Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016


We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We stayed very busy the month of December.  Here are some pics to highlight this Christmas season.

Margo dancing at the Smithfield Christmas parade.

Margo and Lydia with Mr. Buddy at their Polar Express Piano Recital.

David and I took the girls to see A Christmas Carol in Raleigh a few weeks ago. We all loved it!

Margo and Bri goofing off at their school musical.

We hosted an Ugly Sweater Party at our house and it was a lot of fun.

Some of the ladies

Some of the older girls

The men!
I baked lots of Christmas goodies and made some cakes for the Christmas weekend.
Selfies with Grammie and PaPa on Christmas Eve!
Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church.

After church.

Our annual "T'was the Night Before Christmas" pic on our stairs.

Santa Came!


Christmas morning!!!!

Margo got a new American Girl doll.....Lea

Lydia got and inflatable chair/futon.  Looks like Jack is enjoying it and her new blanket.

Lots of clothes and jewelry for our teenager!

Opening presents!

Margo got a t-shirt with her favorite singer!

Our little hot dog got his very own Hot Dog Bun bed!

Annie taking it all in!  She got lots of goodies too!

Lydia played the piano in church on Christmas morning and did a wonderful job.  She played What Child is This and Carol of the Bells.



Opening presents with all the cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Back to our house in the afternoon to get a pic of Grandma and Grandpa with all the grandchildren on the stairs.




Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Halloween 2016

Here are some pics from Halloween 2016.  We had a busy week leading up to Halloween.  The girls got to dress up for piano, dance, and the fall festival at church.  We had our traditional delicious Halloween dinner with our friends and their families after trick-or-treating.  Enjoy the pics!

The girls
Little Red Riding Hood, Dr. Meredith Grey(from Grey's Anatomy) and Spooky Lydia

Our family

David and I as "The Hunter and his Deer."

Chicken Pot Pie!  YUMMY!

The table settings were so festive.


All these girls are growing up! We have taken pics of the girls on these steps for lots of Halloweens.

Lydia and Margo with Grandma and Grandpa

Jack and Annie in their cowboy and cowgirl hats.

Carving a pumpkin on Halloween

Margo as Little Red Riding Hood with Mr. Buddy at piano lessons

Dressed up as a nerd for hip hop class

With Brianna

Lydia

Our car decorated for trunk or treat.

Madeline and Alyssa dressed up as doctors

Margo as a black cat for dance

Margo and Bri as emojis for dance class.

Margo's dance team hosted a pumpkin painting party the weekend before Halloween.  

They had fun!

They made wreaths too.  And of course, after all the crafting, they had a dance party in the garage.


Sunday, November 06, 2016

October Happenings

October was a very busy month for us.  Here are some pics to re-cap the month.  Probably the most memorable and devastating thing that happened in October was Hurricane Matthew.  So many people were devastated by this storm.  School was out for a week due to the flooding.  So sad, but so happy to see how our community came together to help!

We started off the month with the girls having their first dance performance at Railroad Days in Selma.  Margo with her BFF Bri.

Margo, Lyla, and Bri

Margo and Madeline twinning.

Madeline's team clogging!

Margo's team tapping!  They all did great and Margo is excited about her first year being on a competitive dance team.

Hurricane Matthew came the next weekend.  Here is the flooding on one of the main roads in Smithfield.

Before we lost power, Margo and Lydia pretended they were a British punk rocker sister duo!


We helped our neighbors pump water out of their basement.

Flooding at our town commons!

We played games by candlelight! We were without power for about 30 hours.


David and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary on October 11th.

Madeline participated in her first color run.  Unfortunately, the only pic I got of her was with her eyes closed.

Margo's Girl Scout troop had a rededication and bridging ceremony.

My Brownie!!

My Girl Scout troop helped at an event at Camp Mary Atkinson  a few weeks ago with a Balloon Pop Dart Board booth.  They did a great job and are good role models for the younger scouts.

Margo with her Brownie Buds at Camp Mary Atkinson.

Madeline, Margo and Madeline's friend Lindsay at SSS Homecoming game.

Next up:: Halloween Pics!