Monday, February 11, 2013

Started another blog

Due to space issues, I have had to start another blog http://betterthanwedreamed2.blogspot.com/ .  Please come check us out there:-)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Those rascally kids...

The creativity that comes out of our children amazes me.  Halloween was a great example, they came up with the idea to dress up like the Scobby Doo crew. 
 
Claire annouced in the car on the way to church in September;
Claire: "I think we should be all the kids from scobby doo"
Hudson: I'll be shagy
Cooper: "I want to be Fred"
Tucker:"I'm Scooby Doo!!" 

Wow, that was easy no arguing over who would be who, it's like they were preassigned!


And of course they weren't going to leave us out, daddy could be a monster, and I could be Velma. 

So, finding of the costumes began. 

Dan was in charge of the boys, and I was incharge of the girls.  Which meant, that I was going to make my first dress ever.  The pressure was on, Claire new how she wanted it to look, and she had complete confidence in me that I could make it.  After many long nights trying to figure the pattern out, then deciding I could figure it out on my own and a battle of trying to sew with out a presser foot,(thanks boys for being so curious about the sewing machine you have never seen me use;-))  I am happy to say I did it!!

Two nights we dressed up, and two nights we had a ball!  The kids looked so cute and Tucker even won a costume contest at the Girl Scouts trunk or treat.


Another fun Halloween!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Georgia Mountains

We made it to the mountains and fall colors in Northeast Georgia.  It was a long ways to get there, (8 hours) but well worth it for the fresh, cool mountain air! We went hiking at Tulluah Falls and the kids did amazing and almost 1,000 steps!



 



We were additionally excited, that Scott(not picture), Hazel and Zane meet us for their first camping experince.  It was so much fun to be with them and watch the kids enjoy the great outdoors together.





Sunday, October 14, 2012

Catching up...

….we moved!


Ha, that is about all the time I have for this blog!!

From the time the movers came to Steamboat, it was not what we expected. There have been tears and laughter, sadness and happiness, disappointment and joys, frustration and peace.

We wanted to move some place totally different and we did.

Has it been difficult…yes!

Am I glad we moved…yes...I think;-)

We are gaining experiences that are different from what we would have experienced in the mountains and the ups and downs we are facing are shaping us for something great in our future.

So while we are still in the process of adjusting and trying to call this place home, we are enjoying the new experiences this side of the country has to offer.










Sunday, September 9, 2012

First Day of school


The kids were ready for school this year. They all were excited to start being a part of something in our new town.
Kindergarten
 at Jacob G. Smith
 
 


Fabulous Four Year olds at First Christian
 
 


 
Thoughts of first day
 
Claire: "It will take me a while to get used to a new school.  I give it an 8 cause we didn't get recess."
 
Hudson: "It was good....A girl said bad thing to me"  Me: What did she say? "She told me to criss cross apple sauce!"
 
Cooper: "We had gold fish and apple juice and I wrote my name and played with a truck and went outside and played."
 
Tucker: "We had snack and fish and I made a friend...I can't know his name"
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2 cakes and 36 cupcakes....

Amazing how much has happened in six years....and that is why we celebrated turning six BIG time!

Celebrations began with a trip to Tennessee, with Aunts, uncles, cousins, Emmie and G!
As requested 3 layers please!
And a Pool party at Uncle David's and Aunt Nettie's!





Then back to Savannah for play time at City Market splash pad,



                                                   and of course....

                                        Then family from the North and party on the beaches!

More cake please!




Hudson,   We love to see how intrigued you are by things and watch you try to figure out how things work. You like to finish the things you start and even have to look at every single page of a book before you put it away, currently your favorite book is the home depot do it your self book:-) We love all the funny faces you make and how you make us all laugh and smile at just the right time. You also have this amazing sense of smell, and are the first to let me know whats cooking wherever we are;-) WE love the sweet prayers you say and the way you always want to hold my hand and give me kisses on the cheek. Thank you for coming into our world and your sweetness and intellect you bring to our family !!

Claire, We love your sweetness, and the way you want everything to be so neat.  Every morning I here the pitter patter of your little feet walking around the bed to make sure you have your bed made up all neat for the day.  You are so full of questions and curiosity of the world around you.  Your favorite thing right now is China.  The food, the country, bamboo...I hope someday we can go together:-)  We love how excited you get when you here the song Dynamite, it gets us all pumped!Thank you for coming into our world and brightneing it with your smile and totally girlie laughter!!


Monday, June 25, 2012

The big FOUR

 The boys turned four, and we celebrated as always for a week or more! We did the alpine slide, which they LOVED, we went swimming, had a teddy bear picnic, made cakes, and moved:) Then partied in Savannah somemore at Paula Deans old house with cake !










Cooper we love the way you wake up and are ready to start the day! We love your excitement, curiosity and genuine care that you bring too our family and we love you for all that you are.  Happy Birthday Coopey Doop!

Tucker we love your kisses and the random times you say "I love you MOM".  We love your patience and burst of energy and expressive faces that makes us all smile.  Happy Birthday Tuc Tuc!