Sunday, August 31, 2014

Goodbye Great-Grampy

Wednesday, we received word that Great- Grampy had gone on to be with The Lord.  We hated to hear it, but know that he is no longer suffering here on Earth.  Goodbye Great-Grampy, you will be missed!!

My Tree

While I was preparing my room this week.  I decided to paint a tree in my classroom.  I guess I wanted to add more stress, haha!  My room was so bare and I had originally thought to make a tree via paper, and then my assistant said "you should paint one".  And then she asked the director (aka my boss) and then she went to the board.  Then on Wednesray I found myself painting a tree.  Here is a sneak peek.  I painted it free hand and it actually turned out really well!  I am proud of my tree.  I forgot to take pics of my finished room.  I hope to Tuesday before classes start.  So here is my tree!


Sunday we had a visit from Grammy and Aunt Sue.  They ended up taking the kids with them on Monday morning to Jacksonville.  It was such a wonderful week to take them, as it was my first week of work.  I worked almost nonstop to try and get my room ready (more on that later).  Here they are, smiling for the camera as they were heading off.

Carowinds Fun

Last Saturday, to celebrate Crystal's birthday.  I went to Carowinds.  I went with Crystal, Dean, and Ashley.  We had a blast.  Even though we are only 40 minutes away, I haven't been to Carowinds in over 10 years.  The last time I went was the week of my wedding and I went with Ashely, Crystal and Tara.  

We had fun goofing off and riding thrilling rides.  

Birthday Shout

Last weekend was my Bestie's birthday.  We became friends over 19 years ago and have been inseparable since.  She has been my rock through the best of times and my worst of times.  We often are not allowed to play any "mind guessing" games on the same team, because we always know what the other is thinking.  Happy birthday, Crystal!   We love you!!!

Ice Bucket Challenge

I am very behind on posts and I apologize.  I have been working around the clock on getting ready to teach.  A few weeks ago we were challenged to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Not just me, Maddie and Zack were challenged too.  So we did it.  Here is the video to prove it!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maddie Dancing

Here we are another year of dance at DU.  First day of dance class, she is so excited!!

Birthday Shout

We want to wish the happiest 6th birthday to our sweet niece, Callie.  We love you and hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Celebrating Callie

Saturday, we took a trip to SC and celebrated our niece turning 6.  Oh my, I can't believe she is 6 already!  We had a fun intimate party celebration and then the kids' party was at a gymnastic center.  The kids had a BLAST!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Callie!  We love you!


Mamaw visit

Friday we had a visit from Mamaw.  Poor Mamaw and the kids...  We were about to all go shopping when mommy came out of the house and shut the door, locked, and with no keys.  My car was locked so we couldn't move the carseats into Mamaw's car.  Mike had lake day, so I couldn't go to his work and get his keys until he returned.  So...we played outside in the hot sun.  The kids had a blast though.  Thank you Mamaw for keeping the kids and me sane!!

Birthday Pics

Finally I can share some pics from their birthday party!  Enjoy!!

Little Family Fun

We decided to go out and have some fun the Sunday before their birthday.  First, we went and played putt-putt.  Even though it misted here and there, we had fun!  Daddy won again, but this time Mommy was much closer!  After the mini golf, we took the kids to a local Japanese Steak house.  We told them it was their birthday and they sang and brought hats.  The video is at the very bottom.  Enjoy!!