Friday, May 29, 2009


This little guy is like the frosting on the cake. He is so darn yummy and so sweet!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Geocache it is a big hit

We have started a new little hobby that has been around for some time now, we are sometimes slow on the uptake. Geocaching. It has proven to be a lot of fun. Here are a few pictures from our first finds. Check out for details. I use the GroundSpeak App on my iphone as a GPS which is pretty easy.

The boys prefer the ones where you find a prize. They like the take a prize and leave a prize idea. Today we went to the country club and found a great cache. We took a pair of dice and left a medal (we will take the dice to the next cache). The other cache that we found today (thanks to our Cupp friends) was a log only cache. So we logged our names, took a picture and moved on. Who knew that within our little area there are over 800 of the 807,000 caches worldwide. The boys are ready for a summer of treasure hunting, not just around Gastonia but on some of our trips as well!

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Monday, May 25, 2009


I think I am in trouble. Truman has learned to ride along on the John Deere tractor with the boys. It is going to be a long summer. If he is outside, he is wanting someone to take him for a ride. When no one would yesterday he got on the smaller one and figured out how to drive it himself - although it scared the beetlejuice out of him so maybe we'll have a few extra days of not having to chase him around the yard on in.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

NASCAR is in Charlotte

Being the NASCAR fans we are - we have enjoyed the Speed Week here in Charlotte. 2 big races in 2 weeks and all the fun in between. Ward and I enjoyed tailgating and the All-Star Challenge last Saturday. Of course it was extra special for me since TONT STEWART won. But besides that (as if there is anything else) Ward and I enjoyed grilling burgers and basking in the sun sans the little ones.

Ward thinks it is funny to tell everyone that I like to go to the pre-race show topless that they film live on speed channel. As IF!! But this time I caught the truth on film - Ward likes to go topless.

Friday, May 22, 2009

WILL the cat live???

The question remains to be seen. Tru loves and adores the newest edition. "Tiger" who also has gone by the name Alex, Melman, Lion and now Tiger.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Letter to Gage

Dear Gage:

Today you graduated from Kindergarten. You stood before family and friends to pledge allegiance to not only the American flag but also the Christian flag and to the Bible as you put your kindergarten year behind you. Of course in a time like this words will never express just how proud I am of you son. You are our first born and therefore we will be able to experience many first with you. By the time Tru graduates from kindergarten we will be experts.

You would be mad at me, I am sure for I became misty-eyed, but in your honor I held back my tears as you marched down the aisle in your gown with such the serious look on your face and head held high in pride. Gage it was only yesterday that your father and I brought you home and wonder of wonders figured out how to change your diaper. Now you come home eager to move on to first grade. I am not a mom that wants to keep you little forever, heavens no... I simply want to cherish each moment knowing that one day in the blink of an eye you will be wearing your cap and gown and marching off to college.

So I will remind myself to give you an extra push on the swing, another lap around the neighborhood on your bike, a few minutes past bed time matters not in the grand scheme and on those days when you really don't want to hold my hand, I will still grab yours and hold tight because sweetheart it was only yesterday that you were my 6 pound 7 ounce new born baby boy, today you graduated from kindergarten and by tomorrow it will be your senior year and chances are I will cry.

All my heart is yours now and forever!

I love you Gage,


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Monday, May 11, 2009

Not until he is 2

Ward is dying for me to cut Tru's hair. He is tired of people saying that Tru is a beautiful little girl. Sorry honey, we went through this with the other boys. You know I don't even think about cutting off those locks until they are closer to 2. I casually mentioned that he is welcome to cut Gage's hair but Truman's (and Davis' hair) is off limits. And yes, that is a nugget in his mouth.

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