Saturday, August 26, 2017

The one with the first week of school...

I can't quite figure out where the summer went. Some days seem to drag, but looking back I seemed to have blinked and it was over. Thankfully, our kids love school and the transition from late night pallet sleeping back to their own rooms and beds was smooth. Cooper entered 1st grade this year with no first day jitters, no tears and no looking back. He's enjoying his new teacher and new friends. He actually doesn't have any classmates from last year in his class, but he's pretty social and is having no problem meeting new friends. Of course, we are still riding the cheese wagon and we have some more friends riding along now! The bus stop is one happening place and Addison just can't wait to walk on the cheese.

Addison is following right along in the footsteps of Cooper. She started VPK (pre-K) this year and has the same teacher Cooper had, Mrs. Rockwell. She was through the moon excited to start school and be in Mrs. Rockwell's class, she didn't skip a beat. And if you know much about Addison, you know she's a sleeper like her Daddy, but didn't even have to get woke up on the first day of school- she was dressed in her new clothes and shoes before she even walked out of her room.  She comes home everyday, excited to tell me what she did and says, "look mommy, I colored you a picture". I tell you what, we are certainly blessed to have both kids starting out loving school, let's keep it that way- right!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

The one with the Sportsman...

With Josh and Coopers new hobby, fishing, we HAD to get a new boat. We loved the Regal, it got us use to the water and it got the kids comfortable out there, but we totally needed an upgrade. I just didn't think the upgrade was going to happen in 3 days. We sold the Regal on a Friday and by Monday we had a new Sportmans Bay Boat secured.... I've got a sucker for a husband. He soooooooooooo drank the Koolaid and the Greater Jax Boat Show. But you know what, I can't complain. It is slick. It's so versatile, we can spend the day at Ft. George cooking out, cruising to Silver Glen or spend the day off shore fishing. Jaxon even loves it!

Jaxy meets baby Hammerhead


Monday, July 17, 2017

The one during Summer...

It was brought to my attention (like I didn't know) by a very handsome 30 something year old man living on Hawkcrest that I have failed at my blog this year. Josh went to brag on me at someone at work who is about to get married and realized its been since JANUARY that I posted. It's literally on my mind weekly, I just haven't made the time. So here I am, the year is half way over and I'm on my 2nd post! Whoop Whoop!

Cooper is officially a big kid and a junior angler. No more passing for a toddler, no more passing for a little boy, he is straight up big kid status with his high top converse sneaks. And let me tell you, I don't like it. I noticed a few weeks ago, when he lost both of his two front teeth!!! My baby is getting his adult teeth. He did amazingly well in kindergarten, I never had a doubt. He's surpassed his class, school and district standards on math and reading. He's basically a genius. We've done several VBS's camps and sport camps to stay busy over summer and of course, we are still swimming at the Bolles school. Cooper says he wants to go to the Olympics, so we are giving him every opportunity we can, hoping he can take the gold in a few years. Cooper has taken up offshore fishing with his Dad and Chris and Spencer. He's such a trooper because they have to leave around 4:00 when they are in the tournaments and he never complains. He's caught several different types of fish, but he will tell you his favorite catch was a sand shark!

Addison is still a big time Daddy's girl. I mean like big time. She's got him wrapped around her fingers. I mean how could you say no to her anyway, she's so stinking cute. She too, has been busy with VBS and camps this summer. She crushed the 3 year old class at Mandarin Presbyterian. She's so smart, loving and outgoing, she'll definitely go far in life.  She loves to follow in her big brothers footsteps and is also swimming at Bolles. Soon they may be on the same team, which will definitely bring a little competition to the family. Her best buddy (and all ours) next to Cooper is Jaxon, who by the way is already 10 months old and overweight! I'm working on that, so he is getting spoiled eating rice and carrots mixed in with his dog food. Jaxy seriously is the best dog. The kids really helped get him trained and totally help out with him. We picked Jaxon at such a good age for the kids being that they love to and are able to help out with him.

Josh and I are great and are both doing well in our careers. Real Estate is starting to take off for me. I'm getting the knowledge/experience and the clients to keep the cash flow coming in for all the projects Josh has on his list :) He is crushing it also and I am so blessed he is able to provide for the kids and I. Dad, Dad, he's the man, working all day to support the fam!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The one with the new addtion...

So y'all know I am not really a dog person. I mean I like dogs- they are cute, but like grandkids, I can send them back home. On the other hand, Josh doesn't think a family is complete without a dog.... so he gave me until December to find a pup for the family. I was totally opposed to anything big, like over 40 pounds, was way too big. So he said if I found a good smaller breed he would consider. So after much anxiety and deliberation with the internet, I found a French Bulldog, they are small (up to 28 lbs). They are super easy going (like me), they are totally sociable (like all of us) and they get along fabulously with children. So................ we pulled the trigger and got a Frenchie. It was basically for the kids for Christmas, but he came early (Dec 3). I feel like I have a new baby without the pregnancy. He has proven to be fantastic, he loves to snuggle, he loves the kids and is crate trained. He is already about 4 months old (born 1 day after Mamaw's birthday) and his name is Jaxon. He is already apart of the clan!

HELLO everyone!