Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Poythress Pod and The Evans Entourage

Geez...seems like every weekend this summer was packed with activities. We finally made it down to Greensboro this past weekend to visit with the Evans Entourage. We had fun just hanging with the crew, we're easy to please. We chatted, played with the kids, chatted some more, fed the kids, more chatting, napped the kids, snuck out for some shopping (just the girls--don't worry, Luke and Danny had their own male bonding time over wings and beer), put the kids to bed, returned to chatting and started all over again! Mara amazed us with her vocabulary and story telling skills. Campbell played trucks with the boys and amazed us with his vocabulary (the special kind that he has when mommy gets more than a few feet away). Wish the Evans' would relocate to Richmond and make everyone's life easier!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Vacation's Over...

We visited North Carolina's Outer Banks twice this summer, once in June and then again in July. Preston thoroughly enjoyed the sand and surf this year, Pierson was less impressed. During our most recent stay in Corolla, we were amazed how overly crowded the beaches were. We've never experienced this problem in the Outer Banks before. Not sure weather is was our location (large subdivisions) or the super peak week or perhaps a combination of the two, either way, it made staying at the pool more desirable at times. This was our 5th year traveling as a group with 3 other families, all together there were 19 of us and only 8 adults. That may sound gut-wrenching, but it really wasn't that bad...only 8 of the youngsters were under the age of 7 :) This is actually a trip we look forward to each year, everyone has a blast. We had a professional photographer (amydixonphotography.com) come out and do family photos on the beach one evening. This was great, can't wait to see the moments she captured. Stay tuned for links to the pictures.

The summer is slipping away like sand through my fingers. Sometimes I find myself complaining about the heat and humidity only to realize soon it's going to be freezing and I'll wish I had these warm days to play outside with the kids.

So, the vacations are over, it's back to reality and the countdown for college. Brittany leaves for Longwood in less than 4 weeks, we're way behind on preparation. I think this is largely due to the fact that I don't want to address the issue that she's really leaving. Can anyone blame me?

Monday, June 30, 2008

First Post

...This will be a work in progress...I cannot believe I actually found time to start a blog. Remarkable. I'm certain there are 1,001 other things I "should" be doing. Anyhow, the summer started off with a bang, Brittany passed through the doors of King William High School for the final time on June 13th. I have to admit, Danny and I kept thinking that day was sooo far off, it totally snuck up on us. She's looking forward to attending Longwood University in the Fall, we're not looking forward to the bills. Pierson is now 5 months old, I think time gets quicker on a daily basis, it seems like only yesterday I was carrying him in my "pouch" and somewhat resembled a water buffalo...without the water. Preston loves to help out around the house and boasts "me help mommy" and "me help daddy" when he's doing so. Hope the love of helping continues for the next 20 or so years! We'll see, right?

The "backyard project" is coming to an end. For those that drove past the house for several weeks and saw a couple of PODS sitting in front of the garage, no, we weren't relocating our residence. The flux of contstruction vehicles up and down our driveway is finally slowing down. Hopefully when this job is done, we won't be thinking of any other "projects" for a LONG time. Drop by to see us and take a dip!