Friday, July 13, 2012

Kai comes home from Journey Camp

This makes me smile and cry at the same time. Kai had an amazing time this week at camp. He had his heart broken for those less fortunate and was simultaneously filled up with inspiring and life giving messages from some absolutely amazing youth leaders...I am so grateful that he was able to go and I'm also a little bit jealous, because it seems that he had such an amazing time... But, really the brother reunion was pretty special...These pictures absolutely melt my heart.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Fourth of July week

Ok- last week Craig had a birthday, he and I went surfing for the first time (and second, and third) and we got to enjoy fireworks on the beach. Not a terrible week.

Downtown Wilmington

Just some pics of the boys hanging out downtown after a recent museum trip.

Carolina beach state park

We live less than a mile from a beautiful state park with amazing hiking trails and beaches. We took a family hike recently, and almost made it home without anyone complaining about how hot it was...

Myrtle Beach trip

We got to tag along with Craig, who had mandatory training in Myrtle Beach a few weeks was a week of sunshine and fun, and such an unexpected blessing to have a "free" vacation. Here's some pics from our trip.

Probably my favorite moment of the trip...
Lego World at Broadway by the Beach= boy heaven. 
14th story oceanfront? Sure!!
Free admission to Wild Waves & Wheels? Why not? 

Morning quiet time. 
Organized pool activities daily...
Some necessary chill time. 

Snacks and lazy rivers. 
Tie-dye shirts...
Jak went for a 2.1 mile run with me on the beach. Tough guy...

You HAVE to go to Planet Hollywood when you go to Myrtle Beach... :)

Jak jak

Just an quick update on jak- He is a fan of playing music... and he likes to play dress up at the museum...and he was baptized recently...So, yup, he is pretty much awesome.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Kai wears a suit...

After much debating, Kai and his buddies decided to go to 8th grade formal...I had no idea putting a suit on would suddenly turn Kai into a supermodel. I should have IS Kai, after all. Here he is with his good buddy Mason right before the out ladies...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

YAY!!! Kelan graduated from his "kindergarten" program and is ready for the big-time, real kindergarten at Carolina Beach Elementary School in the fall. His graduation ceremony was fantastic... Looking forward to a fun-filled summer :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Okay, so I've been busy. I have so poorly neglected this blogspot, and my camera for that matter...instead doing things like "work" and "singlehandedly wrangling these three boys since Craig was gone for the first quarter of 2012". Recently for "work" I dug out the ol' trusty Canon Rebel xTi to take some pictures of a Ferrari I'm selling for my boss, and then Kelan turned into a ham (much to my surprise and amazement given his previous relationship with the camera). Enjoy, and if you are in the market, it's a reasonably priced $134, 488, with just 15,000 miles, and meticulously maintained.

Here's what happens when Kai tells the boys to "look tough".

Here they take turns beating each other up. All in good fun, of course.

Oh, the goofiness.

See what I mean about the ham-ness? Keep get's even better.


Credit goes to Kai for these last few pictures. Quite an eye if I do say so myself.

What a handsome 5-and-almost-a-half-year-old.
More to come. I promise.