Category Archives: Holidays

Memorial Day 2013



Disclaimer: You are about to see some very cute babies in the pool as well as some very pale skin that has not seen the light of day since pre-Libby 🙂

For Memorial Day this year we just laid low…did some house work, did some hanging out with some fam and most importantly took Libby for her first swim! She wasn’t so sure about it at first but I think by the end she was loving it!
IMG_5052oh hey dad!

What is this thing and why is this water so cold???


Hey Nora-cute glasses!


Dads and their cute littles


We may not all be smiling but we ARE all looking at the camera…it’s a huge feat people!

She wants everyone else sunglasses but her own


So much fun!


Taking a strawberries and blueberries snack time break


Pretty girl!


Love my sweet family


Of course we had to go swinging!IMG_5236 IMG_5245

Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day, too!


Mother’s Day 2013

Wow! It has been a long time since I have updated and  A LOT of things have happened in the past month (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Libby turning 10 months old!) So we will start with the first one..Mother’s Day!

The entire week before Mother’s Day Libby was sick was nasty Hand, Foot, Mouth…it was awful…if you have kids, pray they never get it! Poor thing…anyways…we weren’t sure if we would even get to do anything that weekend but thankfully things began healing up on Friday and by Saturday she was good to go!

This same weekend my brother graduated with his Masters of Divinity from seminary on that Saturday morning, so the whole family was in town to celebrate him. We were so proud of him-he worked so hard!

We celebrated him during the day (some how don’t have pics on my camera or phone that aren’t blurry) and celebrated my mom for Mother’s Day on Saturday night (again…no pics! boo!).

Sunday morning rolled around and y’all…my husband spoils me so much and is so thoughtful about gifts he gives and things does. He wanted me to have special first Mother’s Day. We woke up and took a trip to Shipley Donuts AFTER opening my WRAPPED (big deal) presents.

Libby got me a HUGE coffee mug and a Keurig! yahoo! We set that up ASAP, got donuts and came home for breakfast. After we were finished we went to church. Justin said I could pick anywhere to eat for lunch but all I really wanted to go was go to this place called Newks that has awesome sandwiches and have a picnic in the front yard. So that’s what we did-so fun and relaxing!

That evening we met up with Mama and Papa Kates for some delish italian food to celebrate her for Mother’s Day!

Whew! I don’t normally describe in full detail..if you are still reading this…enjoy the pics from the weekend!

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Christmas 2012

Better late than never, right? Christmas 2012 was a special one-for a lot of reasons but mainly because it was our first as a family of 3! We had about 2 weeks of Christmas-a couple of weekends before Christmas was the Really, Really, Big Christmas Show that me and a few other girls from our bible study class were in (somehow I don’t have any pictures on my camera from this? weird!) SO my parents aka: Giddy and Pops -came down to see that and to have Christmas with us, Lance, Ginger, Nora and Memaw! With the exception of me being sick the entire time 😦 we had a really fun time and Libby got lots of fun toys and cute new outfits!
IMG_4271 IMG_4289 IMG_4291 IMG_4293 IMG_4295 IMG_4298 IMG_4311 Fun visit from Amir!IMG_4330 During Christmas break Libby had her first go at some oatmeal cereal…it didn’t go too terribly…but we decided to give it another couple weeks before trying again…it’s going much better now 🙂 IMG_4358 IMG_4363We had Christmas with the Kates this year-everyone was present which made it even more fun! Here is our first Christmas Eve family photo..
IMG_4382 Christmas Morning!IMG_4389 IMG_4398 IMG_4399
IMG_4417 IMG_4422 IMG_4431 IMG_4439 Christmas day! IMG_4445 IMG_4455 IMG_4468 IMG_4472 IMG_4479