Category Archives: when people visit us

the week between christmas and new years.

like last year, my parents drove through the night on christmas and arrived on our doorstep in the wee hours of the morning. actually, they carefully and quietly snuck in and we even know they’d arrived. the big kids woke … Continue reading

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dixie classic fair. twenty fourteen.

while my parents were visiting, we also decided to check out the dixie classic fair. yesterday was a beautiful day, so i kept isaac out of school, and off we went. we bought the unlimited ride bracelet for the older … Continue reading

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patterson farms. twenty fourteen.

my parents came to town on friday morning. we gave them a day to settle in, then forced my mom to go to the pumpkin patch with us. every year, we hit up the same place. it’s awesome. our first … Continue reading

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new york grands come to town.

at 2am, on the day after christmas, my mom, stepdad and brother rolled into town. my mom quickly scooped up hazel and crashed on the couch. and the whirlwind crazy week began… (and i took way too few pictures. thankfully, … Continue reading

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july the fourth

as per our usual, we hosted a bit of a fourth of july get together for some of our pals, before the fireworks lit up our little town… martha and bud (sam, jr.)… sam, sr. is in the armed forces … Continue reading

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another family visit in the books.

my mom, stepdad and brother came down for a visit this weekend. they rolled in at 330 am on saturday morning. spent three whirlwind days here. and just packed up and headed out a few minutes ago. isaac is bummed. … Continue reading

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christmas tree assembly.

my mom and grunkle frankles were here for thanksgiving and black friday. while we kept it pretty low key on the biggest shopping day of the year, we still went out to pick out a tree, all the way to … Continue reading

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when jake was here.

after our trip to ny, as i previously mentioned, jake paine made his way back to the nc with us. jake was glad to join in on our summer to do list… the making of milkshakes… isaac wasn’t sold, but … Continue reading

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new yorkers come to town.

the first shift of my family (mom, sister, niece) arrived last wednesday morning. then, on friday, we took a RIDICULOUSLY long trip to the airport to pick up my stepdad and brother, who had been delayed, bumped, rerouted and needed … Continue reading

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july 4th festivities

July 4th Festivities

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