Saturday, November 5, 2011

More Pictures of New Bern

I wasn't able to publish all my pictures from my phone. So here's more.

Nov 5th

Oh November 5th, you came again. Funny how you come every year. I always come back to the circle of life on this day. I have some Facebook friends with birthdays today. And then there are my memories and memories you, my readers, have- not to take those for granted. Jason pointed out how much has changed in 5 years, but memories never do. Today, we did distraction. Distraction is good and we made memories. Dad has been with us this week and we went for an adventure today. We went to explore the Tryon Palace in New Bern. info here
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.


Lexi made this at school and it was too good not to share.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Our Halloween was a bit different this year. Yes, partially for the obvious reasons--we are somewhere new. But also because it rained! It started raining around 3, as Mark and were heading to Kailey's conference. [More later.] The girls were very excited to go trick-or-treating and were very disappointed when it started raining. Thankfully, one of our neighbors came to the rescue. They had everyone over and the neighbor kids were able to see each other's costumes. The Dad came up with an idea for trick-or-treating as they had begun to see some braving the rain. They cleaned out their van and put seats down. I think 9 kids (and 3 moms) piled with rain coats and ponchos in very excitedly. We'd spot a group of houses and I'd open the door and the kids would run out and up to the door. What a blast!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

In blogger-land there is 'wordless Wednesday.' I thought these pictures would be perfect today. These are fresh pictures. I just went and checked on T and found him like this.