Friday, July 22, 2011

Father's Day Weekend-2011

Clayton with the doggies, Duey and Basil

We spent Father's Day weekend in Raleigh with our besties, the Barnes'.  I let Clayton open his gift early on Saturday in case he got to go golfing that evening.  The boys and I got him an awesome pair of golf shoes.  Unfortunately, they were too nice.  He ended up exchanging them at an Ecco store in Myrtle Beach for a pair that looked more like street shoes.  The best part of that transaction was that I got a pair too.  The store was having a buy one, get one pair 1/2 off sale.  So for the price of the pair he originally had, we both got a pair. :)

Jason and Natascha have a boat so we spent that Saturday out on Lake Jordan.  It was a blast!  The sun was hot so we all got in the water to cool down.

Big E and Hayden

Jasmine and Hayden


Emerson and Clayton



Monday, July 18, 2011

Walking home after school (Colorado)

I sure will miss living so close to their school.

Pictures for my kids' sake

The view of the Rockies from the main entrance into Pioneer Ridge

Before we left Colorado, I drove around our neighborhood and took pics so that my kids wouldn't forget their former surroundings.  I took pics from the entry to our neighborhood, past the school and the turn onto our street.  It was the same path that I took on a daily basis for the past 4 years.  It may have felt routine at the time but eventually I know it will be forgotten, thus the photos.  I have a lot more photos than this but here are a few.

The view just before you get to the school

My kiddos' elementary school

Our street sign as you round the curve

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bad Blogger

While I am sorry I haven't posted anything on here in a long time, I am glad that I have been too busy to do so.  We have been everywhere since arriving in NC.  Life has been moving way too fast.  Many weeks have been spent with our besties the Barnes', my aunt and uncle, my parents, and my cousin Christine and her family.  It's been such a blessing.  The boys love being here and so do we.  From backyard barbecues and swimming in pools to boating on the lake and playing at the beach, we are so happy to be back. I have too many photos to update my blog appropriately, so I am just going to upload random things from my camera and my iPhone for you all to see.  It will likely be out of order but I don't have the time to sort it all out.

Even though I haven't been blogging lately, I still Facebook like a pro.  If you want to keep up with little ole me and my family, FB is where you will find us most of the time.  Feel free to friend request me if you haven't already done so. :)

Myrtle Beach 6/25-7/2/11

Clayton's company told us to take vacation early on since they would likely need him throughout the rest of the year (since they are starting up a new machine in Concord and they haven't hired hardly anyone to run it yet). The Barnes' and us decided to head to Myrtle Beach, SC for a week.  We got a condo in Barefoot Landing, thanks to Natascha.  Jason's twin sister, Mandy, and her husband Mark, joined us for the second half of the trip and we had a fabulous time.  We played on the beach, swam in the pool, ate lots of good food, and shopped quite a bit.

Mark teaching Hayden to play the tuba


Broadway at the Beach