Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

oh man.

oh man. so i am so behind. we have been hostessing our little hineys off lately, which means in my book a lot of cleaning, weeding, mulching etc. my friend still had the nerve to do the finger test on my piano AND DID FIND DUST...can you believe it? is that a friend anyway...i am wondering? :) that was the night of our sunday school party...22 adults and 27 kids... and now my computer must have caught the swine flu because it is hacking up some kind of virus or something, and is out of commission. i will post just as soon as i have something good to say, and some good pictures. off to the choo choo barn tomorrow for "family day" with kaden's preschool. sure to be a crack up, well, we might be the crack up, matt's coming to help me with our kids....mainly campbell. :) our hot water heater died tonight. just finished up with small group, well 2 hours ago, i guess...and didn't get a lick of exercise in today. :( see you. mis.

oh yeah, and who wants to come see beth moore next thur. night at longs park for national day of prayer? i am going with a bunch of my girls, (maybe completely kidless)... please come if you want, sure to be a blast...she totally rocks...well, i think so anyway. :)

Friday, April 17, 2009


well....our family photo attempts are few at best. this was the best one. thanks poppy. easter 09.
kaden- 5 1/2, kaycee- 4, campbell- 2, and calli- 6 months.
my little peanut...she was 9lbs. 3oz. at birth, but has now followed in her sister's footsteps and is on the "tiny" chart. she is now eating rice cereal. :( she's growing up so fast. i LOVE the tiny, baby stage...she was just laying on mam-maw's living room floor amidst the chaos on easter, having fun playing by herself. it's a beautiful thing.

we ate lunch with matt's family on easter, and then went to my parents for an easter egg hunt and hot dog roast for afternoon and early evening...we had gotton my parent's this fire pit for christmas, so they are trying it out with the grandkids, amidst the wind...

just some pansies....

uncle mark, not wanting anyone to see him fighting with that hot dog...

a little smoke never hurt anyone...

there have ALWAYS been plenty of babies to pass around at our family dinners...aunt meg with the youngest...calli- 6 mo, and hope- 5 weeks.

kaden giving some love to great grandma buckwalter...

kaycee showing off an egg.

campbell decided she would rather ride bike in the middle of "the hunt". didn't bother daddy at all...

great pappy buckwalter checking out campbell's eggs.

yes, this is against all i believe in. my 2 year old has her nuk OUT OF BED. it just wasn't worth the fight. she was exhausted from missing her nap. oh well. i'm pretty sure this wouldn't have happened with my first or second kid... :)

just some pretty eggs.

another of calli being herself.

what a hunt.

easter 09. fun. family. eggs. no naps. good food. laughter. hot dogs. sunshine. early church. friends. running. some crying. toys. chaos. cousins. great grandparents. did i say good food? more eggs. wrestling. smiles. joy. happiness. robins. awe. mis.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter.

1. On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3. but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living amoung the dead? 6. He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee. 7. "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again." 8. Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8.

Hope you took some time to look over the Easter story, and glean something new this year. May you have a peaceful day, as you reflect on Jesus. mk.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jesus Dies on the Cross.

44. It was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45. for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46. Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.

47. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." 48. When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49. But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

i don't know where your heart is this Easter season, but this rainy, dreary day tugged at my heart. with such great grief and sadness i read this story, which if you don' t know it, is found in Luke 23 and 24. read it. tomorrow, i will find much more to rejoice about, but until then i stand in awe and amazement for how great our God is, and what grief and utter astonishment these people went thru watching this whole ordeal unfold...mis.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


We had a party here last night. It started with dinner we shared with: us (minus Matt, he was showing houses :) ), Meg and her kids, Daryl, (our carpet man) and Moppy, (Poppy was away on business). So, as Daryl got to work in the basement, finishing installing carpet, we got to painting eggs, having quite the time!

Some of our finished product we will be "hunting" for on Sunday, with most of our cousins.

This aunte' gets into it, sometimes more than the kids. :)

Can you feel the love around this table?

Campbell showing her handiwork to Moppy and Calli. She was quite proud of herself...masterpieces at just 2 years old.
We had so much fun. There were markers flying, eggs crashing to the floor, and screams of joy. You may not be able to get the full picture, but you can try...


mascara anyone?

Campbell has always enjoyed my make-up...and knows she is not allowed in my drawer. However, she tends to be a bit sneaky, (I guess she gets that from me)? :) So, last week while I was nursing Calli, she decided to put on some mascara...she needs a few lessons...and we have PLENTY of time for those.