Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy 47th Birthday Jim!

To celebrate Jim's birthday, we had plans to take the boat out on Summersville Lake.  But, the weather didn't cooperate.  So, we had a cookout, presents, and cake at the house.

Jim really wanted this shirt..

Waiting for everyone to sing...
Making a wish and blowing out the candles.
Happy Birthday to the most handsome, thoughtful, loving, and giving man in the whole world.  Jim have my whole heart!


On the evening of the 4th, instead of going in to town, we decided to set off some fireworks ourselves.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ripley 4th of July

I. Love. The. 4th. Of. July!!!! 
Every since I can remember, I have gone to the Ripley parade.  I even took Molli and Morgan just seven days after Maci was born. 
We get new clothes to wear. 
We see people we haven't seen for a while, and visit with family in front of Pete's Hotdogs.

Treat "bags" (water bottles full of gum, whistles, tattoos, sidewalk chalk, etc) for all the kiddos.
TL with his treats.
Alex with his tattoo.

The whole family.
Morgan and Gus.
Tyler, Gidget, and Molli.
Best Buds...TL and Alex.

Tattooed Sisters.....Morgan and Maci
Anticipating the beginning of the parade.
Alex saluting the veterans.
The best place to watch a parade....on your Dad's shoulders.
TL cooling off in the pool after the parade.
Bathing beauty.
Everybody's in the pool.
All cooled off.
4th of July decor.
Lots of yummy 4th of July treats.

Such a fun day!!!! 
Morgan and Gus came in, from TN, at 4am on Wednesday morning, enjoyed the day, and then left at 8am on Thursday.  We were so glad that they came!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Maci's 18th Birthday

Happy Birthday Maci!
We celebrated Maci's birthday by taking the boat out on the river and then coming home and having cake and homemade ice cream.  Gabri was here visiting for the weekend and got to celebrate with us.
Happy Birthday from Molli and Tyler.....

...a Coach wristlet.
Happy Birthday from Dad and Mom....
....a box full of Vera Bradley.

Donna Leaptrot baked the cake and then she gave Maci a lesson on how to was absolutely, hands down, the best cake ever!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Maci, Happy Birthday to you!
How in the world has it been 18 years since we brought this little, precious, bundle of joy home from the hospital?

A day on the river

To celebrate Maci's 18th Birthday, she wanted to spend the day on the river.  Tyler and Molli took their boat, and we (Tyler, Molli, Jim, myself, Maci, and Gabri) had a cookout and spent the day enjoying ourselves on the river.

Jim and Tyler getting the grill ready.
 Maci and Gabri...the 18 year olds!

 Happy Birthday!
Captain Molli

He's a wild man....the sign clearly says, "Stay inside the gate when boat is in motion."

Maci and Molli.  Couldn't they pass as twins?

Isn't he handsome!
Jim and I
The sweethearts, Molli and Tyler.
Jim and Tyler are definitely the wild ones.

Molli and Ty.
We had a GREAT time.  It was so nice to be out on the river, not a care in the world, enjoying each other and the sun. 
We sure missed Morgan and Gus though!
Thanks so much Tyler and Molli!
Can't wait till the next time!