Sunday, April 20, 2008

Well after a busy week of school, work and life we were ready for some down time. Unfortunately Tyler had to work on Saturday and I was not feeling well. So after Jonathan and Sarah had choir practice we spent the afternoon hanging out at home and getting some much needed rest. On Sunday we spent the day after church at the Biltmore house with the kids. Above are some of my favorite shots of them in the garden after we had toured the house. They really enjoyed it. We ran out of time since our kids had to be back at church for choir practice. We (Tyler and I) ended the day with a nice quiet dinner by ourselves after the kids went to bed. Hope this catches you up. I plan on being better at staying up to date.

Here is a beautiful scene that we saw on Monday just as I was on my way out to a Ladies night out with our Sunday School class. What an awesome reminder of how God keeps his promises. You may not be able to see it in both pictures but this was a full, double rainbow, it was gorgeous!!!

This is a shot of Wendy and Heather at Chandi's.

We had a wonderful time of fellowship at Chandi's. It was so much fun. We were able to brainstorm about some events that would allow for more fellowship opportunities for our class. We should have a really full spring time. It was a lot of fun. Here is a picture of Amy, me and Jennie. The last shot is of Wendy and Roxanne and Selah.

Well its been a while since I have posted. We have been very busy. Sarah lost her other loose bottom tooth, and she also has two top teeth now that are loose. I can't wait for her to loose them. I will be sure to post some pictures when this happens. Tyler and I went away for some much needed time away last weekend. We went to Sapphire Valley, NC. for two nights. We left Friday night in the rain and drove up the winding, wet, rainy roads thru Pickens county, let me tell you this is something I will not soon forget. Boy did I get car sick.

Saturday we went to The Biltmore house and boy was it beautiful. We were so impressed that we bought season passes so we could go back again with the kids. Here is a shot outside the house. Wow it is huge...!!!

After leaving the house we went to the gardens to see the flowers. Right now is the festival of flowers there. So the tulips were in bloom and gorgeous. Here are some of my favorite shots. I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Here are my two boys after the game reflecting on the night

Here are some shots of Jonathan during the game. He is the "pitcher".

Here are some shots of Jonathan playing ball. They had a rough game it was 10 to 2. Unfortunately they had the 2. It was one of the best teams. So it can only get better from here. They played really well though. At one point they had the bases loaded. But we will get them next time.

Sarah's first missing tooth
Look at my baby's mouth!!!!!!

She is so proud of her lost tooth

Today was an exciting day for Sarah. She has finally lost her first tooth. She has been working very hard on getting it out for the past 2 weeks or so, and today she finally was able to pull it out. I can't believe that my baby is already losing her teeth. She has grown up so much. As I type this she is reading it over my shoulder. Another amazing thing, she is already reading... at 6 and in kindergarten. She was able to read the first 5 sentences with no help at all.

This week has been very slow so far for the rest of us. Abigail and Hannah are going to Myrtle Beach this weekend for a youth retreat. They leave Friday at 3:30 and return on Sunday evening. They are very excited. It should be a great weekend of learning how to make God their number one priority.
Tyler and I are going to take the opportunity to get away ourselves, we are going to Saphire Valley in North Carolina for 2 nights away. Sarah and Jonathan will spend the weekend with our good friends the Evatts on Friday night and our good friends the Cieluchs on Saturday night. We are planning to visit the Biltmore house on Saturday and maybe do some other site seeing. Sunday will be a relaxing day of rest for us, with some shopping on the way back from North Carolina. I had better close it is Wednesday night and I need to get some dinner ready for the kids so Jonathan can go to his baseball game and the girls can go to Awana and youth group. I will try to take some pictures of Jonathan's game and upload them later
Here is the video of Sarah talking about her loose tooth. Enjoy...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Jonathan being a cute fireman.

Sarah shopping in the grocery store.

Garrett and Jake the fire fighters.

Owen driving the fire truck.

Hannah in the grocery store.

They had so much fun. Be sure to watch the video also.

Thanks for coming to hang with us. Today is Saturday and not much is happening since its raining outside. Baseball practice was cancelled for Jonathan and we are just hanging out at home.
I will give you a short recap of last week. We just finished up a great week of relaxing over spring break. We had lots of fun staying close to home. Tyler had to work this week so we all stayed here. Tyler had to work on Sunday from 12 till 12 so he had Monday off. We spent all day Monday working on the van, putting new rear brake pads and some other required maintenance. He made sure to spend his day off fixing the car so we would be able to venture out all week on our adventures, since we couldn't get an appointment to have the brakes done till after spring break.
Abigail and Hannah had a fun week with the youth group at church. They did "Spring Rush" where they did a Bible study and ministered to a family in our community all week and finished the week off with a trip to Pump it up, CiCi's and bowling. As for Jonathan and Sarah and Me (Barb) we did fun things each day.
On Sunday Jonathan had a sleepover with his friend Jake. They had a fun night and day on Monday playing wii and other games. They did have baseball practice but because of bad weather that was to come they cancelled it. So they played some more. Then we took Jake home and picked up his sister Hannah, so Sarah and her could have a sleepover. Sarah had so much fun playing with Hannah. They played with her babies and her American girl dolls.
On Tuesday we had a slow morning of playing. I had a meeting with Kim about preschool summer camp, so Jonathan and Sarah went with me to church and played with shaving cream on the tables. They made the tables so clean and shiny and had fun all the while. It was the first meeting I have ever had that they did not come and visit during. Yeah ! Then on to work for me. I had to work from 3:30 till 8 at the Westside Club. Jonathan had a scrimmage at the Dorman freshman campus till about 7 or so and then we all met up for dinner at Golden Corral.
Wednesday came and it was field trip day. The kids were so excited. We called Ms. Heather to see if Garrett and Owen wanted to go, and of course they did. We had also invited Jake and Hannah to come earlier in the week since their mom had to work all week also. We had so much fun. After a long (with 6 kids in a van any trip is long) ride up to Rutherford, NC. we arrived at the Children's Museum. The kids had so much fun. See some pictures below, if they will load up.
Thursday was a slow day I had my hair colored and the younger kids played on Webkinz at the beauty shop. Friday was a work day for me. I had to start working on all the details for preschool summer camp. Then a quiet evening at home. Sorry for the long post. Hopefully once I get the hang of this blogging I will post every day or so.
Till then