Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hawaii in Detail

For the full-detailed report and many more pictures of our Hawaii trip...check out the Cochran Family website (on the right) Kerri is a much better photographer than I will ever be!

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Hawaii Pics

Our last night in Maui we went to a luai. The food was interesting, and the dancing was amazing. If only I could shake my hips like that!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Aloha from Hawaii! Our trip has been nothing short of fabulous! Here are few pictures to make you jealous! I will try to post more as the trip continues.

At the airport, waiting with excitement!

All of us (Jeremy & Kerri with us) at arrival of our villa.

Our own private plunge pool.

The evening view from our patio.

At evening at dinner.

The golf views...Nate & Jeremy have really enjoyed playing on these beautiful courses.

Kerri & I at the pool. The weather couldn't be better!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Ethan's new found (and very expensive) love is flying on airplanes. Yesterday I was explaining to him that mommy and daddy are going on a trip. I told him he would get to stay and play at Nona & Pappy's house while we were gone, but we promised to come back and get him. He quickly agreed until he realized we were going on a plane trip without him. This was very upseting to him until I explained that we would be going on another plane trip very soon with him (thank goodness we have another trip planned).

He loves everything about flying...rolling his "Cars" suitcase like all the other adults, boarding, snacks on the plane, and looking out the window. He is constantly talking about riding on a plane. Last month, I had a business conference in Florida. So, Ethan came with us on the trip. Here are some pictures of his adventures.

Some Random Moments

Nate and I took Ethan to play golf one afternoon. He is very interested in golf!

One of my favorite pictures of him!

The first day of school...I can't believe we had enough time for pictures.

Our messy peanut butter day! The boys love PBJ!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Creative Fun

This summer we have really been trying to think outside the box for some of our fun activities. Now that the boys are old enough to play (or should I say...get into mischief) together, they have found some interesting things to do. The picture below is a frog they found in the backyard. They had a blast...I'm just not sure the frog thought the same!

Ethan "skating" in the coke boxes.

This is when we were stuck at home with the stomach bug (which we enjoyed for four weeks this summer...I would never wish that on anyone!!) That is why they are both in diapers...which is funny since they are wearing the same size! And yes, that is CD cases all over the floor, and they are in the entertainment center!

Ethan helped me make brownies one day, and Lathan helped with the tasting!

Cruise in Review

My wonderful husband, (who works very very hard) won a cruise in July through Toyota! We were both thrilled when we found out. I was completely looking forward to going, but sad to leave the boys for almost a whole week. Of course, they were in good hands and were fine. While on the trip, we went to Atlantis, enjoyed reading on the deck, participated in Bingo (which we almost won), saw several shows, relaxed in the spa, and got lots of needed rest.

This is Atlantis in the Bahamas. We spent one day enjoying the facilities. You could really get lost...it is very very big. While waiting in line for one of the water rides, we ran into a family from College Station. Small world, huh? And just for all who are curious....the suite across the towers goes for $100,000 per night with "only" (as they stated on our tour) a four night minimum stay. Nate had to close my mouth after I heard that!

Our dinner was usually during sunset... so during our last evening, we decided to watch the sunset and eat later. The clouds blocked the view of a true sunset, but we loved every moment of it.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Part 1: We're Back!

Sorry we have taken such a long break from blogging. We've been busy with VBS, 2 trips to Arkansas, Lathan breaking (really it was more like a crack) his wrist, taking a cruise (pictures to come later), and 4th festivities. It's been a fun whirlwind with many more summer activities to come! Here's a few pictures for your enjoyment!

Nate took Ethan to play golf with some of our friends (Jeremy and Collin). Ethan absolutely loves golf which will make many many people happy! I continue to ask him if he want to play tee-ball, soccer, or golf next year. Each time the answer is golf, so golf it is.

We had a "little" accident at home one evening. LJ pulled the drawer on the sofa table which caused it to tip over. Unfortantely, his wrist was directly under the table when we picked it up. After an ER and a few doctors visits, we are better. He cracked a bone and had to wear a small cast for a 1 1/2 weeks (children heal much quicker than adults). We were very fortunate as this could have been much worse. He still has a some bruising and swelling after a few weeks, but is starting to use his hand again. Nate was concerned about his capabilities of eating since he is right handed....as you can see from the picture, he had no problems finding a way to get food in his mouth!

Ethan was all smiles at VBS!

We took the boys to the Rodeo last week. Ethan loved watching the horses and clowns. LJ took a nice long nap.

Collin and Ethan on the 4th watching the fireworks

LJ at school during their July 4th parade

Part 2: We're back (trips to AR)

On one of our trips to Arkansas, Nate and I spent a weekend with Nate's parents in Little Rock. Below is a picture of all the boys at the park. We had a wonderful picnic and a very relaxing weekend.

For the other trip, my mom and I took the boys up to Paragould to see her family.

Some of the many great-grandchildren

A bunch of us went bowling. This is Gage with Ethan..they love playing together.

This is a wonderful discovery we found in Jonesboro...a fantastic park. A bunch of us enjoyed a picnic and then played at the park that also included a water park!

Our visit to the firestation where, Darrak (my cousin) works. The boys absolutely loved it!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Fun!

Our summer has already been full of fun events. Here are just a few pictures for you to enjoy!

A fishing day at the park-like the advertisement?

Ethan's FIRST fish....he caught a big one!

He has become such the artist...we love crafts!

A spider bite (just thought I'd throw that in)

Bowling with Hayden. Ethan has taken after his Mommy & Nona and learned to love bowling!

Playing in the yard.

I'm sorry I didn't post more pictures of Lathan this time. I have many more pictures to share from our Arkansas trip that I will post soon.