Sunday, January 17, 2016

Life Latley - November

November, the month of my favorite holiday.  I love everything about this month.  The Fall weather, Football, the beginning of high school basketball, and my sweethearts birthday month.

This is what our November consisted of.  (last year.  I'm SO behind!!)

Deer Season.  Time to stock the freezer.

At The Movies.  One of my favorite series at church and the best time all year to bring friends.
Touring the new church building.  So exciting to have this and it has already been such a blessing to our city.
Rams basketball.  #11 has my heart.

Celebrating Bobby Ray's 41st birthday with all of our favorite kids.
Thanksgiving with family and cute baby cousins.
All of my loves on Thanksgiving day.
Celebrating this guy one more time for good measure.

And one selfie of my girl just because.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Life Lately

October little things. . . . I started out early in the month with Recreate.  Recreate is the yearly women's conference hosted by my church.  Once again it was a phenomenal weekend.

The guest speakers included Charlotte Gambill and Lisa Bevere. 

Gray had her Orthodontist appointment for adjustments.  Normally Bobby takes her, but this time I was able to pick her up from school and go with her.

Gray wanted to have a mini photo shoot with her friend and I obliged.

I helped a friend do a little fall decorating at one of the local retirement homes.

The kids went to the slide at the park.  Tanner goes with his friends all the time, but this was the first time for Gray and Bobby.  This is the tallest slide in the Southeast according to PARA.

Tanner had his Beta Club induction ceremony that I missed. :(  Bobby was kind enough to take a video and a few pictures for me.

And Halloween as the Finale. . .

Now we are ready for gratitude month, my favorite holiday of the year, and the start of basketball season.  Bring on November!


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Life Lately

We've been busy enjoying school, Friday night football, SEC football, and the signs that Fall is coming.  I have another catch up post of pictures and what has been going on with us and our Life Lately.

At the beginning of every new school year one of the nearby churches host a Messy Game Night for area Middle and High school students.  Gray was so excited to finally be old enough to attend.  She got MESSY!!

She also attended her very first Middle School dance. It wasn't anything fancy, just an in school, back to school "hang out" for the students.

Tanner got his "real" permit in the mail and was more than pleased with how his photo turned out.

He has been doing a lot of practicing.  I am really struggling with it, but he really is not that bad of a driver.

Grays back to school survey:


For Labor Day Bobby was very busy working, but the kids and myself were able to take one last beach trip.  We went with Uncle Casey, Aunt Carrie, & babies to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.  It was a really nice way to say goodbye to Summer.  We all had a great time.

Other than Tanner typing in the wrong address in the GPS, we had a pretty easy time driving ourselves.  We did probably go about an hour out of the way.  But atleast it was scenic.

The condo that we stayed in was beautiful, with a really nice pool area.

These two FINALLY bonded. . .

And these two are just the cutest.

Aunt Carrie got some really wonderful pictures of my girl for me.

On September 12th I turned 40.  40!!!!

And just this past week Gray and I started our Fall small group.  It is a Mom & Me group for girls ages 11-14.  I think its going to be a great group for us..


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Back to School 2015

It's back to school time again.  This year we have a middle schooler.  We were both a little nervous and excited at the same time for this new phase of life.  So far she has completed her first two days and still stands by her original opinion. 
The week before school we had schedule pick up and 6th grade orientation.  I was working but Bobby did a good job of getting a picture of Gracyn at her locker.  She was excited to have a top locker and a "great" schedule.  Tanner did not pose for any pictures or have anything to say about his schedule.  "It's just school" he says.
School started on Thursday, August 13th.  By some form of a miracle, Tanner agreed to take a first day picture for me.  Sometimes he can be a sweet kid.

Gracyn was so excited for her first day of 6th grade that she could hardly sleep the night before.  She had her best friend ride to school with us, so that she would not have to walk into school alone.

There she goes. . .
They both had really good reports for the first day back.  Gracyn especially likes changing classes.  And she said she has nice teachers. :)

Life Lately - Summer Recap

I can hardly believe the Summer has come and gone.  It's time to take a look back at what we've been up to the past few months.
We started out early in June with basketball workouts for Tanner, sleepless nights for kids, and enjoying no school.  We also celebrated Nana's birthday.
Next up we went to the beach for Summer Vacation the last week in June.  This is the first year that I did not use my real camera on vacation.  As a matter of fact, I barely took any pictures at all.  It was a very low key, relaxing week.

Fourth of July fun with cousins.
And a birthday celebration for Aunt Carrie.

Summer Blast at church was the following week.  Gracyn had the best time with her friends.  Next year she will be serving as a Junior Dream Team member.

Both kids spent a ton of time with friends this Summer.
And we all spent a lot of time on the Lake.

Tanner let his hair grow out.  At the beginning of Summer break he marched in to tell me that I needed to "cancel all of his hair appointments" for the Summer.

Luckily he decided to finally get a cut for back to school the first week of August.  And Gracyn got a trim and some subtle color.

Tanner celebrated his 15th birthday back in April, but just got his drivers permit in August.
He's a pretty good driver, but I'm not the best passenger.  It will definitely take some getting used to. And prayer.
School is back in session now.  Next week we will go into our first full week.  So far, so good.
I hope the  excitement last at least a little while longer.