Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I Am Keeping Up With Something

This poor blog keeps getting the shaft, but I have at least kept to my promise of making photo books (Stinnett Family Yearbook) each year to catalog all of our pictures.  It's important to me to have something a little more tangible than a hard drive to access family pictures. 

Here are the past two books...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Birthday Wishes For A Special Boy


Six years ago almost to the hour, a healthy 9.1 lb baby boy screamed his way into this world. He completely turned our lives upside down, but not once have we wished to be turned back right. This crazy life has brought a deeper love, more respect and a greater appreciation for life. 

We love you sweet boy. Thank you for making our world bright and full of love.

Happy Birthday, 'Murica


We spent the 4th of July in style - redneck and fabulous.

After escaping Hurricane Arthur the day before, we were ready to put on our red, white and blue and celebrate.  We themed out the holiday as "White Trash 'Murica" and encouraged everyone to dress the part.

Robert was the clear winner.


His ability to go white trash redneck was pretty amazing.  It must come naturally because I remember a certain toddler who pulled this look off and there ain't no way he could do that without some sort of genetic help...


Like father, like son.  One proud mama here.

But I can't excuse my ability to be a little trashy either.  I mean my custom airbrush t-shirt and acid washed daisy dukes took the trashy to a whole new level.  I think Robert and I fell in love all over again.


Without a doubt this was one of the funniest themed parties we've had to date.  There's just something undeniably special and liberating about trashin' it up a bit lot.

God Bless 'Murica, Y'all!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Boy and His Dog

There is nothing more special than a child's love for their dog.  Evan and Stevie are forming that bond - a forever kind of bond.









The DeMarksation Vacation

Yes, we named our vacation.

Well, we actually named the beach house that we all decided we would buy together in the future (The DeMarksation)...it now has stuck as the official name of our 2nd annual beach trip.

We had beautiful weather all week which pretty much kept us from leaving the house.  We beached it or pooled it every.single.day.  Did we have any complaints?  Absolutely not.

All six of the kids, ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 (we even had age 1 when Amanda and Scott came to visit) did as kids do - played, bickered, tattled, laughed, teased and name called - and we all pretty much just took it in stride because a vacation state of mind can do that for you.

The girls watched Frozen an obscene number of times and after introducing Beetle Juice it came in at a close second.  It was later brought to our attention that the language in the movie was probably not appropriate for the kids' age group - somehow though, Eleanor (age 2) was the biggest fan!  Not that it mattered really because the entire week each kid was trying to outdo the other kids with how many "potty" words they knew - butt crack, fart and weiner were among the top five.  Mattie personally loves poopie and fart - we have proof on video that Evan took early one morning - totally BUSTED (and let me state that we do not condone this behavior at all):

video 

When the kids finally went to bed, the adults played.  The week was dedicated to reconnecting, laughing and laughing some more - something I need more of from these people.

Until next year, my dear friends!