Friday, October 7, 2011

Being Spontaneous!

Labor Day weekend we packed our stuff and headed out the door. We headed towards the mountains and ended up in Asheville, NC. It was so crowded and every hotel was booked, so we drove towards TN and ended up in Maggie Valley late that night and finally found a hotel room. It was really nice drive, but we were tired of being in the car and glad we had a place to stay. We then got up the next day, had breakfast and headed towards Gatlinburg. We found a nice little cabin in Gatlinburg to stay in the 2nd night. We had dinner in Pigeon Forge and we were going to play mini golf, but it started to rain, so we went to a ride/game park. They had games inside to play and once it stopped raining, the boys rode some rides. We had a great time and the views were awesome!

The boys taking in the view

Our first hotel

The Great Smoky Mountains

Down by the river

Riding the ferris wheel

Ben's 4th birthday party!

Ben had such a fun birthday party this year! We usually just have family over to celebrate, but this year we had an actual party. We had it at the Alpharetta Community Center gym. It was a gymnastics party and they had a blast! Ben and Jake both took gymnastics there this summer and loved it. There were two instructors there doing different stations with the kids. We then had pizza and cake. I can't believe our little guy is 4 years old! He is such a sweet, smart little boy and makes me laugh every single day. I am so proud of you Ben! Happy Birthday!

Ben and his friends

Warming up

Lily and Ben warming up

Posing in the foam pit

Pretty Lily
She has been in Ben's preschool class last year and this year. Such a sweetie!


Is that Ben or Sponge Bob?

Ben's friend Jackson and Jake helping blow out the candles

Enjoying his yummy cake Aunt Gina made

Opening presents

Our family on Ben's special day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First day of Kindergarten and preschool!

I can't believe I have a kindergartener. I am a little behind, but Jake started kindergarten on August 15. Ben and I started on August 8th. Jake loves school, but says it is a really long day. This makes me laugh because he goes the same amount of time he did in pre-k last year. He is also a little hard to wake up in the morning, but he adjusting well. His teachers are very nice and he attends the same school as last year, so he kind of knows the ropes.

Jake in his class

Showing off his backpack in front of the school

Ben with his Mater bag ready to head out to preschool

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jason and Megan's wedding

We recently attended Lee's cousin Jason's wedding. He and Megan were married outdoors in Buffalo, NY. It was a fun trip! We were even able to take a drive up to Niagara Falls. I have never been before and it was beautiful!

Heading out to the wedding

Lee's aunt Margie and cousin Joshua

The beautiful bride

Husband and wife

Us with Jason and Michael

Lee and his cousin Michael

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ryan and Danielle's Beach wedding

A few weeks ago we headed to Destin for my cousin Ryan's wedding. It was beautiful! Florida has the most beautiful beaches and water. We had a couple of days on the beach and attended Ryan and Danielle's gorgeous wedding!

The wedding party danced down the aisle

The beautiful couple

Family shot

Me and my sweet Jake

Two of my handsome cousins

Ben and his cousin Cade

Jake and Mimi dancing

Ryan and my aunt Beverly

Playing with aunts and cousins

Out to eat on the water

Riding go carts

Mimi, Papa, Jake and Ben

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hilton Head Island

We went to Hilton Head in July with Nana. It was very humid, but beautiful! We went to the pool, beach and even played mini golf. It was a fun time!

Nana and the boys playing mini golf

Ben was interested for about 15 mins. or so

Playing on the beach


It was so humid that it fogged up my camera lens