Power Ranger Party

Happy 6th Birthday to Hanson!

Hanson wanted a (Black) Power Ranger Birthday party this year. Problem is non of the party place have the one in black costume so he had a combination Power Ranger/Ninja party. He also wanted to go pick out his own cake this year which we did. The tropical storm weather coming our way held off just enough for a little water balloon war. I can’t believe how fast this little bunch of kids went thru over 400 water balloons! They had a blast! Hanson had a great party with all his neighborhood pals and they gave him super cool gifts like Legos, Hot wheels garage, hot wheel cars, remote control vehicle, wrestler guy, war blaster gun & Power Ranger costume. He also received cloths, a light up musical car and Lightning Mc Queen remote control car from grandparents. He is truly loved and blessed by so many!

👨🏼‍🎓The Graduate🎓

Two down, five to go! Our second oldest son, Carl “Morgan” Garrett graduated with Honors from High School with a 4.3 GPA. and #22 in his class. We couldn’t be happier or more proud of him and all his hard work and time he put in to gain and keep his high marks. He will be attending Auburn University this Fall and he can’t wait to move in and get settled in Auburn. War Eagle!

Last Day of Turtle Class

Gayley has had the best year at preschool. She loves being in the Turtle Class and adores her friend Ella Kate! She has had the sweetest teachers, Mrs. Amber and Mrs. Lin. They truly love their little Turtles and are so loving with them. She is going to miss them so much. On the last day they had their class recognitions performance. These Turtles did such a good job singing, dancing and doing hand motions to five songs. Our girl was in her element and lit up the stage! So much fun to watch her! I love seeing her so happy!

Morgan’s Last Game

What a bitter sweet night of lacrosse for the Oak Mountain Seniors. Morgan has spent countless hours on the field with these boys either in practice, games and tournaments via Oak Mountain LAX, L.A.B, Dixie Top 100, Steel City Showcase. We have sat by these parents for years and have had a blast doing so as we cheer for our boys. The team is graduating a wonderful group on Senior boys and will surely miss having them on the pitch next season. We couldn’t be prouder of Morgan and watching him mature and excel at this game as the Starting sometimes only FaceOff player. Not only does he face off but is an excellent attack player scoring countless goals over his career. We love you so much Morgan! GOOM!!! GO Oak Mountain!!!

Senior Honors Night

Morgan participated in his last high school awards program. He is graduating with Honors and received his Honors metal and cords for National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He received a scholarship from Auburn University and he can’t wait to be done with all this high school stuff and move onto college. So proud of our super hard working boy!

Barn Salvagers

On our way out to the country to pick up two chunky rustic rocking chairs for the farm we passed this great big dilapidated old barn. Trey has been wanting a few old beams to put at the entrance of Nottingham Farm and this barn had just the tall ones he needed. After buying our rockers we drove by the barn frame again and decided to stop at the house nearest it to see if they knew who owned it. Low and behold the house Trey knocked at were the owners of the barn. He told him what he wanted the beams for and asked if we could buy some. At first they said no but after talking more with Trey and several family members talking back and forth with each other the older farmer agreed to sell 3 of beams and he would load them for us with his tractor. When we went back to get them he graciously gave us 4 and several scrap pieces of tin that used to be the roof and for a lower price than we were expecting! Trey is thrilled to have these beams with history for our front entrance rather than just ordering new ones. It’s so much fun finding things, materials, repurposing or refurbishing things for the farm. It will be quite a story to tell once it all comes together!

Happy Mommies Day

This morning started off with coffee on the front porch with my groom followed by children gradually waking up and one sweet 3 year old giving me a big hug and kiss & telling me, “Happy Mommies Day!”.

We gathered up some things and kids and headed out to the farm for the day. We had a LONG list of To-Do’s and we indeed got a lot accomplished. With owning land there is always something to do and we are slowly getting it how we want it. I love our farm and it was the perfect place to be on Mommies Day!

Senior Day


Morgan played his last regular season lacrosse game for Oak Mountain this past week. He had 1 goal, 1 assist and 16 face-off wins. It was a surreal moment as we looked around and saw these 11 boys that he has been playing with for the past six years and all the parents we have spent hours with in the stands and traveling with for summer ball. Play off games start soon and then there is the All State and All Stars teams after that. We have so enjoyed watching Morgan play and for the bond he has with these other boys. Happily he will have a lax bro for a room mate in Auburn which we are all so pleased about. GOOM # 9!!!!