Friday, July 30, 2010


July has flown by!! I can't believe that the last day of July is tomorrow. I'm kind of sad that August is approaching because that means school is starting for the boys.
The first part of July was kind of hard. Mema was really sick and in the hospital over July 4th weekend. But, praise the Lord she is doing ok now and in a rehab hospital. We were able to be with family that weekend, some of whom we haven't seen in 10+ years! We also got to see some of our dear friends from Lancaster, whom we haven't seen in awhile. Here are all our boys together:

The first part of July 4th weekend was really fun, though, because my childhood best friend was in town and several of us all got together with our children. It was a lot of fun! Here are 2 pics from our day at the lake:

The middle 2 weeks of July were the best!! My brother, sister in law and 2 beautiful neices were here! This was the first time we were able to meet sweet Caroline and I loved everyday of it. She is the best baby and I enjoyed snuggling with her quite often. The boys had the best time with Anna. They were 3 peas in a pod for the whole 2 weeks. It was a very special time and Tiffany and I really enjoyed watching them play, laugh, swim, etc. It was very sad to see them go on Tuesday this past week. Tyler cried once we got in the car to leave and it broke my heart! Scott told me "Mama, I want God to move Anna to our neighbhorhood." What sweet boys who adore their time with their cousins! We took so many pictures but here are some from our time together:

We had a tire issue on our way to the was a funny memory for sure!...this was a picture of the memorable event)

Robbie and baby Caroline:

Caroline loved Tyler!

Tiffany made yummy chocolate chip pancakes one morning:

We played putt putt at the beach one night and Greyson thought he was as big as the older kids! It was too cute!
Building a sand castle with Uncle Andy:

Robbie and all the kiddos

Uncle Mark and Aunt Katie with some of their nieces and nephews

Our attempt at a big group shot at a little playground near the condo

This picture made us laugh...Scott thought he needed to be apart of Katie and Mark's little family!!

While at the beach, Scott learned to swim!!!!!!!! It was an amazing milestone for him and we are so proud of him. He is now even going off the diving board at the pool!!

We are having a great summer and sad to see it end soon. Tyler will start 2nd grade on Aug 18 and he is looking forward to it (I think). He has gained a lot more confidence with swimming this summer and has been a huge help to Robbie and me with Greyson (and Scott sometimes, too). He was a proud big brother when Scott learned to swim! He has such a sweet, genuine heart. Scott will start preschool in late August. He's our little red head and at such a fun age of 4...I just can't think about him turning 5 in 2 short months. He says the cutest things that I wish I could remember forever. He can be funny one minute and Mr. Serious another. Greyson is so full of life and energy right now. He cracks us up and makes life fun. He is already a chatter box and a friend to everyone he meets. He is our little chubba bubba! Life is full of so many blessings and we are very grateful!

Friday, July 2, 2010


June has been a fun filled month for us! We haven't had a whole lot of down time but enjoying every bit of this summer as much as we can! Once Robbie and I returned from our trip it was non stop....I'm glad we got our getaway in when we did! We've had VBS, Robbie has continued to have at least 3 Blowfish games a week, Scott has been playing t-ball, Tyler is playing golf, and Greyson just goes with the flow keeping us all on our toes! :) Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks:

A quick trip to the zoo the day after Robbie and I returned:

Greyson loved the fish:

Robbie got his first base coaching debut with the Blowfish several weekends ago. He was pretty excited!

Scott enjoying the game!

Sweet boys!

Talking to Daddy in the dugout

Off to golf lessons

Sweet boy....he LOVES his Doggy Lovey!

Vacation Bible School pictures:

Greyson loves the CFA cow! Everyone is always so amazed at how much he loves it! The boys is fearless!

Greyson loves the water much, much more than Tyler and Scott ever did at this age. He is fearless (noticed a trend with that word!)!

Tyler jumping off the diving board for the first time!

Scott had fun playing t-ball for the first time! He loved his trophy, too!

This ice cream cone is so yummy....

Two out of my 3 sweet boys!

Greyson loves balls so much! He plays with them all the time and it is rare to not see a ball in his hands. He loves to say the word "ball" over and over and over. It is so cute! The other night he would not let go of the ball and "bat" (really a bowling pin but he uses it sometimes like a bat and sometimes like a golf club) when it was time to go to bed. So, he fell asleep with them! It was so cute!

We are looking forward to a fun filled July, too!! Andy and his family are coming for 2 weeks and we couldn't be more excited! Tyler is doing a camp at church and we are going to the beach, too. The summer is already going by so fast but at least we are having fun!