Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

The kids woke up Easter morning and hunted for their baskets.  They found them with no problem.  We had gone to church on Saturday night to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, so we had a laid back Sunday morning at home.

We went out to Nana's house for Easter again this year.  On the way out there, I wanted to drive by a lake that I used to visit a lot as a kid.  It's more developed now, but the water still calls to me.  One of these years, I will get a boat.
 It was so nice to let the kids just run around and play in the country.  It's how I grew up and it's nice to see that they enjoy it as much as I did/do.

 This is my grandpa's old dog Snooks.  My grandpa passed away ten years ago, but his sweet dog reminds me that he is always near us in our hearts.
 Jessie/Liam and Aiden.

 Yep.  Jayvan kissed a fish.

 I love this picture of the cousins just taking a quick break from throwing rocks in the pond.  These little moments are my favorite.
 Unfortunately, Matt's Easter ended with Duke losing.  Such is life.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We were truly blessed.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Bunny

My mom watched the kids for us on Saturday so that we could go to a meeting.  She ended up meeting up with my sister so the kids could all go see the Easter Bunny.  Lexi knows the deal about the Easter bunny, but she still thought it would be fun to go see him.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Nana!

We found ourselves celebrating yet another anniversary of my mom's 39th birthday.  I told her she might as well up that to the anniversary of her 49th birthday, but she's not ready to take the plunge.

She chose to eat crab legs at a Chinese restaurant the she loves.

We forgot to take pictures until several people had already left (Matt had already taken Jayvan home), but here are the ones we managed to take.

The Fisherman and the Goldfish

Aunt Ashley invited us to join her for a showing of this play at her college.  When we got there, they asked for volunteers to be part of the ocean.  Lexi was a little hesitant at first, but she decided to volunteer after all.  They asked us not to take photos during the performance, so here are the ones I took before and after.
 Lexi was an amazing wave in the ocean and she wants me to e-mail her music teacher to show her that she was in a play.

After the show, the kids got to get up close and personal with the wonderous goldfish.

Thanks to JCCC and Aunt Ashley for telling us about the play.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Martin City Parade 2013

It is one of our family traditions.  It seems that the weather is never that great for it, but we generally tough it out anyway. This year, the family combined it with a going away party for Aaron. He will be leaving for training in a couple weeks, and then he'll be off to Afghanistan in August.  We appreciate the service of our military!