Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Trip to Michigan

A week after we moved to our new home in NC, we took our annual summer trip up to Michigan.   This trip was a little shorter than normal, but we still had a nice time and got to see a lot of family.
 
During this trip, we took a walk with Grammie on the new river walking trail.   
It was great to see my home town adding such nice trails like this.
 
  
 
 
 

Painting

Painting has become our favorite hobby lately.  (I only say that because it has been our only hobby lately).  We have been in our new home for a month and a half and we have painted two bedrooms, kid's playroom, two and a half  bathrooms, our kitchen, my office, a loooooong hallway, and part of our two story foyer (the rest to be done soon).  This has kept us extremely busy.  We have done this in addition to unpacking, hanging pictures, making our house look like home, and trying to enjoy the beautiful summer we have been having.  We are trying to do as much painting as possible now because we have a feeling that once we close up shop on painting, it will be a while before we have it in us to paint again.
 
The first two rooms we painted were Alex and Aubrey's.  They were both a shade of dark gray.   Aubrey wanted to go with a lilac color and Alex wanted blue/green.   I will have to post some "after" pictures soon.
 
Of course, we had to do the standard writing of our names on the wall.  

 
 
(pictures are cut a little short because they wanted to add their last name on the wall too.  I didn't want that posted all over the web.)

Goodbye VA

We just recently moved to North Carolina. 
It was a tough move for me.  I do miss my Virginia friends and family.   I hope to see them all again soon.   Here are pictures from our last morning at our home.  
 
We had a birthday balloon left over from their birthday party.  
We decided to let it go on our last morning there.
 
 
 
Aubrey was a little sad to let the balloon go, so Alex gave her a hug. 
 
 
We had a lot of wonderful memories in this home and hope to have many more to come in our next home.

Last Day of Kindergarten

These pictures were taken on the last day of kindergarten.   What a great year it was!
 
 

Here are their pictures from the first day of kindergarten
 

Moving Boxes

While we were packing up the house to move, Alex had to have this box.  This became his race car.  He would scoot around the house in it.  He got pretty good at it.  : )

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aubrey's Kindergarten Graduation

Aubrey's class had a little graduation ceremony on the last day of Kindergarten. Aubrey loved her teachers.  I hope she will love her teacher in first grade too.
 (Alex had a party too, but it was just for the kids in the class.) 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bike Race

In early June, the kids competed in a bike race in Arlington, VA.   They had fun on the bike course and did great.  Of course at this age, everyone gets a medal.