Friday, July 19, 2013


at the beginning of the month, we made our annual trip to the blueberry farm.  as usual, we had two awesome pickers, one pretty good picker,

one picker that was pretty good but got tired of it after 5 minutes,

and one that only picked to immediately eat.

nevertheless, we ended up with several gallons that should last us until next year!!

if only hauling all of these people to the grocery store was this easy.... :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


the littlest little person turned 4 today.  our day started super early when he walked in our room and tapped me on the face at 5:50am.  why do they never walk to the side of the bed where daddy sleeps?  anyway, he's been proud to tell everybody that he is 4.  and when you tell him not to do something, he replies with "uh-huh i can.  because now i'm 4."  this should be fun.

i think you can only be this happy at this hour of the morning if it's your birthday!!

we started out with presents at the crack of dawn.

he's all ready for school now!!

william and wes were really sweet this year and spent their own money to buy reed some legos and and some lightning mcqueen goggles!

after all the presents were opened, we sang happy birthday and ate cupcakes for breakfast.  reed preferred to just eat the icing.  and since he's 4 that's what he got to do!

we got a little swimming in, along with some chick-fil-a and some mexican.  turning 4 is a very busy business!

happy 4th birthday, reed!  feel free to sleep in a little tomorrow and recover!!  or at least walk over to your daddy's side!!  :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013


the 4th of july has come and gone, but we had fun celebrating with supper, games and fireworks at TCC.  well most of us had supper.  i'm pretty sure wes ate one bite of chicken before filling up on every type of sugar he was able to find.  nothing says happy birthday america like sno cones, cotton candy, and ice cream, right?

sam and wes

noah and william

william wanted his teacher from this past year, ms. dickerson, to join us for the fun.  and that sweet lady tagged right along with us!  :)

knox, ms. dickerson, and william

noah, william, and clay

 reed and james.  these two are a mess.  maybe i'll get a decent picture of them in about 3 years!

this had to be the cutest thing i saw all night.  mason sat like this for 30 minutes before the fireworks started, all during the fireworks, and he probably slept like this that night.  i told his mama to save this picture for his wedding.  and maybe when he and his bride leave their reception, we can skip the fireworks and just wave sparklers!

mesmerized by the fireworks!

we're already ready for next year!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


somewhere between the swimming pool, the golf, the traveling and the legos, we've spent a little bit of time on the tennis court.  mr. michael always makes it fun, and the little people always come off the court laughing or smiling.  at this point, that's all i'm going for.  

now that we've got the basics, i'll tell mr. michael he better get to work on the kick serve next month!  :)