Monday, June 20, 2016

Owen is 9!

We enjoyed a fun day celebrating Owen, Daddy and Papa as Owen's birthday was on Father's Day again this year.


Daddy made their afternoon by setting up a target and letting them shoot BB guns.  They both hit the target several times and enjoyed a special time with their daddy.

He blew out all 9 candles...wonder what he wished for?
Blue velvet cake for our Carolina boy!

Same expressions!

Happy Birthday to our sweet 9 year olds!  So hard to believe we are close to double digits.

Owen, You are such a sweet boy with a servant's heart.  You are an awesome big brother and such a loving boy.  We love you!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


I don't know that any of us have ever looked forward to a vacation as much as we all did this year's.  To say we've been working hard lately is a huge understatement.  I'm so thankful for good kids that have rolled along with the crazy.  We so enjoyed our family time and slower pace along with lots of sun, sand and water!








Owen requested Medieval Times for his birthday dinner.  We all had fun.  Anderson refused to smile...said being a knight is serious business.
 Photobombed by a cast member :)


 Practicing his sword fighting.

Gorgeous sky after a late afternoon storm.

Owen's sand art...a palm tree.



 Daddy smoked us all in mini-golf!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last Day of School!

Somehow, we now have a 4th and 2nd grader.  I feel like they just started the year.  They both had pretty good years...we are still working hard on self-control, but academically they both are doing great.

Anderson sure looks enthused about his fitness ribbon.  Owen earned a certificate for the A-B Honor Roll...he had all A's and 1 B for the year.

First day of summer break...just chilling w/ Steel.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Anderson is 7!

Wow...crazy that our baby is already 7!  He was so excited for his birthday.  He picked out brownies for his birthday 'cake' and helped make them.

He got to open some of his gifts before school.  We think he had snooped a little in the closet.  On Tuesday, he told his piano teacher that he was getting a tablet and he knew it because he saw the box in his mom's closet....must be time for a new hiding spot!

 He is a great actor!

 It took a lot of huffs and puffs to get all 7 candles blown out!

Happy 7th Birthday, sweet Anderson.  We love you so much.  What an incredible blessing you are to our family.  You have an awesome personality and sense of humor.  You love God and your family so much.  You give wonderful hugs and have a sweet tender spirit.  You are a friend to everyone.  We can't wait to see the plans God has in store for you...just don't grow up too fast on us!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Aaron did work for some friends for church.  The family went with him to pick up ladders over the weekend.  Anderson was smitten with Sunny.  What a sweet old girl.

Anderson's rendition of Bob Sacramento...

Aaron's aunt posted a throwback pic on FB.  We happened to see Madelyn walking into school that morning and snapped a current pic.