Saturday, October 25, 2014

October continued...

I really want to keep up more with blogging after this but at least here are some pictures. Starting with when we got back from Myrtle Beach in September. We had a great "field trip" to PetSmart on our way home. The kids loved seeing all the fun animals.
 We had met friends Mazarick Park for tennis and playtime. Fun times- even if we were a little too loud for tennis.

 Picnic with friends (don't read the label on the bag- we are finished with their especially after I found out the fries have milk in addition to all the other bad things for you.) But the together time was fun!
 beautiful sunsets at soccer practice,
 Fun walks with friends at Clark Park. We went back to Clark Park with Hillegonda and Champ and Baby C kept asking for them.
 Grandma and Pops Leon visit and soccer.
 Baby C and Grandma stayed up to see me when I got home from my night with friends! (I so appreciate Grandma and Pops Leon coming so I could have an evening with friends- thank you!)
 KG and the boys find lots of friends outside- grasshoppers, frogs, ...
 Another pic of the lake we were excited to find from our hike from our backyard.
 Fun with friends. Part of New Mommies group 9+ years later.

 Birthday party fun with the BBs.

 our Spanish Pirate dinner in the garage Muy bien!
 One of the few pics I have from the Coles visit. It was short but good. We are so thankful that despite living very far apart we've seen each other a lot over the years. A short visit is definitely better than no visit. We packed a lot into the couple of days- walk in the woods, lots of food, soccer games, a geocache, lots of hanging out,
 and a trip back to the Airborne Special Ops Museum. I didn't get many pics but we had a good time and I'm looking forward to seeing Janelle's.
 More soccer fun!
 And lots of time for dress up!
So thankful for all our blessings!

Woefully Behind on Blogging

I was just thinking tonight how I started this blog 6 years ago to keep James updated during his deployment. Overall I've done pretty well at keeping it updated. Of course, some spurts of not blogging much, then some catch up time, but I think this last couple months has been my most behind. Thankfully between Facebook, messaging, phone calls, and photo sharing James can still keep up with us. But i still want to catch up on our blog- for James, for me, for family, friends, ... this is my scrapbook too. so many memories I want to remember. So many things I think I'll never forget but the years go by and it's hard to remember. I want to record some of them. Where to start not that I'm almost 4 months behind. I guess no time like the present. So I'l start here and try to catch back up.

So much to be thankful for. We are so blessed to be back in Fayetteville while James is away. We love our church, our neighborhood, our friends (old and new), our new homeschool group, our house...

Just this month we've gone to a fun Manna Servers' family fun event at Festival Park,

 Played lots of soccer. This is the Carolina Panthers. K blogged about his team the Fusion
 Gone hiking with friends. We loved the Methodist University Trails. The kids found some turtles,
 beautiful bridges and waterfalls,
 the ROTC confidence obstacle course,
 and just fun times with friends! (I don't have pics of the friends changing my tire, fixing my lawnmower, watching my kids, fixing us dinner... but definitely thankful for all that too!)
 Fun hikes at Clark Park with the B. Boys,
 first dancing class,
 a fun trip to the fair,

 super cool stunt show at the fair,
 tons of stickers from the fair,
 and family fun in the woods behind our house.
And I'll do another post for the Coles trip, Hubbs Farm trip, and some homeschool fun. So thankful!