Friday, August 28, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
And Karis with the principle - a.k.a. Daddy!
Karis did so well today. She was excited and is still very eager to learn. The other children did wonderfully too! I am so thankful. I was concerned about how Charlotte would do since she is into everything now...but in our new home the playroom/school room is perfect for us! She and Joshua played together and side by side the whole time and I sat down and played with her when Karis was busy with some of her work.
Tomorrow might be a different day. I might be anxious, the kids might not do well, but...there will be grace for tomorrow when tomorrow comes.
This morning I read "The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run into it and they are kept safe." This strengthened me as I thought ahead on this school year. I am running to the Lord!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This 4th of July was a day filled with family fun! We all went to the Farragut Town Parade which was a hit for the children. We got there a few minutes before it started, and still managed to find a spot in the shade where the children could be by the curb - with the goal of candy catching!
The parade was mainly local businesses and organizations, but the children loved the cars, costumes and did I mention the candy? I think Joshua did nothing but eat dum dums and tootsie rolls all morning! More than we realized!
Charlotte even had fun watching the parade - although she did NOT like the helicopter that flew low and slow to begin the parade!
In the afternoon, we set up a slip and slide - which Karis loved, Joshua hated, and Charlotte didn't notice! We grilled burgers to the sound of our neighbor singing "my burgers are better than your burgers, yes, my burgers are better than yours!" Joshua chanted yum, yum through the whole dinner and Karis kept telling us this was a holiday feast! (really - just burgers, chips and watermelon - but a feast to her)
It was a great holiday for our family! Hope you all had a good holiday too!
Friday, July 10, 2009
It only rained for a bit on one day and poured one night as we were heading to our hotel. It was wonderful weather. Because it was slightly raining, we got a rather bare view of the bridge.
Some of our favorite places to eat:
Inside Katz - the man carving the pastrami
Craig laughs at this picture - this is how tired I was the 3rd morning! We got coffee and walked through Central Park - and I was dragging. a. lot. But, two cups of Joe, and on we went downtown to see the WTC site - which is amazing.
I think this is the funniest picture of Craig from our trip. After looking at the WTC site, and the new freedom towers being built, we walked over towards Wall Street to see Trinity Chapel. We stopped at a cross walk and Craig stood next to the world's tallest man!!! I don't know how tall he was - but let's just say, I don't know where he finds his pants. Good thing he lives and works in NYC so he has some fashion options. Craig stood next to him and asked me to take his picture. Now, my man isn't the tallest - but good grief! Craig was standing as close as one can get without making the guy feel wierd...and look!
This is the last place I saw my brand new cell phone! Yep. Gone on the NY Subway. Remarkably - when we came up out of the subway and realized it fell out of my pocket...lo and behold, a verizon store! So, we got a used one so that we could still be reached by the children!
Ah, NYC at night. What a beautiful sight. Sigh.
I love NYC but I love my husband millions times more! Babe, thanks for taking me to NYC. Thanks for asking me to marry you.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Madie (5), McCade (5), Karis (5) and Jordan (8). These cousins have so much fun together. The three 5 year olds were all born within 7 months of each other and each have a very distinct personality.