Thursday, April 19, 2018


The boys both had games at Mechanicsville Little League this weekend so they were able to watch each other's games and even spend a little time together. 

Go #34!

Emmy and Taylor enjoyed some girl time during the game!

weekend getaway

We enjoyed a fun little weekend getaway last weekend!  We took the kids out of school early on Friday and headed to Natural Bridge to visit their drive thru safari.

Bryce was a bit braver than Emmy when it came to feeding the animals, but they both enjoyed it.  Emmy was a bit terrified because we'd be looking out one side window at an animal then we'd turn around and get greeted by something else!    

The animals were friendly and very hungry.  They know how to get their food and they weren't messing around.

Well, hello there!

She did better feeding them out of her hand than the bucket.

You can see how successful Jason was with feeding them out of the bucket.  This isn't their first rodeo.

They literally took their picture in about 10 of these different photo op spots.

Bryce the bird whisperer.  Notice Emmy in the background.  She was trying to recover from a bird landing on her head!

This one is my favorite.

That little baby lemur was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  

After the Safari, we head to Blacksburg for the weekend.  

We got up early Saturday morning and headed to the cascades to hike.

It was a chilly start to the day, but it warmed up nicely.  

The path to the top of the falls had been washed out, but we were able to make up and get a good picture.  

Strong girl!

Jason tried his hand at fly fishing and caught something pretty quickly!

We headed back to town after the hike and had lunch and then stocked up on new Hokie attire for me, Jason and Emmy.  Next up we walked some more and showed the kids around campus.  

The main attraction for the weekend was the spring game.  Emmy was worn out from a morning of walking so she took a nap during the game.  

The Hokies biggest fan!

We had just enough time after the game to grab some yummy donuts!

It was a fun weekend visiting somewhere we hadn't been in over 15 years!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

spring break

Jason and I went to Mexico for spring break without the kids last year and figured we couldn't do that to them ever year.  So we stayed home this year and the kids made a list of all the things they wanted to do.

Monday was bowling.  We asked the Shipleys to go with us and it was great fun!

After an eye doctor appointment (notice the glasses) on Tuesday, we played Putt Putt.  I don't have any pictures for Wednesday, but they went fishing with MeMa and Papa and caught lots of fish!

We went roller skating on Thursday.

Jason took off on Friday and we went to Kings Dominion for the first time this season.We had a wonderful week and it made us long for summer vacation!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

He is Risen!

Easter baskets!

Jason had to make his fans happy this year so he invested in another suit!

These two are the light of our lives!

Easter selfie!

We all look pretty Eastery, but we surely don't match!

We have a tradition of taking a picture of the kids in Jason's Grandma's tree on Easter.  We don't remember every year, but we have a few.  We have one from 2012, but I couldn't find it but here is 2015.

Jason was adamant that everyone be in the exact same place in this year's picture.   

We clearly didn't put as much effort into placement in the picture last year!

Hope everyone had a happy Easter!

Friday, March 30, 2018

hunting eggs at school

Emmy had a little Easter Egg hunt at school today.  There was no organized party, just the hunt.  Bryce's class didn't have a party so I guess they'll do something at the end of the year.  

Love this girl of mine!

She always has a smile on her face!

I just love these sweet friends of hers!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

emmy's kindergarten program

The kindergarten presented "Time for a Rhyme" tonight.

I went to the morning show and couldn't see Emmy at all so her teacher put her on the end for the evening show so the family could see her!

Being on the end put her in the right place to be able to turn a page of the story book prop!

1, 2, Tie My Shoe

MeMa and PaPa took us to Sweet Frog afterward to celebrate!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

church easter egg hunt

The church Easter Egg Hunt was this weekend and it did not disappoint!  There were over 5,000 eggs and the kids found a large portion of them and Jason and I are doing our best at eating ALL the candy!

Cute little egg hunters finally got to hunt in the same area this year!

These two had more fun looking cute than hunting eggs!

Bryce won the jar of jelly beans for guessing the closest!

Bryce had to leave early for baseball but Emmy stuck around for the crafts and photo ops!

And how cute is Emmy's shirt a friend of mine from church made!?