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!
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??)...
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!
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!)
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??
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!!!
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??)