Sunday, May 19, 2013


While I was playing tennis, Will and Mac went to Darlington with a big crowd.  Ford was excited that his favorite drive, Matt Kenseth, won the race!

Tennis Member-Guest

Kim and I were partners again for Member -Guest last weekend.  All of the teams in our division were people we either have been on a team with in the past or are on our current team.  So, it was easy to have a good time.  The weather could not have been more perfect for tennis.  And....we won our division!!!

Friday...channeling our inner Housewives

Saturday...enjoying a beer after our win

Receiving our awards

Golf Member-Guest

Will played in the golf member-guest over the weekend at Forest Lake.  He and Tupp won their flight!  We met the guys at the club Friday night for the Terrace Party and then went to Rosso's for dinner with a big crowd.  Saturday night was the awards presentation in the ballroom.  Someone snapped this picture of Meg, Jenny and me.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hunter Hayes/Carrie Underwood Concert

Olivia's friend Kit just celebrated her 11th birthday.  Part of her celebration included the Hunter Hayes/Carrie Underwood concert at Colonial Life Arena.  The girls have been looking forward to the concert since Christmas!

Sweet friends waiting to enter the arena.

We were lucky enough to have a box right near the stage.  After we got settled in the suite, the girls shopped for t-shirts and immediately put them on.  Once Hunter Hayes sang a few songs, he started thanking everyone for being there, etc.  Our girls shouted at the top of their lungs, "We love you, Hunter!"  And, he stopped mid-sentence and turned toward us and said, "I don't know who said that, but I love you, too!"  The girls went craaaaazy!

And, a shot of all the mamas.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Break - Fort Frederica

I have been going to St. Simons for more years than I can count and don't think I've ever been to Fort Frederica.  So, Will, Pop, Mac and I left the girls at home with Nanoo and headed over there on Saturday afternoon.  

Our first stop was the Bloody Marsh where the British defeated the Spanish forces.  McIver thought the name of the marsh was pretty cool and was intrigued that the Spanish only reported losing eight soldiers.  Doesn't seem like that would cause enough blood for the name Bloody Marsh, but who are we to question history!?

Then, we headed over to the actual Fort which was a military outpost established to protect Georgia from the Spanish military in Florida.  It was a beautiful piece of land with many remnants left over from the fort.  Pop, Will and Mac posed for a picture in front of the spot where the doctor's house/office was located.

Mac at the fort.

Investigating the fort.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Break in St. Simons

Rode bikes to the Village yesterday with Pop. After a quick (because that breeze was cooooold!) walk around the pier, we went to ZuZu's for ice cream, then did a little t-shirt shopping. Poor McIver has really outgrown his bike...he had to pedal about seven times more than the rest of us. But, we were just really glad to have another pretty day. It looks like tomorrow might be a washout.

Looking out toward Jekyll Island.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Grandparents' Day

GranGran was able to come up from the beach to spend last Friday at Grandparents' Day at school. The kids sang and showed her their classrooms. Olivia was even able to get GranGran together with a friend from college who now works in the Intermediate/Middle School office. I met the three of them or lunch at Fridays where we were able to get a quick picture before GranGran had to head back to the beach.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Duck Dynasty

We looooove Duck Dynasty! The countdown to the new season started about a month ago. I was so excited when I found this t-shirt for Will at Academy Sports. It was supposed to be his Valentines gift, but I totally forgot about it in our rush to get packed up for winter break in Bug Canoe. Anyway, McIver wax proud to show it off for premiere night!

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Quick pic of my guy on the lift heading to our ski school.

Cacoo got her ski legs back pretty quickly thanks to two days of lessons.

Went to dinner at the Red Lion and almost had the place to ourselves.  McIver thought the mannequin's pose was pretty funny.

A 'selfie' with Dawn and Olivia

We love a pic with the mountain skier.

Vail - Mustache Day

We always have so much fun wearing our mustaches on the slopes.  People are hilarious asking why we wear them ... someone asked if we were doing a fund-raiser.  We told them we just don't take ourselves too seriously!

Hot chocolate break at Wildwood.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vail - Breckinridge

We decided to head to Breckinridge one day for skiing and roller-coastering.  This was our first time there and we ended up with very mixed reviews.  The slopes weren't as well-marked as we would have liked.  The fact that the lifts were longer was a mixed blessing ... it was a terribly long, bitterly cold ride to the top of the runs, but the runs were long and pretty fun.  Catherine and I ended up skiing together while everyone else went ahead without us.  It was nice to have someone who was more my speed.

We couldn't resist the Ski Girls Rock sign!

The roller coaster was AWESOME!!!  The kids (and Will) definitely got their (our) money's worth.  Nanoo decided it was worth a try, too.  We could hear her giggling and squealing half-way down the track!

Olivia said it's way more fun to ride with an adult because you go WAY faster.

Nanoo and Pop met us for lunch.  We sat right next to the outdoor grill and put a hurtin' on a bucket of beer.

Olivia and I decided to take a run on our own at the end of the day.  We went the wrong way (remember how the runs aren't as clearly marked!) and ended up at the VERY bottom of the slopes.  We skied past some really cool condos that were definitely 
'ski in-ski out.'  But, we had to traipse across three parking lots to meet everyone else at the bottom of the gondola.  She was a trooper!

Vail - Wicked Wednesday

Dawn texted this sweet picture of Andrew and Olivia on the lift while Catherine, McIver and I were in a lesson one day.

Mac taking a little break.  He'd much rather be headed downhill than waiting for someone to make a potty-stop.

It was so fun to have Catherine skiing with us this year.

Cacoo at the bottom of her first blue run.

We met Nanoo and Pop for lunch at Garfinkel's.  The weather could not have been more gorgeous.  McIver scarfed down TWO orders of calamari and wouldn't share a single bite with anyone.

The other side of the table.  Garfinkel's is one of the best places for apres-ski because you can sit on the deck and watch the skiers coming in from the last run of the day.

"Tubing Tuesday" (the day we have gone tubing in the past) became "Wicked Wednesday" this year.  The runs were SUPER fast and SUPER fun this time...until the guys started putting down mats to slow down the tubes.  We all went so fast during the first few runs that we ran into the cushions at the bottom of the track.  SO MUCH FUN!!!  

McIver and I got a lesson in a new tubing method ... starfish, then tuck.


I figured it's about time I got around to posting pictures from our trip to Vail last month.  Oops!

After two lay-overs and three planes (and a few hours in the Continental Club in Chicago and Denver - free snacks and drinks, the kids loved it!), we were glad to finally make it to Vail.

It didn't take long for the kids to hit the hot tub once Dawn and Andrew arrived.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine poem, by McIver

Love comes from the heart. Love always makes you feel happy. Love is what God wants. You feel love for that someone special. You can't get enough love!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter is... (By McIver)

Tasty, lovely snow dropping in my mouth.
Beautiful, swirling northern lights waving over the snow.
Big, puffy snow hats zooming past my eyes.
Moonlight Snow White snowflakes falling on my tongue.
Fast or slow tubes sliding down the paths.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ready for Vail

On our way to Vail

The kids thought the United Club in the Denver airport was pretty cool... Free snacks and wifi.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Yorktown Adventure

I'll get McIver's take on these pictures when I can...until then, I wanted to go ahead and post them. It's clear he had a ball!