Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas with Grandma & Grandpa Satterfield

This will be the 1st of several Christmas posts :) I managed to take over 400 pictures during the Christmas break!

We actually started the Christmas celebration the weekend before by traveling to Tulsa for a surprise 90th birthday party for Aunt Ruby. Aunt Georgia & Uncle Charles had the party at their beautiful house. I can only hope I'm as sassy as Aunt Ruby when I am 90. She is a precious women with such a sweet spirit! Happy Birthday Aunt Ruby...we were so glad we could help you celebrate your special day!!

Aunt Georgia, Aunt Ruby, and Grandma Judy

My little boy looks so grown up in this picture!


After the trip to Tulsa we celebrated a big Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa's. Turner got tons of fun toys! His favorite being this yellow bulldozer!

Turner and Grandpa reading his favorite book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"


Sweet cousin Reese with her new giant puppy!

Turner, Kim, and baby Cooper

Can you see the excitement in his sweet little eyes as he opens his 1st present!



Grandma, Turner and Aunt Kelley before our Christmas feast! Grandma made a YUMMY meal
The lights at Chesapeake

Turner is wanting to sit at the big table now...I think he's pretty excited
Turner truly enjoyed Christmas this year! I didn't know how much fun he would have..but he had a BLAST!!
Neat idea that a friend sent me: We all get tons of Christmas cards during the holidays...instead of throwing them away, take one out each day/week and say a special prayer for that family! I can't wait to start the new tradition this year!












Friday, December 18, 2009

Dinner time FUN!

This should make you smile for a Friday afternoon! Turner truly enjoyed his lasagna dinner Wednesday night. The proof is in the pictures
mmm...mmmm GOOD!
Oh man...what have I done~

It's even under my finger nails


Gotta lick every little bit off my fingers or else my sissys will




Monday, December 7, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like CHRISTmas

Wow-we had such a wonderful weekend! Lots and lots of family time, Christmas music, and Holiday Cheer! We started Friday night out by celebrating John's 39th birthday! Turner loved his Papa wearing the birthday hat!
Happy Birthday to the best father and husband in the world! I have to pinch myself often to make sure I'm really living this fairy tale life with my precious husband and best friend!
Thank you GOD for leading me to the love of my life.

Turner is getting to be quite the little Mr. Independent. He no longer wants to sit in his high chair, he'd rather sit at the table. We have our church group over on Sunday nights, so we always get the smaller table out for extra seating. Well, this Sunday was no exception and Turner insisted he sit at the table. So I got out some play dough to keep him busy...I think he must have taken a bite out of the play dough by the expression on his sweet little face. And yes that is a OU sweatshirt. Every year after the game, the loser has to make our small group homade icecream...we'll since we are the only OSU fans in our group it has been us the last several years. Well we didnt' get around to making homemade icecream on Sunday, so let Turner wear his OU sweatshirt instead!
Every year I take pictures of the dogs...and now Turner...which these antlers on. Turner got such a kick out of wearing them...in fact, while he was eating dinner he started throwing a fit because he wanted to put them back on!
Are we having fun or what???
On Saturday afternoon, we went to get Turner's picture taken with Santa. He did so good...he didn't cry until the after the pictures were over and the photographer poked him with the feather duster!
Turner still amazes John & I every day. He is getting such a sweet little personality and is LOVING learning new tricks. It cracks us up...it's just like teaching the dogs a new trick. This weekend he learned to say "Ruff ruff" when asked what dogs do. Then he can flap his arms like a chicken and say "Bauk, bauk" It's pretty stinking cute!
On our way to see Santa!
I caught Turner in the act of climbing on the dinning room chairs...apparently licking off the left over crumbs his sisters didn't get!

John & I pray we teach Turner the real reason of this Christmas season and not get caught up in all the hustle & bustle

















Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2009 Thanksgiving Break & some exciting news~

Turner's 2nd Thanksgiving was so much fun!! We have so much to be thankful for~
Instead of having it at our house this year, we headed to the cabin with the Satterfield clan.
But, before we left for Arkansas we got a fun call from Aunt CC telling us she is engaged!! We couldn't be more happy for her and Eric and are so excited to be a part of their special day.
We had a wonderful & relaxing time with Grandpa & Grandpa and Heath, Kelley & Reese. Here are several pictures from the long weekend. I am so disappointed with myself that I didn't manage to take a single picture with Turner and his grandma and grandpa! SORRY
Mommy & Turner taking a break from the AWFUL OSU/OU game to pose for a picture...can you tell our smiles were fake?
Turner had more fun playing in the OSU water bucket
After the 1st hour, Turner and Reese were the best of buddies. They just had to work out the whole "sharing" things! It was priceless...at one point they were both on the ground fighting over a toy and crying their eyes out while we all sat back and laughed :)
Turner and his papa! Aren't my boys good looking~
Turner flirting with his Aunt Kelly
Playing peek a boo with his mommy
Resting after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Turner loved the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie! I think he has a sweet tooth
Helping John marinate the Turkey
Turner loved his Aunt Kelley reading to him!










