Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday....Myrtle Beach

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Dance Competition Weekend....

We spent the weekend in Myrtle Beach for Hayden's first dance competition (still 2 more to come this spring). It was quite an experience...the 'before' prep work was not something I enjoyed. It felt a bit like I was a pageant mom but the dance part was great and fun to watch.

The Stage
Waiting for her makeup...

Final touches...I actually really like this picture!
The 'performance'....yes she is the tallest!
The awards...they got a 'gold' first place...don't ask me I have no idea what that means

the morning after (her birthday)....horrible cold

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday....

(You might want to double click this one .....says the Momma!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The first signs of Spring....

My favorite flower in the whole world is one of the first to show it's pretty face!
and yes these are really outside not in a flower vase in my house!

and the daffodil is up also just not so much my favorite!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

An early birthday party....

for Hayden! In honor of opening race day, we got her a Jeff Gordan birthday cake!

blowing out her 12 candles...the loot...
She received a trip for she and her friend Kayla to Washington DC in 2 weeks from us (and with us). As I did last year, I disguised gifts and she had to try to guess the location. NO luck this year guessing....
She and Kayla reading the itinerary for our trip.

Friday, February 13, 2009


We have a local auction on every Monday! They have a huge field that they auction during the day and then an inside that they auction in the evening. You will see just about anything and everything here! Dad and Trish were in town on Monday. While Trish had other obligations, Pops and I hung out at the auction! It also gave me an opportunity to play with my new zoom lens!

Picture 1 - some of the stuff you will see...need a walker?
Picture 2 - how about some tanks for some kind of gases?
Picture 3 - I was drawn to all the red out there but blow this one up and take note of the man taking a nap on the bunk bed (didn't notice that till I got home)
Picture 4 - More red...
Picture 5 - A crowd of people around the items being bid you see Pops?
Picture 6 - There he is...

Picture 7 - I took a helper out there with me! :-)I suspect Dana G. will be up to her normal antics with these pictures!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day at school....

is today since they don't have school tomorrow! They have a school wide dance the last 1.5 hours of the day and everyone dresses up! We missed it last year because we were on vacation so Hayden was really excited! I thought she looked so pretty today so I snapped a couple of pictures of her...
It was a little chilly so I couldn't get her to uncross her arms.
We made treat bags for her class and teachers. They are so easy, so good......
and so pretty!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A nephew birthday...

We have lots of nephews therefore we have lots of birthdays! Today was Cal's second birthday! We (or I should say the children) enjoyed the day at an indoor gym. As always, I recommend clicking on the pictures for the full detailed versions.

Picture 1 - Birthday boy
Picture 2 - Cousins! L-R Henry , Hayden and Pete (note the self inflicted hair cut on Henry)
Picture 3 - one of her finer moments...
Picture 4 - How sweet...but always stoic!

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Friday, February 6, 2009


The architecture is amazing in Charleston. When you take the carriage tours, you learn so much history about the buildings. The city has had adversity over the years and it is just incredible that they still stand.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

The horses...

Charleston has horses and lots of them! They are part of what makes this place so 'Gone with the Wind' (ish)!

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