Friday, November 5, 2010

365.177: Friday in Jacksonville

The entirety of our first full day in Jacksonville was just perfection. I got an hour of alone time with Jesus on the rooftop in the morning, and then we had a super-relaxing day until we headed to the rehearsal dinner.

I caught Papa showing Holden the sunrise on one of the balconies.

It was chilly!

I love these sweet morning faces.

Nonna and Holden all ready to go!

Getting spiritual with St. Francis (in the courtyard of the rehearsal dinner facility).

The boys with the bride-to-be. Look how excited Holden is!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

365.176: Leavin On A Jet Plane

We headed to the beach this morning for a weekend full of family and wedding festivities. Ryan's cousin Chesley is marrying sweet Ashlee on Saturday. We are excited to see them tie the knot, and also SO excited to hang out with Nonna, Papa, Chi-Chi, Dan, and the rest of the McCormick aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

This was the boys' first trip on a plane. Here's a little interview right as we parked at the airport and were about to walk in.

Waiting in the airport, watching a movie. (What did our parents do before portable movies, especially right on your cell phone?!)

Buckling (and unbuckling repeatedly) the seat belt is so fun. And don't worry, Holden's Bunny is buckled in with him. Safety first.

We went straight to Uncle Lindsay (Grady's brother) and Aunt Jean's house for Lindsay's famous ribs. I mean, they are really amazing. So fun!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

365.174: Birthday Party for a Friend!

We had such a fun night tonight! We got to host a birthday party for our little buddy Aaron, who turned three! It was a Nemo party complete with Sloppy Joes, cake, presents, and a pinata.

The sweet Bisson family: Sydney (4), Andrew, Aaron (now 3!), and Susan

Buddies checking out the cake.

Working on holding up three fingers. It can be tough.

Susan and Aaron checking out the Nemo balloon.

Dinner time! Yes, Holden is showing the food in his mouth.

OK, would you believe that my friend Susan made this pinata from scratch?! She's amazing!

I just love the smiles on all four of the boys' huge smiles in this picture!

Monday, November 1, 2010

365.173: 15 Authors

(This was a little note I found on Facebook and really liked it.)

15 Authors
Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors who have influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes, and they don't have to be listed in order of relevance to you.
  1. C.S. Lewis
  2. Shane Claiborne
  3. John Eldredge
  4. Stasi Eldredge
  5. Audrey Niffenegger
  6. Jimmy Seibert
  7. Francine Rivers
  8. Bill Bryson
  9. Katherine Paterson
  10. J.D. Salinger
  11. Shaunti Feldman
  12. Beth Moore
  13. Strunk & White
  14. Neil Armstrong
  15. Jane Austen

Sunday, October 31, 2010

365.72: Halloween

Super Mario, Iron Man, a Princess and a lion.

There's nothing better than scouting for candy with your buddy!

Look at this insane line of trick-or-treaters! It went from our front door steps all the way back to the street! We went through over $50 in candy by 8:30--and we were even gone for a while doing our own trick-or-treating!

Handing out candy to neighbors.

At some point, Turner snuck inside to his room and grabbed B. He was so worn out from all the fun!

And then he laid down , stuck B inside his bucket and took a snooze.
So sleepy and so cute!