Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Before I get to the biggest celebration on earth, I have another celebration to tell you about. About 88 days ago, I mentioned we had some friends have a little preemie. Addison was born at 28 weeks and after 80 days in the NICU, we celebrated her homecoming last Monday! What a great day for the Briscoe family. Here is the family of 3 as we welcomed them home.

Stroller gang waiting for Patrick, Holly, and Addison to arrive.
klp and his buddy Blake chattin' it up.
Here is Kanyon doing double duty on therapy. I had him in his standing frame AND restrained his right arm. It wasn't long before I heard a scratching sound and he had squirmed his arm out the bottom of the brace thing and was scratching the bottom of the tray. That right arm is a powerful force!
Just a little Baby Gap commercial.
OK OK OK NOW for the Yamboree. If you play your cards right, you'll find several other Yamboree posts out there in blog land. The Yamboree is Upsher County's festival celebrating yams...yes sweet potatoes. I don't like to eat them, but I love to celebrate them!

klp with cousin John David.
Great Aunt Mary Lynn brought the walker so we could have it in Gilmer. Of course, Kanyon loves to lick the toys.

Here he is trying to teach Uncle Clint how to do that. Or is Clint just making fun of him????
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!! How cute is nephew Nolan!!??!!
Our first big family pic since Nolan hit the scene.
Kory getting beat up by Roselyn. Notice her shoes. Avery's dress up shoes were a HIT with Rosie!

klp, Marty, and Clint visiting after the parade. I guess Marty didn't know how much Kanyon LOVES to eat hats.

I think Marty handed Kanyon over to Clint pretty quick. Cassi and I weren't there, we were busy standing in the MEGA LONG corny dog line.
Paw Paw carrying Kan to the parade...Kan eating paw paw's shoulder.
I didn't even think about sun screen, but once again, the bandana proves to be a very useful item. klp livin' the thug life with his do-rag. (and also being too tough to smile for the camera)
Here is part of our crew watching the parade. We were at the end, so there were lots of gaps...plenty of time to run in the street and take our picture.
The Yamboree has a Queen (as well several other "Ladies in Waiting" aka runners up). In case you're wondering, here is this years Queen.
Us with the next generation of yammers.

Ok, so one of my FAV part of the Yamboree is at the fair grounds where they display these decorated yams. They are done by kids and they are decorated to look like Animals (yaminals) or people/things. Some classic favs from the past are Yammie Fae Baker, Dorthy Yamal, and Yamson and Delila. There are always lots of good animals too...seals, always seals.

SOOOO, the Spencer Family decided to have their own contest. I grabbed my box of craft junk from teaching, we split into teams, and let the creative yam juices fly. Here is our lineup. The Great I Yam, Mi "yam" i Ink (complete with tramp stamp and lots of other sweet tats), and Yammie Lou (my grandma's name is Nanny Lou) were the big winners!

Avery and Roselyn were SO much fun this weekend. They played and played and played! Lately, Rosie has been obsessed with punishment (usually other people's). Here she had put Kanyon in time out. I'm not sure what he did to deserve it, but Super Nanny would be proud that he sat on his naughty spot until Rosie and Avery let him up.
klp with Cousin Robin
klp and Spencer chillin' while Dad shot his bow.
klp with Aunt renee, nathan, and robin.
We had a great weekend, but guess what???!! We have ANOTHER COLD! This one is a nasty cough that has kept Kanyon (and therefore me) up the last 2 nights. We didn't go to Dallas this week for therapy. The Dr. said his lungs sounded clear, so we're just going to have to get through it. UGHH!!! Cold season is HERE!! Speaking of, stay tuned for Phillips Phamily House Arrest Sophomore year.


Corbitt Family said...

I'm sorry for both of you that he has another cold! How was his checkup? We missed both of you today!

ali said...

love all the pics! the yam characters are hilarious... especially love the second pic of kanyon chillin in the stroller, gotta have the arm out.

Jessica said...

We missed the Yamboree this year because we had to go to DFW for a wedding. I'm glad ya'll had so much fun! Kanyon is very blessed to have so many cousins to grow up with.

martha crockett said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me..... The Spencer yam decorating contest has got to become a tradition. The Great I-Yam is priceless. I guessed that was Jay's, and I KNOW who did the Mi-Yam-i Ink! Too, too cute. Good job of blogging all the activities.
Love ya'll!

cassi rash said...

I'm so glad we got to see y'all! I hadn't seen the pictures of Marty and Kanyon, but Rachel sent them to me. They're pretty cute! You do know that my husband received several blue ribbons for his yaminals over the years. Too funny! I hate that Kanyon has a cold. Hope it goes away fast!

Robyn said...

So sorry about that cold--we are finishing up a two week run that went through all five of us. I love his thug look best, I think, in the Yamboree pictures. After digging up our sweet potatoes this week, it's nice to be reminded what a celebratory food they are. Or at least in the heart of northeast Texas, anyway. Y'all take care!

*Kendra* said...

Loved all the pictures! I know everyone enjoyed the family time!

Life as a Spencer! said...

Loved seeing you guys, even though it was for a short bit! He is precious Jaymie! Hope to see you again soon!
Crystal and Shane

AmyB said...

Hi Jaymie! Glad to see you guys are doing so good! Love the blog!

Stephanie said...

Girl you crack me up! Always having something so clever to say for each picture! You keep me laughing and I'm sure plenty others...keep up the awesome work!
Blessings your way,
Stephanie Boutwell and the rest of the Boutwell Bunch

Ramey and Stephanie said...

Very sweet! Love all the family pics! Hugs...Steph