Saturday, August 4, 2018

Tsali Weekend

We used to go to Tsali to camp and bike almost every Summer. This was the first trip for Landon and Wade. Landon and Mike did the entire Right loop on Saturday and Thompson loop on Sunday. 

Wade, Mary and I rode a little bit each day. By the end of the second day Wade was getting more comfortable on the singletrack trails and especially loved mud puddles and creek crossings. 






A friendly game of Uno while I got the fire started



So we made it in the first two miles before turning back. So four miles of singletrack isn’t too bad for an out of shape Mom and a six year old 😜

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where has a year gone?

I have not been able to update my blog from my phone easily so am trying a new app. Let’s face it, if I can’t do it from my phone it won’t get done.  So here are the highlights......

We took a wonderful trip to California. Wade earned several Jr Ranger badges, here is a view of Yosemite. We also saw bears!!!


We started Kindergarten!




We went to Canada’s Panorama resort with the ski club and Wade really made progress on skis. 


Panda Puff and Wade are best of friends. 


We took a quick trip to Disney with Grey Hrey over Spring Break




Wade played his first year of baseball with the Boonville team and did very well







Got a yellow stripe on the Kung Fu belt


Finished Kindergarten 




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 4th at Topsail

It was hot!!! But Wade had a great time in the waves and sand. I always enjoy catching up with the Langston crew. We stayed at a new Inn in the town of Topsail Beach.









We drive to Wilmington and thought we would just show Wade the Battleship NC but he really wanted to go on so we took a tour.








Then after some rain and lightening ran us off the beach we had time to snap a few pictures before our traditional dinner at the Breezeway.






Look at what a difference four years makes......



Summer Fun

Father's Day weekend we went to the bike and hike weekend that the ski club has done for years. We rode some of the Virginia Creeper with Wade on his tag along bike. See them on the bridge?









He got to hear about our friend Gettys as he sat on the bench the club purchased for Greysen Highlands in his memory.


And we hiked some of the Appalachian trail.


Pretty fitting that Mike's Father's Day lunch consisted of PB&J. It always tastes better on a hike!!



We saw wild ponies!


The crew that hiked that day....not as big as year's past but a fun day.




Wow do I need to catch up

I just realized it's been almost 6 months since I have updated the blog...so hang on, here goes

In the Spring Krispy Kreme was a part of the new Power Rangers movie....loved that Wade could see a face like his as a superhero (although it will be a while before he can see this movie)






And we wrapped up preschool, we officially have a kindergartener now.
Mrs. Bane was just what Wade needed this year and we are looking forward to continuing at St John's in August.



We also said goodbye to Miss Molly at church as she goes off to college.


Wade loves to ride his bike...here he and Max are enjoying the blocked off street in downtown.


We celebrated National Doughnut Day


And got to see McKinley's dance recital this year. She is dressed as a Oompa Loompa in case you are wondering.





So that takes us through early June.....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

50 days to 50 count down

Saturday began my 50 day count down to my 50th birthday. Seems appropriate that I was spending the day with the man who was there in the very beginning....



We spent a long Easter weekend in Georgia, little Wade loves spending time there with his "Grey Grey" and Teenie







So my thought is to treat this countdown to this milestone birthday as a chance to count my blessings. I have a great husband and son, a job I enjoy and a great network of family and friends. So don't be surprised if you get a call from me in the next few weeks so I can tell you just that (and if we are grabbing a latte, quilting or going on a hike together even better).




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We are now officially a family of skiers!

Wade did great at Copper Mountain. We decided to do a quick three day trip after finding some good airfare. He took a full day lesson (and had one MLK Monday at Appalachian a few weeks earlier). The second day he was ready to go out with Mom and Dad! After a few times on the magic carpet we gave the small chair lift a try.








He didn't even want to stop for lunch. Any of you that know Wade, know food is a huge priority for him....so it shows how much fun he was having. When we did stop I let him have the biggest rice krispy treat I have ever seen.





I think Mike had just as much fun watching him progress as he did learning. It won't be long before Mommy gets left in their dust.


YouTube Video


So we are now officially a family of skiers, there will be more trips in our future. Copper Mt was laid out great for families. Kids ski free, and even had free kids camp at night so we could celebrate an early Valentine's dinner.