Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wrapping Up Summer

Well that's it!  Summer is officially over!  We spent the last couple of weeks soaking up every ounce of summer time left in us!
at the park
back to school shopping
Movie Tavern with our neighbors
soccer camp

playing in the rain, then watching the rainbow that followed
Caroline went back to school part time last week.  Her teacher sent me this picture.
Last Friday, the girls were both in camp so Bert and I took our passes and spent the day at Six Flags.  We had a blast!  We felt like teenagers running around the park with our flash passes riding roller coaster after roller coaster.  So much fun!!
Friday afternoon we met the Hills at the pool for swimming and dinner.
Reese and Caroline
Little Reese, Big Reese, and Elizabeth
Caroline of course wanted to eat by her mama.
We tried potty training boot camp... It was NOT successful.  She'll be ready when she's ready!!!
Eating lunch at Zaxbys after church.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Caroline Dancing

The Lake

On Thursday, Alissa and Brian asked us to go out on the lake with them.  Um, yes please!! 
This was the first time Elizabeth tubed without an adult.  She double tubed with Naomi (who is 3) and then went by herself.  I think she would've stayed on it all day if let her.
Caroline was not interested in tubing AT ALL.... SHOCK!
She did like jumping off the boat into the water.  That is really brave for this girl so I was proud of her!
Elizabeth and Braxton 
Baby girl was worn out!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


On the way home from Memphis we stopped in Nashville for the night.  First, we stopped to see the Torreses.  We haven't seen them in forever, but Kathryn and Elizabeth picked right up where they left off.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of them.  Neither did I get pictures of the girls with Rebeka which is the most important reason we stopped in Nashville!  She's leaving again for New Zealand in 3 weeks so we had to see her one more time.  

Caroline took this picture at dinner.  That explains why it's blurry but its the only one we took so I'm keeping it:)
On the way out of town, we stopped for lunch and play time at the Odoms. The girls loved walking the trail with the boys and digging to make their "experiments" at the construction site of the new playground!
Can't believe these two are starting kindergarten a few short weeks!  How can it be?!?!
I love this collage that Christy put together of our short visit.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Last Thursday the girls and I left for Memphis.  We drove through Nashville and lunch with some special people!  Katie is finally home from Brazil and Christy stopped by too with Ella Jo.  It was a great way to break up the trip.
We spent Friday by mom's pool with our cousins.  We ate and swam, ate and swam,

sweet cousins snuggling
Alivia, Elizabeth and Alaina had jump and dive competitions!

On Saturday we got together with my high school friends and their kids.  We often get together when I'm in town, but we don't ever bring our kids.  I'm so glad they all had a chance to play.  We missed Misty and Keylee though:(
Elizabeth and Amelia

Elizabeth and Meyers
I caught these three angels deep in conversation!

On Saturday night Beth had us over for dinner.  Jen and Bryce came too.
We had brunch on Sunday with our friends Julie and Brian.  We got to meet sweet baby Finley, but I never took a picture.  Then we spent the afternoon swimming some more.
Celebrating Beth and John moving to Raleigh, NC!
Monday morning we headed to Nashville for a few days before going home.  So far it's been a fun filled, busy week.  I've loved seeing and catching up with friends.  

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Random Pics from this Week

on the playground after church
my little daddy's girl
One of my sweet students tagged me in her instagram post.  So grateful for awesome kids to have the privilege of teaching!
Lola and Vivian spent the morning with us.  We did a lot of playing in the playroom.
Elizabeth spent a lazy morning watching Sofia like this:)
Caroline and Reese at White Water
just slidin'
Izzy and Elizabeth
snack time

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