Friday, May 27, 2011

FFF- Carowinds

We took 4 of the kids to Carowinds on Saturday, our 2nd trip of the yr. We were planning on taking Jordan for his birthday but he was not feeling well enough to go. But... since we had the day planned we still went a head and went.

Josiah and Sara Ava on a flying ride....

                                                               Lilee rode with her Daddy.

                                                            Lilee all smiles after the ride.

Josiah in line waiting to get on the old Scooby Doo ride. They changed the name to something else.

                                                      Joel and Josiah all ready to take off.

                                                                Sara Ava and.................

                                                                    Lilee on the swings.

                       While everyone else rode a roller coaster I took Lilee to ride the bi-planes.....

and she loved it!

Lilee and I watching everyone riding the roller coaster. Row 2 was Karlton and Sara Ava and Row 3 was Josiah and Joel.

                                                           We ran into Charlie Brown this time....

While everyone rode the rides I took pictures of the Mama Geese and their babies......... Something I would much rather do! Even though I did ride 2 rides....The Scooby Doo Roller Coaster and Lazer Tag Haunted House.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

15 Already!

This is Late because I was having trouble logging into blogger...Better late then never I guess!

I can not believe that this child turned 15 years old on Monday! Yes, it is true....hard to believe but its true! He thought he was going to miss the first part of school on Monday to go and get his driving permit....NOT!
I have been totally unwilling to get his permit until he told me he can not get his licence until he is 17. I think they just passed that law in SC? Not sure but I like the idea!

Happy Birthday Jordan! We Love You and are very proud of how hard you work in school and all the goals that you set for yourself and achieve! Keep it up buddy!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011


I have been thinking about Paris/France a lot lately! I Really love that place! I have just realized that I have not shared that many pictures with you all. So... here are a few pictures of one of our Favorite places that we visited in Avon, France.... Chateau Fontainebleau..... I took a ton of pictures at this place. It was gorgeous inside and out!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My First 10K

I ran my first 10K yesterday.... Run! Ballantyne. There were over 900 participants. I have been training so long to do this I can not believe it is over with already. All these pictures are courtesy of Josiah, my 13 yr. old son. Some of them are truly not flattering at all. I am not a pretty runner, just wanted to warn you. lol....

                                                                  A Pre-Race Picture!

These 2 pictures are at mile 4. This was the first time my family saw me running. At the start of the race there were so many they could not find me.

These next 2 pictures were at 5.8 miles. I thought I was at the 6 mile mark and started to gun it a bit to early because I got sick and almost through up, and then had to lay off my pace until the very end....

Someone directing me where to go.... Apparently she thought I had no idea. lol.....

Finally nearing the finish line. I have never been so glad to see it in all 5 of my races!!!

This girl though she was going to pass me....

I didn't think so........

I took her in the end. ;0)

All finished and still standing....barely! Notice Karlton was not getting to close to me because I was very sweaty, stinky, and had no make up on. I would not want to stand by me either! The kids would not get near me and kept telling me how stinky I was. Nice huh!

Still waiting on my official time... I know my time was not great because this was the most hills I have ever done and there were so many people!!! For the first .3 mile it was bottle necked and I could not even run to set a pace. ugh..... The 5K and 10K ran together for the first 3 miles. But I kind of knew that would happen! I also had to run with my arm over my head for a long time trying to get air in my right lung. My asthma started acting up on me at mile 2. But I survived and finished the race with out walking one time. That was the most important things to me!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Josiah had asked me to take pictures of him last week and as we were taking this picture Daisy decided she would come up and put her paws on either side of Josiah's head and almost laid on him. Since we thought she wanted her pictures taken so badly Josiah decided she had to wear some shades too.....

                                                                What do you think????

I think she was trying to give us different looks for the camera. The first one she was trying to play suave and the last one all smiles. I think she was watching Josiah a little too closely! lol....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Josiah modeling his hat I brought him back from Paris. I think he looks might handsome!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Few More Summer Items

I have added a few more items to my website. Stop by and check them out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How I Spent My Mothers Day

I woke up to breakfast waiting for me via my sweet little Joely! He made it all by himself. ;0) With some flowers on my tray.

We got dressed for Sunday School. Josiah took a couple of picture of me in my Ooo Lala Dress that I bought for Paris, from The Shabby Apple. I was suppose to pose in front of the Eiffel tower in this dress, just like th girl in the picture....but forgot to. I did wear this dress in Paris but not on either day we went to the Eiffel Tower. :0(

We went to one of my Favorite Restaurants for lunch, The Macaroni Grill. We had an hour and a half wait so Josiah and I went to the mall while everyone else stayed to wait.

We had a lovely yummy as ever...including my piece of Chocolate Cake. Mmmmm...

On the way home we stopped to pick strawberries but they were closed. :0(

Then we came home so that Karlton and I could take a nap. We both had headaches and I was trying to get rid of mine so that I could run my 6 and 1/2 miles, and I did run.

Karlton hung a cabinet over my Washer for me, so that I can have more storage, ya! And...... that is how I spent my Mothers Day!

Oh BTW.... I got a ton of cards and some very special home made cards and gifts from all the kids. Karlton bought me 2 bouquets of red roses. I think with a little help from Jordan. He was trying to get me to buy them for myself earlier that So I could not have asked for a better Mothers Day!

How about you???? How did you spend yours?