Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Celebration!

Kissing Baby Tate!

Parker wanted to be in his Spiderman Pj's for naptime...and then left them on for the remainder of Christmas Day! He also got a special treat and slept on his trundle bed since we had so many guests with us! He loved it...hence the picture of his pj's on the trundle bed! It was pretty warm on Christmas Day (55 degrees) and our white Christmas didn't arrive until Saturday was beautiful and a sweet reminder of the cleansing power of Jesus.

Cowboy uniform...too bad they lost yesterday!!

Batman to the rescue!!

Parker loved to open his presents this year!

All Santa's goodies were left by the fireplace...and most of the cookies and milk were gone, too.

This was Parker's first worship service to attend...and stay the entire time. He did great. Sorry for the fuzzy was dark and all the Christmas lights were on. I look forward to when he can worship with us as a "new kid on the pew" at 5 years old! Also, this was our first Christmas to stay in Amarillo and we loved it. We missed home, but enjoyed being with our FBC family on Christmas Eve and reading the Christmas story. Pops, Juju and Uncle Buddy came to visit for the entire week. I enjoyed entertaining and cooking for everyone. We love to have a full house! Parker's favorite thing to do is to dress up and pretend! I think he changes clothes more than I do every day.

He is enjoying his time at home these two weeks. Preschool and regular activities start back January 5th...and tax season begins...and youth activities gear up for DNow, ski trips, mission trips and regular weekly activities. Busy times ahead...oh yeah...and Tate is due early March! What a fun time of year. I look forward to staying at home all the time with the boys come March! I'm going to take some time to plan, dream, and create before 2009 arrives! Parker and Bradley are playing cars now...I'm off to join them! Chick Hicks is for me (I LOVE green), Parker takes all the red cars...his favorite color...and he shares them with Bradley since red is also his favorite color. These are important facts for a 3 year old! Have a wonderful evening!

29 week picture

29 week picture...tate is active, healthy and we are both doing great so far! thank you for your prayers. i go back to the doctor next Wednesday for a regular 2 week check-up. the crib is ready...we are just waiting for a few items to come in before finishes up the nursery. parker told me that he needs a john deere he can drive tate around. his pops is in on this one, i gator for the big kids and one gator for the babies!
you better be good boys this year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


pman likes cookie dough, what a surprise.

it's almost game time for the cowboys, so Parker wanted to show how excited he is!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Visiting Santa at Northpark Mall

Waiting to see Santa

All Aboard!!

Aaron Maggard and Parker off to see trains at Northpark

Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey Day!

We had a great time with the Maybin family for Turkey Day and of course, it was time for some family pictures! Parker LOVES to ride all the tractors at Papa's house. Wednesday we enjoyed a short trip to Belton to visit the Parker's. Saturday brings a trip to Dallas to visit Chris, the Maggard's, and Will Bache...hopefully he will will make his entrance to this world before we have to head to Amarillo on Sunday afternoon. Parker is excited to visit Santa and loves all the "hoop-la" as I call it! He is also excited about his nativity set and singing to Baby Jesus.

Baby Tate is progressing along nicely. 25 weeks along and feeling very good. Tate is sitting lower than Parker did and regular trips to the restroom are very necessary! It's crazy how different each pregnancy really is!

Cale, Jennifer, Chelsea, Jarrayd, and Chloe
The Maybin Family

Russell, Elizabeth, Madison, Mallory and Camden

Bradley, Emily, Parker and Baby Tate

Madison and Chloe

Parkerman...enjoying his tractor rides!
He also LOVES to play with his cousins.
We look forward to spending some more time with them very, very soon!
May our lives be a reflection of God's goodness, gracy and mercy and give thanks to Him each day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

State Champs!

Congrats to the AHS volleyball girls on another state championship title! Tori and Michelle--we are thriled for you and your team! Also, congrats to Tori for signing with the Baylor Bears...we sure enjoyed your signing party! Sic'em!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Grandparents Day!

Pops came to visit and to attend Grandparents Day at Parker's preschool this week. It was a lot of fun...we sure missed JuJu! Parker showed Pops his classroom, and of course, Pops was able to see Landri Klair again! I also enjoyed some father/daughter time as well. Parker thought it was hilarious when Pops would answer his cell phone, "this is Mack Parker" Parker would just laugh and laugh...then Pops could carry on his conversation. We are looking forward to putting up our Christmas decor this weekend and heading to Waco for Thanksgiving. May you and yours be blessed...

Lunch time!

Waiting patiently

Picture time!

Thanks, Pops, for a wonderful day at school!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Well, after putting it off for a year or so...our six year old computer finally crashed. This isn't just any computer...the first large purchase we made during our marriage and it assisted me in studying and passing the CPA exam (i'm so glad that is over) several years ago! It's not so crashed that we cannot get all our pictures off of it, but enough that it's not worth repairing. Bradley is a "mac" guy so I'm following his lead. It's an early Christmas at the Maybin's! Hard wood floors will have to wait until summer! I will post pictures and blogs once the computer arrives.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Pretty leaves are falling down, falling down;
pretty leaves are falling down, all through our town!

This is a recent song Parker is singing and really does explain what our home looks like! Hope you are enjoy this season of pretty leaves, football, family, and friends. We went to a 4pm AHS football game yesterday. It was so strange...just not the same as a Friday night football game...but it was fun to be with the students. I'm tired after a day of showers...both baby and wedding showers...but oh, so fun! Parker is snoozing and we are going to put our feet up for a few minutes, watch football and then cook dinner. Tomorrow is high attendance get your booties in church...not just because it's high attendance day for Baptist...but to sit at the throne of the living God who loves us no matter what and give Him thanks!

