Thursday, July 17, 2008

Time Flies

So I found this photo in my endless picture folder today and it made me stop and think.

It is astonishing how quickly time passes.

I admit I was one of those who thought "Man if I was only 16 I could drive myself to the mall and not be seen with my Mom." or "If only we could get the kids past the diaper stage..." well some days I would love to be in the backseat of my Mom's car while she drove me around, and those diapers truly weren't all that bad. I even found myself telling Eli not to rush things the other evening when he was pondering what High School would be like--Heck he is just starting Middle School in 3 weeks.. HS can wait!!

With this in mind here is my new motto: Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.-Eddie Cantor

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

1/2 Way Over & a Sad Heart

It seems sad when I think that there is only 4 more weeks before school starts again. It seems the Summer has already flown by when it seems like yesterday the kids were celebrating their last day of school.

Now Eli will be starting Middle School and Emma will be a 4th Grader! I think I am as nervous about MS as Eli is haha I know he will probably love it and he is going to meet so many new friends too! Emma is all ready for the 1st day already. She got a hair cut last night and is already discussing her clothes with her BFF Bailey (man oh man it starts early nowadays!!)


It is with sad hearts that we said an unexpected goodbye to Papa George over the weekend.
I honestly had no idea that when I met the man with the "funny fingernail and who actually called someone by a cuss-word(Dad's nickname back then!)" 25 years ago that he would become such a big part of my life. He and Nana have shown me that you didn't have to be blood-related to be "True Relatives". Despite not wanting to sit by him in the truck *that dreaded mule still makes my leg shake* and always getting lots of "self-preserver" jokes he was one of the best Grandpa's a girl could ever hope for. He taught me all sorts of things about goats(of all things) and always got tickled when I wanted to be the one to catch them when they were sold. When I got married and lived behind him & Nana, he would always do a little jig at me when I went in or out of the driveway(and never failed to make me smile!) I am so proud that my own kids love him as much I do --He always made Eli & Emma laugh and they loved hanging out with him! --We love you Pop George and will miss you so much!!

Here are a few of my favorite photos of Pop and the kids.*to be added soon*

Monday, July 7, 2008

Emma & Daisy

Emma decided to forgo our normal tradition of riding the Steam Engine for the 4th this year. She had made up her mind that she wanted to enter Daisy in the Pet Fashion Show here in town. If you know our Em you know that she is crazy @ dogs so this was right up her alley.

I admit I was skeptical at first because she isn't one to just get up in front of a crowd. I even went to far as to tell her that I would not be the one showing Daisy if she turned shy once we got to the park. WELLLL...she showed me!! Emma was a total professional. It was like she had been showing dogs for years. Daisy was such a little lady too(if you can overlook her reaction to the Pot-bellied Pig that was there haha)

It was a great time all around and Emma is already planning Daisy's outfits for next year!!

Then the following week we were reading the Dahlonega Nugget and who did we come across? Emma and Daisy! Needless to say Em was completely tickled and called everyone with the cool news.