Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas at Oakmont

AnnaLauren had her daycare Christmas party last week. 
2 Year Olds are too much fun!

Cookies, Cheetos and Capri Sun - it's definitely a party!

AnnaLauren and her friend Ansley

All of Mrs. Charlene's kiddos

Opening her present at the Book Exchange

More friends

Everyone with their books!

It was so much fun.  Thanks to Mrs. Charlene, Miss Savannah and Mrs. Cheryl for a great day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bragging on my big kid!

From Tupelo Middle School's website:

December 16, 2009

Tupelo Middle School recently gave the ACT EXPLORE test to all 8th graders as part of GEAR UP Mississippi's plan to prepare students for college. Sumner Fortenberry and Noah Cox scored two of the highest scores in the state. The highest score attainable was a 25. Sumner Fortenberry scored a 24 and Noah Cox scored a perfect 25. Pictured are Sumner Fortenberry, Principal Linda Clifton, and Noah Cox.

Congratulations Noah!
We are SO proud of you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Going to see Ho Ho

The Christmas season wouldn't be complete without a visit to see Santa Claus (or as AnnaLauren calls him, Ho Ho).  We were worried that she might cry, but she climbed right up in his lap and told him she wanted Tinkerbell for Christmas.  When the photographer called her name, she looked up, grinned and said "cheese" - classic AnnaLauren! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


If you know us, you know that Tommy and I love Christmas, but sometimes we love it for different reasons.  I love the decorating, the food, the presents and all the rest of the hoopla.  Tommy gets frustrated with the consumerism and wishes everyone would just focus on Jesus' birth.  I sometimes get so caught up in all the glitter and ribbon that I forget to focus on the fact that He is the reason we celebrate.  So just to help us all remember, here is something I found.  With all the government interference in our lives, I thought it is telling that this verse says that the government is on His shoulders.

Merry Christmas and God bless you all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The official 2009 Christmas Card unveiling...

This year our Christmas card photos were made while AnnaLauren had strep throat - no fun! 
But, they still turned out pretty cute.  I can't believe how much they have changed since last year.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We had an impromptu photo shoot with Noah and AnnaLauren a few days ago.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winning isn't everything...oh who am I kidding?

Noah's 8th Grade Football Team only had one loss this year. After a tough championship game at West Point, they were named

Golden Triangle Regional Champions.

Congratulations Wave!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last night we took AnnaLauren trick-or-treating in downtown Tupelo. Although it was not as awesome as we had hoped, we had fun anyway!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where the wild things are...

We took Noah and AnnaLauren to Zoo Boo in Memphis last Friday. If you have never been, I highly recommend it! As you can see by the pictures, we had fun.

AnnaLauren as Little Bo Peep

AnnaLauren and Daddy

More pictures are coming...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Facebook :)

We have officially joined the Facebook frenzy! Look us up because we want to be your friends!
Nikki Raines Abney
Tommy Abney
Noah Cox

Friday, August 7, 2009

Life's a Beach!!!

We just got back from a fabulous trip to Okaloosa Island (Ft. Walton Beach), Florida.
I'll let the pictures tell the story!!!

The Family (L to R)

Cheryl (Tommy's stepmom), Tom (Tommy's dad), Noah, Lois (Tommy's mom), AnnaLauren, Nikki, Tommy, Chelainea (Tommy's stepsis)

Noah and AnnaLauren looking for shells

AnnaLauren is a true beach babe!

Noah may kill me for this one!

AnnaLauren Raines Abney - future Olympian

On the balcony
Noah and Chelainea

AnnaLauren was fascinated by the waves!

Building sandcastles

Having tons of fun!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fun in the Fountain

On Saturday, Tommy, Noah, AnnaLauren and I headed to City Hall to play in the fountain. Noah stayed on the benches, but AnnaLauren (all decked out in her polka-dot bikini) had much fun playing in the water.
Summertime is great!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Pictorial Update

New Pictures of Noah and AnnaLauren...
Noah Traveling Tackle Football Team

Christmas Card 2008

AnnaLauren February 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We sold our house and closed on our fabulous new home in Heardtown Estates on March 5. Thanks so much to everyone who told people about our house on West Bay! Also, because blogging now seems to be the way to stay in touch, I will try to keep new pictures, etc. posted to this site. I will get some updated today or tomorrow. Thanks!

Here's the new house...