Monday, April 12, 2010

1, 2, 3.... JUMP!

Rusty got some great shots of Abby jumping at the waterfall. Check them out:)

a day in the mountains

Carter with his walking stick
the kiddos
me and my honey

During last week's Spring Break, we decided to stay close to home. We've always loved hiking and getting outdoors and now that I'm getting over "my kids are going to wander off and get eaten by a bear!" phobia, we decided to check out South Mountains State Park for a day trip. This park was AMAZING! We had such a great time and the kid's had a blast! We hiked the 3 mile trail that lead us to High Shoals Falls. It was a pretty cool hike with lots of rocks to climb over, a river to follow and at the end a BUNCH of stairs leading to the top of the falls. Once we reached the top, we had a mandatory (for mom:) rest break and then headed back down. We found this neat little swimming area and although the water was freezing, Abby and Carter did some swimming. We took a ton of pictures (I know, that's a shocker! lol) so here are a few from our day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday baby! I hope your day is amazing. I love you! If you wanna send him some birthday love you can jump over here and give him a shout!

Monday, January 11, 2010

in a nutshell...

I wish I had some great reason why it's been more than 6 months since the last time I actually posted anything.... There are about 100 things I could use as an excuse, but they'd all be that.. just an excuse:) So, for the 5 of you who've been wondering what I've been up to during the past 6 months, here's a quick recap.

July - Wonderful trip to Florida to spend some time basking in the sun with some of my favorite people.

August - Kids went back to school.... my sleeping til 11:00 and going to bed at 2:00 came to a sudden and screeching stop... darn those alarm clocks and school bells:)

September - Went back to work at a job that I absolutely LOVE with people I absolutely adore! BTW: 4 and 5 year olds totally rock!

October - Celebrated my 36th birthday with the amazing team of staff and incredible volunteers of Ridge Church @ the n*rich conference for North Point Strategic partners in Atlanta at Buckhead Church.

November - We were so blessed to have Rusty's family come to North Carolina for our family's first Thanksgiving without Mom. We made Chex Mix, told funny stories about her and by the time the first tin was full, it seemed like she was right there with us:)

December - Spent Christmas with my family in Fort Myers and laughed over and over as my Grandma repeatedly told me how 'hot' her physical therapist was:) Enjoyed seeing some great friends and wearing short sleeves for 10 days.

January - well, I guess that brings you up to speed... I am heading back to Florida on Wednesday.... my Grandmother (yes, the one with the hot physical therapist:) is in failing health. I am so incredibly blessed to have a husband, whose first words, after he hugged me, were to tell me to go book a flight home to be with her. What would I do without him?

So, there ya go... my last 6 months, in a nutshell!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Bunch does the Mash

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

smoothies & sweet potato fries

Kyla Rose & Miss Tina
We put our toesies in the fountain:) Shhh.. don't tell!
Avery sipping her yummy smoothie:)

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the morning hanging out with two of the sweetest girls:) Kyla was in my class this past school year and Avery is her adorable little sister. The Davis family is moving to Virginia this week and I wanted to sneak in a few more hours with these sweet girls before they headed out of town:) We spent the morning at the Promenade window shopping and playing in the fountain. When we were finished with our shopping fun, we headed over to what I think is one of my favorite places to eat in Charlotte-Just Fresh! Avery has quite a few food allergies, but I came armed with the knowledge of what she could eat and how to have it prepared:) To say the staff was helpful was an understatement! They went above and beyond and Avery's burger came out perfect! The only problem was she was less than interested in eating said burger! All she cared about were the yummy sweet potato fries! She was even nice enough to share some with Mr. Rusty and me:) I will miss this sweet family-I definitely see a trip to Charlottesville in my future! Thanks Pete and Sarah for sharing them with me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I don't want to offend anyone, but.... really???