Sunday, October 31, 2010


Yesterday morning my new little niece was born at 26 weeks. Both mama and baby are stable now, but it's been a rocky week for my sister-in-law. I cannot stop thinking about and praying for them and I would ask that you please lift this entire family up in prayer.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Phone Pics

I was scrolling through the pictures on my phone the other day and realized there are so many. I decided I would post some of my favorites. These are Halloween luminaries the girls and I made recently.

Margo and cousin Caroline. I love this picture of them.

Margo "driving" while we wait for the girls at piano lessons.

Our 13th anniversary dinner at the Angus Barn.

Lydia trying on masks at Wal-Mart.

Madeline is now taking violin lessons at school. She just got her violin last week and is so excited!

Sweet Annie keeping Margo company during nap time.

Sneak peek of Lydia's Halloween hairdo. Guess who?

Paper mache' pumpkin crafts.

Stylin' sisters!

Margo loves to dress up!

Driving Miss Annie

Riding the horsie at Kmart.

Lydia at a birthday party for a classmate last spring.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Mountain Trip

Two weeks ago we headed to the mountains in western NC for a fun weekend of camping. What was supposed to be a six hour drive turned into about an eight hour trip due to an almost blown-out tire on our camper. Thankfully a driver on I-40 saw that it was about to blow and got our attention so we could pull over and handle it! That delayed us a couple of hours, but we still got to the campground just before nightfall.
We stayed at Black Forest Campground near Cedar Mountain. The weather was absolutely gorgeous that weekend! We were very close to Dupont Forest so we did some hiking and were able to see some beautiful waterfalls.

We even took the girls to a corn maze.

We were at the campground for three nights and we had smores each night for dessert. The Flynns were able to join us for a couple of nights so the girls had some playmates. We also took Annie with us and she did great! She loves camping.

We packed up the camper on that Monday and headed to Asheville. We dropped Annie off at doggie daycare and spent the day (and our 13th wedding anniversary) at Biltmore. The girls loved it and Margo even did well throughout most of the tour. We didn't get kicked out so we consider it a successful trip. We started to head home around 6pm and not even 10 minutes into our departure we were stuck on I-40 for two hours due to an overturned tractor trailer! We ended up getting home around 1am. We'll definitely remember this trip as the one with the delays to and from. But even with the delays it was an awesome trip. I've uploaded all of our pictures to flickr and you can view them here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Delay Bedtime

Pause the playlist on the right and watch these girls having FUN!!!!! I will be posting pics from our recent camping trip soon.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


Monday night was Family Night. We decided to go bowling!

We were surprised they had toddler bowling shoes. Miss Priss was pretty pleased with her shoes. And that big orange ball!

Lydia hamming it up, as usual.

The girls had fun.

We played with the bumper rails up. It's a good thing.
Otherwise, there would have been quite a few gutter balls!

Margo needed some assistance.

She loved it! She got so excited when the pins were knocked down.

She was a wild woman that night....running all over the place.
It was a fun family outing.
Here's a video clip of Margo bowling: