Cottage Life From A Southern View
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain.......Anonymous

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

October....

It's November and I never blogged October.  Sooooo here's a recap...

We made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch

We added 2 new members to our family.


We enjoyed an NC State football game...



The kids enjoyed the fall festivities at poplar grove...


Aaron Grace and Will were baptized...



I had the cutest superheroes ever.....





Then there was Halloween.....


We finished up football season...


Graham enjoyed pirate day at school...


We had an awesome party celebrating Aaron Grace on November 1st...



And then we celebrated her again on her actual birthday.....




I think that catches tall up!  Let's see if I can do better in November!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The rest of SEPTEMBER....

Somehow I only blogged once in September....
We have been busy with preschool and cheerleading and football.
Life is good and although I hate
to see the end of summer
I am loving the hint of fall in the air.
Below are some pictures from September....






























See you Soon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Let the craziness begin!!!

Although I am hopeful we have many more beach days and fishing trips ahead I know they will get fewer and farther between.
School began last week and I officially have a 7th grader and an 8th grader.....


I spent most of their first day back at school reflecting and trying to keep a sad little man entertained.
It was a busy summer full of too many chick fil a #1 combos and McDonalds mighty kids meals,  and boxes of taco bell soft tacos, lots of trips to the beach, the movies, the waterslide, out in the boat, tj maxx runs, afternoons at the pool, golf cart rides and a mini vacay to the outerbanks.
It was busy and yet our summer list still is not complete.
As I drove to Costco that first day of school to replenish the empty pantry, I began to think about the short time we have with these precious gifts we are given.  The time we have left with them at home is much less than the time we have had with them already. 
So as I look at the calendar ahead and see everyday full of activities and plans.....
Im trying not to get overwhelmed.
Will is playing football and Aaron Grace is on the cheerleading squad so between practices and games its a pretty full agenda.
They are both very involved in youth this year with lots of events planned with that.
And then there are the bookends...



Kate is already in the midst of her sophomore year in college and doing great, at this point her major is still undetermined but it will be something in business because she loves her business classes.
She loves her job at Wrightsville beach and we are so thankful for the family she works for and the relationships she is building there.
Im not sure I have ever seen her so happy to go to work even on Saturdays.
And then there is little man....
This was Graham on the kids first day of school.
We found this awesome fireman outfit at Costco and it just jumped right in our buggy.
He immediately changed and began to put out fires around the yard.
I was glad because he had been missing the kids terribly all day and this perked him up.
We went to his preschool open house last week and he did great!
He has already made some friends in his class and he is ready to start on Friday.
It is amazing how much he has matured over the summer.
We had a great labor day weekend spending time on the water and some time at Harry's family's place on the river.
I think it was our last weekend of relaxation before the craziness of school days begin.
Have a great week!




See You Soon!