Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First day of school!

Once I finally got Ethan to wake up he was very excited about the day finally being here. It did take me a little coaxing to get those eyes open. Logan on the other hand popped right out of bed when the alarm ( something he has wanted since he started kindergarten) went off  and immediately started getting ready! Ethan just pulled the covers over his head.
Ethan was so excited to be one of the big kids I could hardly get his attention to take a couple of pictures.  Below is a picture with our good friends Ben and Renee Sisloff.
Off to Kindergarten and 2nd grade I can't believe how time has just flown by...
Seems like yesterday they were just this little...  Still helping each other too! Too sweet!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Our Trip to Nashville

What a marvelous adventure we had on this trip with Grandma & Grandma Mecham.  We had no idea how "Grand" this trip would be.  We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland hotel. It had several indoor gardens, one had a small river running around it, with a mini- city in the center of it. This was the most recent addition called the Delta atrium, the pictures just don't do it justice. We had a great time, not only was the hotel quite amazing, but it was next to a large mall with many adventures there as well. We couldn't do everything so we chose the Aquarium restaraunt and the Stingray Reef (with carousel or carriages as Emily called them) This was an especially fun find. Not a very expensive one either, which made it even better. Well when it was time to be done-- it was a sad moment not only had we had a great time with Grandma & Grandpa, but it was an amazing place to be. Thanks for inviting us along on your adventure, it is one we won't forget.

Yes...We got a boat!


We did it, we have wanted it for a very long time, so when we found this boat it wasn't a very hard decision. We bought it from a guy who had hurt his knee and could no longer wakeboard. He needed his garage back and was pretty motivated to sell it. Lonnie decided to send me to check the boat out while he was at work. It was in Lexington (about an hour away) He said if it looks as good as the pictures just get it. Needless to say I found this idea very stressful, I didn't want to be the one to make the decision. But I did it any way--I definitely breathed a sigh of relief as I took the above picture--the boat worked and worked pretty well for a 12 year old boat. It is a Bryant boat, one of the things we really like about it is that it is quite deep--Good for keeping kids inside the boat on quick turns. We weren't really looking for one with a wakeboard tower but it is nice when it comes time for the guys to wake board. But it does complicate our desire to put the boat in the garage. Any way the kids are in Heaven they want to go outside and just sit in the boat in the driveway. When it comes time to jump in the boat and go it is helping us practice taking turns. They all love to go for a ride in the tube. We feel very blessed to be able to enjoy this boat with all our family and friends. We hope to be able to share the fun with others for many years to come!