Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recent Happenings

I have been a bit of a delayed blogger, because our Fall has been off to a busy start. I really hate cliches and I think this is one of the biggest and most redundant, but I cannot believe how quickly time is flying. Really. Tomorrow is October 1. These last three months of the year are my most favorite and I just wish the days would slow down so I could enjoy every minute of them. Here is a glimpse into what we've been up to lately.

We celebrated my friend Heather's birthday with one of our family dinners (minus Chris and Cait- we missed you both!) so we took this slightly awkward picture with the self timer. Excuse the blurriness...

And the "birthday shot"... just noticed the baby bottle by Patrick in the background. Teagan was also in attendance, so no worries there.

This past weekend, our oldest niece, Haley, got to spend the weekend with us as her birthday present. To say she was excited is putting it mildly. She was packed and ready to leave her house by 7am Friday morning (so sweet!) In reality, we picked her up Friday afternoon and made our way to Johnny Rockets and LegoLand Friday evening.

This was supposed to be of Haley singing at the Karaoke stage, but she accidentally picked a song she didn't know- so here is Dustin singing "Hoedown Throwdown".

Because I'm sure you're all wondering it, I should also mention that I colored my hair darker. This decision was a result of needing a change and boredom one afternoon.

This picture is the result of about 30 seconds of awkwardness in trying to figure out a pose. It actually turned out pretty cute.

Our friends, Heather and Matt were also at LegoLand with their youngest nephew and we met up with them while the kiddos were playing. My how our Friday nights have changed... well let's be honest- they really haven't changed all that much. 

On Saturday, husband ran in the Chick-fil-a 5K by our house... dressed in a cow costume with some of the K-Life crew. Haley and I cheered him on from the sideline...

Saturday afternoon, we made our way to the North GA State Fair- yeehaw. Only at the fair can you walk around in cut off jean shorts with an Alan Jackson '97 t-shirt, a confederate flag hat and a tattoo of your children's faces down your arm while eating a fistful of fried oreos and a turkey leg and not even be given a second glance by most people. And if that describes you, I apologize... but seriously.

This picture was before husband rode the "sizzler" with Haley...

And this is on the ride... I may have laughed out loud for 5 minutes straight after I took this.

And lastly, no trip to the fair is complete without a little sparkly face paint and a carnival game prize- that she won on her own!


  1. So sweet! I cracked up at the picture of Dustin screaming on the ride with Haley! Hilarious!! So fun seeing you this weekend!

  2. oh my gosh that picture of Dustin screaming. hilarious! ...and do you think Haley's dolphin and Maddox's should meet? :) ark ark!

  3. Love it--heard Haley was looking forward to a great time with you this last weekend and it looks like it surpassed her dreams!