Friday, August 16, 2013

Now where were we?

Oh yeah, summer is almost over.  The boys have been playing hard.  We had a great family vacation.  And our house construction is almost done. And of course I’d love to show you a few pics.

This was our summer agenda.  Most, but not all, of it happened.

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Ocean Isle, NC didn’t disappoint.


We are on the homestretch of our exterior project.  There has been a crew of 4 guys out at our house every weekday for the last month.  It’s going to be weird when they are done. 

Grant will have some more work to do though.  He’s taking on the decks and the shutters himself. 

This is how she looks as of a few seconds ago.

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Meanwhile, I’ll be trying to hide my tears.  Baby Batman is off to kindergarten next week and this momma isn’t exactly ready for that reality.  I mean, I’m totally excited for him….. but am I not a young mom anymore?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

House Updates….

She’s coming along, slowly but surely. 

But there’s still plenty on the to-do list.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Latelies

So, turns out, summer makes me not want to blog.  It makes me not want to make dinner either.  Pretty much, I’m not really good for anything in the summer.  Except for going to the pool.  I’m pretty good at that.

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The boys have finally learned how awesome life is when you sleep in.  To this mom, it’s a blessing, really.  And right now, I would just like to tell my mom “you’re welcome.”  I was a champion at sleeping in.  She never told me she appreciated it, but how could she not? 

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Sometimes, after an awesome night of sleeping until 9 am, the boys will dance with their reflection in nothing but their skivvies.  We’re just crazy up in here.

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VBSing it up.

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Dental Hygiene.  Holla.

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Back around Father’s Day, I got Grant this bug zapper swatter thing.  Uh, it’s safe to say we love it.  Well worth $6.  I recommend. 

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Cousins being boyish. 

Meanwhile, we are knee deep in our little house project of new siding and stuff (stuff meaning: new front door, shutters, lights, stone columns, front balcony and gutters.)  I’ll have to give that it’s own post.  We’re doing most of the demo of the blue stuff to save us some green stuff,  and then people that actually know what they are doing will take care of the rest.

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Thanks Josh and Bradley and Dan.  You guys are true friends!

She’s coming along! 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring Blog Break

It appears I forgot to keep the blog updated for the last 3 or so months.  Ooops. 

So for today, more pictures, less words, of what’s been going on around here all spring. 


We had way too much snow!


We hosted the cousins for a few days of Camp Cornell!



We had a lovely Easter out here with lots of friends from church!



We got to hang out with Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Cornell for a day or two. 


I’ve designated this spot the obligatory picture spot.  My boys now know what to do when I say “go to the picture spot!”


This is their impression of zombies.


Cash received his pre-K diploma.


Clearly he is thrilled.


Cash’s dad is still a hottie. 



And my little cowboy nailed his speaking part.

Here’s a little video I shot pre-performance of my favorite little song. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Round Here

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A few weekends ago we surprised the boys with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge.  Every time we walked by this bear, Cash said it was his best friend and demanded I take his picture with it.  Weird. 

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Batman practicing his swing. 

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Does anyone else need to have a mid-day alarm on their phone?  Once or twice an afternoon nap has gotten the best of me and I almost slept though the whole pick-your-kid-up-from-school thing. 

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Big brother reading to Batman.  I love it, however, a little piece of me hates that I have kids that are old enough read.  Just doesn’t feel right.


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Cash and 23 of his best friends.  Lots of red for Valentine’s day. 

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Pre-game Prayer

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This last weekend was Jagger’s last basketball game. 

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The season went well.  Most of the time it was pretty fun to watch. And by fun, I mean, let’s laugh at the kids because they have no idea how to play basketball. I’m kidding….. No, I’m not.

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My Mad Men. 

Happy President’s Day friends! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Stone Saga

The good news is the guys laying the stone on our house are done!

The bad news is we are going to rip it all of. 

Yep.  Crappy, huh?

The truth is, the workers did a terrible job, were under-qualified, and it’s our fault for not seeing the red flags all along.

We were just too hopeful and didn’t want to face the reality. 

It’s a frustrating and expensive mistake, but we’re almost able to laugh about it. 

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So for a little while longer, our house is going to look like a train wreck.  I’m just thankful we are far enough back off the road that our neighbors can’t see how we’re really trashing up the hood.  Yep, we’re those neighbors.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Random Picture Upload

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Pretty snow day

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New slippers and new video game = happy boys.  This was our crazy New Years Eve, I believe.

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Homemade batman shirt, Batman Pizza, and Batman Outside.  Um, he’s on a Batman kick. 

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Enjoying one of the nice days.

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Messing with the panoramic view. 

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Cash being awesome. 

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He loves his Spiderman.  He talks to it.  It’s pretty sweet to hear. 

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How the stone is coming along.  More on that later.  It has been such a headache!