Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Greg’s Going to Boot Camp Party

For most of you this will be a pretty boring post but I use this blog as our scrapbook and I couldn’t let such a huge event go undocumented! A few weeks ago we threw a party for Greg before he left for boot camp. We had a wonderful day of hanging out and writing Greg notes in a book for him to take with him! Now onto the party pictures!

The Food:

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Tim’s sister made this edible arrangement:

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The People:

Rachael and Greg:

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People getting their snacks on:

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Sammy with his new buddy Caleb:

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Hanging out and chatting:

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The boys playing , Shannon writing in the book:

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Greg and Tim:

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LOL love this picture of Greg making a face at someone:

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Greg and one of his best friend’s family, Brandon is in the marines and currently in Afghanistan:

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It was a beautiful day and we got some outside time in while the neighbors were outside too:

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Greg and his best friend Jared – who happened to be home on leave from the marines:

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Doing what they do best:

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Nica came after a soccer game:

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Her and I played a little soccer (Tim took this picture):

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Sammy playing with the neighbor kiddos:

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The whole family:

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Rachel picking up Nicia:

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Just to prove he could do it Greg picked them both up:

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Sammy and his Aunt Reatha:

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The youngest two:

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Love this picture:

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And this one:

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Proud parents:

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Jared and Nicia:

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Jared getting in a little PT

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Sammy and Aunt Rachel.. melt my heart:

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We are all so very proud of you Greg!! We miss you a ton! I got this picture via a text message a day or two after he got to Ft. Jackson (I retouched the picture to take out our last name):

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Reading Thing- 1 Month in

So we are one month into Spring and the reading challenge.  Spring is a super busy time for us so I only put 4 books on my list.  I am happy to report I finished Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult and really liked the book!  It wasn’t my favorite Picoult book but it was still a really good book. 

DSC_0190I am also about halfway through Fall of Giants and I am loving it.  I haven’t had much of a chance to read this past week.  However, with Sammy’s birthday past us I should be able to get some ready done!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Sammy!!

Today is my sweet little Sammy’s 4th Birthday! I am more in love with him each day! DSC_0302

Sammy is:

  • Energetic
  • Funny
  • Silly
  • Sweet
  • and Sour but not as much as sweet Winking smile
  • non-stop

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  • compassionate
  • caring
  • a great host (he likes to give people things to eat and drink when they come over.. sometimes he nibbles on them first *winks*)
  • loving
  • smart

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  • a fireball
  • a firecracker
  • a tornado
  • athletic
  • an amazing eater

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  • handsome
  • determined
  • curious
  • independent
  • adventurous

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I wish the world for you sweet boy and I thank God for you everyday! Happy Birthday little man!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Steph Came for a Visit

At the beginning of the month one my best friends came to town for a visit, the book-fair and a trip through our alma mater (which I happen to live near).  Sammy was super excited that his friend Steph came for a visit.  After some shopping at the book fair we brought lunch back to the house and build a neighborhood:

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Then I convinced Sammy to let me take his picture with Steph:

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Then Sammy destroyed the neighborhood:

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Next up was dinner at a little local restaurant we loved in college (and still love):

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Steph drove back home after dinner but this guy:

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took me out on a date for coffee and some shopping!