Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Living in the present, as my Mom would say! We've been living each day to the fullest as summer is winding down and enjoying as much of the day light as we can possibly stand - whose idea was it to fall back anyways? I wish all the days of the year were as long as the days of summer - for some reason it makes me feel like I'm in the moment, living life and taking full advantage of all that God has offered up on this beautiful earth for us.

We've had a great couple of weeks seeing friends and visiting - so I'll catch you all up with some great pics from the past couple of weeks! We love it when friends drop by and spend a couple of hours with us and help us live in the present - what a treat it was to spend a Saturday afternoon with Virginia and her main man Steven - what a fabulous couple! Catherine Ellis had the best time charming Steven and he played along - reading several books over and over and over - like they say 'he had her at hello' - Catherine Ellis was smitten with him from the time they walked in the door - thanks Virginia and Steven for spending a Saturday afternoon with us - can't wait to see you again soon!

Uncle Adam came to visit one Sunday afternoon and we had a blast - thank you Uncle Adam for visiting with us -we can't wait to come play at camp some this fall with you!

We also had some visitors from Ohio pop in last Monday for a visit with their newest addition to the family - Henry! Kara & Adam are fearless parents who hit the road with a 6 week old and have traveled to 4 states over the past 2 weeks - he's a cutie and it was so wonderful to meet him in person! Kara and I were co-workers during my time at Girls Inc. and have stayed in touch over the past 3 years while her husband has been in graduate school at Ohio State. Thanks for visiting with us Newbys!

This past weekend we ventured to North Alabama to visit with my Dad, brother, sister-in-law, and Aunt & Uncle - it was a quick trip, but a lot of fun. Dad has lots of farm land for Catherine Ellis to roam around on and boy did she love every second of getting filthy from head to toe!

Feeding the fish at the Pounder

Trying to catch the fish ....

Hanging out on the falls ...

Sweet Abby - Catherine Ellis loved watching her fetch the ball

Checking out all the leaves on the rocks ..

Catherine Ellis and Granddaddy

Making certain Abby sees the ball ...

Not quite sure what I think about cats yet ....

Cruising the fields with Dada

Farm girl indeed ..

Catherine Ellis & her new best friend, Abby

Aunt Kim and Uncle Andrew (Dew)

The Greats

What a great weekend! Hope you all are living in the present too - each day is a gift, live it to the fullest!


  1. So many visitors and so much love! We would love to come back ANY time

  2. yea! A great pic. Thanks again for dinner, wish we could have had more time to catch up. Sounds like things are really happy now. I'm so so glad!