Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's been a while....

Well, I started my Masters in November of 2010, and you can definitely tell that it is alot of work if you look at my blog. I have 3 classes left and I graduate in May. I am so excited to be done with it soon! What will I do with my free time this summer?

Total we took a trip to the Children's Museum of Memphis. I felt like we needed a family day. On the way down to CMOM we stopped by the Boy Scout Store to get Trent some things to work on his Pinewood Derby Car. (BTW, Trent has joined Cub Scouts.) Then we went to Central BBQ for lunch. After a lunch of BBQ nachos, wings, etc. we headed to CMOM. I have never been there before, and it was awesome. There were so many activities and fun things for the kids (and us) to do.

Here are some pics of what we did.

Trent wanted his picture made with this statue in front of the Boy Scout Shop.

Trent loved to climb this wall, and then he would jump off from the top. It scared us every time, but he made it out fine.

They had fun working on this tooth puzzle for a while.

Here they are in the police car. Let's just hope neither ends up in the back of one of these. ;)

They had fun dressing up and playing in front of the green screen in the mini Orpheum theater.

Matt had fun playing in front of the green screen, too. He is getting blown away by a hurricane.

I had fun with the wind machine and the green screen. Jack doesn't look so happy, but he did have fun.

Jack had a blast at the grocery store. He bought pancake mix, Cap'n Crunch, and Raisin Bran.

This was the first thing we did at the museum. Jack drove a simulator car around Memphis streets.

They both loved the fire truck.

I am going to try my best to blog at least once a month this year, and I hope to put up a blog of 2011 in review. Sorry for my extended absence!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Zoo Boo

Nana and Pop joined us for Zoo Boo this year. Here are a few pictures from our fun night.

Jack did not like wearing his costume...

My boys

My boys with Spiderman Gorilla

Monday, October 25, 2010

Visit with Ging Gong

At the end of Fall Break, we stopped by to see Ging Gong on the way back to Memphis. Here are a couple of pictures from our visit.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Break

For Fall Break Matt and I actually got a break. Both sets of parents took the kids for a few days and let us enjoy some time alone. We went to New Orleans, and we did a few things that we have never done before in NOLA. We went to the St. Louis Cemetery and took tons of pictures. We went on a Cocktails and Scandals Walking Tour, and we, also, went on a Carriage Ride Tour. Our favorite was, by far, the Carriage Ride Tour. Here are a few pictures from our fun.

I love the iron work that is all over New Orleans.

This is Marie Laveau's tomb.

Matt and I have a funny story from this place. This is the oldest restaurant in NO. This is where all of the krewes for Mardi Gras meet. There are special rooms for each krewe. While we were touring this place on our walking tour, we were with a bunch of drunk ladies. They were pretty funny. While touring one of the rooms, one of the ladies put her beer/hurricane mixed together on the table. These tables are beautiful with white table cloths and gorgeous dinner plates and silverware. She proceeded to knock her drink over on the table. Our tour guide didn't see it, and she rushed us out of the room. By the time we left the restaurant, a whole group had entered the dining room. Can you imagine sitting down to that on your table at this outrageously expensive restaurant? Wow!

The New Orleans skyline from the top of the Omni Hotel

Muriel's is a haunted restaurant. We toured it on our walking tour.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Arlington BBQ Festival

This year Matt's BBQ Team competed in the Arlington BBQ Festival again. Matt and Dan competed in wings, but Matt's big competition was the Jalapeno Eating Contest. Check out the pictures first. :)

Matt checking out his competition...

And it begins...

He won! He won! Here is Matt receiving his trophy!

Did he really win? ;)

As you can tell he won the competition. He chugged a half-gallon of chocolate milk, and he ate a package of Dibs ice cream. It still took him quite a while to recover, but he says that it was totally worth it. I don't know if I believe that...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Centreville Baptist Church's 125th Anniversary

I grew up going to Centreville Baptist Church. When my mom told me about a 125th anniversary celebration, I really wanted to go. It is pretty hard to take the road trip over a weekend, but we did it. The church's anniversary was celebrated on 10-10-10.

While we were down, I decided to take the kids wo the Wildlife Festival that was in Woodville. Nanny, Papaw, Trent, Jack, and I loaded up and headed to the festival while Matt slept. We had lots of fun.

Jack wanted to wear Papaw's hat to the festival!

Trent tried his hand at calling turkeys.

Trent decorated a pumpkin.

While we were on vacation in Dillard, Matt wanted Trent to see someone carve with a chainsaw. Well, we didn't get the chance there, but in Woodville we did. :)

What's is gonna be?

A Snake!!!

Matt and I, also, went to Baton Rouge to see Daniel Tosh on Saturday night. It was fun.

I really enjoyed the church service. The preacher that baptized me preached, the preacher that married Matt and me preached. It was nice to see so many old friends. It was definitely worth being tired on Monday. :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pfizer Family Day

We had a great day at the zoo for Pfizer Family Day. Here are a few pictures from our day.

Trent and Jack love posing. :)

Here's a sweet pic of Matt and Jack.

Here is me with my mini-me.

Mommy and her boys