Monday, June 28, 2010

There Is No Way I Could Catch Up... I won't even try! I thought I would post some photos of the past 6 months, in no particular order, and then I'm going to really try and post weekly. This is our family scrapbook, so I guess that it shows that our family has had a busy 6 months!

One of my favorite shots from Christmas. Davis, Drew, and Hayden love trains and they had such a great time playing with Hayden's train around the Christmas tree.

We hate snow now. I'm sorry. We just hate snow now.

Drew had a great time playing basketball again this year. And, Kevin had a great time coaching! This is not a great picture - I haven't figured out how to take a good action shot in a gym!

Davis took a spill and had to have his two front teeth pulled. He did great with the dental surgery and he looks cute as a button!

We had the best time at my cousin Robert's wedding in April. It was lakeside and it was a beautiful day. A perfect opportunity to have a picture with the girls. Just as an aside, I am holding the most precious baby girl in the whole world.

My sweet boys are growing up way too fast! We were celebrating my birthday at the Biltmore Estate, so they were obligated to pose for pictures for Mom!

We spent our Spring Break on our first Disney Cruise! I can't even begin to describe how much fun we had. We had been stuck inside all winter with snow and yucky weather, so we loved the sun!

We loved the beautiful beach at Castaway Cay.

Drew and Kevin at dinner on the cruise. The food was delicious!

There was so much more to the past 6 months. Davis just graduated from 3K and Drew finished 3rd grade and had such a great year and a fabulous teacher. Kevin and I visited Philadelphia. My grandmother turned 89! My niece, Ella, turned one! Davis started going to the bathroom by himself! And the list goes on...

I promise to do better with keeping up our family scrapbook!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snow 2009

This past Friday, we had the biggest snow I have seen in a long time. We missed the last day of school before the holidays and lost our power in the afternoon, but we really enjoyed watching the snow fall all day. We had a little over a foot of snow when it was over.

I took some photos from our back door on Saturday as the sun was coming up...

Our refrigerator while the power was out!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas at Biltmore

Every year, since we've moved to Asheville, we take the boys to see Santa at the Biltmore Estate farm. There are never the lines that there are at the mall and there are games to play and ice cream to eat. It is a wonderful, new Asheville tradition and a great way to start the Christmas season.

Here are a few photos from our afternoon...

Posing for photos after our lunch at the Deerpark Restaurant.

Davis was really serious about his list.

Photo by Drew.

Cutest (and the sweetest) boys I know.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our New Friend

In a few weeks we will bring home a new friend. His name is Scout and he is so cute! We picked him out a few weeks ago, but he is only 5 weeks old now, so he needs a little more "mommy time" before he can join us. Scout is a chocolate cockapoo.

Photos by Linda with Sugar and Spice Cockapoos

The boys are thrilled and so are we! Wish us luck - we hope we're ready for another infant!

It's the WET Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

A few weekends ago, we visited Bryson City for the "Great Pumpkin" train ride. It was such a gross day! Wet and mushy with strollers and a pumpkin patch! But, we had the best time. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time!

Of course, my camera battery died about 5 minutes into the trip, so I only have a few pictures. But, I thought I would share what I could...

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Mom Rocks!

It's no secret how crazy I am about my family. But, my mom. Well, she's who I want to be. She is the most caring and loving person I know. She always know the right thing to say and she listens to all of my ramblings. She never speaks poorly of others - she always finds the best in a person, no matter what.

And now, as my own personal proof that cancer isn't fair and doesn't discriminate, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She'll have surgery in a few weeks and then begin her treatments. She's ready and she tells me, "Whatever it takes to make this go away." She's ready for her fight and we are ready too.

Courageous and strong are the newest words that I use to describe my Mom.

She has so many friends and family that are praying for her right now, and I invite you to pray too. Even the dentist that she works for part-time is helping her fight. Every Monday, Dr. Ben Daniel in Greenville, South Carolina and his staff are wearing pink in honor of Mom. He's also donating a portion of his profits to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of her. I love that! So, if you need a dentist in the Greenville area, I would highly recommend Dr. Daniel! Go see him and tell him you are there to honor Susan's fight.

Thank you for your prayers.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Soccer Boy

Davis is our newest soccer star! He loves the clothes and he loves kicking the ball around at practice. He is not so in love with doing what his coach wants him to do, but he'll come around. He is having a terrific time and we got the funniest start to our weekend in a long time.

Here's our little star showing off his new jersey after practice.

Lining up to "warm up" before the game. These little ones are tiny!

Getting a little coaching.

This is about the extent of Davis' play today. Sitting down. Checking the shoes.
The ball? We use a ball in soccer?

Wait! Stop the presses! Nana and Papa are on the sidelines! My team can survive a few seconds without me!

Look how cute I am when I'm not contributing to my team, Nana!

Man! They are making me play again!
Should I be concerned that my team is nowhere to be found?

Cool! This is more interesting than chasing a ball!

And Mom is taking my picture again!
Well, let's give her something to work with!

How do you like my precious face?

This is my "peek-a-boo" look.

Did you get enough shots, Mom?

Ok, ok. I'll kick the ball. But, just this once.

Is it over yet?

This is bor-ing!

This would have been a complete waste of a Saturday, but I got look really cool in my soccer clothes and I got some snuggles from Nana. All in all - a good day!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beach Trip

I am very behind in posting pictures of our summer, but I promise to catch up soon! Drew has started school and Davis and I will start in about a week. Life is very good and very busy right now.

This year, we went to Wild Dunes for our beach vacation. It was so wonderful and relaxing. So relaxing, in fact, that I didn't take nearly the amount of pictures that I usually do. One night, after dinner, we walked down to the beach for a "photo shoot". I had one little uncooperative subject, so we didn't get THE family shot that I wanted, but the photos are great reminders of our week.

The boys.

Cheesing with my babies.

Nana and the boys.

I can't believe how big they are getting!


The Flemings

I finally released them and they RAN!

They loved swimming at the pool.
Drew made new friends everyday.

We also took a little side trip to the aquarium in downtown Charleston.

This little guy was just begging to have his picture taken.

This bald eagle was so neat to see up close.
His wing was hurt and now he lives at the aquarium.

Drew checking out the hermit crabs.