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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stopping to smell the Roses


Life with growing boys has been busy. I've failed to stop and smell the roses (or blog.) This is my place to archive these passing days. I've been working at Eastwood preschool and doing some photography. Kevin continues to work at Midtown and real estate. The boys are growing and thriving at Lockeland Elementary....

I used to miss them so bad it would physically hurt to have them gone 7 hours a day from me. But somehow, the steady new rhythm has lulled me to a new norm...for better or for worse and we are content where we are. The boys love their friends...Kevin loves his job. I like mine ok.....We've had  a big year...not without darkness surrounding, but light continues to win overall and we are thankful.






First Day of School 
Bennett 3rd Grade
Amos 1st Grade





Bennett turns 9




Bennett's soccer ball cake


Laser Tag party with friends


boat rides with The Peters




Best Friend Breakfast and spend the night party after Laser Tag


Amy and I celebrate Dad's 70th
Hiking in Chattanooga









Ms. Roberts visits Amos's Allstar baseball game





On our way to the beach!!
Fall break 2016


We loved our airbnb in Destin, Fl




Jelly fish everywhere...beautiful patterns




The Mann's come to join us for the weekend

Hunting for crabs


Snorkling





Decorating for Halloween


SURPRISE TRIP TO ARIZONA and Grand Canyon for 
KEVIN's BIG 40!!!


Resort in Las Vegas,  Nevada



THE GRAND CANYON!!!!










Moonrise


Camping and then sunrise






Red Rocks State Park


My birthday lunch...


Kelly's painting to Kevin


Kyle comes to surprise Kevin on his actual birthday!!
I put together a softball game for him...





Skipping rocks with Uncle Kyle





Last Game for Amos and The Sounds


Halloween 2016 with our Ninja and Harry Potter


Trick or treating tradition with Remnant



Loveless Cafe tradition









My class at Thanksgiving time


Airbnb at our house..with these new awesome Beds Kevin made the boys






THANKSGIVING at the lake



Finding our Christmas Tree


Dondon is beating Cancer



Celebrating Mom's 70th at the Biltmore Estate








Christmas Time