S: 2010 THE RUNYAN FAMILY
BC: Sam & Sawyer, Mommy and Daddy love you so much! You both are blessings to us, sent straight from God! Happy Easter 2011
1: year in review | 2010 was a great year! Sam turned 4, and Sawyer turned 3. Brant continued to work hard at Alcoa so Mommy could stay at home with the boys. Jessica worked at the Kodak Kids Ministry teaching three and four year olds at the Methodist church, and Sam and Sawyer went with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays! 2010 went by in a flash. We started going to New Market Baptist in July, and we joined on Oct. 31!!! We had a great BIG harvest in our garden. . . . we were able to pick .tons and tons of squash and watermelons! Maggie, our black lab, has grown SO MUCH! Papaw Runyan bought us a small fishing boat, and we went to the lake at least 5 times this summer! The boys had a blast playing in the water. . . and so did Mommy and Daddy!!! We are looking forward to making LOTS of fun and exciting memories in 2011!!! Here are some fun Facebook statues that we want to remember from this year Feb 12: sam just asked me, "mommy, if we can't drive to heaven, how do we get there?" i told him we had to believe in Jesus and we would go there one day. he said, mommy, me already doin that." i asked him what he was doing, and he replied, "me believin' in Jesus!" May 28: my oldest just told youngest that he'd take care of him since daddy's not home. he told him he wouldn't let anything happen to him. youngest is scared of the storm)....heart melting.........now! June 28: LOVE picking blackberries every other day with my boys in the RHINO! June 20: LOCAL FOLKS. . .NEED SQUASH? We got it. . .FREE!!!! June 1: you know you've had a stressful day when you leave the walmart restroom with your child and you notice several men standing at the urinals peeing!!! july 15, our mailbox has now been stolen twice! we just got a po box!! July 20 saw and I had date he picked out his camo sheets for his big boy bed. July 21 sam went to denist for first time! july 23 sam's favorite thing to do is to "baptize". i'd say we baptized one another at least 50 times today! my back is worn out!!! July 28 ok. . .i had talked myself out of going to church tonight. . .well, my four year old told me, "mommy. . actually, we need to go to church tonight. we haven't been to church at night in a long time." i could justify his statement to you, but i am definitely one convicted mommy!!! August 6 . . . both boys jumped off diving board for first time August 20 didn't know the time. .. thought EMERGENCY! was on, which my boys love to watch. turned to channel 7 and magnum pi was on. sam informed, "me and see saw are not ready for this show yet. . .you know, magnum pi! this is a daddy show!" August 30 i killed a mouse today in the garage. sam overhead me telling brant on the phone that he needed to clean up it's guts.....therefore, sam asked me numerous times this evening if i would show him where the mouse's gutters are!! ha! gutters! :) November 13 sam was reciting the pledge of allegiance to me earlier. . .he can say it all....but. . .he said, "and to the republic to two nightstands. . .one nation . .under God."
2: at 2, you would get so mad, and you would make this face and grit your teeth!! | you light up my world, sawyer jackson
3: Sawyer's 2nd Birthday Photos January 9th
4: your smile. . . . is contagious & I can't imagine life without it. | january 9
5: silly boys
6: Easter | yearly trip to the Shriner's Circus | planting seeds for the garden. . . squash and watermelon | Easter
7: Mario & Luigi Austin's 6th Birthday Party march13
8: hogskin valley playdate with renee & evan | april 5
9: Colton's First Birthday April 18 | brock started praying without anyone asking. | mommy loves sawyer's dirty bottom and sweet little legs in this photo!!!
10: 10505 Asheville Hwy. | the old house sold on May 18. it was so bitter sweet. Thankful that payment was off of us, but sad. . .all the memories we made in this sweet little doll house.
11: alcoa family day august | gatlinburg trip january | maggie | MISH MASH | mommy's tonsil surgery - November | splash pad with lisa & lyndsey | our first time at NMBC in july
12: SUMMER TIME at THE LAKE | sam wanted to go the lake on his 4th bday without the "big boat and without maggie!" so that's what we did!! | sam on his 4th birthday | thinking back about the summer of 2010. . . my mind immediately thinks about the great times we had on the lake with our little fishing boat!!
14: VBS Saddle Ridge Ranch Paw Paw Hollow Baptist 3rd week in June
16: june 21st | **THE BAND** | **THE BAND**
17: July 21 Sawyer's first night in his BIG BOY BED | mom and nanny being silly at wal-mart | dad aka pappy drew these pics for the boys on their magnadoodles. . . i keep telling him to draw them something on paper. . . | first time at NMBC mission friends
20: Pappy came along to make you and Sawyer laugh! He did a great job! | taken at the Apple Orchard off of Bays Mountain RD
21: taken at Glenmore Mansion in Jeff City
23: august 4
24: august 23
25: when it is warm out, all three of the boys would rather be outside! In May, Daddy & Sam camped out in the big tent in the field. . . in july, we stayed up late and roasted marshmallows and made smores over the fire pit! the sunset was just gorgeous! and then in october, we took a trip to ijams nature center and went on a hike and had a delicious picnic!! | OUTDOOR FUN | july 15 | oct 3
26: NMBC Labor Day Cookout
27: SCHOOL time | MARCH 16 FIRST DAY @ kkm | Sawyer's first day at Kodak Kid's Ministry. . on the way there I couldn't quit crying, so we pulled into McDonald's, and ate breakfast, then we came back home and played. I just couldn't do it. I finally broke down and sent him on March 16. Sam started pre-k at Piedmont in August. We decided it wasn't for us, so we pulled him out in December. . . During his time in the Pre-K class, he went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch. . .made a gingerbead house, and he made a "flat sam", which he wanted holding a guitar!!! | sam's first day of pre-k at piedmont | saw's first day at kkm year 2011-2012 | red day at school | sam at piedmont. . . first day
28: Curious George & The Man in the Yellow Hat | cake walk | in the fire truck
29: our annual fall trip to carver's apple orchard on October 12 | in the fire truck
30: cheap entertainment. . . taking a trip to wal-mart and trying on halloween masks!! | October 20th Maryville Fall Festival | waterskiing squirrel
31: nov 18
32: sawyer's b i r t h d a y | you wanted a TURBO DOG STINKBURT RACE CAR CAKE | papaw had black lips from eating the cake!
33: at Dollywood on Saw's bday and the car he drove was the number 3. | Jeff City parade | the TITANIC | dixie stampede | bass pro
34: **snow** | jan 2010 | dec 2010
35: sam was joseph at church | This was the best CHRISTmas yet!!! Sam asked for a banjo and some soldier clothes! Sawyer wanted a race car and a guitar!!