Monday, June 28, 2010

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Monday, June 28, 2010

It was the Summer of 1996 - my Momma came home with this little Jack Russell. We named her Roxie. Within months we found out that she had a fatal case of demodectic mange. Our hearts were aching. Roxie was such a wonderful puppy! The breeder felt so sorry for us because it was thought that Roxie would have to be put down so she gave us another puppy, named Gracie. We heard the news of Roxie on a Thursday, received Gracie on Friday and by Monday Roxie had little signs of the mange. We gave all the credit to Gracie - we know she helped heal Roxie. Roxie and Gracie became known as 'The Girls'. We (the Thornton household) never thought that we would be a two dog house and I am so glad we were...

Front to Back: Gracie, Roxie, and Patrick

Over the past couple of weeks, Roxie started to show more and more signs of age. The past week especially. On Thursday, my parents took her to the vet to do blood work. Sunday was rough for Roxie - she had a hard time moving around and Sunday night was even harder. My Momma took her to the vet this morning and the blood work showed that she had kidney failure and a brain tumor. We (as a family) made the decision to not let her suffer another day. After 14 years, Roxie was part of our family.You'll be missed Roxie! ...Roxie loved (almost) everyone - she was so gentle - would sit as close as possible to you - scratched her back on the legs of chairs - smiled when you asked her to - calm unless she was getting her nails cut - would follow right behind my Daddy as he cut grass - loved her afternoon treat - sit at the table like a person - could turn on the water hose - you could do anything to her - she would get car sick and it would make us sick - sometimes we would swear she would say "Adam, Adam" when she would bark - love of water - when you would say "Love Roxie" she would put her nose to your neck and cuddle - she was wonderful around Kimber...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Adam

Saturday, June 26, 2010

We celebrated Adam's 28th birthday with people Adam works with at Maguire's in Senoia. I had cupcakes delivered from Cutie Pies & Bakery - which is across the street - and the cupcakes were delicious!

Thank y'all for celebrating with us
**I am so excited for the transformation Senoia has made the past few years...if you haven't been lately you are really missing out**

Pool Boy?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Oh, I love my Daddy!

This is how we found him after Kimber got out of the pool...

Please notice Kimber's floral hat, the beer, the hose...
take the whole picture in

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Welcome Baby Layla

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Layla Rose Ball
June 22, 2010
8lbs. 8oz.
20 1/4 inches
Parent: Laura & Jim Ball (Adam's sister)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Waving & Crawling

Kimber Standing

Thursday, June 18, 2010

Kimber is pulling up...all the time...on anything! She is becoming more confident and brave - holding on with one hand...

On Thursday, I walked around the corner and this is what I saw...

How sweet is this

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lewis Family

Tuesday, June 14, 2010

The Lewis Family (Daniel, Becky, Ayden, and Addison) joined us for dinner. It is a lot of fun to watch Kimber interact with other loved playing with Ayden and Addison!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Addison

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Addison!
We enjoyed celebrating with you!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sunday, June 6 - Friday, June 11, 2010

OHH! We - my parents and the three of us - headed on vacation on Sunday morning. We stopped in Valdosta on Sunday night. Monday we headed to the Peabody in Orlando. Wednesday we headed to Jekyll Island. Friday we headed home! Kimber was a terrific traveler! Whew...what a week.

All packed a ready to go.

Oh Boy, we are about to go swimming!

**Ask the hotel you are staying in for a crib**
This was Kimber's crib at the Peabody...with a rubber duck.


Having fun swimming


Having so much fun!

Finding Nemo ride.
Kimber LOVED it!
Lots of fish!

Can you find us?

Surviving the Florida heat!

American "spot" at Epcot
**Public Dinner the back of the not eat there if you go! Yep, I got food poisoning! I was out of it ALL day Wednesday!**


Peabody Hotel ducks

What a life...for a duck!

We headed back to Epcot for dinner and fireworks

Kimber loved the fireworks!

Jekyll Island boardwalk - headed to the beach

Love my parents!

Toes in the water...

Picture Perfect!
until...a huge wave knocked me over!

Beautiful beach sand!

Headed home

Thank you Popa & Grandmother...we had a wonderful time and we made lots of memories!

We had fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Bath Toys

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amy and Becca Westbrook gave Kimber some new animal bath toys! Kimber loves taking a bath - splashing, playing with the nozzle and her toys...

The turtle is her favorite!

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

7 Months

Wednesday, June 2, 2010