Tacky Tourist

Jordan had a blast dressing up all week for Spirit Week! He was elected Freshman Spirit Chairman which suits him well. I think he rocked his Tacky Tourist outfit! #tacky #tackytourist #spiritweek #freshman


Settling In

Gayley just finished her first full month of school at Kiddie Academy and she is settling in just fine. She has made a few special friends that she stays close to throughout the day and she’s loving all the crafts/art she gets to do. Whenever I check in on her via the web cam she is in constant motion. This little lady does not stop unless she’s being read to or in a teaching time with teacher. She’s go, go, go all day long! We love reading her Tad Pole Report every evening to see what she did all day and the pictures are an added bonus for sure. I also love that I’m so close by which makes dropping off and picking her up quick and easy. Here’s to more learning, fun and friendships to continue to grow.

Pell City Tournament

Jordan played in a Level 3 Tournament at Lakeside Park in Pell City this weekend and did quite well. All the boys were very talented, athletic players. He fought hard, dug deep and played some of the best tennis I’ve seen him play in a tournament. The rallies these boys had was impressive for sure. I don’t know how they play so well for so long in this heat!

Congratulations Jordan on your 1st place win in boys doubles and 2nd place in singles!

First Day of School ‘19-20

Gayley was the first one to start school/daycare this year. She’s going to a brand new educational daycare that is literally right across the street from mommy’s work. Convenience wise it could not get any better but this is our first child to ever attend a daycare so mommy is trying to get used to it. She seems to like it well enough but definitely does not love it like she did Mother’s Day out. It’s completely different than her sweet little church preschool program, so that we miss. They are still in summer mode so won’t really start all the teaching till after September 1. Praying she will meet a special friend or two and start loving it.

This year Hanson moved up to first grade. He is at the same elementary school as last year. Jordan and Mary are in ninth grade and Joseph 11th which gives us three high schoolers! Mary and Jordan are looking forward to not having to ride the bus in the mornings as they get to ride to school with Joseph. Joseph was admitted into the technical school for welding so he will be going there for the first part of the day all year and next year. Praying these high schoolers will have a bountiful year as they discover and experience new classes, languages, skills.


Today we bowled, played arcade games and then we bowled some more! We went to two glow-in-the-dark bowling parties. Funny thing is that both Birthday Boys are our neighbors. Wesley’s was 11:00-1:00pm then we school clothes shopped, watched Jordan play in a tennis tournament, shopped some more and back to the same bowling alley for party #2 for Emmett. Both parties were a hit! Hanson and Gayley had a blast. Believe it or not they both got a Strike X and several Spares!!!

Cow Appreciation Day 2019

Wow! I just love Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A when I can feed all of us for $2 and change!!! We love this day of ‘Eat Mor Chiken’, ‘Dress like a cow get free chicken’! I’m so glad it fell on one of my off days so I could take them. It was quite a bargain day with almost free Chick-fil-A and then Super Saver Tuesday at the movie theater where we saw Aladdin. All morning Hanson and Gayley chanted “movie theater, movie theater” lol! You can tell we don’t go see movies much. Chick-fil-A + Aladdin = Fun Day! #cowappreciationday2019 #dresslikeacow #freechicken #familyfunday #atthemovies #aladdinmovie #aladdin2019 #eatmorchiken