Monday, December 30, 2013

Gator Bowl

Will was assigned the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL where I was given the opportunity to travel with him.  It was such a neat experience!!  We hopped off the plane to literally run to the rental car, check in the hotel and dress for the first event.  There was a coaches reception that was aboard a boat.  For someone like me that gets motion sickness easily, it was almost comical to hop off a plane to get on a boat.  Fortunately, the Lord showed me much grace and I did just fine. :)  After the boat ride we headed to another reception at a yummy Italian restaurant.  The next day the festivities continued with a coaches luncheon (where we sat with the tallest man I've ever seen!! I came up to his elbow! He was somewhere in the 7' something range). After the luncheon we went back to the hotel to rest a bit and begin getting ready for the New Year's Eve Gala.  It was fun getting all spiffy for the evening and Will looked so handsome!  The Gala had a Rat Pack band playing and Will and I danced.  It was great!!  Later in the evening they had champaign, party hats, and noise makers ready to ring in the new year and watch the fire works.  It was so pretty and one of the best fire works shows I've ever seen.  The next day we dressed for the Gator Bowl and thankfully had seats in a suite because it rained the entire game!  It was neat to be able to experience a game at the Jaguars stadium and see so many neat parts of it. When all was said and done, we were exhausted, but we had a great time!!

Christmas Day 2014

Christmas started about 6:15 with some very excited kiddos.  They must have been super good this year, because Santa left them a bundle!!  Catelyn had asked for a sewing machine, a bracelet loom, some legos and a writing desk.  Tripp wanted cars, but was so excited to see a big boy bike too!  It was fun times!

Next, we headed to Montevallo to have Christmas with Jack, Pop, Rudy, Lance, Lively and all the rest.

After a few days in Montevallo, we headed to Huntsville for Christmas with Mamaw, Papaw, Graham, Sarah, Clayton, Ann Wilson, Charlie and Alex.

Whew!  Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

We had a fun day!  We decided to get some excited energy out and go to the zoo.  It was cold, but we always have fun visiting the animals.  That night the kids opened up a gift that had new p.j.'s in them.  They were excited to model them and did a great job! Ha.  Catelyn gave Will and I an awesome book that she made at school.  She did all the illustrations and it. was. great!! After gifts, we got cookies ready to bake for Santa.  Catelyn wrote a note for she and Tripp to leave beside the milk and cookies, then Will read them The Night Before Christmas! It was a nice day!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meeting Lively and the Photo Shoot

Catelyn and Tripp finally got the opportunity to meet sweet Lively!!  We have kept the kids away to let Lively grow bigger and stronger in efforts to not accidentally share any germs that could get her sick.  They were beyond excited to meet her and were so sweet when they met her.  We decided to take advantage of this and get some pictures taken for the grandparents at Christmas.  Love how they turned out! 

The last two are my absolute favorite!!