Friday, March 9, 2018


We have been long overdue for a weekend getaway.  Finally, we had a weekend without any plans so we jumped in the car and headed south.  We were hoping for warmer weather but it was still pretty cold in Charleston.  We still managed to have a great time.

Emma snapped some shots on the ride down

The boys getting comfy in their king size bed

Miss Priss relaxing

Not a great restaurant but Morgan's Creek had a lot of sand to entertain the kids.  

Beach time and a dead horseshoe crab

I love when they think we are not watching

Best friends, for sure

And then there is this hot mess....

We found a festival on Isle of Palms

Double trouble

Making art with a bicycle.

We found a sweet condo at Wild Dunes resort

Thanks to Josh's credit card miles, it was on the house.

We spent some time walking around Charleston.

I asked them to take a "normal" picture.  This is what happened immediately after I said that.

I guess this is normal

Semi normal

They are nuts

Monday, February 26, 2018

Myles' 9th Birthday

Happy 9th Birthday, Myles.  One more year in the single digits!  What a unique kid you are, Myles.  Not many people can figure you out.  Hard on the outside, soft on the inside.  You are tough, intelligent, curious, loyal, funny, stubborn and kind.  I went to your classroom to bring treats for your birthday and everyone had to say one word to describe you.  The most common were, smart, energetic and funny.  I agree whole heartedly.  Never stop being you.  I love who you are and who you are growing up to be.  

The kids always want to open their presents on the morning of their birthdays, before school starts.  Myles decided to open half in the morning and half after school.  He is not a conformist.  

More presents

Grady picked out this shirt for him

Pip took over his new stuffed animal.  

Emma and I began making the cake.  He requested a Rubics cube cake.

Not the easiest cake to make

It turned out ok.

Myles wanted to take friends to the trampoline park for his party.  

Grady showing his skills

They had a great time

Party time.  We came back to the house for a spend the night party.