Friday, April 6, 2018


Clare is 12!  How in the world is that possible?

We celebrated her on several occasions!  We had a dinner at LoLo and Pop's with Nathan, Megan and Brody.  We celebrated with the other side of the family after our Easter egg hunt.  Clare even made her own cake, and it turned out so cute!

Lucky for Clare, her birthday fell on Good Friday this year which meant.....NO SCHOOL!  On Thursday night, our family went to Kobe Steaks.  

Please pardon Sydney and Jane's shenanigans!!

On Friday morning, she woke up to birthday donuts!

We scheduled her party for later that afternoon.  She had five friends come over, and we headed to a trampoline park for a little while

They jumped and then we went back to our house for presents, cake and some time to hang out.

Parties get so much easier as kids get older.  It was so nice!  Clare had a great time, and it was a fun day celebrating her!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


We did Easter in two parts this year.  Our first celebration was at Deedee and Papaw's house with Emme, Grandad, Bryan, Morgan, Morgan and Nick.  The kids were excited to have their first egg hunt!  Deedee made it hard this year by numbering the eggs, and the kids had to find them in order!

Aunt Morgan was there to help find eggs!

Sydney and Graham with Papaw!

Sweet Jane!

On Easter Sunday, the kids woke up and the Easter bunny had delivered baskets!   LoLo and Pop joined us for church, and then we headed back to their house for brunch and an egg hunt.

Many thanks to both sides of the family for all of the Easter fun!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Break

Spring break is always such a welcome break from school and sports!  We were lucky this year to have beautiful weather during our week off.  We stayed in town for most of the week, but managed to fill our week with lots of fun activities.

Jane and Sydney had their friend, Lily, spend the night, and we tried dying Easter Eggs in whipped cream.

Sydney and Graham went to the arboretum with Deedee one day, while I took Jane and Clare Easter dress shopping.  They had a beautiful weather and enjoyed being outside all day!

A game of Chopped was requested, and LoLo graciously agreed to be the judge.  Our "chefs" whipped up some creative concoctions.  We were actually surprised at how good they did!

Graham, Sydney and Jane went on a "mini-trip" to the lake with Deedee.  These three love driving the golf cart!

Casey, Clare and I watched a movie. Clare had just read The Hunger Games, so we watched that.  I think Clare is finally starting to believe me that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie....even though we enjoyed the movie.

Our final hoorah was a camping trip!  The six of us loaded up and headed northwest about 45 minutes to Lake Ray Roberts.  We got a new tent for Christmas, and we were anxious to use it.

They had a beach there, and the kids loved it...even though it was freezing.  Graham didn't care!  He went all the way in!

It was a quick, fun, family getaway!

Spring Break 2018 was a good one!!