Thursday, December 3, 2009


We certainly do have so much to be thankful for!
We had an action packed week this past week filled with hundreds of pictures I cannot even begin to sort through right now, so I will try to just pick a few highlights!
We arrived at the lake in Alabama at Grammie and Pop's house on Wednesday night. Hunter and Drake were so happy to be out of the car and get to see G & P and their cousins Christopher and Sophie and Aunt and Uncle B.
Thursday, Thanksgiving, so many people came to the lake (I think there were like 25 or 26 people there, including all the kiddos) which made it very festive!
This is what Hunter and Christopher did as soon as guests arrived...went back into a bedroom to watch a movie and eat crackers:

(What Social little Butterflies they are!)
Then Aunt Jenny, Uncle Trey and sweet little Anne Morgan arrived:

Brittny (Aunt B) brought a cute "Pin the Hat on the Turkey" game for the kiddos to play:

Drakey was so proud after he went(even though he was not blind folded)

Look at that mischievous face on Hunty "playing" the piano with Olivia and Zeke, his 2nd cousins (or is it 1st cousins once removed? anyone know how that works?)

While Drakey played Peek-a-Boo with boys sure know how to par-tay!

I LOVE this picture of Aunt B, Sophie and Christopher with Anne Morgan!

Oh and then we had a series of pictures of trying to get all the great grandkids picture with Great (Pop's Mom) and as you can imagine, they don't work so well with a bunch of toddlers and young little thangs. Here was a typical shot

Honestly, we did not have 1 decent one on our camera.

And Drake jumps up because he HAS to tackle over.

After a wonderful meal Drakey ended up taking a late nap and after he "woke up" and Kyle brought him downstairs, he decided to go back to sleep. He slept like this for a while...Oh to sleep like a baby!

Meanwhile, the "big boys" went on an adventure with Brandon (Uncle B) (and of course the doggies) to find wood to make a reindeer.

Later in the evening I was re-living my inner kid and enjoying playing with play-dough. Kyle ended up joining us and I think there are some pretty funny pictures of that but on someone else's camera. I do wish I had those though!

The next day Kyle and I got to go to the Iron Bowl (Sad) but before we left, Drakey was being so silly and we got a few cute pics of him:

The last day we were at the lake was Saturday and we had a wonderful morning!
Kyle got an amazing picture of the lake (click on this to blow it up if you can!):

And Hunty wanted to be outside with him too

Kyle and Pop worked in "Pop's Shop" for a while working on the boys new beds

Meanwhile Grammie and I outside with the boys

Then Hunty and I went in to pack while Drake stayed outside and helped Grammie and Pop plant:

We came back home to Nashville Saturday night and got to spend time with my brother and his family who live in Charlotte. (Uncle Will, Aunt E, Charlie and Anna) and my boys are so lucky to have fun cousins on both sides!
Da and Anna

Uncle Kyle, Drakey and Anna eating some popcorn

Drakey Loves his little cousin Anna...

He had a BLAST feeding her popcorn too!

Hunty and Charlie playin some trains

Cutie-Pie Anna!

Drakey eating with his "headress" on he made at school

Da reading to Charlie and Hunty

And then the night ended in a Dance Party!

We would chant for the kiddos "Go Anna, go anna, go anna, Go Charlie go Charlie go Charlie, Go Hunty go Hunty go Hunty (you get the picture) And the past few days Drake has asked me to move the ottoman out of the way and he starts dancing around our den saying "go Anna, go Anna, go Anna" it is hysterical! I think he must think that is a song?
Neeldess to say I am sad this was the only night we got our camera out because we had so much fun with them and we were so sad when they left!
P.S. If you want to see any of the "Gorilla Squated Slant Swing Dance" by Anna that has been keeping my Drakey chanting her name for days now, you can see a tiny piece of it here


  1. LOVE the pics keek! I got NONE of them did that happen? We will have to make up for it in a few weeks. We miss yall and love yall SO much!!

  2. Oh yeah, and I love the one of Drake where precious little Sophie is in the background with her finger in her nose! Hahaha...gotta love it Brittny:)!

  3. What an idyllic Thanksgiving. That looked just about perfect.

  4. Oh wow!!! Looks like y'all had a BLAST!!!!! I love all these pictures!!!!

  5. How fun!! what a great and much needed getaway! I LOVE that drake sings Go Anna and dances! HAHA. He is such a big handsome boy now, caro!!