Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School!

Well the time has come again! BACK TO SCHOOL!!  chase started 2nd grade at a new school this year and I thought we were both going to have a nervous breakdown! He looked so scared when I left him and a cried all the way to work! Luckily, by the end of the day he was happy and had a great day! Little Miss Priss Bailey started 3k and you would have thought she had been going to school all her life. She walked right in and didn't even tell me bye! We only had a little drama with her outfit of choice and because I didn't have time to paint her finger nails! ugh! I wanted her to wear a little denim dress with strawberries on it but she was determined to wear a dress with pink flowers that was a size too small! Well guess who won??? Yep, you're right, she did!! Oh well she was still just as cute as a button!! I pray that they both have a wonderful year and make lots of new friends!

Yearly Bookbag shot
Little princess starting 3k!!
The look that sent me over the edge!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Happy 7th Birthday!!! We love you!

Where oh where does the time go?? It seems like yesterday you were in diapers and learning to walk! Now you are this smart, charming, good looking little boy who loves to hunt, fish, play baseball, and aggravate your sister! You have the best heart of anyone I know and always see the good in everything and everyone. You love to say your prayers every night and I know you have a direct line to God because you talk to him like a friend! I am so proud of your accomplishments and how well you are doing in school. There are many changes coming and I know you will adjust well. I thank God every day that he has lent you to me and has trusted me with your care and upbringing. I love you so much and wish you many more happy birthdays!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yesterday after me and the hubby got off work we decided to take the kids to the lake for the evening! We are absolute lake bums when it even gets slightly warm so this is a normal occasion! I just love riding in the boat and watching the sunset while the rest of the family fishes. Now that Miss Bailey is old enough to fish she couldn't wait for her hook to be in the water, so daddy baited her hook and threw it in and told her that she was going to catch a big 'ol fish and to be ready. Her response was "but daddy I want a baby goat" hahaha ..... If only life were that simple and we could be that naive again! Unfortunately the fish were not biting at all yesterday and the only fish caught was by Chase and that was because he hooked it in the neck while he was reeling his line in!! Oh well, it was a beautiful evening and another memory made:)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fashion Emergency

1st grade award day...Chase got an accelerated reader award! He looks good in anything!

Ok, this is just a little story I need to jot down for my own memory! My son is probably the most vein person I know! At only 7 years old he is very aware of how he needs to dress for any occasion! I guess you could say this is my fault but his dad is the same way!! This morning in car line we noticed that a lot of the kids were dressed very nicely and so I asked the car line attendent what was going on, she informed me that today was awards day for the upper and lower school so I said "OMG, do I need to run Chase home and change him?" she informed me that there was no need. Chase was wearing plaid shorts and a blue tshirt with his tennis shoes since it was gym day. She said that the lower school kids were dressed for PE so it was ok. Well Chase did not see the approval because he was in tears!!! I am talking alligator, hyperventilating style crying. He refused to get out of the car. I had to pull up and explain to him that he looked great and that he could wear a paper sack and still look good!! He finally calmed down and went inside. Whew!! That child is a mess, but you know he will always be dressed well!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How Great Thou Art

What a true testament of God's gifts to us!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter cuties
What a beautiful day the Lord made! We had a fantastic Easter weekend! We spent the night with great friends at the lake on Friday night, spent all day Saturday parked on a sandy beach at lake Murray and grilled out with friends and all of their kids, woke up Sunday morning with surprises from the Easter Bunny,  worshiped our Lord at church by thanking Him for sending His son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins, ate lunch with my mom, Easter egg hunt and dinner at Matt's mom's and finally home to recover. Matt had to work and we missed him very much, but the Easter bunny left him a sunrise before he left:)
Watch out ladies

Enjoying the lake

Lunch with Mamaw
Easter surprises
Swimming at Mimi's

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Little Mud Boggers

This is what happens when momma is not around and daddy is in charge!!!!  Oh well they loved it and I am still finding mud stuck in places I didn't know mud could go!! lol

Batter Up

It's officially spring and you know what that means? Baseball time!! YAY!!

Chase has moved up from T-ball to machine pitch and all I can say is WOW what a difference a year makes! He is doing better than I could have ever imagined. The team consist of 6,7, & 8 year olds and he is hanging right there with them. They had their first game last week and played a team out of the neighboring town. It was a very intense game and we ended up winning 7-6 in extra innings, I definitely need to invest in some valium for this sort of thing! Chase went 4 for 4 and stopped 2 balls in the outfield!1 GO CHASE!! I am super proud of my little slugger....
I just love that little butt:)
and just this one instance I will say GOOO TIGERS!!! (and by this I mean the Etown Tigers) LOL!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Her Majesty is 3!

Can you believe how fast the years just fly by?? I feel like I just posted that Bailey turned 2 and now she is the big 3!!

Dear Bailey,
On March 20, 2008 you came into our life with grace, beauty, and like a bull in a china shop, and that pretty much sums up your personality!  You have such a sweet spirit and a love for everyone! You are still a momma's girl but daddy is closing in fast with him taking you fishing,riding the 4-wheeler and tractor. You love to entertain and do "my nastics" (gymnastics) and you love to dress up and do pageants. You will never know how much joy you bring to our family. I love that you have to kiss everyone goodbye before you will leave and I love that you want to say your prayers with your brother every night. As you and Chase were saying your prayers the other night, Chase prayed "dear God, thank you for the world" and you chimed in "dear God thank you for MY world" and well little lady that says it all right there, it is your world and we live in it:)  I thank God every day for you and could not have asked for a more beautiful and talented little girl as He has blessed me with. You are growing up so fast and I pray that you will always keep that spunky little attitude and always go after what you want! We love you little princess and wish you many more happy birthdays!

Love, Momma!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Little Beauty Queen

 My little princess was in the SC Fresh Faces Mardi Gras pageant this weekend. She was quite the little pistol!! She loves dressing up like a princess and absolutely adores a stage. I wish I had pictures of her fussing at my mom to get off the stage because she wanted to be up there by herself! She danced around, blew kisses, and just acted like herself (which is what I love). It was such a long day, we got there at 10am and they didn't finish crowning until after 5:00 and then we had to drive 2 hours! Needless to say we were exhausted! We did have fun and Bailey loved playing with the other kids there, although she mainly played with all boys (I can't say I don't blame her! haha)

I am so proud to say that she walked away with outfit of choice winner and queen in her age division. This just goes to show that some judges like for a kid to be a kid and that doing twirls on the stage and wanting to do it alone without being coaxed by a parent can get the job done too! The first thing this little princess did with her trophies when she got off stage was use them as guns to shoot all of her new little "boy" friends and her brother!! haha No one will ever say she is not well rounded!!

Congrats baby girl, you were beautiful!