Thursday, February 16, 2017

Catching Up

Life got a little busy, I was really sick for a week and I have been lazy about blogging, so going to try and catch up a little on here before any more time passes.

At the beginning of the month, my Mom and I went to a women's retreat
in North Carolina. We went last year and this year was just as good.
We had a little free time and drove into Asheville. We went to an old
fashioned mercantile kind of store. We stopped by a famous chocolate shop and
walked over to see Saint Lawrence Basilica.
The theme this year was ABIDE and we all got a tshirt.
We came home from NC and headed straight into a Super Bowl party!!
We were pretty excited for the Falcons to be playing in the big game.
Amy's first Super bowl!
We had some friends over. The game started off great, but we
were not happy with the final score.
Rebecca is back to soccer. She is playing with the same girls
from the fall, so that is fun!
Rainbow on the way to school.
Wearing her charm bracelet from Abuela!
I was sick.
Snap Chat filters are a fun way to pass the time.
And we celebrated Valentine's Day!
Thank you Papa Johns for heart shape pizza!!
This bus is goin to be the death of me! Each morning all traffic
stops and the kids climb on. But the kids are never waiting at
the bus stop, so it takes forever... like 10 minutes!
Just drives me crazy :)

That is about it.
Looking forward to the weekend!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Life Lately

It's February!!
I have always had a "love/hate" with February,
I love that it is my birthday month and Valentine's Day,
but growing up in MT it felt like the longest and coldest month.
I just have to make it through this month and in my mind, March, is
spring!! Which is one step closer to summer!!!

A few pictures of what we have been doing lately......
Rachel had braces put on  this week. This is the last picture of her without braces
for the next two years.
She is adjusting fairly well to the braces. There
is definetly a learning curve and her mouth was pretty sore.

After braces, we picked up REbecca and went to Children's Health Care
of Atlanta and Rachel had an x-ray of her hand taken. By the end of
the day, both of the girls were worn out.
Rebecca has been battling a cold this week and I kept her home a couple of
days. We did run some errands and had pizza for lunch.
It was dress up like a book character day at school.
Rebecca went as a LaLaLoopsy girl.

That's about it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


On Sunday after church we drove into Atlanta to go see the Falcons play football.
They were playing against the Greenbay Packers and the winning team goes to the

The streets were full of people and surprisingly, a lot of Packers fans.
By the time the game started there were no empty seats.
The Falcons started strong and lead the game the entire time.

It was so loud and we stood for the entire game.
We had some very enthusiastic fans in front of us!
We had fun and glad we were able to attend the last football game at
the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won!! And they are going to the Superbowl!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Our Long Weekend

Everyone had a three day weekend because of MLK Jr. Day and we took full advantage of it!

The girls had their monthly weekend at Nana and Papa's house, but before they took off, we snuck in a few activities.
I took Rachel to find glasses. It went pretty well considering all the choices.
She seems fairly excited and upbeat about them. I hope it stays that way!
Rebecca and I did some Tinker Toy building.
Saturday night, we went to Ponce City Market for dinner and I wanted to
check out the new Skyline Park, that is on top of the Market building.
The Skyline Park was a lot of fun. We played mini golf, but there are other
games to play, a beer garden and great views of the city. It was a warm night,
so made it even better.
After Ponce City Market, we stopped by Centennial Olympic Park to see
 the Chinese Lantern Festival. I had been wanting to go since December and
we just never had time or the weather was bad. We finally made it and on the
last night!
So many beautiful displays. I couldn't stop taking pictures and the photos
never do it justice.

Not part of the Festival, but the Ferris Wheel was lit up in black and red.
The Falcons had a game earlier and won! The team is one win away from
going to the Superbowl!!
Yesterday, we went to Athens to meet my parents at UGA.
We watched the girls gymnastics team and then went for dinner.
A great weekend!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Life Lately

Everyone is back to normal around here. We are just trying to remember what it feels like to go to school and work and tennis practice.  A few photos of life that past few days......................

We went to our neighbor's house for New Year's Eve. It was a fun
night and we all stayed awake until midnight!

We went bowling and play acarade games with friends and Abuela.
We met with my parents in Athens and went to a boys' basketball game.
We played South Carolina and it was close game, but we lost.
I do love college basketball!!
It was Abuela's last night with us.

Rachel has her eyes checked out. She is in the slightest need of glasses,
so we plan to shop for glasses this week.
Because only in the South can you find chicken feet at the grocery store :)
The weatherman predicted a chance of snow and this is what we got.
We were disappointed, but maybe more it to come?
Rebecca and I went to check it all out.
Rebecca and her dolls.
I found this treasure on my table :).

And that is it for now!