Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I can't help it but I do. We went from lazy (L-A-Z-Y) mornings, fun filled days, and late nights to a bunch of running around, schedules, early mornings, and utter craziness!!! I am feeling overwhelmed. There seems to be so much to keep up with and I find myself living for the weekends. I know that isn't what I am supposed to do, but every single Friday I have such a joy knowing that the weekend is upon us! Then by Sunday night, there is a heaviness that sets in. Hopefully, I can get my life organized and begin to sinc with our new routine! It is sooooooooooo hard!!!! Anyone else feel that way???

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Noah's First Day of Kindergarten

Noah started school the day after his sisters did. They break the K classes up according to alphabet and his name fell on the second day. We were all very excited and also a little anxious ( well mommy was).

I had to remake the same "first day " breakfast:


My big boy:


We had to bargain about the backpack. He wanted 'Star Wars' and I wanted his name monogrammed on it. The Star wars backpacks are made of a plasticky material and couldn't be mongrammed so........he got a Star Wars lunch box and thermos and I got the plain blue backpack. He did pick "lightsaber red" for the color of his name!


Silly boy:


Who wouldn't want to teach this little guy?


Noah, I hope that you have a wonderful year. I have been praying all summer that God would give you the teacher that he wanted you to have. I am trusting that you will learn so much with Mrs. U this year. I hope you always keep your happy and fun personality. I LOVE YOU!

Friday, August 14, 2009

First Day of Middle School:

Wednesday was the big day. Madeline and Meredith started Middle School. This is such a big turning point for us. So far, they LOVE it. I think they feel quite grown up. Here are some pics of the day:

Our traditional first day breakfast ( cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs):



The backpacks they had picked out. You only put initials on your backpack when you are in middle school! No full names!






My beautiful girls:


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Navarre Beach Part 2

The rest of the week just seemed to speed by. Of course it was not without its share of drama. I will not go into detail, but lets just say it involved things that were out of my control and I probably failed the test of going with the flow.

Mom and the girls


Went shopping in Destin and met up with the Embrys ( Meredith and Ally are best friends)


Noah and I on the balcony


Greg and I got to go out on a date because my mom volunteered to keep the kids. We had a very nice evening.


All in all, a very nice vacation. I can't believe the summer is almost over. We are on school countdown here. We are under 2 weeks now. Part of me is not ready, but part of me is READY! I think the kids need some structure and so do I!