Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 2009

Savannah and Conley at the Gaylord Hotel.
Gaylord Hotel
Cason, our old neighbor and baby I kept for a year.

Conley and Blakeley wrestling around!

My cousin Kari's daughter, Blakeley.

My cousin Kari's son, C.J.

Rascal- enjoying Christmas treats.

Savannah- Christmas Morning

Conley- Christmas Morning

Savannah and friends painting pottery.

Savannah and her friends!

This month has flown by! Can't believe we're getting ready to start 2010!

The kids are having fun during their Christmas break and Gregg just wrapped up his vacation week. We went to Nashville for about 5 days and got to see quite a few family and friends in that area. We saw old neighbors/friends, aunts and uncles, and cousins. We took the kids to The Country Music Hall of Fame museum and to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. It was a nice get-a-way trip!

Savannah turned 14 on the 23rd. Hard to believe she'll be in high school next year. We're so blessed to have her- she's a great girl! She had a slumber party last night. I took them to paint pottery in West Knoxville last night, then they stayed up all night watching movies and chatting! They didn't come downstairs until after 12 pm today. Now I can hear them in her room being silly and having a good time.

Conley has been playing his wii games just about every day! His neighborhood friends are out of town, so he's a bit bored, I think. He convinces Gregg to play with him as soon as he walks in the door!

Well- we have some news to share that will definitely bring changes to the Summers household as we know it! WE'RE HAVING ANOTHER BABY!!!!! Sometime around the end of July/first of August is the due date. This news is still very surreal to us, but we are excited! The kids are overjoyed! I'm sure they will be a huge help!

Well- we wish every one of you a safe, healthy, and happy new year!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Long time, No post! I'll try to do better!

For our family members who are not on facebook, I promise to try to do better! I've been horrible about posting on our blog since getting connected on there. Forgive me, please!

We had some beautiful snow yesterday! The kids got to use their sleds and made a snowman. They played outside all morning, but came in ready to take a jacuzzi bath to get warmed up. This afternoon Gregg and I went to see Bill Cosby at the Tennessee Theatre. Very funny man. I enjoyed his facial expressions as much as what he said! This week I'm going to try to get through with my shopping. We got our tree up Friday evening and there are some presents underneath- Conley is already dying to open something! Hard to believe Christmas and Savannah's b-day is just around the corner! Time has really flown by this year. Only a couple more weeks until our vacation. We are going to Nashville for 5 days. Rascal, our dog, will have to stay in the kennel while we're away. Gregg's looking forward to some time off.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer Break is Winding Down

These two months have flown by so quickly! Two trips to Florida, a trip to New Orleans with my husband for our anniversary, my parents came for two weeks, Vacation Bible School, working on home projects, etc. Now Gregg's parents are with us. My kids have had a grandpa swinging on the front porch for the last few weeks.
Savannah and Conley are gearing up for school on the 17th. Conley is not happy about having his birthday on the first day of school. He's been lucky enough to have it fall toward the end of summer break until this year.
Savannah got her braces off this week. Her smile is so pretty! We've been advised that Gregg should live on the porch with a gun for the next ten years.
We said goodbye to my grandmother last month. I know she's in Heaven with those loved ones who went before her. She kept my Papa waiting a long time, but I'm sure he was there to greet her! The photograph of her and the kids was taken last year.
It's been a very mild summer here in East Tennessee. Today is the first day that has been over 90, so we can't complain too much! We spent today at The Museum of Appalachia. (It was 92, but like I said- we can't complain!) The kids are now outside jumping on the trampoline with the garden hose spraying them while Arnold and Vonda nap. (We wore them out today!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Savannah's New Hair Cut

Savannah had her hair cut short today! I love it, but she has to get used to it! Much shorter than she's ever gone! I think she's very stylish! Today was the first day off for summer break- we pick up report cards tomorrow morning! Savannah spent the night with her friend, Lauren, last night. Today we spent running around: hair cut appointments, doctor's appointment for sports physical, etc. We plan to go to Dollywood Thursday. Conley and Gregg will be going to an overnight camp retreat with the church Friday night and Saturday. I'm sure Savannah and I can find something fun to do!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cades Cove Picnic

We had a relaxing day yesterday afternoon in Cades Cove. We spent several hours just enjoying the scenery and watching the kids play in the streams. We grilled brats and had some mouth-watering watermelon. It was a really pretty day! When we got home, I hi-lited Savannah's hair. Thankfully, she really likes it!

Conley and Savannah are almost through with this school year! They've been very busy this spring with sports. Conley finished basketball in March and went right into baseball. Savannah is finishing up with tennis and has started volleyball practice already. They will have some practices during the summer. Savannah will also be taking some art classes this summer. They are really looking forward to going to Florida to stay with my parents for a couple weeks. Then Grandma will bring them home to us and stay with us a few weeks. Conley recently was Orville Wright for his class play. It was about famous Americans. Enjoy the various photos!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Break in Florida

We got home Friday night from our trip to Florida. We got to spend a lot of quality time with my family! The week went by so quickly, though! Gregg was able to be with us for a long Easter weekend, but had to return home to get back to work. The kids and I stayed the whole week. We went to my Aunt Karen and Uncle Donnie's home on Saturday for a family party. It was great to see everyone there! Sunday, we went to church with Becca (at West Milton- where we grew up attending) and were able to see so many people I hadn't seen in forever! Then we had a huge Easter dinner and hung out with the family. Later that day, we did some family photos. We actually had everyone in the immediate family there so we couldn't pass up that chance! During the week, we visited with my grandmother in the nursing home, spent the night with Becca and the girls, saw the Blue Angels fly at NAS, went to the beach, and ate dinner at La Hacienda (the kids favorite restaurant in Pace). I took so many pictures- over 400! Hope you enjoy the ones I've uploaded!