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Sunday, April 26, 2015

South's Spring Game

We rolled back into town from our spring break trip & headed straight to the stadium for South Alabama's spring game. It was a pretty day, the players looked good, & my kiddos enjoyed some spring football!

Three City Tour

So, right after Easter was the boys' spring break!
We were excited that the holiday was immediately followed by a break so that we could spend extra time with some family & friends. We decided that we would visit as many people as possible during our 9 day break, so we embarked on a Three City Tour...
We left Mobile Saturday morning & made the 5 hour trek north to Decatur. The previous post details the Easter Saturday & Sunday spent there. After a full weekend, we relaxed there with our family on Monday & Tuesday.
We got up early Wednesday morning & drove an hour south to good ole Birmingham, which we had not visited since the summer.
We went to Edgewood (me, Timbo, & Taylor's old school) first. It was so nice, & a bit overwhelming, to try to see EVERYONE! We tried to squeeze in seeing as many people as possible, from the office staff to teachers to students. They were happy to see the boys (& awed at how big they've gotten) & most of them were meeting Kallie for the 1st time. We spent just about the whole day there & still didn't get to visit with everyone. I guess we were so caught up with the visit that I didn't get ONE SINGLE PICTURE! You know that's not like me at all!! (As a matter of fact, I didn't get very many pics throughout the whole trip. I guess I was just enjoying the visiting...).
After finally leaving Edgewood, we went to Tanner's former school to see his old director, teacher, & friends.  We hated to disturb naptime, but they were so happy to see Tanner!
We also stopped by to see a good friend of mine. We actually taught together for several years at Edgewood & she was Timbo's 2nd grade teacher. Her family moved away to Montgomery a couple years ago for work, but now they're back. Her oldest is the same age as Tanner & is already a little mama! She loved having Kallie around!! :)
After a quick bite to eat, we headed to our next stop - our old church, CBF Ministries. We have not been to church there since before we moved last June, so we were thrilled to be able to go for Wednesday night bible study. We could barely finish our meal because Tanner was rushing us out. He was scared we might miss something! Again, I didn't get the chance to take any pics, but a friend sent a few she took of the kids.
Can you see how pumped Taylor was to get back to one of his best buds, Korey?!
After church, we spent the night with my sis in Alabaster. My mom, Kallie, & I were nice & comfy in NeNe's bedroom, but she & the boys bunked out in the den. They loved it!
The next day we met up with my 2 cousins that live in B'ham & had lunch at one of our fave spots - Habanero's! You know you frequented a restaurant (regulars in a good way!) when you go back & everyone is hugging you & fussing at you for being away for too long! 
Following lunch & a trip to the galleria, we drove another hour south to Tuscaloosa to visit w/ my other sis, her hubby, & a few friends there. Our 1st outing was to see some baseball. Gavin (my brother-in-law) coaches at Hillcrest Middle School & his team was playing in a postseason game. My crew loves (& is used to) being out at a game, especially this little chickadee...
Well, we spent Thursday & Friday nights in Ttown & enjoyed hanging out for a couple days there. We got up early Saturday morning to head south...3 & 1/2 hours back to Mobile. South Alabama's spring game was on that day at noon, so we needed to catch a little bit of that (more on that next post)!

Our spring break road trip was jam packed as we tried our best to see as many of our family & friends as possible. With living so far away now & having our own busy schedules, it's hard to get back to visit. I'm glad we had a few days to get away; it'll probably be summer before we have this chance again! A big thanks to everyone (my parents, sisters & brother) who let us crash at their place & an even bigger thanks to my mother for traveling with us & helping out!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


One of the best things about Mobile is the boys' school schedule; they have awesome breaks!
We loved having an entire week off in February for Mardi Gras. Because of that break, spring break is not until April...and it directly follows Easter. So, we were able to head north to spend both Easter & spring break with our family & friends! Unfortunately, Tim was not able to go with us because of spring football practice.

We left Mobile Saturday morning & made the 5 hour trek to Decatur. Upon arrival, our Easter celebration began...

My mom was excited to give the kiddos their Easter stuff,
so they got it Saturday night!
This is Kallie's...
Chewbeads-I've been wearing them & Kallie LOVES them already!
Isn't this silver bangle beautiful?!
Look at this happy to have his bag of goodies :)
The other boys got their goodies at some point,
I just didn't get a pic
Sunday morning ~
Everyone looked so nice in their Easter best!
(MaMa did a FABULOUS job picking out everyone's stuff!)
Snazzy boys!!
My beautiful angel
Time for Easter basket's from Mommy & Daddy
I think they liked them! :)
Sweet girl!
Before heading to church ~
My dapper little brother
My sis w/ her hubby & stepdaughter
me & my Timbo
We went to my family's church in Courtland
(where my grandparents live).
The 2 youngest boys had Easter speeches & did an AWESOME job reciting them!!
After church, we all went to my grandparents' for lunch & an Easter Egg Hunt...oh, & a wardrobe change! :)
While Mama Doris & MaMa helped the boys,
Papa G helped Kallie
"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.  Do you believe this?"
John 11:25-26