Sunday, February 20, 2011

A picture speaks a thousand words...or something like that.

Has it Really Been...

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...

December 2010:

November 2010

October 2010

Septemeber 2010

August 2010: Charlotte's 1st day of school

(I tried to put these pictures in some sort of order...but failed miserably)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Out of breath...

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 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!

Charlotte and Gray decorating Easter eggs!

At the starting gate...

During the hunt...

Eating his winnings...

Getting into the chocolate.


Charlotte had her first taste of crawfish last weekend...and loved them! Clearly, she gets her exquisite taste in food from her mother!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Could it be Spring?

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

Catching Up...

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...

Charlotte and Gray made Christmas so much fun this year. Santa Claus brought Charlotte a red tricycle and Gray got a brand new train set! Now that things have settled down we are back to the reality of school and work! Here's to another year!