Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The "411"....

Here's a glimpse of our past few weeks.

We had A LOT of these........

Then we did this........

And now we are here........

In the mean time, Sam graduated from the 5th grade, Lily is moving on to the 2nd grade, Sam's chorus sang the National Anthem at a Braves game and we've journeyed up to the lake for a little R&R.

The CCES chorus was selected to sing the National Anthem at the June 5th Braves game.  This is such an honor and even more special, because this is the second year in a row that they have been able to do this!  Being a noon game, John wasn't able to attend, so we took Nana with us!

And we were able to enjoy some pretty incredible seats, thanks to a sweet friend!

Well, what are the chances that Sam is singing the National Anthem and Uncle Ron is enjoying the same game in a private suite?!?!?  So, we were also able to go up in the "sweet" seats and watch some of the game!

Here's a view from the jumbo-tron of the performance.  Excuse my shaky hands -- YIKES!  All I can say is that I had a camera in one hand and my phone in the other, trying to record with both.  (Sam can be seen before the fade out at 18 secs.) 

And because the house looks like a bomb exploded, I CANNOT share any inside pictures!  I will when we are completed, but right now I feel like I'll be sharing prom and wedding pictures before I get everything unpacked! Ha!

So here are a couple of pics of our neighbors at the end of our driveway....

The kids have nicknamed this guy "Curly" because of the curly locks.  He comes to the fence when we walk up to it and lets us pet his head.  The kiddos are amazed at how soft his nose is!

This picture was taken after one of those crazy storms rolled through.  The yellow sky doesn't show up in the picture, but I liked the view of the road.  (And yes, this was after we had rubbed on Curly for a while!)

The kids have also named the chickens.  This little hen named Nemo (after their cousins chicken who lost a match with a raccoon) is the rebel of the group.  She always sneaks out of the gated area and either roams the yard or perches herself on a fence post.  I have to admit it is kinda funny pulling in and having a chicken greet me at eye level on the fence post! 

As we unpack and organize and John works from home and travels...we're just muddling along trying to throw in some summer fun.  Sam and Lily Clare are participating in some camps and we've been to the lake for some tubing. And in the midst of it all, we're feeling blessed for everything and soaking it all in!!!

Hidden amongst the boxes~