Monday, July 11, 2011

Our new Family Mission

In This House
We Do Second Chances
We Do Grace
We Do Real
We Do Mistakes
We Do I’m Sorry
We Do Loud Really Well
We Do Hugs
We Do Family
We Do Love

We Do Welcome You
We Do Miss You When You Not Here

The Ford’s

I saw this on a blog that I read and thought this is good. I added the last 2 lines and I'm going to have printed and hang beside the door.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Payton's Birthday Poem

The folks say they can't believe how time has flown
But what perplexes me, quite profoundly
Is the speed at which I've grown

When I first arrived here I could only make
A crying noise that was hard to get used to
Whereas now I'm a champion at cooing and babbling
Have you heard my "Are You Sick?" response.

Everyday is exciting, I just keep learning
Did you know that a cow once jumped over the moon?
And what a shock I got when I first clocked
Myself in the back of my head with  a spoon.

I'm only one, but I'll soon be two
And guess what I've got planned
To have Mommy, Daddy, Papa, Auntie & Meme,
Right in the palm of my hand.

Gonna close for now for I hear them coming this way
They seem to like  my nap time best.
I must let them think I'm still sleeping.
Bless! seems to make them ever so happy

Love Payton
PS: Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy First Birthday Dear Sweet Payton

One year ago today this sweet little boy was born.

how I Love you so
Love Meme

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This is what our home looked like on June 23, 2006
We are so fortunate that no one was hurt.
It has taken me about 5 years to realize,
 that the things we lost in the house fire were just that things.

Today Jerry and Kerrie celebrate their Fourth anniversary.
Hope ya'll have a great day.
Love Mama

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day
Love You!!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cute Kid Contest Winner's Pictures

 Kerrie entered Payton in a Cutest Kid Contest back in March and he won the contest with a lot of our friends voting for him. As the winner Payton prize was a photo shoot and a free 16 x 20 photo. The photo shoot was last weekend and I am posting a few of the pictures. Kerrie said that it is going to be so hard to decide which one she likes best for the 16 x 20.
 Take a look and see which one you like the best.

Jerry, Kerrie & Payton

Jerry, Kerrie & Payton

 Mandy took almost 100 pictures if you would like to see the rest go
 and click on the Guenther Family.
Mandy Mayfield
Mayfield Photography

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Payton First Time Swimming

On Mother's Day afternoon Jerry & Kerrie went swimming with Payton, he seems to love the water and we had a great time swimming with him. Papa and Meme just watched this time. Hope to have many more afternoon swims with Payton.

Payton and his daddy

Payton and his mama

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Mother's Day 2011

This was a great day!  I hope that my mom had a wonderful day, and that my sister had the happiest first Mother's Day of all!!!!!!!!Here are a few of the picture we snagged during the day.
These are the most Fabulous Shoes ever Thanks Girls

Friday, April 29, 2011


Kerrie, Jerry & Payton

Payton Looking to see what Peter Cottontail had left for him.


Payton with Auntie's Easter Bonnet.
Papa, Meme & Payton after Church.
Payton & Auntie Ashley.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Payton Won

Thanks to all voted for Payton.
He won the Cutest Kid Contest.
We will get to have his picture taken later in May by Mayfield Photography.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vote For Payton

Kerrie has entered Payton in a Cute Kid Contest. If he wins he gets free pictures.So we need all of you to go to and vote for him.
You can vote one time a day, the contest run until April 10, 2011 at noon. Please take the time to VOTE FOR PAYTON!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ashley Happy Birthday

Ashley Happy Birthday
Love You
Mom & Dad

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Birthday and Congratulations

Haley & Christopher
Happy Birthday Christopher
Congratulations On Your Engagement

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Auntie

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Happy Fall

The cutest puppy in all of Trick or Treat land wishes everyone a very happy fall!  I hope everyone is enjoying a cool and beautiful November! 
Enjoy the journey,
Auntie Ashley:)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Halloween Costume

 Mommy and Daddy say please vote for your favorite Halloween costume for Baby Payton.

 Will I look better as peas in a pod or a puppy?

Peas in a Pod

A Puppy

 I am excited about my very first fall season!
I'll let you know the results soon.
Love ya,
Baby Payton

Monday, September 06, 2010

He's Here

Hello everyone!I have neglected blogging lately though it was not intentional. I must say it was
due to sheer business.

 First, Kerrie, Jerry, and Baby Payton made it safely back home a couple weeks ago.  They are living with us right now and it's a little tight, but we're making do.  Jerry has found a job, though it's not exactly what he wanted.  It will do for now.  Kerrie is looking for work, but hoping for something when Jerry is available for childcare.  , Baby Payton is growing like a weed!!!  Is is up to 10 pounds now. Wow!  He is definitely out of the little preemie outfits.  

Next, the school year has started and that is always extremely busy for me. I absolutely love my class this year.  They are a super sweet group of students.  We have started a class blog and the students are going to start posting on it this week.  I will be putting a link on this blog to get you over there.  That way you can take a peek at what we're learning in 4th grade.   The students named their blog The Pencil Pushers, which I thought was very creative and hilarious at the same time.  We have just finished our science unit on the scientific method and process skills.  They loved the gummy worm experiment.  I bet they will be posting about it very soon.  Don't forget to hop over and check it out!  We'd love to hear from you.

After I teach school all day at Wellford, I mean like 12 hour days, then I head over to Converge College where I am in administrator's Academy.  Last week was my 1st  week in class and I know I love school and a good challenge, but I was really excited about it!  I think my classes are going to be very interesting.  I will admit that I am having to change the way I think about certain things to begin to think like an administrator. My hope is that I can begin to think as an administrator now while I'm still a teacher, so that if an opportunity ever comes up I will remember what is was like to be a teacher first!  On assignment that I'm already excited about an beginning to work on is...I have to read a book on a current issue or philosophy in education today and write a summary and my views in agreement with or opposing the views presented in the text.  I have been waiting on a good excuse to read a book called Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith.  I'll let you know what I think in a couple weeks.  Wish me luck on this latest venture.......So, that's an update for now, more to come later!!!
Enjoy the Journey, Auntie Ashley

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Kerrie

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I love you Kerrie! You "can" be the best sister in the whole wide world! Haha Just Kidding. I love you as much as the sky is blue! Can't wait to spend some time with you very soon. Love ya, Ashley

Friday, July 16, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

George Payton Guenther
July 1, 2010
Welcome Baby Payton

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

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I love you dad!!! Enjoy your day, Ashley

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kerrie's Baby Shower May 29th

We gathered at Mema's house and honored Kerrie and Jerry with a shower to help them prepare for little Payton's BIG day!
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Enjoy the Journey, Ashley

Friday, May 21, 2010

Children's Book Week

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Well, as you can tell today was a very exciting day at the schoolhouse. The students and teachers dressed up as book characters. I was Officer Buckle and no one even knew it was me until I spoke to them. The kids wanted to know "where all my hair was?" I tried to hide it, and believe me it wasn't easy. We had the BEST day and learned a lot in the process. Enjoy the photos because I'm sure you'll get a good laugh. I still can't really believe I did this. Enjoy the Journey, (and laugh if you can help it!) Ashley

Wednesday, May 19, 2010