Friday, May 30, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Jeremy, Jeremy quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With little boys, lots of toys
and tomato plants in a row.
(like nursery rhyme Mary, Mary quite contrary)

Jeremy, Carter and Luke have a garden. It has been fenced, planted, watered and more. The garden is back by our little barn. This is the first garden for our family. Carter wants to check on the growth every day. Luke wants to turn on the sprinkler.

We will see how our garden grows!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Here comes the Bride. At least here comes the cutest ring bearer and flower girl!

This weekend Jeremy’s sister, Heather, got married. She and her husband Brian Smith had a beautiful outdoor wedding. The location and weather could not have been better. Everything was picture perfect, especially the ring bearer and flower girl, Carter and his cousin Anna. Of course I am partial but come on, they are adorable!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rolling with My Homies

Brayden and I are "Rolling with My Homies" (from the classic 90s movie, Clueless; if you haven't seen it don't worry, you didn't miss much).

Brayden and I are rolling in style. Brayden has his new set of wheels and so do I! Brayden's stroller can now be retired and replaced with his KidKart. The stroller has been around since Carter was born. My car, the Land Cruiser can now be retired. We had the car for over 8 years and 160,000 miles. I am not sure how many miles we have on the stroller but it is probably about the same. The new car is ready to hold three boys and all of their gear. If we can only keep it this sparkly so we could keep on rolling in style! My homies are a bunch of messy kids.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

School is out for Summer

Carter and Luke finished up preschool for the year at Purcellville Baptist. Carter will be heading to kindergarten. Luke will have two more years of preschool. They absolutely enjoyed every minute of it! Carter had preschool graduation last week. Of course, Luke wants to know when he will graduate and go to kindergarten.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


It is a big day for Jeremy, the moose a.k.a Bullwinkle has arrived. He found a special place on the basement wall. If you would like to stop by and get acquainted with Bullwinkle, just let Jeremy know. I am sure he would be happy to introduce you.

Jeremy and Bullwinkle first met this past fall in Newfoundland, Canada. It was love at first site. Jeremy had to wait patiently for people to prepare the moose and ship to our home. The reunion of Jeremy and Bullwinkle was an exciting moment.

Monday, May 12, 2008

No Hands!

Is soccer Luke's calling? We do not know that yet but he is enjoying every minute of it. Luke started Mini Soccer for the first time. He smiles through the entire session. He knows the rule "No Hands!"...most of the time.

Carter has started another soccer season. I am not sure how many seasons now but it has been too many to count and he is only five. Carter likes to play soccer. He takes it quite seriously. He not only wants his team to win but he wants to score the most goals.
You can tell the difference in Carter and Luke just by the pictures. Carter is in it to win it and Luke is in it for the fun!

Awana Excitement

Carter, Luke and Jeremy finished up Awana for the year. Jeremy volunteered as a leader. This was Carter's first year and received an award for completing his first year in Cubbies. Luke received a "Cubbie in training award". Luke was not quite old enough to fully participate but Jeremy brought him long for the fun so Brayden and I could have some evenings quiet. They have been so excited every Sunday for Cubbies. I tagged along for the last Awana and experienced their excitement first hand in the car (thus the pictures).