Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Every year we try to take the kids to Carowinds the day after Book Day for their last fun day of the summer. This year Keith couldn't go with us because he had JV Football practice. Jie Jie took the day off from work to go with us and Kit met us there. We had a great time but we did miss Josh (who had a project due that day) and Keith.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Book Day

Our school has "Book Day" every year right before school starts. Brinley got the chance to visit her classroom and meet her teacher. She was soooooooooooo excited!!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I've been tagged

A. Attached or single? Very much attached to my best friend/hubby Marty

B. Best friend? See above....and Lola. She's my daughter and I couldn't ask for a better friend!

C. Cake or pie? Carrot cake. Specifically my granny's carrot cake! YUM!

D. Day of choice? Thursday. All of the kids are home that day with the exception of Josh and Lola.

E. Essential item? Cell phone to keep in touch with my kids and hubby and Mom and Jan (waiting on TA) and Kim (waiting on LOA) and........you get the picture!

F. Favorite color? Pink...red....yellow.... Can't choose just one!

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears

H. Hometown? Small town in South Carolina

I. Indulgence? Dove Milk Chocolate Bars

J. January or July? July....no school for the kids!

K. Kids? SIX (3 boys, 3 girls)

L. Life isn’t complete without? My Family!

M. Marriage date? May 31

N. Number of brothers & sisters? 1 brother. I miss him very much. Haven't seen him in more than a year and a half.

O. Oranges or apples? Apples

P. Phobias? Heights and flying.

Q. Quotes?"Twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

R. Reasons to smile? Marty, Josh, Kristen, Keith, Brice, Brinley, Bailey

S. Season of choice? Fall

T. Tag your peeps! Jan, Dawn, Tonni

U. Unknown fact about me? Marty and I met through Yahoo Personals.

V. Vegetable? Tomatoes

W. Worst habits? Internet

X X-ray or ultrasound? Either.

Y. Your favorite food? Pizza from Brick Oven Pizza in Boone, NC

Z. Zodiac sign? Libra

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Bin-Bin's Birthday

Our sweet birthday girl!

Brinley had a nice little birthday party Saturday at home. It was well over 100 degrees outside so we were glad we waited until late in the evening for the festivities.

Our friends Jan & David came over with their kids Shelby, Katie, Ethan, Fulton and Lilly. (Ellie will be here next year with us!) Dee, Jie Jie and Cameron made the trip from Charleston and Josh and Kit came from Charlotte to celebrate. Granny Mae & Boss were here along with Aunt Helen and CaCa. We were all happy that Sarah was able to come and spend the whole weekend with us!

Bailey received some nice little gifts too (thank you everyone!) because she was celebrating being a US citizen for one year!

Jie Jie with Bailey and Lilly.

Lilly loves balloons!

It was really hot. Almost too hot to be outside.Big brother "Joshie".

Ethan finally got inside the FunRoller! YAY, Ethan!
Bin-Bin with her Dee.

Bailey and Lilly taking a spin in the Jeep.