Monday, May 21, 2007

Aunt Carol this is for you!!!!!

We had a great day in l'burg today. We spent all day with Granny and Grandaddy. In the evening everyone else joined us and we went to the creek. Which by the way freaks John out. Yes you drive right into it in your car! I love it. It is so country. The kids had a great time and we didn't get home until 11:00. It was great just being with family and laughing and having fun.

I made the drive no problem. I feel great and that makes me very happy!

Aunt Carol, enjoy the pictures. We love and miss you and can't wait to see you soon!

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Where do I begin. I am a very proud momma! Caroline was beautiful and did a great job. Dave is making fun of me because he said everyone could in the auditorium could hear me ooh and aah! She did awesome. We were joined by grandma, grandpa, doug, aunt mel, judy, riley, reed, lesley, mollie, gabe, and amelia. After recital we had cake at the house. Caroline was very excited all day!

This picture is one of my favorites!

We also had a baseball game this morning. Both kids hit great. Things were crazy today, but it was worth it. Caroline is very proud of herself. I will say they are both very tired and so are John and me.

Tomorrow is definitely going to be a day of rest.

Enjoy the pictures. We love and miss you all!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Quick update: I went to the public library tonight to see Anna Quindlen. Awesome speaker, novelist, journalist, columnist. I could not wait to come home and read something of hers. Of course we all know how I am about my books, but it was just a great experience. If you ever get the chance to hear her go! She is great. She is a 5x best seller, pullitzer price winner, woman of the year, and has written 2 childrens books.

You know how sometimes you are invited to do something and you think yeah I'll go, but your not really sure because you know nothing about what you are doing, but It just turns out to be a great time and interesting and just a great night. Those are the best.

Kid update: recital next saturday. Rehersal next thursday. Is mom stressed yes. Is Caroline stressed no! Only about not wearing panties. We can't wait to see all of you. Beware she is very excited about all of her visitors and about dancing on stage. It is wonderful to see such excitement on a childs face. (except when it is baseball all the time)-just kidding Nick I love it when you play ball all day no matter where we are. And when you slide down the hallway in your baseball pants bc you have to practice.

Early Mother's day gift was recieved today: New camera for momma potts. Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to play with it tomorrow. Thats all I got for 2 am. My brain may be working better tomorrow and I might edit this post you never know.

HOpefully will have some pics with the new camera.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Well derby is over. Thank goodness. It made for a fun pack long weekend. John was off thurs. and fri. We spent a lot of time together over the weekend and just hung out. It was very nice. Hope everyone else had a great weekend.

Have a busy week ahead of us with Mother's day this week and dance recital next week. I found this picture from last years recital and had to share again. This picture has been hanging in Caroline's room since last year, but I had not taken a minute to look at it. They both have changed so much, but still both so gorgeous. Can't wait to see her and Riley at this years recital.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Derby in the ville!

Where do I begin. It is Derby time here!!!! Monday night we went to the bed races. Caroline was very in to it and Nick had his fingers in his ears thru the whole thing. They had their pic taken by the paper. Here is the link go to the second camera on the right side and it is picture 19. It wouldn't paste into the blog. We had to leave early because it was too loud for Nick. Tonight we went to what they call the parade preview. Caroline got to see the Derby princesses and all the balloons and some floats from Thurs. parade. We all had a great time. Tomorrow we will be going to John's office to watch the start of the great steamboat race.

This was Caroline's favorite bed.

The Geek squad was the best
they fell and then tried to carry
the bed and fell again. Very funny.

Other than derby activities there is alot of baseball, scrapbooking and water play going on.

Nick looks happy doesn't he?

I am working on 2 contest right now, plus samples for dee's. I will be glad when I get a little further and can breathe a little. Let me also say I am lovin' the jeans I cut off to make my own capris like donna downey. If you haven't checked out her blog you should.

The kids have been playing on the slip n slide. Nick finds a way to incorporate baseball into everything we do. Sometimes it drives me crazy, but I think it is good at the same time.

Caroline and I found these cool oil pastels made by crayola. We love using them.
I think that about wraps it up. Here are my favorite pics. Enjoy. Hope you have a great derby weekend.

I took these pictures in the middle of the night. I love the way he looks when he sleeps.

These are some pictures I took last night after the bed races. I love them. My babies are getting so grown up. But they take great pictures. Makes for some good scrapbooking.

This is Nick in his "magician get-up" tonight.

They got wands at the parade preview tonight.

That is a tennis ball in his hat to make it stand up.