Thursday, November 19, 2009

Adoption Awareness Month


November is National Adoption Awareness Month!



I've been meaning to post for some time about what a blessing adoption has been to us. I had the privilege of sharing our adoption journey with an old friend last week. So many emotions came rushing back....Excitement, doubt, fear, curiosity, but most of all HOPE. If our adoption journey has taught me anything, it was to never lose HOPE. There were days, actually weeks and months, when the longing to be a mom was almost more than my heart could bear...but deep down in my soul, I knew God was holding my hand all along. Little did I know, he already hand picked our sweet little Turner.....just for John & me. Our GOD is so much bigger than we can ever imagine, guess, or request!

I came across this poem the other day and couldn't wait to share it on our blog-



Once there were two women
living worlds apart.
God joined these women together
with a common thread between their hearts.

In one, He created a life,a beautiful baby boy.
In the other, He planted an idea,
weighing it heavily on her soul.



The first, heartbroken, faith strong,
knew the baby wasn't hers to raise.
She watched as the baby was taken,
and knelt down to God in praise.

The second, frightened, faith strong,
asked God to hold her hand
as she traveled toward a dream
to an unfamiliar land.

The baby, he was beautiful,
an angelic brown face.
He stared, wide-eyed and curious,
as into his mother's arms he was placed.

And there were tears full of sadness
as one mother's heart wept.
And there were tears full of gladness
as one mother's heart leaped.

Two very different women
with a common circumstance.
Each asking for God's guidance
instead of leaving life to chance.

Two very different women
who love the same little boy,
praying to God daily
to guide him through this world.

They are forever joined heart to heart
by the same awesome God.

God bless those whose lives have been touched by the gift of adoption

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Friday morning laugh!

Turner's new love is music and DANCIN! I think he's a natural...you be the judge. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. I'm headed to Big D for a girls weekend, John's headed for a family hunting trip and Aunt CC is keeping our little love bug. I'm sure when I get home he'll have some new and improved dance moves from Aunt CC.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday morning, we got the news that Grandma Rose was getting out of the hospital so off to Perryton we went! We had so much fun spending Turner's 1st real Halloween with Lolly, Pops, and Grandma Rose. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend. Enjoy
One precious sock monkey, and 2 OSU fans!
Turner's friends Britton & Breckyn spent the evening with us helping hand out candy. Turner loves playing with them!

Turner had grabbing candy from the bowl mastered!
The girls even taught Turner how to put candy in the kids Halloween bags!
Is this not the sweetest sock monkey you've ever seen!!
Cheese.....
Mommy & her sweet little angel

Our friends Trish, Breckyn and Britton


Halloween 2009

Turner's melt down before TRICK OR TREATING even began....I thought it was going to be a LONG night, but he bounced back quickly and had a blast!!!
Lolly got out all her plastic bowls and Turner was in heaven
As the pictures show....we had a Halloween to remember!!!













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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall time FUN!

Despite the clouds on Sunday....it was actually perfect fall weather!
We loaded Turner up in his new red wagon and went for a nature walk!
Grandma & Grandpa-THANK YOU so much for the wagon. Turned LOVED it! No more strollers for our little guy! Here are a few pictures from our fun-filled weekend!
Loving every single minute of his ride!
My two love bugs! I am so blessed to be surrounded by such sweetness
Happy "early" Halloween!!
This is the pumpkin that Aunt CC painted for Turner's birthday party!
On Saturday night, our wonderful adoption agency hosted their annual Fall Hayride in Norman! It was so much fun :) Turner loved running in the woods and tasting smores! It's hard to believe that a year ago we went and Turner was only a few weeks old! This is a picture of our dear adoption buddies Molly & sweet Saddie. Is she not a doll!
One of my favorite things about Fall is the turning of the leaves! Luckily our neighborhood has lots and lots of trees and this year they are absolutely gorgeous!

Turner and Papa starting the wagon ride

Hi!
Turner & mommy at the hayride! I promise Turner "livened" up after this picture :) He wasn't too sure what to think at first.....