Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We have had a very busy July so far, but it has been good! Here is just a glance at our summer fun!

Cow Appreciation Day!

We have a blast getting ready for Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a. We are even going to save our stuff so we are ready for next year's event. We all had fun meeting another family up there for a free lunch.

Georgia Aquarium

We visited the aquarium with our Orlando/PC friends, the Jarvis'. We had a great time watching Caroline and Hannah have fun together. Caroline seemed to like the fish and other animals, especially the sea lion. If you want to check out a video from that day, see the Jarvis' website .

Georgia Aquarium July 2008


There is a family in the church that has had us over several times to get fresh fruits and veggies! Everything from watermelon and cantaloupe, to squash and corn! Yummy! We went back over this past week because they had saved some peaches for Caroline to pick off their peach tree. She kept saying "ball" and throwing them. (Not exactly great for peaches!) When we tried to stand Caroline up under the tree she wouldn't stand in the grass. You will see in the pictures! Ryan also got a picture of me in the corn rows. Looks like a scary movie!

Picking Peaches and Corn

Cousins' Camp

Our pastor and his wife hold Cousins' Camp each summer for a week. They had 10 grandchildren here with them for this summer's camp this week! Today Mrs. Anne invited me and Caroline to join them for lunch at the Chick-fil-a headquarters (YUM!) and to swim at a nearby pool. We had a great time and not only were able to help her drive the kids, but also got to spend some time getting to know her grandkids! They LOVED Caroline and argued over whose turn it was to hold her. It was quite funny. The picture in the pool shows Mrs. Anne with Caroline and all the kids that swarmed over to her when she got in the pool! Caroline had fun getting some extra attention today.

(Truett Cathy owns the Batman car and costume from Batman Returns.)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Myrtle Beach Vacation

Caroline and I went up to North Carolina for a few days before going on to Myrtle Beach with my parents. Ryan came up later that week to begin our trip. Here are some of the pictures, along with a link to the whole album. There are a few more I'll add later when I get them from another camera.

Caroline enjoyed the beach. She was a little unsure when she put her feet in the sand for the first time, but before long she was playing in the sand and putting sand all over me. (Did I mention that I am not a fan of sand sticking all over me? Oh well, guess all that changes now. :) ) She liked to walk holding our hands down to the water and back to our umbrella. Unfortunately, we didn't find out until the end of our trip that she absolutely loved the lazy river! She would float along holding her shoes. And speaking of her shoes, they are her new favorite thing! Thank goodness for Walmart! :)

Myrtle Beach 2008 Our Camera
Well, it has been over 2 months since I posted on the blog! much has happened since then and Caroline has grown so much! Wait until you see the pictures. We have been so busy with youth camp, vacation, VBS, and so much more. Check the blog often, as it will take me some time to get everything updated.

I'll start with...
Memorial Day Weekend and Cousins Birthday Party

On Memorial Day weekend my family came to visit us in the small town of Senoia! (Andy did not get to come because he was on a mission trip.) We had a fun time visiting with them. It was great to see the cousins play together. We even had a combined birthday party for Connor and Caroline, who are only three days apart! Check out the pictures below, then, click on the album to see even more!

Yes, Jeff still wears his high school t-shirt! They just don't make shirts that last this long anymore!

Memorial Day-Mom and Dad's camera

Memorial Day-our camera

All the family left on Memorial Day morning. Ryan, Caroline, and I watched the Senoia parade, walked through the arts/crafts booths, and went to the fireworks celebration that night! We had a great time.

Memorial Day 2 2008