Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!




We're looking forward to the start of a new year!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!



video
We had our "Hanging of the Green" ceremony at church this weekend...as usual Ryan's performance had us all laughing! In the first song he was actually trying to reach the microphone which is why he was turned to the side...the second song is actually the funniest!
***sorry for the poor video/sound quality...we were using the phone...


Owen's choir group did a great job, too! They looked so professional in their robes!








Monday, November 29, 2010

Countdown!


The Christmas countdown has begun!
Even our elf has returned...so exciting!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Let The Beatings Begin

Every year after Thanksgiving, we begin the painful ritual of trying to capture the perfect Christmas card photo...it is always a horrible experience! We (meaning me) do not want to send out terrible pictures so that everyone can comment on how poorly we have aged or how ugly our kids are! Honestly, if I had the money I would hire a professional photographer to create the cards for me every year!! Anyway...this was attempt number one-we will try again soon
(much to Chris and Owen's disappointment-can't you see how thrilled they are to be participants??)...

Monday, November 22, 2010

CASA Fashion Show

(sorry...blurry photo-I think the blur makes me look better/younger, though!)

Janda suckered me into helping with the CASA fashion show this year...it was actually a lot of fun and a very impressive set-up! I met some great people and got some cool new duds!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Halloween 2010

Ramsey, Owen and Evan

me and ryan

"Trunk or Treat" in our church parking lot


This year we had a "Cat in the Hat" and a "Dallas Cowboy Football Player".
Halloween has become the longest holiday! We now have 15 "Trunk or Treats" to attend prior to the real thing! Once you've been to a trunk or treat in a huge field with a hundred cars, bonfires, smores, trains, games, etc...trick or treating in your neighborhood on the 31st is kind of a let down!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Carving




Ryan and I carved the pumpkin on the left...Chris and Owen carved the pumpkin on the right...

We're looking forward to Halloween! Pictures of costumes coming soon!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Guessing Game-big prize!

New school shirts for the boys...very cool jerseys!
Notice our loooooong name barely fits!
Who can guess what the numbers represent??
(fyi: there is no big prize)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happiness is...

a new TJ Maxx coming to Waycross!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Boys of Fall






Owen (#8) had a great 1st game of the season! He scored his first touchdown-very exciting (even if it was an intersquad game)...



Monday, August 16, 2010

Crafty


I've been wanting to purchase some bird prints for awhile, but no job=no money. So...thanks to a great website (jonesdesigncompany.com), I was able to make my own bird art for cheap, cheap, cheap!! I love them!! What do you think?
(My ability to hang pictures is pitiful, though---don't analyze too much!)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Big Breakfast

I am such a good mom when I'm not working! Chris says I am spoiling the boys...they will be shocked when I do go back to work-it will be pop-tarts and eggo waffles again!

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Day of School 2010

Early morning--goofy, nervous grins



Afternoon pick-up--smiles all around!

Well...it is the beginning of another school year! Owen is in 3rd this year and Ryan started Kindergarten. Great new school + great teachers= great year for both boys!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

So long Summer :(

Chris' yummy tomato pie!

This year, I am especially sad to see summer break come to an end...both boys will start a new school tomorrow (Owen's 3rd new school in 4 short years!), and I pray that this will be a good year for us all! I will be staying home which is very hard for me...I like being at school with the boys---even though most kids go to school without "mom" being there, it makes me nervous to drop my kids off at the door!

We had a great summer filled with lots of swimming, lots of trips to the beach, and lots of visits with friends and family...who could ask for anything more??


I can...I would like 4 more weeks, please...




Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Photos





Thanks to Carolyn we have some new photos!! She took our picture near the beautiful oak trees by the pier in St. Simons. You can't tell from the photo, but it was quite a climb to this perch where we are seated...notice my death grip on Ryan...It's nice to have a friend who is such a great photographer!!!

Visitors from the North

Ryan, Christian and Joshua

The Wilson/Warbington Crew in SSI

We were so excited to have our friends from Habersham
drive alllllll the waaaaay down to Waycross! We can't wait for the next visit...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Old Friends





We had a great visit with some old friends
that we haven't seen in 4 years! Fun was had by all...

Moo...

Oh, the levels we will stoop to for free food!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy 4th!

My uncle Joe (aka "Uncle Sam")
Bebe, Owen, Ryan and Papa taking a spin around SSI


Another fun 4th on St. Simons! (notice Ryan's crazy eyes...the flash on Chris' camera phone is soooo bright that I am surprised we don't have permanent eye damage!!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Woodlands Camp take 2





Owen had an amazing week at Woodlands!
Next year we may even attempt the overnight camp...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Camp Woodlands part 1

On Monday I dropped Owen off at Camp Woodlands. This is his first experience at camp away from home (technically he isn't staying at the camp at night but instead with a friend in Habersham...). He is having a great time! This is when life gets good...when you can send your kids away to camp for the whole summer---just kidding!! (or not??)
**more camp photos to come!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dad X 3





Happy Father's Day to our three favorite dads!!