Tuesday, March 10, 2015

November 2014

The beginning of November continued to be filled with soccer and baseball.  Both boys played in their last tournament of the year the second weekend.


Jackson's team actually won their tournament in Hickory!!!


Brendan made the volleyball team at his middle school.  They played very well.  They were runners up for their conference.


Emma and Jackson put their Christmas trees up the middle weekend in November...that is early, but we knew would be traveling at Thanksgiving and then the Christmas season would be here.


We took our annual Christmas card photo pictures at Old Salem this year...it was freezing and very windy.  All the kids were mad, and I screamed.  


For Thanksgiving, we took the kids skiing at Snowshoe, WV.  It was an amazing experience.  We were so lucky because it snowed 20" while we were there which is a little unusual for that time of year.




The day after Thanksgiving, Snowshoe had a big tree lighting ceremony.


It was amazing how quickly they put out Christmas decorations.

We had such an amazing trip.  I can't wait to go back.

Monday, February 23, 2015

October 2014

October was filled with baseball and soccer.  Jackson's team didn't have any tournaments this month, but they did play locally.  Emma also had a game every Saturday that we were home.  Brendan's team played in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.  It was a busy travel month.


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Brendan's team played in St. Augustine, FL.  In between games, JC, Emma and I went over to historic St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach.



The kids got to pick a donut after suffering through flu shots!!!


Emma, let me snap a few photos of her in the back yard.

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At the end of October, B's team played up in a 14U Wood Bat Tournament.  They came in 2nd place. Brendan caught four games that Sunday.  He was absolutely worn out, and was in his uniform for over 12 hours.  The coaches gave him the Runner Up Plaque to keep as kind of an MVP award for his efforts.  I was so proud of B for his hard work and determination.  JC missed most of that tournament since he and Maria did the Tough Mudder on Saturday &  Jackson had a game in Boone that Sunday!


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One of my all time favorite photos of B in his gear...

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Then of course we celebrated Halloween.  This is the first year that B snuck out before I was able to get a photo of him!  Emma dressed up as Anna from Frozen.  Patsy made her an amazing cape.

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Jackson and his friends wore their USA replica jerseys from the World Cup.

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We had a neighborhood dinner and passed out candy to the trick or treaters.  It was so much fun!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

September 2014

September was a nice, warm month still.


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 Everyone adjusted nicely to the start of school.  JC and I took our annual trip to OKI with friends for Labor Day although on the way down, one of our friends' sons broke his arm really badly.  They had to turn around and drive back home just a couple of hours after arriving.  

Emma started her soccer season and did very well!

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Emma let me take her out for a little back to school photo shoot.

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Also, Jackson's soccer team traveled to Greenville, South Carolina for a weekend soccer tournament. They played very well and won their age group!


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It started to turn a little cooler towards the end of September and Emma broke out her cute pink rain boots.

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With September, we really got into the swing of fall soccer and fall baseball.

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