Muffins for Mom!

Tuesday was Muffins for Mom at Parker's preschool!
I loved every minute of it! It was fun to be with all his friends and play with them. The other mothers would say, "Are you Parker's mom?" And I would reply, "yes". "Oh, we hear about him all the time at home!" they would say. A proud momma I am! Parker is the oldest in his class and quite a leader. Parker enjoys all of his friends, but his best friend, Landri Klair is shown here with him eating muffins and with her mom, Marci! We love the Bean family! We are blessed to know them! In the other pictures, Parker is singing, yet again! He LOVES to sing...even really high pitches.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Weekend at Home!

"Here I go Mama!"
Parker sings ALL the time...and we love it! He even likes to sing "Glorious"
by our favorite band lead by Dave Crowder.

Mark and Parker hanging out before Parker's nap! Parker does EVERYTHING that Mark does!

We've been blessed with some fun trips over the past few weeks, but we are glad to be settled and home for a while. Parker told us that he LOVES taking naps in the car, but they (the cars) need to rest for a while! I'm sure Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! The weather is beautiful and we enjoy having four seasons so much! Hopefully it will freeze in the next couple of weeks so our allergies will get better! We plan to enjoy a few more weeks of Friday night lights with our students and some time outdoors before the first snow hits! Hope your weekend is a great one! Blessings to you all...

The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for Him and seek Him. Lamentations 3:25

20 weeks!

I've reached the half way point and have an appointment Monday! Yeah! This morning the church hosted a staff women and wives appreciation a good opportunity for pictures! What a wonderfu church family we have.
BIG prayer request--Bradley leaves for Mexico on an annual mission trip with the students March 14th (due date is March 9th!)--pray that Tate and I are home from the hospital before he leaves! Bradley can postpone his departure, but it would be great if we had a few days with two kiddos before he leaves.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And the name is...

William Tate Maybin! William: after my dad (William Mack), great grandfather (William Kyle), and Russell (Russell William Bradley's brother)...and how could I forget lil' tiz (Tate Barrett)? None of these amazing men actually go by the legacy lives on...Tate is his name! We cannot wait to meet Tate. We are busy enjoying fall, traveling, Bible studies, hanging out with students, loving on Parker, and picking out things for Tate's nursery. I am 19+ weeks and doing very well. Keep praying for Tate's health, pregnancy, delivery and for big brother Parker as this new addition will surely rock his world! I'll post a prego picture soon! Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Smell of Money

The good 'ole Texas Panhandle smells like "cow" at times due to the many feed yards in the surrounding area...this morning was no excpetion. At times, the smell is so intense that one might think he was standing on a "cow patty". Parker has seen cattle trucks before and noticed that they really stink! So, this morning when Bradley opened the garage and we were loading the car, Parker said, "What do I smell? Cow trucks? I don't want any cow trucks in my house!" I just grinned at him and agreed that it did in fact smell like "cow"...which to some, is a wonderful aroma! I suppose we can hold our noses every once in a while in order to enjoy the 70 degree-no wind-fall!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Party Time!

Parker is 3 years old! WOW~time sure does fly! During the past year he has discovered the Cars that was the theme of the day! Ka-Chow! Pman, Bear, Punkin, Parkerman...just a few special names we have for our little guy. What a year of learning (potty, no pacifier, big boy bed, 1-15, months of the year, days of the week, shapes, colors, abc's...and the list goes on!), adventure (first set of stitches!), and a growing love for Jesus (can Jesus PPLLEEASSSE put the sun back up so I don't have to go to bed). My favorite story of the week...I was checking on Parker between worship and Sunday School two weeks ago as I do every week...there was a 1st time visitor that morning. I heard (never be seen until it's time to leave and ride the parking lot bus!) his teacher Ms. Linda say, "Parker, we have a new friend this morning. Can you show him some toys." Parker replied at the top of his lungs..."hi, this is my church, what's your name." Parkerman...I pray that you will always, always be a people-person, a person who loves being at church, serving at church and loving God's people wherever you go! You are my sunshine!

Enjoy the 3rd bday party pics!

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's a Miracle!

We went to our 18 week sonogram today. At first, he wasn't very interested in "showing" himself to us...but we were able to see all chambers of the heart, blood flow, the brain and spine look great, all fingers, and VERY long legs. Once he turned, I immediately said..."it's a boy!" I told Bradley last night that I felt like I was carrying this one just like Parker! We are very, very thankful for a healthy baby boy and look forward to meeting him. We have pictures...but not on a hopefully we can get them scanned and posted soon. Keep praying for a heathly boy and pregnancy. Parker has been saying "she" for some time now, so we are changing his tune a bit. He was excited that he can teach the baby how to play with trucks, trains and cars! Once we decide for sure on his name...we'll post! Have a wonderful weekend and give God thanks for all the miracles in your life...even the little ones! Tomorrow--Parker's 3rd birthday! We are definitely counting our blessings.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Family Time!

wiley the wolf

story time
train ride at the zoo
elephants were his favorite
it's MY birthday??? yeah!

the little slide
the big slides...that mommy wasn't so sure about
they made and went back again, and again, and...
story time before bed

We just returned from a wonderful vacation to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine and the Fort Worth Zoo. Parker loved every minute of it...and we did too! We loved watching Parker get excited about every little detail. We also celebrated Parker's 3rd birthday with Pops, JuJu and Uncle Buddy at the Rainforest Cafe. Thanks Amy for letting us visit you and your new house. We cannot wait to meet Will when he arrives!
Stay tuned on Friday...we should know the gender of Baby Maybin!