Sunday, April 13, 2014

T-Ball

Jack is playing 6 year old T-Ball this year.  He really enjoys it and takes it very seriously.  He practices almost daily with Daddy in the front yard and has gotten quite good at his swing. 
He is thrilled to be on the "Hustlers" team with his best friend Stephen. 
Jack with Coach Stephen
Daniel decided he didn't want to play this year.  I think he has had just as much fun watching Jack and some of his friends.
The cheering Section!!
I'm not sure who is having more fun:  Jack playing or Georgie getting to be with sweet friends during his games!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dance Pictures

 
 Dance Recital time is drawing near and with that comes dance pictures.  Georgie picked her favorite two dance costumes for us to take a few pictures for the program ad we purchased.  She is such a sweet and talented young lady and I am so very proud of her!

 

My sister-in-law, Kami, asked I snap a few photos of my niece Virginia Kate.  Miss Priss is two and one of the youngest ones taking dance this year.  Let me tell you, she's got it going on!  What other two year old do you know can already do a split?!?!
 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just thought I'd share a few pictures of my little kiddos we snapped Sunday morning before church.  Love them so much!!
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Day

SNOW!
We were so excited to have snow here in central Alabama....something that doesn't happen often.  Daniel was a small infant the last time it snowed and Jack doesn't remember it, so the Butler kids were pumped about the possibility.

Late Tuesday afternoon after a long day of sleet and freezing rain the snow finally appeared!
Wednesday morning we woke up to a pretty blanket of snow (and ice) everywhere!  We didn't get a lot but it was enough for everyone to enjoy.
The kids wanted to make a snowman but we ended up with something that looked more like Jabba the Hutt.


The kids have to return to school tomorrow after three days of being home.  I have to say I am sad they are having to go back.  We have had the best time being at home together, drinking hot chocolate, putting puzzles together, playing games, snuggling and watching movies.   


 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Back Gate

I got started a little early on fall decorating.  I am going to do a more Halloween themed front porch (since my kids have begged for that for the past few years).  I love fall decorating so I decided to add a few things to the back gate.  I really don't know why I have never done this before, since it is the way we come in our house.  I'm glad I did so we can enjoy it for the next few months.
I painted the garden flag from a left over drop cloth from another project.  I primed it, painted it and then sealed it with a clear varnish.
I had to get corn stalks for Jack's teacher at school.  I decided to keep a few to add to each side of the gate.
And how could I not add a photo of my little side kick? 
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Butler Baptisms

 
Sunday, August 25 was one of the happiest days of my life.  It was truly a perfect day.  All three of my children were baptized before us, our family, friends and the church family I love dearly.

Michael and I were both raised Baptist and when we joined the Methodist Church several years ago one of the things we weren't sure how to handle was the baptism of the children.  None of them were baptized as infants, which traditionally is when most are baptized in the Methodist Church.  This past spring Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized.  We (along with Dave, our pastor) talked with her about her decision.  As a mother I have prayed often that all three of my children would know and accept Jesus as their Savior at a young age.  Georgia's decision was an answered prayer.  

The Methodist Church usually sprinkles infants.  When Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized she said she did not want to be sprinkled, but "dunked" just like Jesus was by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.  We were so excited that Dave found a way right in front of the church!!  This was the first baptism by immersion in a long time at First Methodist in Tallassee.  

The boys were both baptized that day too (they were sprinkled).  What a blessing it was and such a meaningful experience for us as a family. 
 

 

 
Our friend Chhorn Lim with CGL Photography took these photos for us.  I am so thankful he was able to come and document this wonderful day for us!!