Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter

We had a very Happy Easter yesterday celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!  Like usual, we spent Easter at my parent's home.  We missed my grandmother Doe, my sister and my in-laws, but we still had a fun crowd!  ( I didn't do a good job this year of taking pictures. I put my camera down for a while, so I don't even have pictures of everyone who was there.)

One day we will get a decent picture, but not yesterday!

kids table

Mrs. Graham and Nannah

Michelle (Kennon), Jay, Carly, and Jeff

Leigh, Sam, Sara Beth, Avery, Jake

Sara, Brad, Reagan (Camp), Michael, and Zeb

And we were all kept safe because of our policeman!

Love this man!  He's a keeper!

Sara and me!

While most of the guys were heading eggs, Jay had the job of executing the jelly bean guessing game!

The boys had to stick together!

Love this of all the kids!

And the egg hunt!

Thanks Mom and Dad!  Until next Easter...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birmingham, Field Trip, Race, Easter Part 1

Another random post that covers about a 2 week span!  Mom, Sara, Elizabeth and I went to Birmingham a few weeks ago for a girls trip and to find Sara a dress!  Thanks to everyone who gave us recommendations on places to eat and things to do!  We ate great!  We ate dinner at Chuck's Fish (so so good), breakfast at Edgar's, and lunch at Urban Cookhouse.  And most importantly we found a dress!

Leigh's class went on a field trip a few weeks ago.  I didn't make it because of Bible Study.  Her teacher sent me a few pics!

Last weekend Tina, Terry, and I went to Hattiesburg to do a half!  It was a fun and quick girl's getaway!  We laughed a ton and have lots to laugh about now when we see each other!

Including this guy...we didn't see this in person, but I mean, really??...

That same weekend Elizabeth's family was here and we did an Easter tea party.  We were supposed to hunt eggs but that was the day it rained 5 inches!  I do think Easter is my favorite holiday.  Because of what we celebrate and the fact that it is usually less stressful than the others!

All the grands lined up for the blessing.

This one always prays with one eye open!

And I couldn't end a random post without a picture of my 2 favorite 3 year old boys!

And who carries a purse that looks like m and m underwear?  I mean really!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Field Trip, Race, Painting, Playing Outside...

We had one of those rare weekends where everyone was home and everyone was in a good mood.  I am very thankful for times like this weekend!  I am sure that the gorgeous weather had a lot to do with it!  Our weekend started on Friday, when Sara Beth and I made a trip with her class to the Petrified Forest.  What a fun field trip! This group loved it.

After the field trip we went to Fat Cat Ceramics for our annual egg painting!  This is one of my favorite things we do! I have had so much fun going through the eggs they have painted in the past!  They took this very seriously.

A beautiful day definitely called for a trip to the park before meeting Zeb for Mexican!

Proud of Leigh for conquering her fear and making it over the rock wall--twice!

Saturday morning was Day School Dash Day!  Fun, fun, fun!  Sam's rocket launcher makes a great he took pictures of the race!

These two ran the 5k--quicly I may add. SB ran it 32:57.  

These two are tiny and speedy!  They ran one mile in 11:13!  

Some of the kindergartners ready to run...

Their sweet teacher, Mrs. Matclock

We had plans of going to Starkville on Saturday.  The large crowds scared us away so we spent the day just playing outside at home!  Leigh and I did manage to make a trip to the farmer's market for some dinner.

After dinner, we played a game of Wii bowl!  I don't know if this little one can really bowl or not, but she sure can Wii bowl!  She won with a 136!

After church this morning, we met Brad and Sara (and Brad's sister) at Babalou for a birthday lunch!

After long naps, we played outside.  Sam has been catching all the bad guys in our neighborhood lately.  Our street is definitely safe with this guy on the hunt!

We are going to close out our weekend with the girls singing in church tonight!  And I think we will be good and ready for this week!