Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
We had a lot of fun. It was very interesting touring the palace and walking the 16 acres of gardens. The kids were awesome! The tour guide even called them saints! There was the Pepsi Family Center with a time machine to transport you back to 1835. We learned about a ship, cooking in 1835, and how to distill turpentine.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
As Kailey was getting ready for bed tonight, she sat in her bed looking through one of her Bibles we unpacked this week. I was excited she was looking at it because it was more at her reading level (but it's a Bible-I know- I should just be excited that she was investigating it on her own.)
She asked if this Bible had, 'You know, like 1st Kings and 2nd Kings.' I responded that I thought it was more of a story Bible than one with the books in it. I asked her if she wanted one with books in it because I had just found one that I had set aside for her when she was ready. I found my Precious Moments Bible at the same time I found the story Bible. I handed it to her and we checked it out for 1st and 2nd Kings. It passed the test.
She told me that at church, they look for the 'contents' and find the book they need. If they need help, then the teachers will help them. She was excited to take this Bible with her to church tomorrow. Priceless.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The peaches are marble--I'm assuming that's the variety. But they are the sweetest peaches ever!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I am updating the blog, making it pretty again and posting new or current pictures. So much has happened-good, fun memories, and the drama- that I want to blog more to keep you updated on life here in North Carolina. Could you do me a favor and send me an email that you received this post straight to your email? (firstname.lastname@example.org) I went to add an address to my list and the whole field was blank. Thanks a bunch. Love to you all. -Stacey
Friday, August 12, 2011
At this point, I wish everyday for my van. The added drama it added to our life can't have a price tag assessed. But, as Katie kept saying, 'We're makin' memories!' I continue to go back through what happened. It happened SO fast that it's a blur. I know we were so lucky! It could have been so much worse--I continue to say that it was because so many people, Facebook friends, family, and church family, were holding us up in prayer. Glory to God!
We had a great time in Nashville with
Aunt AJ and Uncle Darrel. We spent 3 days with them and exploring the city. We got to see some college friends. Our kids have played together on several occasions so they are always excited to see each other again. We went and experienced the Nashville library. The downtown library has an awesome storytime with puppets, singing, and stories with the Professor and MaryMary. Their first story was one of our all-time favorites, 'Lama lama Red Pajama.'
Thursday, August 4, 2011
We finally made it to our hotel in Louisville. Got a lite confused switching highways, but made it! We were all tired and needed sleep! We played with some friends at the Louisville Science Center. They had an awesome Narnia exhibit that I wad sure Kailey would enjoy. We walked thru the wardrobe, sat on the frozen throne, saw many costumes from the movie, and catapulted some 'rocks'. They had a children's area for under 7, and two other floors we explored. After lunch, we loaded up and our goal was Nashville!
We left Grandma Connie's in pouring rain and 20 degrees cooler than when we packed the car three hours earlier. We were heading to Indianapolis to see a college roommate and then to Louisville to play with some other friend's. For our first travel with Tyler he did great! The girls did too. We drove past the Indy 500 speedway on our way to meet Jan.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Playing at Grandma Connie's. Grandma Connie has great toys that she saved from when Mark and AmyJo were little. We went to visit Great Grandma. Had dinner with Uncle Marlin and Aunt Cherie. Saw Uncle Terry, Aunt Bert, and Cousin Bret.