Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Car!

We have a car!! It's in great condition and I love it. Zac and I drove to Alabama in Sean's car to pick it up. While we were waiting, an ice cream truck came by, so we bought treats for the kiddos.

I drove our new car home and Zac dropped off Sean's car, then we went to the lakefront so the kids could play. I semi-prepared for a messy day by bringing a change of clothes for the kids, but I forgot to pack towels. We watched the sun set and the kids played on the splash pad... in their clothes, much to Zac's disapproval.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Playground and Nature

Zac and I had the morning off together, so we decided to take a trip to the park and hang out with our kiddos, complete with snowballs and bicycles.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I saw a doe and her fawn yesterday... Isn't that crazy? They were just walking around outside the apartment parking lot. I think the driver behind me took a photo because he patiently sat there while I grabbed a shot.

Dad celebrated his 77th birthday today. I called him this morning to let the kids wish him a "happy birthday", but he was so very grouchy. I felt guilty telling him I was about to fix breakfast and help Leah practice the alphabet. He was unaware that I was actually trying to get my "travel bag" together and get the kids in the car so we could drive to the house and surprise him.

Mom played along, telling Dad, "Wayne, I have a big surprise for you, but you have to sit on the sofa and close your eyes." I could tell Dad was still in his bad mood since this morning. He had told me how much he misses us and wants us to live nearby again. I felt sad. But when he opened his eyes and saw the kids standing there, he was so overwhelmed and actually cried as he hugged them. I haven't seen him cry since he had his heart attack over ten years ago.

Our visit was short, but great. Dad liked his cake and we ate at Fernando's. Mom drove us to see her new house. It's absolutely gorgeous and huge. I'm a little envious of Carlton and Rachel for being able to live with them, ha.

Cakes from this week:

Friday, July 5, 2013


I brought the kiddos to the park today. We haven't been to this park since before we moved to Mississippi. I used to play at the same park when I was little.

Zac applied for a job in Tennessee. I'm trying to contain my optimism because the chance of him getting a job out of state (that isn't Mississippi) is pretty slim. I'm not saying I wouldn't absolutely love to live in Tennessee, but if I'm extremely hopeful, I'll be extremely disappointed.