Monday, July 27, 2009

A Baby Boy ...

We are SOOOO excited about some of our very best friends impending addition. We helped them celebrate over the weekend and can't wait to welcome their little one into our extended family. Congratulations!!!

Outdoor Fun ...

So we've tried camping this year for the first time with the girls. Needless to say, it's a little more challenging than just taking Jack. Not to mention, how do you pack 5 people (including 3 car seats) and a dog in a highlander will all the gear needed to go camping for 3 days? Yeah, it's a bit challenging. But, we made it and had a great time. Jack and girls got used to the "tent house" and we had quite a sweet little setup.
Thanks Mamaw and Papaw for joining us!

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games ...

Bright and early Saturday morning, our clan headed up to visit the clans at the Highland Games on McRae Meadows. Bob had to chop BBQ all day for the Woodlands, but Jack and I got to hang out at the games. As you can see, we had lots more fun hanging out on the rocks and enjoying the beautiful weather on Grandfather Mountain.
Jack was quite the little explorer and even his motorcycle got in on the action. The games were great and we got some great photos of scottish girls dancing and burly men throwing large objects, but mostly I like the ones of my baby boy.
And it's my blog.

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10 years ago today i married my best friend in a beautiful garden in the county we would make our home. it's been a wonderful 10 years and i can only hope there are many, many more.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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jack and i had some major discussions about bad guys and traps on the way back from mamaw's and papaw's. apparently he had a trap up in new york city that is for bad guys. it's a box and it's 1000 feet tall and there is a tiny hole that you can peak in and see the bad guys. the tiny tiny hole is also used for the amy to take pictures.

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happy independence day! camping was a smashing success although jack says canoes are much too wobbly. now it's time to sit back and listen to the fireworks. the man in the moon seems to be enjoying the show.

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we are planning on a camping trip to price with jay, Jjylynn (leeann) and wake tomorrow. tent camping with a 4 year old and twin 15 month olds .... and the dog. we will let you know how it goes.

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we finally made it up to boone to visit this evening. jack got reacquainted with uncle butch and gina and uncle jim. uncle jim told him all about vikings. now jack says "vikings are my people".

A Father's Day Celebration ...

For Father's Day, Bob wanted a little break so I loaded up the crew and headed to Papaw's. Papaw had the pool up which led to some big fun for Jack and the girls.

Katelyn drank a good bit but her's was of the non-chlorine variety.

Maddie just couldn't make it.

Jack soon tired of the pool and headed to what he always ends up - the camoflauge. Happy Father's Day!

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jack was walking down the hall and exclaimed, while in his action stance, "i'm going to karate you [crashtest] dummie" to which his father and I heard "i'm going to karate you tubby". yeah - we are sticking with the second.

Baseball and Summer Time ...

To celebrate JuJu's birthday, we went to the Crawdad's to catch a baseball game. Jack and his teeball team got to walk onto the field and then we enjoyed hotdogs and the heat. It seems that summer time is finally upon us but we still managed a breeze. The Crawdad's even won!

The Basingers Get-Together ...

To celebrate Mom's 60th Birthday we had her a little party. BBQ, baked beans, coleslaw and sweet tea of course. To top it off, a couple of pound cakes for dessert. The girls had a great time and it was nice to catch up with the Basinger side of the family!

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we survived the party. to celebrate mom's birthday, we invited the family over. i hope a good time was had by all and now we can sit down for a minute.

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today is mom's 60th birthday. she took the day off. now bob refers to her as dr. king.

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tee ball game today and i think jack actually kind of digs it. if only parents at all levels were as positive as they are at this one.