Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HaHa and Anne come to town...

We missed having Matt, Haha, & Anne at Christmas, but were thankful for their visit in January--minus Matt! Anne is growing up so fast and I just adore her! She's a sweetheart. Mack and Davis are just smitten over her and enjoyed every second of their visit.  Mack enjoyed reading to Anne at night & Davis enjoyed teaching Anne a little bit about Xbox & Batman! ; )
My goal for the week was to teach Anne to say "Shea-Shea", she left saying "Batman and Mushroom"! hehee! :) :) :)

Santa Claus Came To Town

Trying to play catch up...shooh weeh...I got a little behind! ; ) Anyway, if I can remember correctly, we had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior with family and friends! We hosted the Justice family Christmas at our house and as always it was lots of fun & loud (as the hubbs would say)!!
We had the Ford Christmas at Heather and Dave's new house. It is so nice to have them in the same town and literally right up the road! :) We enjoyed a yummy lunch and lounging around watching Elf. Aunt Heather (the life of the party) was sick, so we were kinda lost without her!
and then Christmas at home where Santa delivered!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from our family to yours!

Monday, November 25, 2013

5th Grade Live Museum

our Florence Nightingale!!!!
Tonight, Mackenzie had her live museum at school. She has been researching and working on this project for a few weeks now and she turned out to be a cute little Florence.  The whole thing was very impressive and interesting!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Rising Star Award

**Dare is picture above hugging my Uncle Larry after the presentation**
A few weeks ago, Dare was awarded "Rising Star Award" from the Chamber of Commerce.  I can't think of anyone more deserving.  For those of you that don't know her history, 10 years ago, Dare was involved in a really bad car wreck.  She was airlifted and was basically unresponsive...she had a torn aorta & while trying to repair it they lost her on the operating table for an substantial amount of time, which caused her to be according to one neuro surgeon a vegetable.  Well...if you don't believe in miracles, well, here is one.  She woke up 2 days later after we received this devastating news.  Yes, woke up from a coma and this is where the journey began...She was later transferred to a rehabilitation facility and learned all of her motor skills again and also how to walk again! She worked so hard and proved that little doc wrong.  We learned that Dare had lost her vision shortly after she woke up, and because of the lack of oxygen, she suffered from cortical blindness.  Dare went later to Gentry (Helen Keller school of blind) and learned to be self sufficient, learn braille, and many other things.  After finishing that obstacle, she attended AUM, where is received her bachelors degree in Psychology.  After graduation, she decided to move back to what we call "home" and later began volunteering and just accepted her first job with the school board & was awarded this very deserving award.  Along the way, it all hasn't been rosy and easy..there have been many ups & downs, many frustrating & dark times, but in the end, God has seen us through and we give Him all the glory! I am so proud of you, Dare and am so blessed to have held your hand along this journey! Congratulations on this award!

Falling behind and trying to play catch up...Gymnastics Meets

Mack's 2nd meet of the season,we traveled to Mobile for the Battle of the Bay meet.  Mack had a great meet & it made for a long day/drive worth it! ha!
Meet Scores:
Vault: 9.15 2nd
Bars: 8.550 2nd
Beam: 9.2 1st
Floor: 9.2 2nd
All Around Score: 31.10 2nd
Mommy & Daddy
Mack's 3rd meet of the season, we traveled to Birmingham and enjoyed going up on Friday and spending the night with sweet friends, Leslee and her little girl, Mary Cothran.  The girls had so much fun and I enjoyed catching up with Leslee.  On Saturday, we competed at Girls Just Want To Have Fun meet.  It was a fun meet not only cheering on our gymnast, but cheering on Auburn as they beat the Aggies!! WAR EAGLE!!!!
Meet Scores:
Vault: 9.15 4th
Bars: 7.8 6th
Beam 9.1 3rd
Floor 9.475 3rd
All Around Score: 35.525 5th

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

All Treats!


Trick or Treat!!!!
I think that Dorothy, Toto, & Wolverine had a blast!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mack's first meet of the season...

On Sunday, we woke up with the chickens..shooh..we are not morning people around here, so setting the alarm clock to get up at 5:30 and be on the road by 6:30 and in Montgomery by 7:30 was rough! We made it on time...wooh hooh!!!
 Mackenzie had a wonderful meet and we are so very proud of her! She works hard and dedicates lots of hours to this sport she loves and in the end the reward makes it worth the while!
All Around : 2nd Place 35.50
Vault: 2nd Place 9.00
Bars: 6th Place 8.5
Beam: 1st Place 9.075
Floor: 1st Place 8.925
Mommy & Daddy
Uncle Dave, Aunt Heather, & Dawson

Always sad to see her go...

A few weeks ago, Haley and Anne came to town to visit...I drove over on Saturday to pick them up from the airport and I could barely wait till I could unbuckle Bunny from her stroller and get my hands and lips on her! Thankfully, she was okay with it, too! ;) I really do think that even though they are 13 hrs. away, she and I have a sweet little relationship from face timing! I try and do it as often as possible and I know Haley and Matt love to hear me sing, so I always make it a point to sing at least one song to her!  While they were here, we watched lots of football and gave Haley a hard time about being a "bammer", naturally! We spent two days relaxing at the lake & were so lucky to enjoy a friend of mine's beautiful condo for the night! I had to drag myself back home, because having the lake and pool footsteps away was hard to walk away from! The kiddos spent their days at school and Haley & I crammed as much of her "to do/buy" list into those school hours! I was so glad that Haley was able to go to Mack's mock meet and get a glimpse of what our time & lots of money go into on a weekly basis! Mack loved having her their too and was thankful Haha could fix her hair for that night, because I'm told over and over again, that I don't do a good job! hehee! :) Oh, my child!
Our last hurrah was a trip to the Overall Company to get a popsicle...the kids loved that of course! I am always thankful for our time together...counting down the days until Christmas!  Until then...I see lots of face timing in the future!

First day of 5th and 1st Grade

Both Mackenzie and Davis were SUPER EXCITED about starting their first day as a 5th grader and 1st grader!!!

1st Grade Meet the Teacher

Davis was really excited about meeting the teacher and starting school!! He loves it! I hope that feeling never changes!! :) He was even more excited to be in class again with his best buddy, Banks!!! They spent the night together the night before and Katy said they came downstairs in their matching outfits! Silly Boys!!!

Davis and Mrs. Murphy

The Ford Family