Saturday, January 31, 2009

Carnival night at school

Just some pics of Carnival night at Riverdale Elementary School. The kids had a good time with their friends.

Friday, January 30, 2009

This and That

Well as always I have lots of pictures to post. Most of them are of my daycare kids. I love all of the silly things that they do. You'd think these were kids of my own. I love them so much. But I also like to post pictures of them because as a parent myself, I would LOVE to be able to see what my child does throughout the day. So this is something special that I like to do for my parents and their families so that they can see what we do here at "The Joyner Home". I do have a couple of pictures of my black lab whom visited the Neuter Scooter yesterday and had a little clipping done. He's feeling much better today. Poor Zach!! There are some pics of my chocolate lab as well...she decided to take a walk with us yesterday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kyra's First Day

As everyone knows, Bryant and Gavi moved away. I have filled one of my daycare spots with a sweet little girl named Kyra. She is 21 months old and cute as a button. Here are some pictures of her first day. All of the children really enjoyed having her here. She fits right in.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So busy

Sorry that I haven't kept up with my posting like I should. I stay so busy!! I've now become addicted to Face Book and that does not help anything. It has been fun to reconnect with everyone from highschool though. If you haven't signed should! I have tons of pictures to post because I always have the camera in my hand. So this post doesn't have a specific topic...just read the captions. We stay busy at daycare...(I'm still missing Bryant and Gavi), at church and just with everyday life. Life is good for us right now. I'm praising God that He has blessed us so much!!

**Note most of the pics have the wrong date on them. My camera wasn't set:o) These pics were all taken in the past two weeks.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A sad day!

Well today for me is a sad day. I've had the privilege of babysitting Bryant and Gavi Chilcote for almost a year now. Today is their last day with me. They are moving to Va. Beach which isn't that far but seems like a million miles away b/c they won't be with me everyday. They have become like family to all of us here and I'm going to miss them very much!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Its that time again!

Well its that time again...Basketball games on Saturdays. I love to watch Jacob play any sport but I really enjoy watching him play basketball. Its such an exciting sport to watch. Our team didn't win this time, but they played a good game. Just wanted to share a few pics. Jacob is #3.

My baby is growing up! Almost 11...I can't believe it!

We went to DQ afterwards!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Back to school!!


Sweet boy!

Learning to use his cup

Playing kitchen together

Circle time...dancing

playing blocks

more dancing

its time to learn

waiting patiently

playing together

sweet face!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A good ending and a new begining

Since I last posted a blog, we have ended 2008 and have began 2009. It was a great year. Travis and I have overcome many obstacles that the devil has thrown our way and I have to say that the storm isn't easy but God always pulls you through and at the end there certainly is a rainbow. It seems like every time I turned around last year something was changing or going to change and every time it was always for the better. I didn't always see it at the beginning but after all said and done...I was blessed! We had a great New year's eve. We celebrated our Pastor's birthday at Joes early in the night and then came home and Travis and I enjoyed a nice quite night together watching the ball drop. I haven't stayed awake in years and this time I did. New Year's day we had a family day. We took the kids to see a movie and to the mall. It was nice to be together although the movie had me torn all to pieces!! We saw Marley and Me. If you have not seen this movie...I need to advise you before you go that if you do not like tear not see this movie. I spent the first half of the movie feeling like a horrible parent and feeling like I had let my kids down b/c although it was rated PG there was adult content. Then by the end of the movie...I had a lump in my throat and tears falling down my face so fast that I couldn't stop them. I was a wreck! Madi held all of her tears in until we hit the car and she lost it.....balling uncontrolably!! So that was our New Year's Day. Then on Friday Madi had a sleepover with two of her best friends. There were only three girls in the house but it sounded like 10 until 1am! But that was tons of fun for her. And yesterday me and the kids ventured out to the mall. Madi and Jacob both needed new coats and shoes. Of course the after Christmas deals were so awesome that we came home with a nice loot! Today ended our week with church. The kids learned about God's Healing today. I taught them that God doesn't always heal our body and he's most concerned with our salvation. The question I asked them was: would you rather God heal your sick body or forgive your sins? They ALL of course said that they want God to forgive their sins. Now its time to get ready for the new week and the New Year. The kids are all tucked it bed...excited about going back to school. Madi got a Vera Bradley backpack for Christmas and she's ready to show it off. She's had it packed since Christmas day! The 6 o'clock mornings are going to be early for me. Since winter break started I've been lazy, getting up around 7:15. I'm so excited about what God has in store for us this new year. I feel like he's going to stretch me in ways that I've never imagined. Kinda scary but exciting too. So I just wanted to share whats been going on with us in our Joyner Home! Enjoy our photos!