Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas with the Haynes'!

Here I am with my DOUBLE stroller! Thanks mom and dad!

Our little family- that will soon expand!

The original Sutton's!

The first set of TWINS!

Here we are with Lauren and Scott- we had tons of fun that night going on multiple scavenger hunts for our presents.

Ken found a special painting for him in my parent's bedroom...

Ken and I at Opryland Hotel before the Rockettes! I think the girls are aspiring ROCKETTES since they kicked the entire time!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

What a year it has been! As I look back over 2008, I am in awe of everything God has blessed us with and tried us with. I can honestly say, both have been blessings. We have gone through alot this year and I truly admire how strong Ken is and his willingness to take on the world- like SUPERMAN! I can't wait to see what the Lord does in our lives in 2009! We are very blessed this year and hope you and yours are too!
Much love from the Haynes family!!!
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest and on Earth, Peace among men.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hailey and Mattie's Nursery Part #2

Here is a little something I made to go in the girls room. These are hanging over the invisible changing table. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

"Maybe Christmas," he thought "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas …. perhaps … means a little bit more!"

Here we are at "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on ice! Everything was made out of ice... It was really neat to see. They even had a slide of ice that you could go down...
I personally like the special jackets we had to wear, but I sure was glad I had it once we got in there.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tis the Season!

Here we are- I am exactly 22 weeks in this picture. Here is one of the 2- only one would cooperate. This is a 3D image at 19 weeks.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hailey and Mattie's Nursery Round 1!

Here is Ken hard at work- I couldn't get it to rotate :(
Here is our dog hard at work...

Too cute... but it won't come off. I hope it doesn't bother her! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home... Hopefully for a while!

The wreath on our door that I made! :)
The front of our house.
The master bedroom

More master bedroom pictures

Our dining room- just put the tree up yesterday to make sure it would fit. It does! Now time to decorate!

Our living room

Another view of the living room- yes I am watching a "Baby Story"- no I probably shouldn't these women look like they are dying. I won't be filmed! HA!!

Soon to come- pictures of the upstairs- guest room and NURSERY!!! (Still a work in progress)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big Turkey

""Memphis" Belle wanted to be sure and wish everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving"!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I guess that is why they call it "PRACTICE"!

Drum roll please....

We are having twin GIRLS! Ken and I are so excited to finally know and a little suprised by the verdict! We will keep you updated on names- but for now we had only decided on boys and one girl! :)
True to form- as soon as I found out what they were I went straight out and bought the 2 things that screamed Erin's daughters to me...

Where's the pumpkin?

How many time in your life can you dress your stomach up like a pumpkin- not many SO I jumped on this opportunity! This was our Halloween costume. I was a pumpkin and Ken was a smurf- well he was really dressed to go to work later, but I called him a smurf. HA AHAH!
Ok- for real... Today is the day! We should find out what baby A and baby B are for sure (as long as they coroporate!) Say a prayer for us that we will have news to share by the end of the day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Long time NO SEE!

I don't have any pictures, b/c yes I am at the Library using their computer- no we have bought a new one, just no access yet! I have no cable or internet, which brings me to the question... what did we do before these amazing inventions! Ken and I are officially in Nashville, TN- for good! We have had a great time setting up house and seeing old friends! I'll post pictures of all that soon! Here is an email that I got that I thought would be fun to paste- ENJOY!
What time did you get up this morning? 8:30am
Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Nights in Rodanthe
What is your favorite TV show? If I had cable to watch- I would not miss Dancing with the Stars
What do you usually have for breakfast? cereal and a coke
What is your middle name? Elaine
What food do you dislike? pimento cheese
What is your favorite CD at the moment? Sugarland
What kind of car do you drive? Yukon
Favorit sandwich? pb&j
What characteristic do you despise? dishonesty
Favorite item of clothing? my pea in the pod jeans!!!! Thanks Lauren
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Greek Isles
Favorite brand of clothing? anything that fits now
Where would you retire to? I would have said the beach, but a hurricane stopped that dream- now maybe the mountains
What was your most recent memorable birthday? Sweet 16- Hello car!
Favorite sport to watch? college football
When is your birthday? June 17
Are you a morning person or a night person? morning
What is your shoe size? 7
Pets? 1 dog- Belle
Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Twins due in April- we find out the sex for both on Wednesday if they will show us!
What did you want to be when you were little? an interiator ( that is how I said it) decorator
How are you today? mad at Direct tv!!! Won't help a pregnant girl get cable
What is your favorite candy? Skittles
What is your favorite flower? gerber daisies
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Thanksgiving- yes, I plan to out eat everyone!
What is your favorits pastime? shopping
What are you listening to right now? a few whispers at the library
What was the last thing you ate? krispy kreme donut-too easy for me to get to
Do you wish on stars? sometimes
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? YELLOW
How is the weather right now? COLD- low 50's
The first person you spoke to on the phone today? an ididot at Direct tv- no help at all
Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper
Favorite restaurant? O'Charley's right now
Real hair color? dark blonde
What was your favorit toy as a child? Barbie
Summer or winter? Summer
Hugs or kisses? Depends on who it is! Ken- Both, everyone else hugs
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Coffee or tea? sweet tea
When was the last time you cried? this morning with the direct tv guy! It was a sad day
What is under your bed? NOTHING-yet
What did you do last night? watched a movie
What are you afraid of? going into labor earlier than supposed to
Salty or sweet? sweet
How many keys are on your key ring? 5
How many years at your current job? no job
Favorite day of the week? Saturday
How many towns have you lived in? 4
Do you make friends easily? I think so

