Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Blessings

Easter service at church was wonderful with our Easter cantata being performed Easter morning. It was uplifting and really beautiful. I love when music makes you truly feel the spirit and this performance did. I didn't take my camera so I swiped this from Lyn-thanks Lyn! Choir you were such a blessing to me!

After church it was time for family photos! My family's favorite time-NOT :-)

Our last family photo was in July can you believe how Hunter & Hallie have grown?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter-we are all so blessed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Before I do Easter pics I thought I had better post Valentines! I am so far behind!!
These are pics from the Valentine King & Queen contest & carnival.

Even though sometimes this little girl can drive us crazy :-)
A few pics before the festivities

Hallie's grade taking the stage

Congrats to the new King & Queen!!!

Now it was time for fun & friends!

Izzy & Hallie ready to hit the games!

Our first and last stop was Hallie's favorite game, she won her 2nd try!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smoky Mountain Getaway

We just returned from vacation.
It was the worst of  times.....It was the best of times 
And at times it was a little Griswold :-(

I realize that looking at our vacation pictures is about as exciting as looking at home movies.... but since this is my form of scrapping I want to document it  ;-)

Our first stop was-

The Titanic museum was very interesting and we had some wonderful tour guides that made you feel as if you were on the ship.

Hallie and Hunter both wanted to see bears and this was the least expensive outing but I believe the one they enjoyed the most.

We also traveled to Cades Cove in the rain but it was still beautiful like scenes from a postcard and we saw plenty of deer.

We all loved our cabin, you can see Hunter enjoying the hot tub and Hallie dipping in her toes.

And of course it wouldn't be a trip without a few snapshots!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Go! Go!

The day before Hallie's birthday party was also the same day of Hunter's church basketball tournament. We had things to pick up in LaGrange but didn't want to miss any of Hunter playing so in between games we flew over there. Our last stop was Wal-Mart and we were really pressed for time so Tim dropped me out at the door and said he would find a spot and keep the car running. Ok-so I come out & see the back of the van with lights on and ready and I run and jump in yelling "GO GO"!!!!!

OK are you jumping ahead and know what happens next?????
It wasn't Tim in the van it was a poor woman who started screaming like this...

And when she started screaming guess what I did???
I started screaming like this....

Yes folks I did jump in the wrong van screaming "GO GO" like I had just held up Wal-Mart. I fell back out apologizing profusely and the lady's daughter happened to be walking up at the same time. By this time I had spotted my van and was pointing and saying "I promise I'm not crazy that's my van that looks just like yours" but I could tell they thought crazy was a relative term!! I also bet they were thankful to see our tag was out of state and we were headed back that way!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Party-Cast, Craft & Cake!!!

The Cast
Everyone knows it can't be a party without your friends!
A picture with the Birthday Girl
See how much she still loves to be smothered in kisses! 
She truly loved the surprise visit from Tyler :-)

The Craft
When we started planning Hallie's party we were trying to think of a craft to do and we decided on these ribbon flips flops. They turned out so cute!
And...the finished product

The Cake
A few pics of making wishes and blowing out the candles.
Hallie got lots of wonderful gifts but one thing that struck me as Hallie growing up is that she actually read (and I mean READ) each card. I think the poor girls thought gift time would never end. 
Of course, just as I think she is maturing she does a dance with the tissue paper-which was fine by me because she seems to be growing up way too fast!
Until next year Happy Birthday Hallie Bug :-)