Monday, December 26, 2011

A glance at 2011

Wow!! One might think I walked off the face of the Earth by the lack of posts on my blog.. One might think that our lives are just plain boring and we just sit around with nothing to do so I quit posting... Nothing could be farther from the truth :) In fact walking off the face of the earth would have been much easier than this crazy busy year we have had but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love my life and all of the busyness that goes along with it. In fact I heard a friend, a very young friend, once say, "Let's go!! We can all rest when we are dead!" I guess she is pretty much correct in that statement except I bet the busyness will be replaced with Awe and worship in the presence of my Savior..

So since February, our oldest, Chandler, graduated from High School which was exciting and bittersweet all wrapped into one. I traveled to Nashville for Cameron's first out of town soccer tournament, Sat at many baseball games, Carson broke his leg ending his baseball season a little short( I did not cry) Cameron finished his baseball season in first place, I finished my second year of teaching, Carson finished 3rd grade and Cameron finished 2nd grade both on all A honor roll for the year, We watched Chandler's high school team win state for the second year in a row and watched his club team, Tennessee Rush compete in their final games in regionals, We went to Hilton Head, South Carolina for vacation, visited my mom and dad's new home in Alabama( so excited to have them live somewhere we can drive to rather than on another continent), Saw my sister, Sandy's kids,we got a fish, celebrated birthdays, Chandler started his Freshman year of college where he plays soccer, Carson began 4th grade, Cameron began 2nd grade, I began my 3rd year of teaching, we traveled to Tulsa and Birmingham to watch Chandler's team play, Carson played football for his school, I traveled to Nashville for Carson's first out of town tournament, I watched countless soccer games between the three boys, and now am embarking on countless basketball games.... Talk about a run-on sentence!!! Wow that made me tired all over again...

A Glance at our year-- Christmas pictures to come later....( Aren't you holding your breath????) These are mainly to record for me and of course for my out of town family to see.

Chandler & Cathleen before prom
Cameron- baseball
our newest addition- Mayo
A school tradition for the parents to decorate their senior's car with the colors of their college

Chandler's last home soccer game with my family here for graduation the next day

Carson broke his foot the day before field day at school- boo hoo

Enjoying our backyard this summer
visiting a historical battlefield
Hilton Head
Some of the cousins at my parent's in Alabama
Chandler's first game in college
Cameron's birthday

Carson's 4th grade bug collection
Carson carrying the football to score for his school team...


Courtney said...

I am so happy to read your blog posts!!! We are all crazy busy and i am so glad that we get to spend some of the craziness together!!

Sandy said...

Loved the update!!! Love ya bunches!! Hope we get to see you more in 2012!!

Jessica Washburn said...

Hi Linda, Great to hear from you, it's been so long. :) Sounds like you were crazy busy this year and had your priorities's OK to take a big blog break now and then. First things first right? :) I enjoyed reading about your fabulous year. Keep in touch.

d said...

So excited to see a new post from you. Looks like you've had an amazing year!
I hope 2012 is full of blessings for your family!

Jennifer said...

Hey there!! I was so happy to see your message! Yes, like you, crazy busy with school and all the other stuff. We are now thinking of moving.......Alabama area? Or maybe Georgia? Any good suggestions by chance? School is going well. We are on break till the 2nd. How about you? Merry Christmas Linda!!