Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blowing Rock

A couple of weekends ago we went to Blowing Rock for a fun day trip.  Parker and Claire always enjoy the
park when we visit there.
 Dinner at Mellow Mushroom

 After Blowing Rock, we drove on the Blueridge Parkway to see the beautiful changing trees.  These pictures don't show the colors like they really looked.  They were much prettier in person!

It was a lovely fall day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tailgate Party

We had a fun tailgate party at church! Lots of games, food, and fun!


We took the kids fishing (even if it was in a pool). 

I'm sure we'll go again soon since they enjoyed it.  Maybe in a lake next time!

Happy Birthday To Me!

For my birthday, Brian and I went to Knoxville.  The first day we ate lunch at Abuelo's then I got to shop ~ YAY! Dinner at Altruda's of course! I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of the food! Ha!

The next day we went to the UT game.  We had a lot of fun even if I did freeze!

My new Pandora charm!

With all of my babies!
It was a wonderful birthday!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Place To Play

We finally decided to get the kids a new playground for our yard.  It was a lot of work to put together, but they love it!

EPIC Celebration

Parker & Claire's school had a fun celebration at the fairgrounds.

Parker, Claire, Emme & Sarah Cate
Face Painting

Setting Robert Free

Our little caterpillar friend, Robert, went into his cocoon for about two weeks.  Then out he came as a beautiful monarch butterfly.  It was an exciting time around our house!  He was a boy, so we didn't have to change his name to Roberta.  Then the time came to let him go. 

Goodbye Robert!

Family Birthday Party

Since Mom, Claire, & I all have October birthdays, we had a little celebration with family at Mike & Karen's house.

Amanda made these super cute cupcakes!

Nana & Claire
Caleb, Megan, & Tyler
Brian, Amy, Mike, & Karen
Amand & Rich (Wynona and Naomi in the background)
Mark was there too, but I guess I didn't get any pictures of him!
Fun times!