We started the year out right with great friends, Jason, Laycee, Jacey, and Kaylee Higginbotham. We brought the New Year in with fireworks, great food, and fellowship.
Loved those fireworks. It was raining so we could only shoot the fireworks off the patio, but the children loved it!
Especially Shane. You can see Jason's arm sticking out where he was shooting Roman candles.
Of course, the biggest part of any January is Zach's birthday. In 2011, Zach turned 8 years old. Dave and I let him have an all boy spend-the-night party with a hunting theme. It was wild. We had 13 boys spend the night.
You can read about it HERE if you want to see all the pictures from the party. Zach had a blast and that's all that matters to me and Dave.
Of course, January of 2011 will always be remembered as the month it snowed and snowed! We had so many snow days from school that I wondered if I would ever get a break from the boys. (Just kidding) But for Mississippi, it was a very different kind of winter.
We loved playing in the snow.
And "camping" in front of the fire for coziness during the snow.
And feeding the cows.
It was the very best of snow days because they were all spent in our new home on the farm together.
Of course, we all got Valentines during February, but the most memorable moment was during the Beauty and Beau Pageant at the boys' school. All 3 boys participated in it. Don't they all look so handsome?
Shane on the stage:
Zach on the stage:
Alex was certainly in his element on stage. He hammed it up for the judges, waving to them and bowing. So cute.
Alex won Most Handsome in his age group.