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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!!!!
Mary finished up her softball season with a 3 game tournament. She had some terrific plays catching line drives and pop ups to get girls out. She has had such a blast playing spring softball but I can’t lie, I’m glad our spring sports are coming to an end. We so need a break and time to slow down. Again we are so grateful to Coach Davis for his encouraging coaching skills that uplifts and pours positivity into the girls’ lives.
Today Jordan played in his first non-school related tennis tournament. He played 4 games from 8:00a.m – 2:00p.m. He played so well and was complimented several times on his forehand! He won his first game 6:2, lost his second 6:1, won the third 6:3 and won his fourth 6:1! Amazing tennis!! Since he lost one game that dropped him to the consolation bracket which he won. Way to play Jordan!