Saturday, October 11, 2014

First Grade

Alex and Aubrey started First Grade in our new school in August. 
They sure are growing up way too fast.



Neighbors

In August, we were so excited that our neighbor from our previous neighborhood came to visit.  We had lots of fun.   During their visit we went to a nearby aquarium and zoo.   We are all so glad that they came to visit and we do miss them a lot.
 
 

 



 
The three crazy kids back together.   I do hope we can get together again soon.
 

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2nd Triathlon

Now that we are in North Carolina and getting settled, I competed in my second triathlon in August.  I have found a new love for them.  I get sooooo nervous beforehand, but I just love the feeling I get after I am done.   Just knowing that I have swam, biked, and ran as hard as I could. 

 
I have a special THANK YOU to my family (especially Dave) for supporting me in this new adventure.

New Playground

Dave's son, Jamison, came to visit.  While he was here, he helped Dave put together their new playground.
 
This picture shows Dave doing the work, but I think Jamison did more of the work than Dave.
(Sorry Dave, but I had to be honest!)

 
Alex and Aubrey LOVE it!


 
The ironic thing is that Jamison helped build their previous playset too.

Trip to Family Gathering in Michigan

I have made a resolution to get back on track on my blog.   I am too far behind.  Ugh.
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I really like these pictures from our trip to a family gathering in Michigan.  We had a wonderful time.  It was so nice to see my family all together.
 
Alex really loved fishing.
 
Aubrey really liked it until she actually caught a fish.


 
 
I think Aubrey was on Uncle Paul's shoulder the entire time.

 
We secretly planned a small surprise 70th Birthday party for my Mom during the gathering.  It was a little belated, but I think she still enjoyed it.

 

 
SURPRISE!!!!
 
 

 
 
We also got a family picture while we were there.
 
Please note that it just started raining while taking the picture and we were all trying to gathering stay dry under a tree for the picture.  : ) 

 Andrea, Dave, Alex, Me, Aubrey, Kendra, Olivia, Paul, My Mom, and Rob

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Visiting Aunt Kendra, Uncle Rob, and OLIVIA!

While up in Michigan we spent time with Kendra, Rob, and Olivia.  
We had fun seeing the magician perform at a local park.

 
 

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.