Saturday, October 31, 2015


"I remembered the name of the guy who made up the rules of the flag! Congress!"
- Bryton

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Pics

We didn't do school pictures again this year, so it forced me to get out the real camera to attempt some pictures of the boys. It was quite the ordeal (isn't it always with these 3?!) but we got a few decent pics. And Ender even cooperated for one!

We also had our first Hallowern party, which we were super unprepared for...but we managed costumes for everyone, and Preston & Archer managed to get 1st & 3rd place for their costumes! They were super excited.

Oh yeah, we also carved pumpkins for the first year in a loooong time. We usually just decorate them due to John's allergy, but carved with friends this year. That will probably not be repeated though, considering the rash on John's arms that lasted for days! The pumpkins turned out cute though.

And last, but not least, Bryton has the cutest toothless smile these days!
I seriously hope it takes a long time for his teeth to grow in because he is just so stinkin' adorable like this!

Friday, October 16, 2015


These chickens. Such troublemakers. They have been getting out of their run into our yard daily (really, multiple times daily!) and today they decided to check out our neighbor's yard. Little stinkers. But they are giving us eggs...lots of eggs! And I have gotten kinda attached.

This week I FINALLY got Archer's Cub Scout uniform ready. Only about 5 weeks late...but at least it's done, right?! He was pretty excited to wear it to the meeting this week.
He's seriously so handsome. And was so proud!

And just because we didn't have enough things going on this week with cub scouts, church, and soccer practice, we decided to fit in a little time for golf with the boys. Well, I observed, they golfed!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Hike

We had beautiful Fall weather today so we took the boys for a hike at Farragut. I could not have asked for a more perfect hike! It was so nice just hanging out with the boys without any of the craziness that has consumed our lives lately. The colors were beautiful, and the boys had fun playing "find the mystery plant" which was made up by Preston...someone would find a piece of a plant on the trail and then everyone else had to find a matching plant. 

The boys are also very into identifying different varieties of trees, which John loves to do also thanks to his days in the forest service. And I'm glad he knows them because I'm pretty pathetic at tree identification unless it's a fruit tree!

Lots of pics from the hike. Because it was a beautiful day and my kids are cute!

Sunday, October 4, 2015


"You are a man of your own will, Bryton. You are in charge of your own body." - Preston


Archer: What's that?
Bryton: Beard spray.
Me: shaving cream?!
B: yeah whatever.