Tuesday, March 29, 2016


What happens when make lots of big plans for Spring Break......well all you know what breaks lose! I had to have an unplanned knee surgery, mimi had surgery, and then papaw Barry spent 6 days in the hospital and had surgery too. It was a NIGHTMARE! I have never been so exhausted and just slap dab worn our all in my life! BUT, when you have kids and you promised the FUN...... well you try you best to fill those promises! 

Back around Christmas I bought the girls tickets to the SEC Gymnastics Championship in Little Rock! They have been waiting NOT so patiently to go! So Saturday of spring break came and it was time to head to Little Rock. But, due to my surgery I couldn't drive; so my sweet mom drove us up there and dropped us off! 

  WOOOO HOOO  Look at all those SEC flags!!!!

 And we had the BEST seats in the place! Row 2 at the end of the beam and floor! Apparently we where on tv and the jumbotron. My phone started blowing up with calls and text from people saying they saw us! The girls where beyond tickled; they thought they where super famous,lol!
 The did camera and mike checks right by was crazy weird to see all that!
 The lady back did bars first and then headed right by us to the beam!  I thought my girls where gonna lose their minds with excitement when they came walking by!
 team huddle before the start of beam!
 And the girl on deck would warm up right beside us. TOOOO AWESOME!
 FLOOR TIME...........our FAVORITE!

 The LadyBacks didn't win by they got their best scores of the year and it was beyond fabulous to see all the teams compete!

 I had promised that one day of break we would go to the trampoline park....but a mommy on crutches and trampolines DO NOT mix...... so we settled for some bowling action with Greer!
 Aunt Paige was beyond wonderful! I  had to sit with my leg up and rest so she was Creeds personal entertainer! I have NO idea what I did to deserve this BFF but I am soooo very thankful for her!

 who knew the bowling helper doubled as a slide,,lol!
 MC bowled a strike and TWO spares and kicked some major butt! Greer even got TWO spares too!

 The world's cutest bowlers!
 And ya can't finish the day in Hot Springs without a trip to Orange Leaf. Creed had a BLAST; it was his first visit. He ate out of EVERYONE'S bowls and LOVED every bite of it!!!!

Kinley: March Post

 March: Yep this was suppose to be posed weeks ago but these last few weeks have been total chaos in our I'm almost a whole month behind on posting about you Kinley bugs! You totally thought you would be 5 1/2 this month and you where HIGHLY upset when I corrected you that is would be April 1st before you rolled over to the "half." You want to grow up so fast sweet girl and it hurt my heart! You are still the jokester of the family; you are witty and have the driest sense of humor of any kid I have ever met. I am quite a bit nervous about you going to Kindergarten! I pray you get a teacher who appreciates your whit and you side of sas but also can make you see the importance of buttoning those lips up! You are officially signed up for tee ball and your first practice is today. I am super ready to see how you do this year! You are strong as an ox and know that you have a whole year under your belt, I am betting you are a beast this year! You have kindergarten round up tomorrow and uhhh I dread it! I know how fast time will start flying now and I dread it! You where asked last week if you would be interested in moving up to the gymnastics "preteam" for next school year. I knew that tickled you and you have so badly been wanting them to ask. We got in the car and I said....Kin what do you think?!?! You said; look mom I'm really not sure, I just need some time to think it all through. I will decide and let you know by the time I go to bed." It took all I had to not bust out laughing at your silly girl!
 allllllmost 5 1/2 years old

 Such a sweet smile!

 You are still SUPER into hair these days. And you LOVE to come up with your own style ideas and then make me try to carry those plans out......and I am soooo not creative at all!
 Apparently you got a flu nasal spray and then 11 days later got your 2 year old shots.......two of those shots where live virus like the flu mist. Well they have to be 28 dang days apart or they dont count and NO ONE caught that until we went in for your kindergarten check up. So you had to retake 2 shots. I felt horrible; hear I had told you that you were all done with shots till you are a teenager. But, you took it like a champ! No tears on the first one and only a few on the second one! So of course you deserved a special treat! And you picked a pedicure!
 And you had your first trip to mid america and you where so overwhelmed with all the fun things to do and try!
 You want to do EVERYTHING the big girls do and it so sweet to watch!

 I'm SUPER afraid your gonna ask Santa for this silly contraption! You LOVED IT! I lost count of how many times you went back to spin it!
 And bless your soul, you got separated from MC in the dark cave and got so upset! But big sister went back for you and then you wanted to do it again and again!
My little drummer girl!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Little Rock Marathon Weekend

After months and months of running it was finally time to run your last mile of your 26.2 marathon! 

 My little marathoner up early and ready to go!!!!
 And of course your super sweet Aunt Paige sent you a text reminding you of how awesome you are! You sure a a blessed little girl to have an aunt like her!

 Wooooo hooooooo we made it there!!!
 26.2 baby!!!!!
 I was one proud mommy!
 MC and Harper!
 Just down right sweet!
 So many little Badgers ready to runnnnnnnn!
 I think yall got board waiting on the race to start and started playing some games,lol!
 While yall got ready, we headed over close to the finish line to wait on yall! And Kinley ran into the Chik-fil-a cows and had to have a picture with them!
 The coolest supporters ever!

 And finally the 2nd grade wave headed towards the finish and we saw you and daddy!!!

LOVE these two and their smiles!!
 My heart was beating so fast, I was just so excited to see yall!!!

 You got an awesome medal and certificate!!!
 one proud girl! All your hard work paid off sweet MC!
 Post race picture with Katie Jo!
 Then we headed into the expo hall
L-O-V-E this! I hope you love running all the days of your life MC!

And sassy sister had to have a piece of the action! 
Mommy and her marathoner!
 time to pick up Daddy's half marathon packet pick up!!!
 And of course the boys had to take an afternoon nap......................
so us girls hit the road! Over the bridge we went to explore and have fun!

 My big girls!

 After dinner it was poster time!!!! Posters, glue, glitter, stickers, markers, name it we had it!
 MC's poster
 KB's poster
 And this super cool kid couldn't wait for the race. She slept with her sunglasses and candy,lol!
 6am up and at em!!!! Time to watch our favorite daddy run 13.1!!!!!!!!!!
 And our sweet AG joined up!!!! Yall are the cutest cheerleaders EVER!!!!!!!!!
 Brother didn't know what to think about the bright sun, the crowds, the nosie
 across the bridge went to catch daddy and aunt Paige...........
 and we saw our BFF Taylor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT so patiently waiting on our racers!

and then we saw him! Our DADDY!!!!!!!!!! He rocked the half and set a new PR by finishing well under the 2 hour mark!!!!

 These girls where so pumped for their daddy! It was such a fun experience to watch!!!
 Post Race Family pic..............................
plus Creed in the stroller,lol!