Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pretty Cool New Trick

I once remember a friend asking me, "So what new thing can your baby do this week?" With babies, they do seem to grow and change every week. So this week Gavin learned a very cool trick.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gavin in One!



Gavin turned one on August 12.  He is such a fun little guy to have around.




Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July


I should be posting about Texas, our move, the new house.... But I got some cute pictures this weekend.

Our ward had pancakes for breakfast - red strawberries, blue blueberries, and white cream.
We made patriotic sugar cookies. Darian was my best cookie cutter. 

At night we did sparklers. Who knew that in Maryland all fireworks are illegal? The kids enjoyed the late night, the glow bracelets, and the sparklers. 

Saturday was the parade in Havre De Grace. We were asked to sit with a friend who we just met. We were at Home Depot and she saw us playing on the swing, and invited us to her house. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Moving!

If anyone haven't heard yet, we are moving! It came as a big surprise to us but the Army needs us in Aberdeen Maryland. We are sad to leave our beautiful house and the wonderful weather in Georgia, but we're sure that adventures that await us will be great. 
Now for the big shock, they want is there asap. We were told 3 weeks ago that we would need to be out by March 16th. Lee will have training in San Antonio, and then onto Maryland by mid May. We are now 2 weeks from our deadline and buries deep in boxes. 
We are putting everything in storage while we stay in Texas, Then grabbing it all and moving to Maryland. There is so much to do to get everything cleaned, get the house rented out, find a new place to live… but we're enjoying the excitement. 

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There's too many kids in this tub 
There's too many elbows to scrub 
I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine 
There's too many kids in this tub.


The baby lasted only as long as the picture. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow in Georgia

All week people have been antsy because of our predicted snow fall.  All over the south people have been getting ready.  The schools called a snow day (on Sunday) for both Tuesday and Wednesday.  The power company sent out emails letting us know that they had extra technicians on duty to ensure no one out of power.   The grocery store on Monday was super jam packed, and every stall at the gas station was in high demand. Tuesday Lee got to work and was sent home for a day and a half so everyone could be safe.

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Well, we did get some rain.  And it is cold enough for form icicles  on the plants.  But we had to make our own snow, and enjoy a full week day of Daddy being home.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Eliora!

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My little girl is now 4 years old, graduates from her car seat, goes to primary and is getting bigger and more beautiful each day.

To celebrate, I made her a princess cake.  We did a treasure hunt, opened presents, cake and ice cream.  It was a fun day.

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The best part is the sparkler candles.  They didn’t say they would re-light, I just wanted them to sparkle.

As a side note, my cake decorating skills are improving.  For Kings Day, Lee gave me a cake decorating kit, I watched some videos and made my own fondant icing.

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Rolled-Marshmallow-Fondant

It’s a far cry from her first birthday when I hoped to make a butterfly, but it came out more like a scary bat.

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