Sunday, February 20, 2011
almost a year since I updated the blog? Sheesh. Once again, I am recommitting myself to more frequent updates. This past year has been jam-packed! Charlotte started PK at St. Mary's and Gray is now a turtle at Lindenwood.
Updates in pictures...
(I tried to put these pictures in some sort of order...but failed miserably)
Friday, May 28, 2010
It feels like we have been full speed ahead for the past month! We were in Dallas for Taylor's wedding and a visit with Chris, Grammy and Papa, then we had BBQ Fest here in Memphis, and last weekend Charlotte and I headed to Baltimore while Tim and Gray went to Hartford to see NaNa.
BBQ Fest was so much fun...no suprise there though! My chicken was kind of a disaster (no thanks to Tim for dropping the thighs into the charcoal), but the seafood was yummy! Neal and Pat came in 10th place with their lamb in the exotic category. It was to die for...and our first Top 10 finish ever! Brooke came into town and I had fun telling everyone that she is a cage fighter (of course, she is still a lawyer by day). It was so much fun to have her here and we miss her already!
As for our trip to Baltimore, Charlotte took the town by storm. We were there for John's graduation, and I think I was a bit in shock that my little brother was actually graduating from law school. I kept thinking, "this just can't be possible...surely I am not really this old". But, yes, it did happen and Johnny did receive his hood and a real diploma! Huge congratulations to him!
This weekend we are headed to Monteagle with the Mathew's and company. I wish I could close my eyes and teleport us there right now. It should be a really nice and relaxing weekend, which is much needed after this last week of school and work. Of course, I still have 56 minutes until the students actually leave for the day. So far I have collected several dozen eggs and millions of water balloons. Last day of school antics are not nearly as fun when you are on this end...
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Easter in Memphis was beautiful! Mimi and Grandpop were here, and the weather couldn't have been nicer. Charlotte won the Easter egg hunt by at least 50 eggs. She is a VERY serious competitor. We had a great brunch with special friends, and the kids had a ball trying to find the eggs with goldfish...or in Charlotte's case, the ones with chocolate. It made for a long, sugar-filled, nap-less afternoon! Happy April!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Things in Memphis are FINALLY warming up! I don't know if it will last, but I sure hope so! Life is busy as usual, with January and February flying by. We finished the admissions process for Charlotte and we have decided that she will attend St. Marys Episcopal School in the fall! St. Mary's is very similar to RPCS, and I am super excited for her to start creating the same kind of the lifelong friendships that I am so lucky to have! She won't be in Roland Park blue, but it is close enough! This past weekend we went to Hot Springs with some great friends. Charlotte and Gray stayed in Memphis with Elza and Mike and couldn't have been happier. Charlotte told me that she was going to take care of Elza and Mike was going to take care of Gray...I'm not sure how that worked out, but everyone was in one piece when we got home! Here are a few more recent pictures!
The girls in Hot Springs
Elza, Gray and Charlotte
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I am going to do my very best to catch all of you up on the last couple of months. The holidays were a lot of fun, but very hectic! I will let the pictures tell most of the story...