Sunday, January 20, 2008

Christmas Eve

This year we had Christmas Eve with my parents and it was so much fun. The kids had a great time opening their presents from one another and giving Marmie and Papa the presents they had made for them. After present opening was over we all headed to the basement to play the Wii...FUN was had by ALL!!!

Claire got her very first purse!

The boys ripping open their presents to see what was inside.

Cute Faces

My girl makes some of the cutest face and these are just a few.

Lights, Camera, Action.....


The Wiggles came to Greenville, SC so I had to take WP to see them. He was so excited and had a great time dancing and singing...but was very sad that he didn't get to talk to them.

He even played along with Murray and Anthony.

Claire, it will be your turn next time!

Sweet Claire


AND wants to do EVERYTHING her big brother can do!

Fall Fun

Fall was fun this year. It started out with a trip to the pumpkin patch with WP's preschool class. We had a fun time going on a hayride, seeing all the farm animals and picking out our pumpkins. WP made sure that we had a daddy, mama, brother and sister pumpkin. A few days before Halloween we carved two of the pumpkins. WP just watched after he saw what was inside...he didn't want to have to touch "that gooky stuff". On Halloween we headed to our church for a fall festival with WP as a cowboy and Claire as the sweet little girl that she is.

Claire's ONE

We celebrated Claire's first birthday with our families in South Carolina. She had a fun time watching all her cousins but wasn't brave enough to get in the middle of all the playing.

Just Catching Up

WOW! I didn't realize how long it has been since my last post. I have LOTS of catching up to much I don't know where to start. I guess I will start with saying goodbye to Stephen in mid October as he headed off to Afganistan for awhile.

This last picture brings tears to my eyes. WP had a really hard time saying goodbye to his daddy after three days of saying goodbye and then Stephen coming back home because the plane was delayed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

{sweet} Caroline Boutique

A dear friend of mine Aprilmarie has started a business making monogrammed children's clothes and accessories. You can check out her stuff online at
Right now she is taking orders by phone but will soon have a website that will allow you to order online.

Family Vacation

We spent our family vacation at the Ilse of Palms this year. We had a great time relaxing on the beach. Will-Parks loved the sand and had lots of fun in the water....even though it was pretty cold. There were allot of "surfer dudes" (as WP would say) on the beach each day and WP would sit and watch them. After a few minutes of watching them he realized that he could do that to so he got his boogie board and went to the edge of the water and stood on the board and said "look at me I'm surfing". One day he went up to one of the surfers and said "hey surfer dude, look at me I can surf too" and the surfer replied "do you want to change boards?" WP replied with "No" and walked off. It was pretty cute. Claire wasn't real big on the beach because it was so windy but she did enjoy our morning jogs on the beach.

The last day we were there we took WP to Patriot's Point to see the Aircraft Carrier. He had so much fun looking at all the planes and even climbing inside of one of them.

Look what I can do

I can clap my hands.

I can sit up all by myself.

I can play with my brother.

I can eat peach puffs with my two new teeth.

I can always pose for a picture.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Claire has been such a blessing to our family. Her sweet smiles have been a continual reminder that no matter what the day brings I can choose to SMILE!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Serenading Sister

Will-Parks got a guitar for Christmas and has been playin' and singin' ever since. I found him serenading his sister the other day. He is on his way to building a fan club but for now his sister is the captivated audience. Watch out Wiggles, you've got some competition!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Like Brother Like Sister

Well, Claire has finally figured out the thumb sucking thing. I guess that means she is going to be a thumb sucker just like her big brother.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Claire McKinley Murphy

Here is the newest addition to our family. Claire was born on October 24th at 1:48 pm. She weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 201/4 inches long.
Here is the most recent picture of Claire at 7 weeks old. She is such a sweet little girl!! She has started smiling at us and loves when her big brother talks to her.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Weekend Fun

This weekend my mom, brother and his three boys came to visit. We had a full house but it was fun having them here. It has finally started to cool off here so the boys were able to play outside all weekend. I am so thankful for seasons........especially FALL!!!

Best Friends

This is Will-Parks' best friend Carly. They love playing together and just crack me up talking to each other. You would think they are all GROWN UP!