and AK..practicing with the motorized chair

I'm going to post some pictures of Sarah Grace's birthday in the next day or two...meanwhile...

Choose joy...

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

What have WE been up to?

Hello Everyone,
Boy, is this summer ever passing by quickly...I don't know where the time has gone or why I have not posted in almost a month. My birthday was on June was pretty uneventful...I worked that day and then we all went out to eat. Let me see, what has been going on since then...Carla and AK have been in Benton some going to watch Connor play ball and AK has been busy with therapy so far this summer. Franklin went with friends he graduated with to the beach for a week...I think they really had a good time.
Here they are...Franklin, Jordan, John, Andrew, Christian, and Daniel. Sally and her sister went to Destin with the boys...they got a condo in the same building:)

At the end of June, our family went with The Woodruffs to Heber Springs and the lake for a few days. We all stayed at Dad's house and we had a blast. I am going to try and post some pictures in the next couple of days. Also, I completely forgot about Sarah Grace going to Kanakuk for 2 weeks. She went to K-Kauai as a "Kanaka" (which means servant) ...she said it was wonderful. She kind of had a rough couple of first days trying to get adjusted, but then she said she had a terrific time. She met some lifelong friends. We also got to visit with Josh, Kelli, and Nicole over at K-7. They are working there for the summer.

I will be back on with a new post, hopefully tomorrow, so I can post some pictures!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Anna's Special Day at Special Olympics...

Well, I am finally getting around to posting pictures from Special Olympics. It has been a whirlwind around here with graduation, special olympics, and our sudden college change....more on that later. Here are some pictures of AK and Special Olympics...she won a gold and a silver medal!!!

I think BooBoo is ready for the race officials to "Get on with it!"

AK getting all ready to begin....
Ready, set, GO!!

Anna Katherine is in HOG HEAVEN!!

Getting to the finish line

Anna Katherine LOVES her Debbie....

On our way to get her medal

She got a GOLD medal on Saturday...

Anna Katherine smiling at her fan club

Receiving her medal..well deserved....

What a beautiful smile....

This is just part of AK's fan club....

Some of AK's FAVORITE people...

I will post some more pictures. I have some others on Sarah Grace's camera. Nanny, Pappy, and Connor were there so I need to get them in on this blog action also.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Special Olympics....begins on Thursday night

Just wanted to let you all know that SPECIAL OLYMPICS begins tomorrow night with the opening ceremonies!! AK's highlight for the will be coming.

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Well, the BIG DAY finally one way it was a day I have been dreading since kindergarten and yet Jim and I are so very proud of Franklin. It was an awesome day and we want to thank our family and friends for making it some memorable for Franklin. Mom, Ace, Granny, Tom, and Margaret were able to go with us and make it special. It was an emotional time for us all...I'm trying to save my tears for August when my baby leaves :)

Mom and Dad waiting on the ceremony to start....
Sarah Grace, Mom and Dad..she will be our senior next year :(

Larry, Mom, and Miggy...hanging in there during the long wait!

Kelli and Sarah Grace...the "posers"

Tom, Granny, and Margaret...they were so sweet to make the long drive to support Franklin

The whole Franklin "watching" gang....

Camdon and Franklin...two handsome boys!

Dad, Franklin, and Mom

Franklin and his proud, proud MOMMA!!

Mom and Franklin again...

Migs and Frankalinni

Miggy and Franklin

Ace, Franklin, and GMaw

Granny and Franklin

Tom, Granny, Franklin, and Margaret

The Featherston BUNCH

We had to get Caca in the picture....

I will post some more tomorrow!!

Choose joy............

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