Tuesday, January 31, 2012


So last Saturday we set off to work on a big milestone that every child reaches one day.... how to learn to ride a bike without training wheels!! It was a beautiful weekend so we decided to get out and enjoy it!!  As I figured they would, the boys picked it up pretty quickly and did so good.  I wish our new house had a flat driveway or even a flat street so they could practice more, but as the weather gets warmer we will head up to the track and work on it more!!  This was a great start though!!







Allie enjoyed the beautiful sunshine too!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Date Night

So Joe and I actually made a few "resoultions" for 2012.  It really wasn't so much resolutions, but just some things we wanted to work on for our family.  One of the things we decided we really needed to start doing was spending some one-on-one time with the boys.  They are always together and have been since the day they were born.  As they are getting older, we started seeing that they really needed some personal attention and time from me and Joe.  They have gotten it here and there since they were born, but we wanted to make it a priority.  So.....we decided that at least once a month we will each take one of them out for a special night and will rotate every month.  So last night Cade and I went on a date and Joe and Luke had "boys night!!"  (Allie stayed home with nana for a girls night) You would have thought it was Christmas morning, the boys were SOOOO excited!!  It just showed me and Joe this was something they really needed and wanted and I'm so glad we are doing it!!!


Unfortunately Joe is a typical man so I didn't get many details on their evening, but I know they had a blast!! :)  Luke was smiling ear to ear when they got home and walked in the door!!  According to Luke "we ate hotdogs together and then daddy took me to ride go-karts!!"  Joe said Luke talked his ear off the whole night and that he loved riding the go-karts and playing games at Mountasia.  It was great for them to spend some boy time together!!

So Cade and I had a date night out to Applebee's and then went to play arcade games at Stars n Strikes.  I asked Cade where he wanted to go eat and he said "how about Applebee's so we can share spicy noodles and have a nice quiet dinner."  And that is exactly what we did!!!  He was so sweet throughout the night sneaking kisses in on my cheek and telling me I looked pretty!  What a gentleman!  Can't wait for our next one-on-one night so I can go on a date with Luke!!  How lucky am I... 3 wonderful men/boys to take me on dates!! ;)

I don't have a picture from Allie's girls night with Nana so I thought I would just leave you with some cute pics I took the other day of her playing outside!

Friday, January 6, 2012

December Recap

So, I think it is pretty widely known that I take a lot of pictures....probably way to many, but I love to take pictures!!  SO....for the month of December I took a lot of pictures....about 400+.  Don't fret though, I will not may you look through all of them!  December was a fun-filled packed month!  Here are just a few of my favorite moments/activities from the month!

Allie DID NOT like Santa...but the boys really enjoyed him this year!

We had a blast at Stone Mountain Christmas!

Family Christmas In TN 

Nerf Gun War!!

Boys vs. Girls!!

We tried Santa again..... STILL did not like him!

Joe and I took the boys to see Phineas and Ferb LIVE at Phillips Arena.  We had a great time just spending the day with them!

Made our annual gingerbread house...at least it didn't completely fall apart like last year!

Trying to keep Allie entertained during the boys school Christmas program....not an easy task these days.  She is walking all over the place and into everything!!

Christmas party at school

Christmas party at school

Christmas Eve. headed to church

Christmas PJ's!!!  Ready for Santa to come!!

We had a great Christmas spending time with family, opening LOTS of presents and most importantly celebrating Jesus' birthday!!  Now we are on to a wonderful new year!!!