Friday, August 06, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010
Our family went to Tennessee and Mississippi again this year for our summer vacation. In Tennessee, we enjoyed spending time with my parents and with my brother, Jeff. In Mississippi we went to the Rushing and the Potts reunions and saw lots of my extended family. We also took a day trip to Greenville, SC and saw Dan's uncle and aunt (Dave and Patti), and our friends Peter and Elisabeth and thier three girls.
Me and Jeff

Dan and the boys at "Gran Gran's" house (my grandmother on my Mom's side)

Andrew playing in the yard at Gran Gran's house

Peter at Bays Mountain Park

Peter and Campbell

The Potts Reunion

Andrew having fun at Pa Paw and Gram's house (my parents)

Happy Andrew

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day at Busch Gardens
My parents came to visit over the weekend and we all went to Busch Gardens for a day. The weather was perfect and we all had a great time.
Ice cream!

Peter and Andrew on the Ladybug ride

Mommy and Andrew in the Dragon Egg ride

Pa Paw and Peter in the Dragon ride

Andrew riding solo

Peter liked the airplanes

Eating lunch in "Italy"

Andrew loved the Sesame Street playland

His favorite was the water play area


Peter riding the swings

Daddy and Peter

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Break
This year we went to TN to visit our family over Dan's spring break. We got to visit with my parents, my brother Jeff, and Bob, Janelle, and Olivia. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Dollywood.
Easter morning

Peter and Olivia at Dollywood

Riding the Duckie ride

Sleeping the car on the way home

Dan riding the piggie ride with Andrew

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Family fun at home
Here are a few pictures from the past month or so. Take a look at the new video clip "Andrew's version of the ABC song"
Andrew in the toy box

This is what happens when Mommy goes to work in the evening (potato chips and no shirts at the dinner table)

Playing in the sink

Our BIG snowfall

Peter and his winning smile

Our little goofy boy

Riding in the laundry basket (i.e. space ship)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fun in Ohio
During Christmas break, we were able to go to Ohio for a couple of days to visit with Bob, Janelle, and Olivia. Thanks for letting us invade your home for awhile, Bob and Janelle! We really enjoyed visiting with you guys. Thanks for taking us to "Jungle Jim's" and "Ikea". We miss you and hope to see you again soon.
We visited with Dan's cousin, JD, and his family while in Ohio. Here is a picture of all of us at JD's house.

Bob and Peter

The guys discussing sports, computers, theology...

Cute little Ezra

and sweet little Olivia

Olivia and Andrew

Christmas in Tennesee
We always enjoy spending Christmas with my parents in Tennessee, and this year was even more fun. Peter was old enough this year to understand and anticipate Christmas, and we loved watching his excitement on Christmas day. Peter and Andrew both loved all of their gifts and getting time to play with Pa Paw and Gram. Thanks Mom and Dad for your hospitality and making Christmas fun this year.

Happy Birthday Dan
We celebrated Dan's birthday while in TN with my parents. My mom put together a fun little party and Peter loved helping Daddy open his presents and blow out the candles.
Peter wearing Daddy's new shoes

Looking at birthday cards

Opening presents

Happy birthday, Daddy!

Playing in the snow in Tennessee

During Dan's Christmas break, we spent some time in Tennessee with my parents. We were happy to see a lot of snow when we arrived, and took the boys out to play in it one morning.

Peter sledding with Daddy (see new video - "Peter's first time sledding")

Andrew and Mommy

Andrew was not sure what to think of the snow. And yes, those are socks on his hands - we forgot his gloves.

Building a snowman

Making footprints in the snow

Andrew was not fond of being so bundled up


Dad and Mom's house

The porch all decorated for Christmas