Monday, September 1, 2014

The Big Girl

We had planned to go to the beach by way of Alexander City, so we could spend a little time with the babies.  And then the unthinkable happened-Maddie got the stomach virus!!  So, instead of sharing pictures from our visit, I thought I'd share a few that Lindsey has sent us recently!!

Kindergarten is getting the best of our big girl!!  She is snoozing away on her way home from school!



Man does this bring back memories!!  She is loving cheering!!






Maddie's first day of kindergarten!  Time is just flying by!!!


Little Bit and Reed and doing great, too!!


We are hoping that Reed got the height gene from his daddy, but right now he is in the 20th percentile!!


Go away stomach virus!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thirty-Two

In 1982, gas was 91 cents a gallon and a stamp was only 20 cents. You could buy a new car for less than $8,000.  ET and On Golden Pond were king of the box office, and Magnum PI and Dynasty were hit TV shows!  However, nothing compares to our 32 years of marriage that began in 1982!!  Wow-that's a really, really long time ago!!  We've come along way since our first date at 17-our Junior Prom!  Two precious children, three awesome grandkids, a wonderful son-in-law, and a terrific almost daughter-in-law have added to a really great life together!!!  God is good!

First Date-





Here we are at the ripe old age of 20!!

Happy Anniversary Sweetie!!  I am being extra good this week, because he is taking me to the beach this weekend!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Train Rides, Swimming, Headstands and Smiles

We love visits we our sweet girls, and we can't wait until Reed is able to join in on our adventures.  Maddie is settled into kindergarten now, and is loving it.  These pictures are from our last visit.  I know our visits will be limited now that school has started back, and that makes me quite sad!

Maddie and Lillian loved these "train rides" around the house by our conductor Pop.  Clothes are optional on these trips.


 Both girls love Papa, and he loves them!  His visits are always special!!




If I had a dime for every handstand that I counted for Lindsey, I would be rich!!  Maddie is certainly following in her mom's footsteps!



You can't tell it from this picture, but Maddie had a total come apart when she realized she didn't bring her special pink googles.  We have several pair, and Pop bought two more before she found a pair that would make her happy!!  Both have been little water bugs this summer!


When we took them home, we got to spend some special time loving on sweet Reed.  He is just a doll!


Hi there, Pop!




He's smiling at his mommy in this one!


Love my babies!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fun Day Fishing

While I was enjoying a wonderful day with Taylor, her parents, and some of her bridesmaids, Pop and Uncle C were having fun fishing with the girls.  When I asked him how the fishing trip went, he said they caught everything in the minnow bucket, so I would call the trip a success!

There really was no reason to actually take Lillian fishing.  Pop could have just let her ride around town holding the minnows and she would have been just as happy.



Although Maddie and Uncle C were trying their best in the pond, the real fishing was happening right in the boat!!  Little Bit loved on every minnow!


 
 
She also loved on Uncle C!
 

 
 
Two serious fishermen!!
 

 
 
No fish, but lots of fun!!
 
 
I wish I could put into words how beautiful Taylor looked in "the dress."  January 31 can't get here fast enough!! 


 

 
Next up-a little swimming and a sweet baby boy is growing up!!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

She Said Yes











 The limo driver escorted her to various destinations that were special to Caleb and Taylor. Special friends were waiting at each place with a handwritten note leading her to the next place. Finally, she met Caleb at the River Walk.  

We all met at the Hall's for a little celebration!  I am thrilled he is marrying into such a wonderful family!!

Beautiful Sisters!! And both will soon be married!

These sweet friends made the day extra special!!







We couldn't be more thrilled!!! Welcome to the family!  We love you both bunches and bunches!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pop's Day-Part 2

Pop and the gang had a wonderful time together.  They played, snuggled, watched a little TV, and just hung out!  I think this is something he wouldn't mind doing again and again.  The girls will be here for a long weekend next week and we are super excited.  I have really missed them since I have started back to school.  Reed is growing so fast, and I have just got to work out a way to see them more.

Big Sis has already learned to multi-task!



Little Sis is rocking a cute little ponytail-courtesy of Pop himself!







And Reed is just hanging out until his next feeding!!



Fun was had by all!!







Thursday, August 7, 2014

What?

So, Pop left this afternoon to keep the girls and Reed tomorrow, and I am left here to work!! I am going to do my best not to moan, groan, whine or cry!  I know they will have a ball!

Pop sent me a few pictures from his phone this afternoon! Love my angels!!







Have fun Pop!!