Monday, January 9, 2017

JMU Championship Game

 In mid-December the JMU dukes earned a spot in the National Championship football game. There was quick talk of a trip to Texas to support our team, but it seemed so far fetched for Dan and I. After we talked it over we realized missing the chance to be there was silly. We decided to go for it. There were about 25 of us total in our group, coming from Va and South Carolina. Nama and Poppy came up to Richmond to take care of the kids while Dan and I jetted off to Dallas, Texas for the weekend. To sum it up in just a few words: it was amazing! Despite the rather odd cold front that hit Texas, we just had the most fun reuniting with our college friends and cheering for our alma mater.

GO DUKES!! National Champions for 2016!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Bball Hoop

The kids got a basketball hoop for Christmas from us. Dan was excited to get it installed and the kids got to play a bit on a warmer day. I think it'll bring loads of family fun for years to come.

Friday, December 23, 2016


The kids enjoyed visiting Santa this year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Baking Christmas Cookies

It is tradition that we make cookies each year. There is one recipe for almond raspberry cookies that we use that is from Dan's grama and the cookies are a hit each year. The kids love helping make them because they require a little dab of raspberry jelly and they like to put the jelly in each cookie. We also made some different kinds of cookies this year that they also could help with. They are good little helpers!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

3rd grade Holiday Party

 I am not always able to attend every event at Sean's school but I was able to sneak over to his school for a bit to help with his class party. They had a fun craft and some snacks. It is fun to get to see him in his classroom. He is so responsible and such a nice kid. The other parents often tell me about how sweet he is. He loves his teacher Miss Thomas! He is growing up too fast!

Carter's Christmas Program

 Carter has a Christmas program at her school each year. This year, they did their version of the Polar Express and it was adorable! They did some acting and singing and made all the parents proud!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cubscout caroling

 Every year Sean's den sings to a local nursing home. It seems to be an event that they enjoy!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving in Charlottesville 2016

We enjoyed a few days with family in Charlottesville for Thanksgiving. We were able to use the new fire pit several times. The kids love sitting around the fire and they played outside for the majority of the time we were there. They enjoy playing with their cousins also and of course tractor rides and hikes!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Family Pictures with Auntie Jenn

 We were lucky to have Jenn do our photo session this Fall. I think they came out great...which is why I couldn't narrow down my favorites. Here are a few!