Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend! On Saturday, I worked on some projects around the house while Shane studied for his upcoming CPA exam. We had a very productive day. We ordered pizza for lunch, and that night Shawna and Kelly came over to visit.

^^^ This is what my lazy Saturday mornings look like. While Shane sleeps in, I cuddle with the dogs on the couch and watch trash TV :) 

On Sunday, we took Munca to church. She loves when we visit her church and spend time with her. While we were there, I ran into my counselor from Grayson High School. Mr. Jackson had a huge impact on my life, and it was great to see him and his family. 

After church, we drove Munca and her "gentleman friend" out to Grayson to spend time with my family. We had a fun time seeing everyone and playing with Rowan. 

Car selfies

Munca called me twice to remind me not to wear shorts and flip-flops to church... haha!! She cracks me up!

Rowan was so excited to see her Aunt C!! 



Last Easter, we went to my Uncle Tony and Aunt Loretta's house 
and the kids had a wonderful time beating up Uncle Shane. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Family Update

...And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. 

Our sweet Uncle Mike passed away on April 8. We will miss him dearly. 

Oh how I love when my handsome husband sings to me before bed. 

Makenzie turned 1 on April 9! It is so hard to believe! 

After a few hours of chores on Saturday morning, Shane and I took a break to go to Reese's soccer game! We had a wonderful time seeing Lance and Renee and playing with the boys while we cheered for Reese! 

On Sunday, I went to help my family pack and move my Great Aunt Ellen and cousin Sally. Ellen offered for me to dig up several hostas and a small Japanese Maple from her gorgeous landscaping, and Shane and I look forward to watching them grow. 

I had a fun time trying to entertain Rowan while my Dad, brother and Missy moved the heavy furniture. 

By the end of this busy and productive week, the whole family looked like this ^^^^^^ 
Normally Rocky is either sleeping on top of Polly or hogging the entire dog bed, but last night Polly sprawled out and got comfy! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Update Through Pictures

I have not had the time to write a post lately. Work is crazier than ever, and we are doing a lot around the house to get it ready for a shower I am hosting for my sweet cousin! Here are some blurry, poor quality pictures to recap the past 2 weeks. 

We surprised Shawna at a fun bar in Senoia to celebrate her 30th birthday. I am taking her to get a palm reading when we can coordinate our schedules... how fun is that?

This couple is so much fun!! 

I had to go into work over the weekend last weekend, and it was so hard leaving these 3 cuties!!

The weather has been so pretty lately, and the dogs have enjoyed playing in the yard. 

My permanent retainer fell out a few weeks ago, so I had to head back to Snellville for an appointment with my orthodontist. I have not seen him in almost 9 years!! I decided to drive by the house where I grew up. This house used to be blue with red shutters and white trim, and we had a small playhouse in the back that my Uncle Greg designed. 

This is random... but took cute not to share!!

We went to Pike's for Shane to get some new trees. In promotion of the first day of Spring, Pike's was passing out wine and snacks!! I drank wine while Shane pushed me around on this cart. I am sure it embarrassed him terribly... but you have your entire life to be old and just a few years to be young!! #YOLO
He is mildly obsessed with yard work. He researches plants and different planting techniques for hours (literally hours). He has done such a great job transforming our yard. Below is a panoramic view. 

You can see the transformation here.

Last Saturday was our year and a half wedding anniversary. We ordered food and watched movies together. :)

Our neighbors love playing in the front yard. We often go over and spend time with them. They enjoy playing with Mr. Shane, and they love hugs and popsicles from Mrs. Celeste. They just got a new basketball goal, and this is Bryson sitting in the box! He is too cute! 

We are having some neighbors over this weekend for a cookout. I plan on working on a huge painting project while Shane studies for his upcoming CPA exam. He will be taking the 2nd of 4 exams on 4/14. He studies a minimum of 2 hours a day on top of working... I am so proud of how diligent and dedicated he is.