The road you must take is not an easy one, but the Treasure is worth it!
God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid. Isaiah 12:2

The Rein Family

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

We spent Christmas Eve night at Gigi's this year. Thought the kids would be a little disappointed not waking up at their own house but didn't phase them a bit. We love spending the holidays with family. So thankful for everything God has given us. We are so blessed!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cookie Monsters

One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is decorate Christmas cookies. My mom started the tradition with us years ago and my kids love it now too!! When we are done decorating we have pretty much eaten all of the cookies :) YUMMY!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas with the other Rein family

Clay's brother (Will) and his wife Karla will be in Costa Rica for Christmas this year so they came to visit and open presents before they leave. We got some great pics of all of us to give Grandmama and Granddaddy of all their grandkids.We love spending time with their sweet family !!!! 

Our little star

Lyla Grace had her Christmas program at school today. She was the star (the cutest one I have ever seen)!! So sweet!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mason's 6th birthday party

Mason had a football party today to celebrate his 6th birthday! Although it wasn't how we planned (funny God loves to teach me this lesson over and over) the party was supposed to be at the park but it was 50 degrees and rainy. At the last minute I called the parents and we had everyone come to our house instead. It stopped raining long enough for everyone to play some of the games I had planned outside. Mason was so happy and that was all that really mattered :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Parade

We went to the Christmas parade tonight in Baldwin Park with the Armstrong's. Love celebrating with wonderful friends...our kids love each other and it is so fun to watch them play together!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day/Tate's 1st birthday

We went to Gigi's for Thanksgiving. My dad (Paw Paw) drove down from Nashville to celebrate with us. It was an extra special Thanksgiving because our sweet baby Tate turned 1. 
 Waiting on the turkey!!

 Granddaddy in his floral apron...nice!
 Paw Paw and Mason
Our little turkey turns 1!! WOW is all I can say. I feel so blessed that God has given me this sweet child to raise. He is such a sweet cuddly spunky active fun boy and we are soooooo THANKFUL!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Mason had his first flag football game this morning. Unfortunately Clay was at the Auburn game but I tried to take as many pictures as possible. The first play of the game Mason ran the ball over half way down the field. He is so quick and focused...I love it!!!

 Tate and Lyla Grace were troopers. I have to admit it was hard to watch Mason and keep an eye on a very quick 11 month old. Lyla Grace was a good little helper...she loves her baby brother.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween weekend

 This year we got to go trick or treating 2 nights...every parents dream :) We met my brothers family in AL for the weekend and Ozark celebrated Halloween on Saturday night.
 On Sunday went spent our night at the Armstrongs with our Orlando friends. The kids thought this was sooooo cool. I loved all of the candy...truly I think I ate more than they did :)

Gotta love how Tate's diaper had leaked and I didn't even realize until I looked at the pictures later...Mother of the year!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alabama Campfire

 Drove up to Ozark for the Auburn vs Arkansas game this we do most weekends in the fall. But this year Clay's dad built a firepit at their house. The kids couldn't wait to roast marshmallows and hang out by the fire (not much of this in Florida)!!!

Lyla Grace being her silly self (wish I could remember what was so funny)!!

Cassius even got to join in on the fun :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch

For the last few years we have gone to the Pumpkin Patch in Zellwood, FL with our sweet friends. This year The Armstrongs and half of The Maynards joined us.

Mason on the zipline 
 One of many attempts of a group much fun with 3 and 4 year olds

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oh no...Tate is walking!!!

Although he took his first steps while we were in AL a couple weeks ago he is walking everywhere now! I can't believe I have a 10 month old walker. Mason didn't walk until he was almost 14 months and Lyla Grace was 1 yr. I thought I atleast had a couple more months :( I guess I have to embrace this stage but his little life has gone by so fast!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lake Martin with the Rein's

We spent a wonderful weekend at the lake with clay's family. We rented a boat and innertube and the kids thought it was the coolest place...ever!
Eric and Mason on the innertube. Tate's 1st boat ride.

Isabella and Aunt Karla

The guys (pretty cute)!!!
Taking a ride with my girl while Mason and Eric and being pulled on the innertube...good times!!!