Thursday, December 25, 2014

2014 Recap

2014 has passed so fast!  I feel like we were just celebrating the new year.  This post was supposed to go out BEFORE the new year!!  In true "always behind" fashion, I'll post few words and many pictures.

First Disney trip in January 2014:

Snow in Alabama:

Ignite Marriage retreat for me and this cutie in February:

Clumsy has another broken arm (on her birthday) in March:

Celebrating a Decade of Gray:

Tanner turned fourteen in April:

Last day of middle school:

Last day of fourth grade:

Summer on Lake Tuscaloosa:

Summer vacation to Ft. Morgan:

First day of high school (!!!!) and fifth grade:

Gracyn's first concert (Austin Mahone):

My birthday in September:


Recreate Women's Conference:

NCATA Champions in October:

Daddy daughter Disney trip in November:

Broken nose at home during the Disney fun:

Bobby turned 40 on November 22nd:

Cheering in the Christmas parade:

Christmas Eve service:

Merry Christmas!!

And Happy 2015!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to School~2014

First day of school blog post coming at you in late September.  I can't recall ever missing a first day of school post as long as I've had this blog.  The way I see it, it was going to be published sooner or later. Anyone that knows me well, knows it will always be later.  So, here goes. . .

The 2014-15 school year is carrying Tanner into his first year of high school.  He is really enjoying high school so far.  He is doing a good job with his homework and making good grades, so mom is happy.  He is on the junior varsity basketball team and looking forward to the start of the season.

Gray is in her last year of elementary school and it is going by too fast!  She is a busy bee this year with lots of school trips planned, lots of homework, lots of cheerleading, and as always, lots of socializing.  Gray has grown from a little girl into a young lady overnight.  See the example below:

I can hardly believe it's almost October and we are so deep into the school year. It's practically time for Christmas break already!!

Maybe it will not be another five months before I post again.  Even Bobby has been questioning why I haven't been blogging.  So this is yet another promise to myself to keep this thing up to date.  Only time will tell. :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Broken arm #2

Little Gray is my reckless kid.  She really normally thinks about how fun or awesome something will be, rather than how dangerous it will be.  She is naturally carefree and clumsy, which doesn't help things a bit.

She is recovering from her broken arm.  It was a beautiful Saturday that started out great.  It was one of the first days that it was warm enough for shorts, so she and her girlfriends were out playing all day.
Late that afternoon, she was in the front yard and took a few steps backward, (not watching where she was going, of course.) and tripped over one of her brothers basketballs.  She fell just the right way and broke her arm right above her left elbow.

FLASHBACK to her first break in kindergarten when she took a nasty fall from the monkey bars.

This time it was a little worse, and she was in a lot of pain.  Here she is waiting at the clinic to get an X-ray.

After a dose of pain medicine and a splint, she was feeling more like taking a photo for mom.

The following Monday we went to see the Orthopedic surgeon for another check, and a real cast.  This Monday was St. Patricks Day, and Gray's tenth birthday.

She chose another neon color for her cast.  Some things never change.  The girl likes to be noticed.

Bless her little heart, she was hurting so bad all day.  We still celebrated with a few gifts and GiGi's Cupcakes that night.

One more week passed and we headed back to the Orthopedic clinic for another X-ray.  Things were progressing well.  And we were enjoying Spring Break.

She finally got the cast removed after a couple if weeks and downgraded to a soft removable cast and sling.  All is well now, besides the fact that her arm is incredibly crooked!!  It just adds to her character. 


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Birthdays

March 17th started our Birthday celebrations for the kids.  Gracyn turned 10 this year. She fell in the front yard and broke her arm the Saturday before her birthday.  (Post coming soon)
On her actual birthday we had an appointment at the Orthopedic clinic to have it put in a cast.  She was pretty upset about missing school on her birthday.  But we did get to meet up with her Nana for lunch.

Then we went to the nail salon for her first real manicure.

We also picked up GiGi's cupcakes for later that night.

Friday night she had her birthday party at the house.  She borrowed Tanner's idea and had a bonfire in the backyard.  She invited girls and boys and had a really great turn out.  We grilled hot dogs and had the most delicious cake ever.  And the photo booth action was fun too.

Happy 10th Birthday Gracyn Elizabeth!!

Just yesterday, April 26th, Tanner turned 14.  I can hardly believe that he is 14 years old.  He found out this week that he made the JV basketball team for next year.  JV!!  My baby will be a high schooler.  Crazy!

He had a small gathering with just a few of his very close friends.  The bonfire went well.  They played a ton of basketball and Xbox, and ate a whole bunch.  Teenage boys eat SO MUCH!

We ended the night with a mini fireworks show, but had a few really loud and big ones thrown in as a finale.

Happy 14th Birthday Tanner!!