Happy New Year!

Thanks to Chris and Ashley for having us over on New Year's Eve.  We had a fun dinner and loved catching up!  The kids were great and so was dinner! 


1st ever Sleepover...with eachother.

They did it!  It took a few minutes and me checking on them a couple of times... but they did it.  Will is still in his crib, so this was kind of a big deal for him. Hopefully there will be many more nights of this sweet brotherly love.


11th Annual Birmingham Bowl

 University of South Florida and South Carolina played in this years Birmingham Bowl.  Andrew and Sam Avery got to go to the game.  They had a blast!


Merry Christmas! 2016

Merry Christmas!!!  Santa came and brought everyone what they wished for!  Will got a new easel with paints and markers and Andrew got an X box One.  They were both so excited and it was so much fun to watch them open their gifts. 

Will... under the tree making sure we didn't miss any presents back there...


Christmas Eve at Mimi's

Christmas Eve at Mimi and Papa's is one of our favorite traditions.  We have a yummy dinner and open presents and get to see Santa drive by on the fire truck.  I am soaking in every minute of these magical years as I know they are fleeting.   The boys were so excited about Christmas and opening presents.

Will and Aunt T playing Air Hockey

Andrew playing Air Hockey

The boys and Gigi

Will and Rock Steady- T.M.N.T.

Andrew and a GIANT Nerf gun.

This little girl must have been very good this year!


It's begining to look a lot like....

We went to see Santa at Brookwood mall.  Will was so big and sat on his lap and we have no idea what he told him!

I LOVE my Christmas tree and I am so glad we moved it into the den this year.  I love looking at it every night.

My Christmas card wall... It filled up and overflowed. 


Christmas Party at School

I had fun in this little elf's classroom today for his class party.  We made candy canes, played games and had snack.  It is fun to see him in action in his class. 


Clipper Basketball

This was Andrew's first season playing basketball.  I was super impressed with how well he played and what a GREAT attitude he had- win or loose.  They were 3-4 on the season but were a few seconds short of being 5-2... I guess that is just the way the ball bounces.  Hopefully we will do it again next year!

?, Cale, Jake, Sam, Andrew, Akash, Griffin

I love my #11!

Birthday Party

For Andrew's 8th Birthday we had a few boys over for some cookie cake then took them to go play laser tag.  They were WILD.  Good grief!  I will NOT do that again.  7 boys is too many!!!  LOL.  They all had fun playing laser tag and in the arcade.  Happy Birthday to my sweet boy!   We love you so much.

See what I mean... WILD!!!


8th Birthday!!!

Good Night for the last time to my 7 year old...

Good Morning 8 year old!!!


Christmas Cookie Decorating

Will has the SWEETEST Sunday School teachers.  Mrs. Pam invited all the kids to her house to bake and decorate sugar cookies that they would distribute to the nursing home near our church during their class time.  They had fun! 

Will & Mrs. Melanie

Mrs. Pam, Mrs, Amy Mrs. Melanie
Myla, Will, Grayson, Thomas, Ellis Kate, Catherine

Sweet Mrs. Pam telling Will how much she loved him and how much God loved him and what a good and kind heart he has and what a wonderful Christian man he will be someday.  (I might have cried a little just hearing her sweet and sincere words of love spoken to my sweet boy)


1st time to the movies as a Family

Y'all... How is Will 3.5 and we have NEVER been to a movie all together? (Oh , because it costs a small fortune...) We went to see Moana.  It was great.  Will LOVES movies.  He does so good too!  Thanks to Jeff and Margaret for the tickets! 


Iron Bowl in T-Town

Well.  It was hot.  There is not much else to say about the game.  #1 vs. #13.  30-12.


Thanksgiving 2016

For the first time in for.ev.er the whole fam was here for Thanksgiving... even if it was only for a little while.  It was enough to get pictures to prove that it happened. 



Happy 175th Anniversary Samford & Homecoming

Date night at the 175th Anniversary Ball... It was fun, except it felt like we were chaperones at a prom. 

Homecoming game with our friend Wesley.

My 2 loves.


aaaaannnd... there goes another one!

We are officially in the "toothless" stage.  The big one is gone! 

Upward Flag Football- 1st Season of Flag Football

Andrew wanted to play flag football this year so we started with UpWard football.  It was super convenient because they played right near our house.  Andrew was great in his first season.  We had a sweet team and a salty coach (great play caller).  He really loved every minute of it.


2nd Grade Musical

The 2nd graders put on a program on immigrants.  Andrew dressed up as an immigrant from England.  He had a speaking part at the end of the program and did a great job.  He loves to perform!

Caden James, Haynes, AMK


Birthday Party, (Trunk &)Trick or Treat

 Taking Ironman to Holden's 3rd Birthday Party.  It was at his house and was so cute.  There were super hero's everywhere!  Will had a blast.
Trunk or Treat is always fun.  Will went as Super Gecko from PJ Masks and Andrew went as Clayton Kershaw.  Mom went as a Chef.

Halloween night in the neighborhood again.  We all met at the Harris' and then the kids ran out trick or treating.  I was at a neighbor's house passing out candy when Bo and Will stopped by.  A few minutes later one of Will's classmates rang the doorbell.  It was Avery!  He was SO EXCITED!  They giggled  all night and he cried when we had to go home at 9:00!   It was a super fun night!