Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Eve Espy Family Party

Every Christmas Eve the big Espy family has their annual eating! We had a great time eating, laughing, talking, opening presents and then playing with the presents. We have out grown being able to have our party at someone's house so we use the community room at Mason's Funeral home. It is great because we don't have to pay to use it, it has ovens and a huge stove top. It also has a monster big ice maker. We are able to use the room and then work together to clean up and noone is STUCK with cleanup! Here are some pictures from this year's Christmas dinner.

One of the many "clicks"
Seems like we gather in certain little groups when we first arrive.

All the Espys that were present
(though not all Espy in name)

Isabelle was so excited about getting to open presents!

Playing Duck Duck Goose waiting on opening presents!

The little girls (facing the tree) waiting on everyone to get done eating so we can open presents.

Joey really can't dance!
Nick opeing his awesome Nerf stuff
(Gun and football)

David and his metal detector.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We are getting ready for the annual Espy Family Christmas Eve dinner. These are some pictures of the boys in their Christmas clothes!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

For those who do not know yet...

Ok so it is a little blurry.
Aug. 7th is the estimated due date.
We are so excited!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Mostly wrapping paper, I only use gift bags if the present is way too hard to wrap.

2. Real tree or Artificial? We used to go get a real tree every year but then my brother GAVE me an artificial one and then I got a pre-lit one so we go with Artificial now.

3. When do you put up the tree? Day after Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving night!

4. When do you take the tree down? New years day usually

5. Do you like eggnog? No, I don't like it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probibly my Cabbage Patch Kids! I loved those things (last count I had 25 of them)

7. Hardest person to buy for? Nana and Goon

8. Easiest person to buy for? Our kids, because they love everything.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes we have several but the only ones out are my precious moments one and the boys' precious moments one (non-breakable)

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I am terrible I don't really do either eeeek!

11 ummm I guess Bethany didn't want to do this one so she deleted it lol

12. Favorite Christmas Movies? How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express (2 out of the many that I love!)

13. When do you start shopping? When ever

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh Yeah! That is the fun of some presents.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin Pie! and lots of food!

16. Lights on the tree? Yes and colored.

17. Favorite Christmas song? I love them all except Blue Christmas by Elvis. One of my favorite CDs is Nat King Cole's Christmas for Kids.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Christmas Eve go to Espy family dinner then to Goon's the Christmas day go to my mom's (about an hour away)

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s? Yep but I cannot spell them HAHA

20. Angel on the tree top or star? We have a beautiful cross on top of our tree.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve for the Espy family and Christmas day at home and at my parents.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crazy people
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love my frog ornaments but I also love the ones that are hand made!

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey? I don't know I love it all!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Scrapbooking stuff, MP3 Player (Tracy already gave it to me) I don't know maybe money for my mission trip?!
Okay, TAG, you're it! If you want to do this, go for it. I would love to know if you do it though, so please just leave me a comment letting me know to come look at it, okay!
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Picture with Santa

David and Nick with the Santa at Chickamagua's Christmas in the streets. The boys made crafts, played games and "shopped". Then wrapped the gifts they found. We also had lunch with Uncle Danny, Aunt Lynne', Abby, Nana, Aunt Danielle and Noah.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Georgia Tech!

Wahoo Ga Tech beat GA!!! GOOOOOOO Tech!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Tree

We put up our Christmas tree today! It also has a small nativity that is child friendly(not breakable) under the tree. The boys put on all but one oranment (I had to put my frog ornament on that a friend gave me 10+ years ago. It is blown glass and I love it. Anyways just thought I would share my tree.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our Photos

Today's photo shoot was at Dowdy Park. In Summerville, the train tracks, old house and bridge make for good photo ops I thought!

Photo Shoot!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Happy Birthday MOM! We love you and wish you were here. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A day at the battle field

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Everyone go VOTE!

Today we at the Montessori voted! The children and teachers cast their votes and John McCain got the most votes! We were excited. The children learned about how they vote where it is a secret who you voted for and then we counted their votes. After we voted we stood out by the road with our VOTE sign and American flags.

Borrowed from Lynne's blog

Charles Stanley Speaking Out

"I was very dismayed when recently a member of my Church said to me with great resignation that she was afraid Obama will take the presidency. These words came from someone that in the past has been a great prayer warrior. What is happening was my question??? Why are we Christians settling for the loss of our Christian heritage, not issuing a battle cry and falling to our knees and taking our country back? We allow ourselves to be stripped of the right to pray at school functions and in school, we have the Ten Commandments removed from government places and are told we cannot pray publicly or proclaim Christian principles, all the while providing public prayer places for Muslims. We allow Muslim mosques to operate in * America * funded by * Saudi Arabia **, and proclaim anti-American, anti-Christian threats and terrorism.

What in the world is going on and why are we being so apathetic? Why aren't we praying? Our God is an Almighty God who is waiting patiently for us to raise our voices to heaven to stop the tide of the anti-Christian actions in our world today. Now we have a charismatic, albeit inexperienced, candidate for president that does not respect our flag and refuses to wear one on his lapel except when it becomes politically expedient, and whose own wife and pastor that he loves profess to have strong anti-white feelings, and we sit back and say 'it is a given, we can do nothing???' There has never been a time in 2000 years that we can do nothing, never a time that we must sit back and allow the evil in men's and women's hearts to take over our world! We should be afraid, very afraid because our apathy is leading us to perdition.

It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back! Maybe McCain on his own cannot defeat Obama, but our God can and He will if we take to our knees in prayer and raise a mighty cry to the heavens to 'Save us O Lord'. We have God's promises in 2 Chronicles 7:14, 'If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.' We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspect as Barak Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of 'change'; a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals, and away from Christ, and further away from one nation under God to one nation under Allah.

We are great at passing stories and pictures around the internet but where are our prayers and prayer warriors praying to stop this tide of Barack Obama? God parted the Red Sea, Jesus was raised from the dead, and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the undermining of our country by Muslims. We can stop our country from being 'under Allah' but we must begin to pray, to pray as our country and our lives depended on it because they do. We can stop all these atrocities against God's commands that have taken root in our country through something as simple as sincere prayer, a call to God to deliver us, to forgive us our sins of apathy and to protect us from the evil that is upon us.

Okay prayer warriors, here is your challenge, start those prayer chains. Get the spiritual power working on our behalf and stop Barack Obama the proper way, by calling on our God to save us from the deception that charismatic preaching is using to lead us on the wrong path. Stop those who would take God out of our country and our government. Raise up good men to lead us and protect us. George Bush is being buffeted because he has fought a holy war against the evils that attack us ... and we should not be surprised because a prophet is not honored in his own country. But we should not rest on our laurels and allow ourselves to be taken further off the path of Christianity and to have God removed from our presence in our schools, courts, government and businesses. Invite God into the fray. Ask that His power rest upon us and give us the victory. Ask him to raise up a mighty army to defend us and to protect our country as he did in days of old. Let us be victorious beginning NOW. The battle is His but we must call on Him without ceasing and unite our voices and hearts in prayer and fasting.

Please pass this around to all people of prayer that you know and maybe, just maybe, a more eloquent person of prayer will write something better and more inspiring and even the rocks will shout that Jesus is Lord and our Mighty God is with us and bringing the victory for us and ultimately for Him. AMEN!"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nick playing guitar

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cutie Nick as a Hockey Player!
Go Mighty Ducks!

David my Georgia Tech football player!

David and Nick with their PumpPig!
Thanks Aunt Danielle and Noah.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hay ride and lots of fun

Acorns are so fun!

My boys playing basketball.


David in the jumping thingy.