Monday, March 30, 2015

Fun Times Three

Pop and I traveled to Alex City to let Lindsey get a little yard work done and to watch Maddie in a practice game, and we brought ALL THREE back with us for the weekend.  This was our first time to have the trio without their mom and dad.  Boy did we have fun!!!  I don't think we broke too many rules, so hopefully Baby Reed will get to come more often.  His mom seems to know he's the caboose, and she's holding on tightly!  I totally understand though, because he is just a doll!

It seems wrong that Lindsey was busy working while we were having a ball with the little ones!!

Baby Reed crawled in the suitcase as his mom was busy packing!  He was coming one way or another!  :)  Maddie is holding one of their 7 new baby chicks.  I can't wait to see how this endeavor goes!!

This one is an athlete!!  I can't wait to watch as she continues to grow.  So much fun!!

Lindsey is the dug-out mom, so we entertained the little ones during the game!  Fun, fun job!!1

Pop and Maddie had a couple of coaching sessions in the yard.  I have to say, Pop is quite good at this.  With just a few minor adjustments, he had her hitting the ball much, much better!  

They moved the fun to the park.  She was hitting it to the grass most every time.  Uncle C came later and they went back.  Sorry to say I didn't get any pictures of that.

Check out Little Bit practicing in the background while Maddie took a break!

Time to dye Easter eggs!!  

Papa, Pop and Reed were close by supervising (and sampling).

Lots and lots of fun!!

Check out these precious smiles just for my Nana!!

Just two guys hanging out!!

We are headed east this afternoon for Maddie's first official game tonight!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Once Upon a Time

January 31 was simply a perfect day.  I just don't think things could have been anymore beautiful.  Caleb and Taylor are such a precious couple!  Early one June morning a few years back  (3:17 am to be exact), I got a text from my sweet son that said the following, "Mark my words, I met my future wife tonight."  And so it began!  I truly believe that once in your life you meet someone that changes everything, and I am so thankful God brought them together.  I wanted to share a few pictures from this special day.

(All pictures were taken by Kaley Powell of Hayden More Photography.  We could not have been more pleased, and we highly recommend them!)

A little pre wedding fun with the sisters!!

Beautiful bridesmaids!  I so enjoyed getting to know Taylor's sweet friends during all the wedding parties and festivities!!

Handsome guys!!

The groom and his best man

The First Reveal

Soon to be Mr. and Mrs.

Cutest flower girls ever!!!!

Just a little pre-ceremony exercise!!

Precious flower girl!!

Giving away the bride- 

There were lots of tears as they read their own specially written vows!

Beautiful Group!!

Maddie thought there was entirely too much kissing!

Just Precious!

Can't imagine our family without Taylor or Josh!!!

I have truly enjoyed getting to know Taylor's sweet, sweet family!  I am so very thankful Caleb will forever be a part of this family, too!

All you need is love........and a sister (or brother)!!

And you may kiss your bride!!

Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Marine

The little ones with Nana and Pop........

and Mom and Dad.

There was lots and lots of dancing!!

And soon they were off to begin their happily ever after!!

Fairy tales do come true!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

More Fun With the Girls

After so many weeks of yucky weather, it was great to be able to get out and play a little with the girls.  We always try to squeeze in a trip to the park.  On my way to take them back, Uncle C and Aunt Tay were at work, but we still stopped by their neighborhood to feed the ducks.  This is so much fun!  These ducks are extremely tame, and the girls are able to walk right up to them.  Or rather the ducks run right up to the girls!!

These smiles melt my heart!

Riding double!

She loves doing everything her big sister does!

Pop had to work a lot of the time the girls were here, but we are very glad he got to go to the park with us!

She loves to slide- and run-and jump-and play, play, play!!

And so does her big sis!

And at the duck pond- I love how they love each other!  (Most of the time!) :)

Maddie was fascinated when the ducks would go bottoms up!

Lillian didn't like to get as close to the water as Maddie.  No problem though-she hung back on the side walk.  When they would walk away, she would just call them back!

After a trip to Chick Fil A we headed to Alex City.  We picked up baby Reed from daycare and played with his cute self until mom and dad got home.  Next week is Maddie's Spring Break, and the kick off of TBall!  We just can't wait!