Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Update on the New House!

We now have brick AND stone on the house! It is so exciting to see all of the things we have chosen for our new home coming together. We love the brick and the stone together and the siding/trim colors we have chosen should really highlight it even more.

The elliptical arches over the windows were a last minute decision, but we love the end result.

Our future front porch in the making!

Of course, all of that brick and stone caused a BIG mess, so the Stokes Clean-up Crew was on the job:

Kip won't be happy about the photo above, but I couldn't resist, lol!

Everything seems to be moving right along and we are excited about our future in this home. One special request: Please continue to pray with us that God will send the buyer for our home in His perfect time. We covet your prayers!

"BOO" to you!

It was a SCARY Halloween at the Stokes home this year . . .

Just take a GOOD look at Ethan, our well-fed, near-sighted referee! Ethan and Kip locked themselves in the closet this afternoon and came up with this creation--and it was a hit! Graham was going to be a football player, but opted to wear his favorite Ninja costume from two years ago--the weapons are just too fun.

Anna Beth was MORE than happy to doll-up in her favorite Belle gown--she loves any excuse to wear a little make-up and a pretty dress!

We've been so busy lately, we had to quickly carve our pumpkins before heading out to trick or treat--the boys designed the faces and mommy carved. OH--and then Ethan ate the roasted pumpkin seeds, lol! There is never any waste at the Stokes house!

All in all, it was a 'BOO-tiful' evening--lots of candy and tons of fun!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday, Anna Beth!

Our little sweetie Anna Beth turned four on October 10--we celebrated the Saturday before with a "Make-A-Bear Party" in our home. Anna Beth had fifteen little girls to help her celebrate, and it was certainly a day stuffed with fun. Enjoy the pictures!

I've been TAGGED!

AHHHHH! I’ve been tagged by Stephanie (Ocean Mommy)--Okay, Stephanie, I'm not great at these things, but I'm going to humor you, lol. Here it goes:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
  1. A Fabric-cutter at Hancock Fabrics (during college years)
  2. Promotional Coordinator for a Publisher
  3. Marketing Coordinator for an Engineering Firm
  4. A Mom (my favorite job, by the way!)
Four movies I can watch over and over and over:
I hate watching movies, so I don't really have one! If I were to sit down and watch one more than once, my two favorites are:
  1. Sweet Home Alabama
  2. Facing the Giants

Four TV shows I like to watch:
  1. Extreme Home-Makeover (our whole family watches it after church on Sunday nights--we love it, we ALL cry together!)
  2. Designed to Sell (and all of the other house selling shows--b/c I'm trying to get tips to sell our house!)
  3. Divine Design and any other Design show on HGTV
  4. Brothers and Sisters (probably shouldn't, but I do--I like Calista Flockheart)
Four places I have vacationed:
  1. Bahamas--cruise
  2. Colorado--skiing
  3. Niagra Falls/Canada
  4. Florida--the beach, of course!

Four of my favorite dishes:
  1. SALAD--any kind, I absolutely LOVE it--especially with fruit, cheese and nuts!
  2. Seafood--anything broiled (I hate fried food)
  3. Pizza--wish I didn't love it!
  4. Italian food--whole-wheat pasta only, of course!
Four websites I visit daily:
  1. Our realtor's site (for some reason--see if there is any change!)
  2. My bank account site to update hubby's work expenses
  3. My friends' blogs to check for updates and be encouraged!
  4. During change of seasons--EBAY--where I shop for the kids clothes!

Four places I would rather be (beyond the obvious "Heaven"!):
  1. In our new home!
  2. On another cruise--maybe without kids this time (although it was great with them)
  3. Touring Europe with Kip--he has never been there
  4. Anywhere with my husband and kids with plenty of time to spend together
Four bloggers I am tagging:
  1. Carol, probably know most of your answers, lol, but you never know!
  2. Amy,
  3. Andrea (my future neighbor!),
  4. Deanna,