Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Another sad little haiku...

Concerts, concerts, school!
Blog, I promise I'll catch up...
Now that I can breathe.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

October 31 was busier than ever this year..... crazy and fun!
The students had a half day at school, so our principal let the staff bring their pets INSIDE for a pet parade!  This was definitely a first; Maddie and Dora IN my music classroom!  The students brought change to vote for their favorite pets, and all proceeds are being donated to the Carolina Raptor Center.  Love.

Grandma Cathy was there to help dog-wrangle.

Later that evening, of course, was Trick-or-Treat.  We started at Grandma Cathy's house, where we saw Shelly Kitty, who was NOT impressed with Maddie and Dora.

The super hounds captured the creepy Joker!


Ethan played in the leaves more than he got candy.

Cool decor

Our friends Nicholas, Izzy, and Christina went along with us.  We ended up getting candy from a fellow teacher's house, and she offered to snap this photo for us.  Classic!  Don't tangle with this crew.

After the candy-gathering fun, we hung out back at our house, where the guys had a little red wig fun....

Halloween is my favorite, and this one didn't disappoint!  Could be the most fun ever, and if I do say so myself, I'm pretty pleased with the Riddler costume I created.  Memorable times.

And on a side note, after such a beautiful, comfortable evening, it snowed in our town this morning!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blogging? BEHIND!

It's been a busy month!  I really love updating this thing and have not been able to fit it in.  Until I make time to go through all the pics, here are some snippets of what we have been doing....
September 28: Marvel show.  It was GREAT!

McLeod Farms a couple of Saturdays ago.  Got our pumpkins!

Family dance at Ethan's school.  The boys were movin' and groovin'.

Boo at the Zoo this past Sunday.  Went with the Harris family.  So fun!

Field trip to the country yesterday with Ethan's class.  He snapped this lovely one of me on the bus.

October, I love you.  I can't believe you are almost gone.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Photo Session Outtakes

On October 1, we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and had a family photo session with the super-talented Ashley Essig of Joyful Images Photography.  She always works her magic with us.  This time, we threw in an added level of difficulty with the dogs, and she was amazing, as always.  Ashley captured hundreds of beautiful images, and I will post them, as I have in the first photo pictured below. There are more to come, trust me! However, as you know, some of the greatest photos involve slightly crazy scenarios.  So, I give you the outtakes from the October 1 session. :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ethan's 5th Birthday Party

We all had a great time at Ethan's party September 14.  Both grandmas were there, too!

Sadly, the party marked the end of our time at My Gym.  We have had a lot of great times there since we first moved to SC six years ago, but both boys have outgrown it.  Seems like they have outgrown everything these days.  Can't believe we have 5- and 7-year-olds.  Sigh. The days are long but the years are short....

So, anyway... sentimental rant over.  Back to the party. It's taken me a couple of weeks to get through all the photos.  There are a lot of ones I love, so I plan to put them into a slideshow sometime.  Here are my favorites, though.