Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Babies Everywhere...

Rosalyn has never been too much of a girly girl when it came to dolls. No matter how hard we tried it seemed other things intersted her more. Well, everything just changed. Early last week, She pranced into the living room and announced that she was "having a baby," and she had one of her baby dolls tucked under her shirt (if you look at the picture closely, you'll see the little feet poking out from under her shirt). About five minutes later she "had the baby" in her bedroom and brought her out for the world to see! Needless to say, it was a momentous occasion.

What could you do? We smiled...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Drama Queen

If there's one drama queen in our family, it's Rosalyn. That's up for debate of course, because each of the ladies in the Shurden household have a way of making a whole lot out of, well, nothing... It makes for a pretty exciting time.

But if anyone is is able to bring a dramatic flare to all of life, Rosalyn is the girl. Here's a few poses from one of her latest "performances." Break a leg!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


This last Sunday night we hosted "Insight" at our house. For those of you who don't know, Insight is one of the many youth programs at FPC Jackson. It is a fun time of food, fun, singing, Bible teaching, and fellowship for all the youth of the church and many in the community.

We're learning what it takes to pull off these big events. This is the second 40+ gathering we've had, and so far so good. Before we moved, we weren't in a situation where we could host a good number of folk. Now that we've moved to a little bigger place, the doors are open wide. It's a lot of fun (and a lot of work!), but we're so happy to have the room to do it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Play Time

Here's two recent pictures of Nate and I playing on our living room floor with Katie. What fun we have!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Vacation: It Can't Get Here Fast Enough

We're so ready for vacation! Usually we go sometime near the end of May or the first of June, but since Nate had ordination exams, we've had to put it off. Now, we're aiming for the end of August. But that doesn't mean we're not already preparing! Rosalyn is here sporting her new beach hat. You can't see it, but it has a little hole in the back for her pony tail. She's pretty excited about that!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Blueberry Cobbler...Yum!

It was so nice to be able to enjoy a Friday night at home together as a family. It seems like we've been running ninety-to-nothing of late, and our time around the dinner table has been very rare indeed. So, after a very enjoyable Taco Salad (if I do say so myself!), we dug into a fresh, homemade blueberry cobbler. Maybe it's just me, but it sure seems like Katie approved!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Funny Girl

Katie is in a big time dress up phase. She particularly likes clothes that either I or Nate wear. In the picture below, she's sporting Nate's Titans hat and shoes. The toothbrush, however, is hers (thank the Lord!)