Monday, May 30, 2011

May (well part of it...)

The end of the school year started out with all kinds of parties and awards!  This is Ansley displaying all of her second grade awards!  I can NOT believe that she will be in third grade next year!  She has done really really well this year.  She is an amazing reader (I am so glad)!

Russell graduated from High School and is on his way to college!  Again...WOW! where did the time go?  We are all SO proud of him!  Way to go Russell!!  Congratulations!  (and don't forget, we'll be visiting :))


we got to make (a very fast!) trip to Savannah for Lindsey's first birthday party!  she is such a fun, sweet girl!  and boy what a ham, once she realized you wanted to take her picture, she would grin from ear to ear!  showing off those two adorable teeth!  she had a fabulous time at her  party (I'm pretty sure) and we all had a great time with awesome friends!

and look at these two...adorable in matching tutu's.  ready for the runway!



of course, Sarah and Lindsey had matching tutu's as well.




love, love, love my girls! 


mmm, and the cake!

she was SERIOUS about this cake business!  no messing around there!

beach bums!

each time we are able to get together I try my bestest to get a photo of all the kids...after 30 shots (i think) this is about as good as it got.  trying to get five kids to all smile amazing task!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The New Kitchen Reveal...


Cleaning out the cabinets... (and all the junk!)

Holy Cow!  There was a fridge under all the magnets!

One last look...

Demolition...yes, with a sledge hammer!
And of course Paint!!

Almost done!

All done!!!
What a very long job...we all did so much work.  It looks so beautiful and we are lucky to have Jake who made it all happen. I am sure I missed pictures along the way...but kudos to Ikea!