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails!

Here are a few baby bump pictures! I think I get bigger everyday!!! I am 14 weeks in this picture. We have found out that one of the 2 is a boy- we have to wait until November 12 to see what the other one is! We are so excited and feel very blessed having these babies. Hopefully they will soon have a place to call home again. :)
This is the view from our hotel room right now. Isn't too bad- until I go back to my house!

"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you". Isaiah 43:2

This is the floor that buckled in our house. NO GOOD!
Here is a side view (sorry I couldn't rotate it on here) of the water line in our garage. All our DVD's were in the drawers.

Here is a little hope for the future! This is the corner of our street.

Here is how you can see from room to room in our house now! :(

Our garage- yes that is all my stuff crammed in there! Who knows what I have anymore!!!!

A street ciew with all of the neighbors stuff in the streets!

a favorite store that is now gone for good- Hooters was right beside it, but is COMPLETELY gone.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

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

Baby A and Baby B- may now be fraternal twins instead of identical! Watch them having fun!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Double Trouble!!

Like I said earlier, 
Ken and I are expecting TWINS in April!  Here are some pictures of our families celebrating with us from a distance!!


A lot has changed since the last time I blogged on here!   Ken was loving his experience at UTMB and the people he was working with there, school had started for me and Oppe Elementary was really starting to feel like a "home away from home",  we found out we are expecting TWINS in April, we have been blessed with amazing friends that live near us- it all was going so well!  THEN...
September 10, we heard that Ike was headed OUR way!  As a Tennessee girl, I really had no clue what to do to prepare for a HURRICANE!  My vocabulary has expanded tremendously!  If I had a nickel for every time I heard "hunker down", "surge", and "the cone of uncertainty" I could replace all the stuff that we had to leave!!!  But like so many who have been through this before, I packed up what I could- and couldn't live without.  Tried to move what I couldn't take to "higher ground", boarded up the windows and doors with plywood and headed out of town on a bright sunny day- leaving Ken behind.  :(  He had to stay for a little while to discharge his patients at the hospital and finish up at the house.  He soon headed to Houston (regularly a one hour drive that ended up being about 3 for both of us)  and met up with me to head to Memphis!  It has been great seeing everyone back here, but a tough waiting game to see what has happened at our house.  Ken is in Galveston right now going through our house trying to save what he can, but really trying to get most of the "moldy" stuff out of there.  Our builder said the house needs to be gutted from the water that did come in- about a foot.  He is coming back with pictures and I will post those when we get them!  Hope all is well with you guys!  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!   We have a very busy, rough rode ahead, but God is so good and sovereign!  The perfect plan is laid out before us!!!  

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Lovin'

Oh the summer of weddings and traveling! Here are a few pictures of our trips back to Memphis. It has been a true world wind- both of us trying to get moved, Ken start on OMFSurgery, unpacking a classroom and a home, 2 weddings that we were both in, and making friends here! WHEW! When did summer begin? I need a vacation! SSeriously, Ken and I have been very blessed that everything worked out for us and that we have been able to go home so often. Unfortunately, I don't think we will be home until December from now though! Oh well. Time to get setteled in with the "laid back beach life!" I think I can handle that! Love to all- come visit us!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Who Let The Dogs Out!"

I can't believe I haven't posted these two sooner! Ken and I have 2 puppies inside! Agh! The oldest one is our Yorkie (or what is supposed to be a Yorkie) named Snickers. He is precious and can definitely hold his own with the "big dog". Our other puppy is Memphis Belle! She is a 6 month old German Shephard. She loves to play and chew on things. We are amazed at how fast she has grown! It is kind of like a circus ALL the time here!

My favorite day so far has been the day that the FedEx man rang the doorbell and in some amazing way I let both the puppies out running free in Fish Village! That FedEx man got a show as I was chasing , yelling, running, catching, and throwing puppies in the house! Always exciting at my house!