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Friday, September 25, 2009


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above"
James 1:17

What are you up to these days??????

- You weigh 18lbs 12 oz.

- You're wearing 6-9 month clothing

- You jump, jump, jump, and jump.....all the time!!!!!!!!

- You blow bubbles ALL the time

- You're getting ready for your first plane ride...I've already started praying :)

- You started your music class today and love it. However, you kept putting all the instruments in your mouth

- Still no teeth, but you are teething

- You've had your first cold. I didn't like you being sick :(

- You're sitting up so good

- You absolutely LOVE your jumperoo

You are so special to us and loved by so many people!!!

Already reading at 7 months old :)

I love this picture :)

His Aunt Savannah is staying with us this weekend. Can't you tell he's happy about that?

He loves his Aunt Savannah y'all:)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all

Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year, next to Christmas. I always look forward to the cool days, soups, fall decorations, pumpkin spiced lattes from Starbucks, turtlenecks, thanksgiving, pumpkins, canton trips, yummy "fall" candles, and the list goes on. This year however, I'll be hunting with my husband. He has been busy getting his deer stand ready, building ladders, and putting corn out for the deer. I think I'll just like being in the stand with him. I hope I can be quiet or I'll probably not be allowed back. HA!! I wonder if bass pro has pink huntin clothes? :) We will be hunting in Athens this year and staying at our grandparents house. I love their house....their back porch looks out into the woods. I could sit on the back porch and drink coffee all day with my mother-in law and her mother. Very quaint ........I can't wait. Michelle (my mother-in-law) and I just love to cook. We're always looking for yummy new recipes. It's a joke b/c when Jeremy and I first started dating in high school he would always ask me what I wanted to do. My response was always...."what's Michelle cooking for dinner..lets just hang out over there." Throughout our dating relationship we were always over at his parent's house and we still are today. We love being with our family. Anyways, Michelle is a magnificent cook and she has taught me a lot. So I thought I would post one our favorite fall recipes.....

Mexican Chicken-Corn Chowder

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces (1 1/2 pounds)
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 (14 3/4-ounce) cans cream-style corn
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Garnishes: chopped fresh cilantro, Anaheim chile , sour cream

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add chicken, onion, and garlic, and sauté 10 minutes. Stir in next 7 ingredients; cook over low heat, stirring often, 15 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Garnish, if desired. It's also wonderful with tortilla chips.

Enjoy and again.....Happy Fall!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fun in the Sun

We're back from Lake Greeson and we had so much fun! It was such a relaxing weekend. Graham did wonderful and was so incredibly sweet this weekend. He loves being around lots of people. Jeremy's dad and mawmaw both had a birthday recently. So it was also a time of celebration :) They are both such wonderful people, we were glad to spend the weekend with them. Graham stayed on the boat from 10-4 on Sunday!!! I can't believe it! He loved it! I was worried at first b/c he hated his life jacket. It was then I prayed "Lord, I BELIEVE you can make him LOVE his life jacket...so do something, please!!!" Well, our Lord is so good...he loved his life jacket after that..I mean it was an instant change! HA! Not only can I trust Him with the big things in life, but also the small:) Well, I'm already wishing we were back. However, this is an exciting week for my husband. He decided to make a change in jobs. He is now working as an engineer for Petrohawk Energy. I am so proud of him. He is such a wonderful daddy and a very hard worker! I am so thankful that the Lord brought us together - almost 9 years ago. WOW! That's a long time :)

Graham is thinkin.... "What is going on?"

He still didn't understand what was happening :)

Oh how he looks just like his Daddy:)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Graham's First Play Date :)

So today was a fun day. I got together with my friend Lindsey, her sweet mother, and her precious son, Mason. Lindsey and I have been friends for many years. We always have fun when we get together. Graham was amazed by Mason. He would just stare at him the whole time!!! He's ready to be a big boy like Mason. Mason was so cute - I can't believe how big he is!!!! Hopefully this was the first of many play dates for them. I had to take some pictures.....

This was the best picture we could get of them...and do you notice Graham sitting up?
Our "sitting up" boot camp must have worked:)

Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. The whole Cheney family is headed up to Lake Greeson this weekend. I have so much to do!!! It's a JOB getting all of us packed!!! I'm sure I'll get some great pictures that I can share later!