Thursday, August 30, 2012

1st day of 4s Preschool

Rhett's first day of 4s preschool was yesterday!
He has been waiting for this day for a long time!
He missed his Little Miracles class this summer!
He did get to go to a kids camp at his new preschool
this summer...and he met his new teachers there.
He is going to preschool at Calvary United Methodist Preschool.
Daddy surprised him yesterday and had lunch with us at 
Rhett's pick...Culvers and then came to school too!
We went with Rhett his first day and the teachers
had a fun scavenger hunt for the parents to help 
the kids with...that way they could explore their new class.
It worked out well.  

He can not wait to go back today!
His teachers are Mr. Tilford and Mrs. Masten.

Monday, August 27, 2012

More from Austin

These are the last pics from my Austin trip!
While I was there, I visited my dear friend Kelli too.
I had lots of fun!  The perfect birthday trip from
my boys!  

Thank yall so much!
Also, thank you to our family, the Berdolls!  They made us all
feel right at home in the orchard!  

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fourth Grade

Will has started 4th grade!  Wow!
Where does time go?
This boy is growing up too fast...slow down!
On Tuesday night, we all went to "Back to School"
night.  This is where he met his teacher...Mrs. Ernst!
This is her 1st year to teach...I remember my first year
as a teacher!  I still think of some of my students from
that year!  She was an intern at Fox Creek last year
in 4th she knows how it works!  
I know he is going to have a great year!

Looks like we will be buying a new backpack this
weekend...he wanted this backpack but has
changed his mind.  (did I mention, he is
growing up...we need the plain kind now)

BTW, I loved 4th grade...that is the year that I knew
for sure I wanted to be a teacher...Mrs. Haynes was
wonderful!  Also, this is the year I met one of my dear friends,
Holly...which is a teacher too!  We had a great year and I wish
the same for Will!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Celebrating Daddy

For Jeremy's 39th birthday, we enjoyed dinner
at a local place in Normal...Medici!
It was delicious!  This tree that J, W & R are by
is in the middle of the restaurant.  (pretty cool)
Then we headed home to have birthday cake!

We had fun celebrating Dad!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the BEST daddy two boys could have!

We hope you have a wonderful day...even though you 
have to go to work!
We love you more than you know!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dresses in the Orchard

We had fun trying to take pics of these three!

Aren't they cute in their Mexican Dresses!

Friday, August 17, 2012

CL Treasures

On our way back to Berdoll Lane, we stopped
at the pecan store to have our pic made with
"Pearl the Squirrel!"
It was a hoot trying to get on
Miss Pearl!

All of our treasures!

Mom showing off her signed CL book!

We all had so much fun shopping together!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Country Living Fair ~ Austin

This is one reason Jeremy and the boys got me 
a plane ticket to Austin...The Country Living Fair!
I went with my friend, Ashley from Kalamazoo, to the
Columbus, Ohio Fair 2 years ago.  We had a great time!
So, when I saw the fair was coming to Austin for the 
first time...I told Mom that she needed to go.  Of course, Pat
wanted to it worked out perfect!  Also, Lin's MIL, Janet
was going to have her booth set up with her unique, handmade jewelry.
So Tina joined Mom on the journey and Lin, Jake and the girls did too!

Lin, Me, Tina, Janet, Mom and Pat

"Skip to my Lou"  Janet's Jewelry
Every piece of her jewelry is unique.  No two pieces
are the same.  She even travels to Paris to get some of her
pieces to make her jewelry.  She also puts every piece on
an old vintage portrait you can see...and writes
a small story on the back.  (sometimes letting the buyer
know where she found the piece)

Katy came!

Mom and daughter

The editor from CL was there...Mom and Tina
had bought a CL book and had her sign it!

We all wanted a pic with her!

This pic is so funny...look at mom's face!

I forget what these girls were called but each group had 
a name...they have decorated these vintage campers and
they travel around setting them up!  Mainly, just for fun!
Tina has purchased her a vintage camper and is having
it refurbished...that way she can decorate it.


too cute...looks cozy!

the chicken pic

Pat bought Brooke a cute booster!


Here is Brooke, Ella and Marlee's boosters!
Tina is breaking in Marlee's!

The indoor part of the show...this is where the Austin
Rodeo takes place.  Also, Katy works for Austin Rodeo so
she is here lots!  She and Pat had us set for this show!
Early Bird tickets and all...thank you!

lots of demonstrations were happening

Mom and Tina ran into some people they knew!


What a fun time we had!

Time for us all to catch up!

next time...the purchases we made

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Austin Trip ~ April 2012

For my birthday, Jeremy and the boys surprised me!
They planned a trip for me to go to Austin!
It was so much fun!

pic overload

Pat cooked the whole weekend...and everything she
cooked was delicious!
I love her kitchen...well, all of her house!

Lin, Tina and me and Conleigh

On Pat's back porch...feeding Ella.  She had grown
so much since Christmas.

Conleigh loved the red swing!

The view of the pecan orchard from Pat and Sebe's 
back porch!  Beautiful!

Cousins with Conleigh

Pat filled up the swimming pool for Conleigh.
She had fun!

Ella liked chewing on the foam toys!

I was so happy to see my family!

Mimi letting Conleigh spray her with the hose.

Taking a ride on the ranger.

and tractor!

Tina...relaxing and enjoying a magazine.

showing me some letters she knows
BTW...she wanted to stay in this bathing suit the 
whole weekend

just relaxing


Sebe took us on a ride through the pecan orchard!

We had the best view!

more to come from Austin``