Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kate's First Field Trip

Kate's Pre K class went on their first field trip today.  Kate was so excited!!  She has heard about Ben's field trips for years and could not wait to ride the bus.  They went to the Huntsville train depot.  She loved a fun day with her best friends!
 They got to check out lots of trains!
 Play in the fun play room.
 Kate enjoyed mixing her animal prints!
 Her sweet class.  They are such a fun group!
 They got to take a trolley ride around the grounds.
 And have a picnic lunch.
 It was such a fun morning and I am so glad I got to be along for the fun!   Can't wait for lots more field trips in the future!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Totally Random Tuesday

I cannot believe it is the last day of September!  Where did the month go?  It has flown by!  Fall started last week even if it doesn't feel like it.  I was looking on my phone and noticed I had a bunch of random photos I needed to post so I thought the last day of September would be a good day!

Kate has really gotten into painting and writing the last few days.  It is fun to see how creative she is.  She enjoyed painting on our wedding napkins.  We have several boxes of them so they are a good thing for her to paint!
 Kate's school picture turned out really cute!  Love her sweet smile!
The kids have been asking to jump in leaves.  Our trees are not really that big so I didn't think that would be an option.  But thanks to very little rain and very hot conditions one of our trees started dropping its leaves.  I racked them into a little pile and the kids enjoyed jumping in them.  Such a fun fall thing to do!  Love that our sweet neighbor Anna came over to join in the fun!
 Matt joined me to pick up Kate from school today.  They just looked so cute together and I had to take their picture.
 Today was taco Tuesday!  We had the best night at the dinner table.  Lots of laughs and great conversations!  It made my heart smile.  I love our sweet little family.  After dinner Ben wrote a list of everything he was thankful for.  Talk about making my heart smile even more.
 Kate and I enjoyed stopping for frozen yogurt one day last week.  I fell in love with caramel pretzel cheesecake yogurt.  I mean it is awesome!  I have even been dreaming about it.  I must go back and get some ASAP!
 Loved seeing my kiddos working hard in my office last week while I was working.  I am so thankful they are flexible and adaptable.
 I was able to get decorated for fall last week.  It doesn't feel like fall so that always makes it hard but I did it anyway.  I decided to add a little extra fall fun on the mantle.  I printed out pictures of the kids in all their Halloween costumes through the years and put them in my open back frame.  So cute!!  I love seeing the fun we have had through the years.
I guess that gets us all caught up!  Can't wait for tomorrow and October!  It is going to be a great month.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The New Music Room

Time for another blog reveal of one of the new rooms...  the new music room.  It has always been the study and I am having a hard time calling in the music room but the kids jumped on that.  They are always calling in the music room now.  This room turned out pretty much like I planned (unlike the dining room) and I love it!  It is actually the room that is getting the most compliments when people come visit.  It looks so different than it did before so I think that is why.  Here is the view from the foyer.  
 We kept the 2 chairs as a little reading/sitting area.  It was a long, hard search but I finally found the perfect curtains at Lowes.  They are a navy and cream geometric just like I wanted.  I found the little navy garden stool at Target on the clearance rack.  It is perfect for holding our books.  I still need to get some orange pillows for the chairs.
 We moved the bookcase over to the wall opposite of the doors.  It has become the perfect focal point of the room.  We put our Auburn diplomas and Auburn artwork up around the room.
 My favorite part of the room in the navy accent wall.  It is awesome!!!  The piano is perfect in the room along with our other instruments.  My next project is to work on the gallery wall to go above the piano.  Can't wait to do it!
 We were able to get rid of the carpet in the room and extend the hardwoods.  They are beautiful!  I was so excited when my mom found the perfect rug for the room!
The room turned out pretty much like the project board so that is good!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Half Day Friday!

Friday was a half day of school for Ben (random I know).  I love getting to spend extra time with my little guy so we planned a fun outing after school.  We went and got Chic fil a (along with half of Huntsville).  Then we went to the Botanical Gardens to check out the scarecrows.  We had a BLAST!!!  It was still a little warm but not unbearable.  We met up with some of our life group friends and just had the best time.  Fall at the gardens is such a fun time!

 Frozen was of course a big theme among the scarecrows.  I think there were 4 Frozen ones.
 We wondered through the sorghum maze.  The kids loved it and I was nervous trying to keep up with them.  

 The Friday fun continued with dinner with the Wrights and a relaxing evening on our screened in porch.  Thankful for sweet friends who we can call up last minute and just hang out with.  It was the perfect evening.
I was really bad the rest of the weekend and didn't take any pictures.  Oops.  Oh well.  That's the way it goes sometimes.  We had yard sales, soccer games, Auburn game, church, life group and packing.  We are going to have a crazy week leading up to an amazing week!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Family Pictures

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Night of Soccer

I know I have been posting a lot about soccer these days but that is what we seem to be doing most nights.  I have been looking forward to tonight since I got their game schedules.  They both had a game so I could a picture of them together in their uniforms.  So cute!!  Both the Fireballs and Red Bulls did awesome tonight.  Proud of my little soccer players.