Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Patch




Every year around Halloween we head to the pumpkin patch. It's a really fun one with lots of pumpkins to choose from. Each one of the kids chose their own pumpkin to take home with us. We even came home with a picture of David and I together (a rare event!) thanks to an impromptu shot by Summer.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Prettier

This morning Summer said, "mom, those flowers are SUPER pretty!" I said to her, "do you want to see something even prettier!?" Of course she nodded yes and I lead her straight to her reflection in the bathroom mirror where she started beaming. I sure love my sweet Summer-pie.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bikers

This is one of my favorite pictures I took right after school pick-up yesterday. One of the happiest things about our move to the "city" is the opportunity to bike to school, right in our neighborhood.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Forrest & Summer

This evening I let the kids skip swim practice (shhh... don't tell the coach). We got snoballs at Pelican's and then sat on this lifeguard stand and watched the huge waves crashing on the sand. The ocean was beautiful today but this view was by far my favorite. I love these two with my whole heart.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Forrest: First Day of 2nd Grade


Oh boy, can you tell Forrest is excited about being in 2nd grade?! He searched high and low for the perfect backpack. Score! He checked the computer daily tracking its arrival. So cute.
He loves his new teacher and class. I am so happy that they're happy, that's all that matters.

Summer: First Day of 4th Grade


I can't believe my Summer is in 4th grade!!! She loves her new school, teacher and is making new friends in her class. This year she told me she had to get a BIG backpack because in 4th grade that's when you have lots of homework and BIG books. I love this girl so much.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tooth Fairy


Forrest is losing teeth faster than he can grow them back. His cute smile is full of holes. Every lost tooth is just as exciting as the first for him. He screams with excitement and then runs and gets our tooth fairy pillow. That little hole you see in the pillow is where they put their little teeth before tucking it under their pillow before bed. These 2 kids are at such a magical stage right now. It feels like I'm living with little cartoon characters. The best!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Asheville

We drove to Asheville for a long weekend shortly after we moved. It was exactly what we needed to get away from all the stress of the move. We slept and ate a lot. Perfection in my book.
While looking through these pictures on my iPhoto this morning, Forrest randomly said, "I love Grams and Granddaddy's house. I want to buy it." I think that sums up how special their home is. I love that our children are creating memories of visiting their grandparent's home in the mountains. I have similar memories of visiting my Dad's parents in Florida. I can still remember the smell of their backyard, full of orange trees.

Monday, August 4, 2014

We're moving!

Our little family has a BIG announcement - We're moving!
It all happened so fast. When we put our house on the market, it went under contract in 3 weeks. A few not-so-pleasant bumps later we closed on our house this morning.
We've lived in this house for almost 10 years. We brought home two babies to this house. It's been my home to raise our babies for many years. Those were wonderful years. When our house went under contract, we decided to rent to give us time to find the right house for our family. It wasn't an easy decision to sell our house. A combination of reasons made us go into this direction. Sometimes change is good and we knew it was time.
We can't wait to start this new adventure!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday, Summer!

This sweet girl turned 9 on July 22nd. She woke up to balloons in her room in her favorite color (a tradition) and a few birthday gifts. She's a girly girl through and through. We opened gifts and then Summer wanted to spend the day at the beach so we took balloons and treats with us for her birthday. I love this little girl with my whole heart. She is sweet and kind to those around her and that's what matters to me more than anything else.
I love you, Summer.