Friday, November 2, 2012

Family Tradition

This weekend marked a huge mark in the Family Tradition book! Going back years our family have been avid hunters. The art has been passed from generation to generation and this week Justin made his mark. Justin killed his first deer ever on our family farm down in Perry County TN. I'm not sure who was more proud, he or us! I know its day he will never forget and I hope he carries on the tradition with his kids one day! Way to go buddy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Nickster & Halloween to all

Mr. Nicholas turned the big 8 this month! Again we had his Halloween themed Birthday Bonfire Party! It was a blast! I can not get over how fast you are growing Mr. Nick, but I am so proud of the little man you are turning into!! Happy Birthday Buddy!

And Happy Halloween to you all!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Toes in the Sand

Two words I love to hear, vacation and beach!! Ahhh We headed down to Panama City Beach last week for some relaxation! I loved having our toes in the sand and watching the waves move in! Oh how I could live by the ocean. And I think one day we will! Something about the saltwater and cool ocean breeze speaks to my soul. 

The kids had an absolute blast! They played in the sand, rode ocean waves, and even brought home a couple shelled critters. I think they hated leaving as much as us adults! But we will be back! Back to stick our toes in the sand and listen to the waves crash in!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This & That

A few random pictures to review the past couple months...

Justin took and passed his Hunters Education Course!


Emily LOVES to sing. She will make a microphone out of anything...

Nick is loving playing soccer. And he is really good at it. While taking his 8th Birthday photos he asked to put the soccer ball in some of his pictures!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

End of Summer...

There are a few things that signal the end of summer for me.

One that sticks out the most is a trip to the county fair!

We LOVE the fair, but have missed the past few years due to all different kinds of reasons.

So this year when some great friends of us invited us to go with them, we leaped at the chance. This was Emilys first fair experience and she had a blast. The boys were finally tall enough this year to ride the big rides with daddt. I proudly munched on some yummy fair foods and cheered on my roller coaster riding loves!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Big Pre-K

Well my last little baby has officially started school. Ems started preschool at a local church this past Wednesday. Its the same one her brother Nick went to. We absolutely LOVE the staff there and they treated us so good with Nick.

Emily was up bright and early with her brothers at 6am. To say she was a bit excited was an understatement. It was hard to make her understand that her school started later and that mommy would take her and that she wouldn't be getting on the bus with her brothers. So after breakfast and getting boys on the bus for school we got ready and snapped a few pictures.

Then it was off to school. I was so bummed that by the time we got to the school I realized my camera was on and in return now dead! So the cell phone is all I had at school.. But at least I snagged a few pictures!

After saying our goodbyes (btw I was a brave mommy and didn't cry, yet I did get that lump in my throat like it was coming at any moment) my brave little girl gave me a kiss and off I went.

Her teachers said she had a great day. The only "bump" was at nap time when she got sad and cried to go home. We will have to work on this, but in all reality Emily hasn't really napped since she was 1 year old... no joke.. So we will work on laying still and resting.

I'm so glad she had a great day and mommy did too. Its amazing how much you can get done without having to heard children with you. I got the car washed and tagged and took some clothes back and shopped at Kohls. I also got Joes numbers on the back of his new softball shirt and picked up chicken and dog food!! I even had lunch tucked away  in a quiet booth as I ate yummy soup and surfed on Pinterest! All in all it was a huge success..

Sunday, August 12, 2012

No Words

Ok maybe I do have words, but they are not so nice.

I am about ready to ban all markers, crayons, and colored pencils from a certain little 3 year old.

I must say the girl has some pretty cute artistic skills, and momma loves her drawings. Just not on 4 walls in the house! I have hid the markers, then she comes up with crayons. I hide them and she magically finds a PERMANENT marker..

Ugh ok I give up.. Its a good thing she is cute! ;)