Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Halloween 2016 is here.  And for the first time in 16 years I do not have a child in costume trick or treating. Somehow it is something to celebrate, and something to cry about all at once.
I really love the season of life that we are in right now.  The kids are really fun and they keep us busy.  But days like today remind me how quickly they grow up.  I feel like I'm running out of time.

So today, in no particular order, I thought a stroll down Halloween memory lane was in order. . .












Sunday, October 30, 2016

Life Lately

Life has been busy around here lately.  We have so many things going on with School, work, and just everyday life.  I wouldn't trade it for anything though.  The highlights?  Well, at the top of the list. . .

We got a new baby.  Back at the beginning of August we brought Kobe home.  I have tons of pictures and will have to share a Kobe series soon.  He has made him self at home and fits perfectly into our family.  He is quite a handful, and is growing like a weed.

Football season just ended this past Thursday night.  This was Tanner's first year to play, and he really enjoyed it.  He has learned a lot and will be ready for Spring Training when it comes around again.  We have stayed with Friday night lights each week.  Honestly, I don't care much about football, but theres  just something special about high school football.  I am so glad he decided to play.

This year has also brought another new sport for Tanner.  He joined the cross country team, and also plans to participate with the track & field team.  Cross Country is HARD.  Those kids are really phenomenal.  It takes so much hard work and dedication, and they are FAST.  Tanner has a long way to go, but he is holding his own.  I couldn't be more proud of him for trying some new things.

The boys went to the plains to watch some Auburn Tiger football.  This was Tanner's first trip to Auburn.  They went to the Auburn/LSU game and it was a good one.  Tanner had so much fun and is now addicted to the game day experience. 

Gray got contacts.  She has been wanting to get them for a while, but I didn't know if she would be responsible enough to keep up with everything.  So far she is doing pretty well.  

And she grew up overnight.  I can't even think about how mature she will look when she has her braces taken off in March.  She was my date to a wedding just last night and she just takes my breath away.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Day of School - 2016 (Catch Up Post)

Way back in August we started school.  First Day of School pics like always, it just takes me longer to get them on the blog these days.  

Tanner's first day of Junior year.

Gracyn's first day of Seventh grade.

And the second day just for fun. :)



Summer Vacation 2016 (Catch Up Post)

For Summer Vacation we went to our fave spot at Fort Morgan, AL.  Tanner took his friend Drake.  Gray went down early with her friend AK, and then met up with us when we arrived over the weekend.  We had an awesome, long, relaxing 7 days of soaking up the sun.  Fishing, swimming, and just enjoying having no responsibilities.

See below for picture overload. . . . 



Hello Summer! (Catch Up Post)

Welcome Summer 2016!  We celebrated Memorial Day Weekend with family in Gulf Shores.
The perfect way to say good by to school and hello to Summer vacation.



"Kids" table. :)