Sunday, August 30, 2009

So long old friend!!

On Friday we bid our old, faithful Isuzu Rodeo adieu! He (I guess it was a he??) was 10 years old & had given us ten good years! He had safely driven us around for 192,000+ miles. This car saw the Husband & I on our 1st date, drove numerous times the 75+ miles, one way, to my house in Atlanta while we dated - sometimes late at night... This is the car that brought our brand-spankin'-new babies home from the hospital. Nervously carried my child, who was reacting to his 1st peanut-allergy, to get his 1st doses of benadryl. The Rodeo drove silently as my daughter, still a fresh newborn, screamed from the top of her lungs for no apparent reason. It hauled dogs, recycling, stinky messes (sometimes those were the dogs!), lumber, groceries and lots of love! It visited, as close as we can figure, 19 of our US states, many family members, and survived 2 fender benders and 1 hydroplaning incident. As a matter of fact - this car helped us build the Jimmy Carter Work Project in 2003.

Our boy was especially sad to see it go. That's an authentic kiss blowing in the picture. His deep attachment was a surprise as he asked for us to keep it around just so he and his sister could use it as a "Play Car." Luckily, the old key he got to keep sufficed.
Good bye old friend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Danielle's teaser...

Here's a glimpse of my kids in action a couple of weeks ago at Danielle's wedding! They performed their duties perfectly & looked adorable to boot! Although, now they think they are going to be in every wedding we get invited to...sorry Rachel...hope you have room for 2 more!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Girl: Mom, boy's have tentacles, right?
Mom: What?
Girl: Mom, boy's have tentacles...right?
Mom: Tentacles...honey, what is she talking about? Oh, I see..."

Get it?

Friday, August 21, 2009


I had this long post typed out about our latest bike riding incident that involved 2 cars, my boy & lots of foul language...but the universe decided that it didn't need to be out there & *poof* took it away... but it didn't take away these precious pictures of my precious boy!

Come on...say it with me...."I could eat him up!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1st day of school!

Today was our 1st day back at Montessori! It's also my boy's 1st day of kindergarten!! It's a little anti-climatic because he'll be returning to the same class with the same teachers, but's still KINDERGARTEN!!! He's such a big boy & really wanted to ride his bike to we let's not that far, lots of sidewalks, he should be ok......

Seriously, his sweet dad rode with him & gave our girl a ride in her Chariott - now Mama has to go & pick them up...that should be interesting!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ring Bearer

Some of you may already know this...but there's a wedding here in town tomorrow & my two beautiful babies will be the flower girl & ring bearer. What an honor - they just happen to love the bride... Tonight at the rehearsal my boy wasn't quite sure what to do with the pillow - so he improvised.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ode to the Pioneer Woman

So, the time came for us to "harvest" our "crops". We eagerly started with our potatoes...

Everyone dug right in, digging up all the potatoes they could find...which weren't many...

I love the look on my she disgusted by the carrot or the Lingenfelter Family's ability to "farm"?

We seemed to be more successful at growing worms! Too bad we're vegetarians...

The whole time we were digging my boy kept shouting..."we're the Farmer Family, we're the Farmer Family..." All I can say is thank God for Publix...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Sadly, we only made one sunrise...although it was a good one!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Now you know where my boy got his moves from...the Master!!


I am overwhelmed with love for this boy! I've said it before & will say it again...couldn't you eat him up??

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Marsh vs Beach

I don't know if I love the beach more or the marsh more? I think I'm leaning towards the marsh...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Long time no blog...

No, I have not abandoned this old blog - but we did leave town for two glorious weeks! All I can say is beach, beach, beach! My family had a great time; sunning, swimming, sanding, outdoor showering, biking, sunning, eating ice cream, swimming, sanding, visiting and just plain ole resting!

But honestly, it's good to be home!

More photos to follow, but truthfully, I hardly picked up my camera!