Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Look Back (continued)...

Picking up where I left off yesterday...

In June, we did a lot of gardening, blackberry picking, and some canning:
 I took the kids to a swimming party with their church youth group:
 Learned some fun songs and moves in VBS:
 And had fun catching some free ice cream and getting pictures taken with Maggie the Cow on Flip Day at Maggie Moo's:

We had fireworks on July 4th for the kids with my cousins and their kids:

 The twins got to spend a week at Aunt Amanda and Uncle Josh's house in Nashville:
 I had a couple of silly boys when Nate came over to play:
 Then we took Evan to a week at Lakeshore church camp with his friend, Trevor:

And, August 1st, the kids started back to school (I think it gets earlier every year):

I canned what felt like a billion tomatoes:

And I won some awesome summer CHA goodies:

We started September off with a Labor Day weekend trip to a friend's cabin in the mountain...and I have so many photos from that weekend! Here are a few of the highlights:

Greeter Falls:

We swam out and stood under the falls (check one thing off the bucket list!):

Board Games in the cabin:

S'mores every night:

Check out the local flea market on Sunday morning:

Took a Labor Day hike in the rain:

Where we saw this:

And The Great Stone Door:


We had some freakish lightening storms:

I went to a baby shower for a good friend:

And flag football started up (Evan was the QB for his team!):

In October, Evan turned eleven:
The 3 youngest had a blast playing in the cotton (something I remember from my childhood):

We actually had some beautiful fall colors, which I really enjoyed on my morning runs:
I did a few photo shoots for some friends and family:

Did a few tries at our Christmas card photo:

 Till Daddy helped, so they would behave:

Evan's flag football team went undefeated, and won their "Superbowl":

Tracy had her little one, and I got to visit:

At the end of the month, Evan and his best buds, Nate and Trevor, all got dressed up for a Halloween party:

And on Halloween, I took the kiddos trick or treating:

In November, I went to my cousin Jocelyn's baby shower

Basketball season started back up with a Jamboree:

The twins turned nine:
We celebrated Thanksgiving at  home with a yummy meal:

And then decided to work on replacing our kitchen floor...

And, since this post has gotten so long, I will share December photos tomorrow!


  1. More great captures! You have a beautiful family :)

    1. Thanks, Tracie...I think so too, but I may be biased ;-)

  2. I've really enjoyed this year in review...what a great idea!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful busy year!! You have a beautiful family!

  4. whew! enjoyed the fireworks (so miss those days with my kiddos) and got a kick out of the Christmas card attempts (been there, done that). BTW - those are the most perfect smores I've ever seen.