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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fishing w/ Grammy & Grandpa--8-24-12

Slowly, but surely, I'm gonna catch this blog up!  We have had such a busy, fun, summer/fall that it's just taken me a while to get to all of it.  There is SOOO much more to come! ;-)

Since Gary's parents weren't here for Kayla & Kylie's bday party this year, they came down a little later and spent a couple days with us going to the nature park, playing volleyball, etc. We had to dodge rain drops, but it turned out being nice enough for us to have a little play time that day. Enjoying lunch at one of our favorites, Fridays Seafood.
crazy girl....these hushpuppies are some of our favorite!  Gary's dad bought us a bag of mix while there and literally, it was gone in like, um, 5 days! :-/

love, love the glasses! ;-)

nice fish, kayla ;-)

daddy doing what he does most of the time, baiting hooks!

such a pretty, quiet place

Mrs. Sue blogged about the day here

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kayla turns 14!!--August 8th

We began the morning by enjoying some BoJangles and then headed to Fort Macon State Park---Atlantic Beach, NC.
the "doctor's" office

learning about our marsh lands

supply room

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standing in the fort

underneath the fort.  the day we went it was drizzling rain and so it was very wet/damp underneath.  it was dark and creepy under there! ;-)

standing on top of the fort

loved the cannons.  it was amazing to see photos of how the fort got so ran down after the war, and how they have restored it through the years.

Wow! Our almost 14 year old (she doesn't officially turn 14 until 7:40 pm ;-)!  love you sweetie!  you have been so precious to us this year.  We pray you stay that way and love God with all your heart, mind, and soul!

what an oven!

our precious pearls!

after eating lunch at Texas steakhouse in Morehead (Kayla's request), we headed over to Golphin Dolphin to ride go-carts

Kylie coming from behind!

after church we met up with the Paynes and Friedleins to enjoy some fro-yo! ;-) 

this is a crazy bunch!! Not sure where they get it from......(maybe their crazy parents?!?  hmmmmm)

Kayla was excited to see Chelsea show up...neither one knew the other was going to be there! :-)

Happy Birthday, Kayla Brooke!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kylie's 12th bday--August 6, 2012

breakfast at Ihop w/ the Friedleins

after some fun with a game of Laser Tag, we went to union point and attempted to fish.  We also enjoyed some Big Apple pizza and garlic of her favorites.

how sweet to see a mama and baby ducks

they were so cute swimming

5:30 pm.....Officially 12!!!  We love you, our giggling Kylie Michelle!  You bring joy and laughter  to us everyday!  We pray you become the young woman God would have you to be!

Next, we headed to ride horse with Mrs. Karen and her daughter Afton.

feeding the horses a peppermint treat


it was pouring rain by the time we got there so we ended up riding in her massive barn!

Mrs. Karon and Afton were so sweet to find a way for us to ride even though the rain would not let up.  We enjoyed fellowshipping with them and Mr. Casey.  Mr. Casey (mrs. karen's father) fought WWII with Gary's Papa.  We enjoyed listening to him tell stories about Mr. Jack.  The girls learned their Papa's middle name was Archibald!! They thought that was hilarious.  What a privilege to sit and talk one-on-one with a WWII vet! 

Kylie doing what she wanted to do for her b-day! :-)

Kayla taking a turn

The girls had a blast helping feed the horses.

  We ended the evening by getting some Bojangles and watching a horse movie.  Fun, fun day!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kylie's last official Sunday school class

Kylie and Mrs. Kristie

How sweet!  They all gave her the new Jonathan Park audio set!!

enjoying some delicious treats

Mr. Sean

Thank you for all the sweet goodies!