Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Justin's Triathlon


Justin recently competed in the Mighty Mite Triathlon in Forrest City, Arkansas (July 18th). He did sooo great. He came in 13th place in the Male Beginner Division and finished with a total time of 1 hour 16 mins and 40 secs (1:16:40). If you ask me, thats a LONG time to be racing! I am very proud of my competitive husband! Here are some pictures of the swim/bike/run and the times in which he finished each event.

1/3 mile swim- 11 mins 49 secs.

13 mile bike- 39 mins 52 secs.

3 mile run- 21 mins 49 secs.

Wheww! Makes me tired just listing those times!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lake Weekend


Justin, James, and I spent a weekend not long ago with his sisters' families and his parents. We had such a great time! It was James' first adventure. He did great, and we can't wait to go again sometime.

Stopped to pose before the fun got started

Knee boarding with another person is not as easy as it looks! Especially when the other person knows how to splash water all in your face!

This picture is of Justin and me tubing. Brother-in-law Matthew sure knows how to make you fly! We both actually stayed on the entire ride.

Justin wake boarding.
He did great!

I on the other hand........
But I promise I got up many times! This picture was just too funny not to post.

James had his first boat ride! The life jacket swallowed him whole! The bumpy ride must have been soothing because he slept the whole time! (At this time is was 6 wks old)

Justin with his three beautiful sisters :)
(Katie, Cassie, and Rachel)

This is Rachel's little girl, Addelyn. Isn't she precious?!

This is James with Cassie's newest addition, Lydia. Um... James is nearing 2 months and Lydia is 5 months. Can you see they are almost the same length?? Ha

Family picture

Pops and Nonie with James and Adde

Pops and Nonie with their ELEVEN grandchildren!

The WHOLE Family!
Paynes in Blue
Fishes in Orange
Nonie and Pops in Black
Harrisons in White
Warrens in Pink

Friday, July 17, 2009

Like Father Like Son? Or not??

We have some of Justin's clothes from when he was a baby and thought we would see if they finally fit James. Here is James in the onesie that Justin wore when he was only 5 weeks old. James is 7 weeks and just now fits in it. We tried to pose James just like Baby Justin. So what do you think? Does James take after his Daddy? Feel free to comment!


Justin 5 weeks James 7 weeks



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

James can SMILE!!!


James is finally beginning to smile in reaction to things we do and say to him! It is so much fun to see. We can't wait until he starts laughing!

Michelle's Engaged!


My sister, Michelle, just got engaged to Josh Artz! I would say the name Michelle Artz sounds very pretty! This is the two of us standing in front of David's Bridal.

Michelle's beautiful ring

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July


We went over to the Bellicans for the "3rd of July" for dinner and fireworks. James did great. He really focused on the fireworks because of the light, and even fell asleep half way through all the loud booming!

James is ready for the holiday!

My "2nd" cousin, Landon, with James

Justin and I went to the Redbirds games with our friends, Brad and Tara Thornton. We sat on the bluff for 5 bucks, and the weather was very nice with a cool breeze. The game went into the 12th inning, and the Redbirds won! Then came the awesome fireworks display!

Tara and Brad

A few days before the 4th, we house-sat at the Christians'. This is Kramer's good friend, Ellie. Justin supervised, but they played very well together!


Friday, July 3, 2009

First Roll Over

Mandy captured James' first "roll". Gravity had a lot to do with it. :) But we as new parents are very proud.

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