Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Belated Congradulations!

In July, our friends and church members, Josh and McCaffity got married. It has been a long time since we have been to a wedding, and it was a blast. The kids had fun, especially at the candy table and seeing Josh and McCaffity. My kids just love them both. It was a Christ honoring service, and we got to visit with some friends and church family.

Hannah, Karis, McCaffity, Madeline, and Josh

Family pic

CONGRATS JOSH AND MCCAFFITY! Sorry this is so late. You know we love you guys!

Friday, August 27, 2010

All Aboard!

Our last few days, we always try to squeeze in some family photos. It seems as though they are never when we are dressed nicely, but at least we are smiling, most of us that is. Please excuse the dog food in the back of one of the pictures, and Noah's face in the first picture. Karis was having one of her "I'm not taking a picture day" in the first photo, thus her absence.

In pictures, I realize how much I look like my mom! I hope I look as good as she does at her age, (not that she is THAT OLD!) love you Mom!

family pic (dog food in the background)
We also took the kids to ride the train in Wilson. The kids had a fun time, but I think Justin had more fun trying out the new camera!

Thanks Mom and Dad for all the fun we had. We look forward to seeing you in about five more weeks!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bowling and dart gun wars!

While my parents were here, we took the kids bowling. It was fun, especially since it was Noah's first time and since everyone of us is very competitive (the adults I mean!). I won the first game, and Justin won the second game.

Papa John with his "rally" cap on for the second game.

Justin and his perfect form!

Going for my first strike, I only got one!

My mom's still got it!

Some spectator picks:
Papa John and Noah watching intently.

Waiting patiently for our turn.

Noah eating a snack with Papa John.

We also had a dart gun war one night:

I don't remember who won. I think Noah quit before the game was actually over. Fun times!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wiped Out!

After a whole day of outlet shopping this is how we found the boys after unpacking:

totally WIPED OUT!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Papa John and Amma visit: part I

My parents came to visit us for a whole week at the end of July early August. We have been so busy with soccer camp, Justin going to Texas for his Aunt's funeral, and our computer was out of use for awhile. I had already uploaded the pictures awhile back but never did anything with them.
Our visit with my parents was so relaxing, fun, and we all enjoyed each other so much. We picked up my parents from the airport on Monday and headed to the Disney and Lego store at the mall in Raleigh. Karis got some new Lego's, and Noah some new cars thanks to Papa John and Amma. We spent the Tuesday and Wednesday hanging around the house, eating at Dick's, going to Wal-Mart, visiting our local farmer's market, and (not allowing Papa John out of our sight, especially Noah).
Side note: Karis is not fond of taking pictures, unless she doesn't know you are taking them, thus the reason there are more of Noah.

At the Farmer's market

Watching a movie with Amma

(If you double click on the collage, it will make it bigger)

Two of my favorite people, I love you two!
Installment 2 of pictures will be along shortly, you can look forward to:
dart gun army wars
train riding

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One Can, One Can't

When I was younger playing softball, one of my favorite things to eat was Sour Power. It is not the same as sour punch straws. It was really, really sour, and I used to get 10 for $1 and eat them all in a few minutes. (I can't do that anymore, after a few I get a stomach ache now). They sell the sour power at the mall, so sometimes when we go, I buy some. Karis and Noah got to experience the taste:

Noah ate it without making a face!

Karis couldn't handle it, it was too much for her!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Hanging Around at the Beach

To wrap up our beach vacation posts, I wanted to share what we did other than going to the beach. We played putt-putt for the first time, played Hulabaloo, watched some movies, and put together 150 & 300 piece puzzles. The most exciting thing for me was seeing the BLUEBELL sign in an ice cream shop window. Justin didn't believe me at first, but after we passed it again, he did. We all enjoyed our scoops of BLUEBELL (I had two scoops, mint chocolate chip and coffee).

Everytime I see the picture of Noah and Justin on the couch, I can't help cracking up laughing. While we were watching a movie, Noah sat on the couch crossing his legs like that and it tickled me so I couldn't stop laughing. Noah looked at me and said, "Is this funny Mommy?" I laughed until I cried after he kept asking me if it was funny as he would cross and uncross his legs.
The last morning at the beach we took a few early morning pictures.

My favorite little munchins!

Sweet siblings

My three favorite people!

See you next time

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Beach FUN!

We woke up earlier than usual on Monday morning since the kids were sleeping in the same room, (we changed the sleeping arrangements the next night), and decided to head to the beach. We packed all the necessary things: lunch, snacks, drinks, snacks, sunscreen, snacks, towels, snacks, etc. Before we headed out, we took a family photo courtesy of our camera's delay start.

Beach fun here we come!

The wagon's all packed,

here we go!

We spent about four hours out in the sand and waves before we headed back to take a much anticipated nap! We went for walks, built sandcastles, jumped in the waves, and enjoyed God's beautiful creation.

My kids favorite books at the library are called, "Whose skin is this?," or "Whose nose is this?," etc. So to keep to their titles,

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Off to the Beach We Go

A few weeks ago, our family went on our summer beach vacation. We went to a new beach this year, called Holden Beach courtesy of some church members. As usual, the kids had a wonderful time. We went unplugged for three days and it was fantastic. The house we stayed in didn't have a clock anywhere in sight, so we didn't even know what time it was, no time table was so relaxing. Here are some pictures from our first night:

We got to bring Calvin with us, he loved being with the family!

My big girl!

More to come.....