Snow Sisters

Snow Sisters

Sunday, June 21, 2015

First time fishing

Don't worry, the fish were safe.....we weren't using hooks, just practicing casting with bobbers. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

First Day of Summer Camp

This is a big day for our's the first time they get to go to the same place during the day. For now, it's summer camp. In August, it will be St Marys. 

They were so excited this morning. Little Bucs is such an awesome camp, Emily and I were excited for them.....and maybe even a little jealous!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last Day of School


Look at our big did that happen!?!?  We're supposed to have babies!!

We are sad that this will be our last day at ETSUs Child Study Center. It's been an absolutely great experience for both of our girls. We'll miss it!  Mrs. Joy, who has been an absolutely amazing teacher for both of our girls, happened to walk into Mellow Mushroom one night this week when we were eating there with just can't imagine the excitement from her fan club that ensured!

And we'll miss Mrs. Kirkland who has been a great teacher for Lily in second grade. A vast improvement over my second grade experience many years ago with the "horse hog."

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jimmy played ETSU!!!'s the picture to prove it (taken from a local newspaper).  From the look of it, it was probably in the 1970's, but hey.....who cares when he's wearing an ETSU shirt!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bays Mountain

We went out for a Memorial Day hike and picnic at Bays Mountain in Kingsport this morning. We took a 2.3 mile hike around the man made lake. On the hike we saw 4 deer and 2 snakes!  The first was a black snake, probably 4 feet long. We're not sure about the second, best guess is that is was a baby garter or eastern ribbon snake.  Anyway, it was great fun!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Another pool day at JCCC

How did we wait so long to do this?!?!


We have been pretty sure that Lily is part amphibian for some time. The girl just loves to swim in the pool...almost certainly a mermaid. This year we finally decided to join the local country club to get access to the pool. Yesterday it opened for the season and we were there! I'm pleased to say that it was incredibly fun....there were 3 other kids there from Lily's class at school!  Once we get CJ swimming, we'll be good to go. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Beautiful Day

We took Sunday to head off on a family adventure to Asheville. It was a great day to spend together. We started by visiting the new outlets near Asheville to pick up some summer gear. Then we went on to the Biltmore for a family picnic and hike. We were sprinkled in a little during our picnic (in our favorite spot).
But the rain cleared and we found some great trails behind the Antler Village to explore with our new family set of Keens. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Jeep Lives!

What can I say, its Jeep weather in east TN.  I'm lucky that my girls like riding around with the top down....and also that a couple of guys were kind enough to help me fix the Jeep when it wouldn't start at the Tweetsie Trail.  Not only did they get it started, but found the problem it'd been having.  Don't know who you guys are, but if you're reading this, thanks again!

I sure have missed this car.


The spring garden...lots of kale, spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli.  Keeping it under the frost blanket has kept the bugs off of the plants...eating kale without holes in the leaves is a plus!
 Put 14 tomato plants in this row....they are up next to the fence.  Then on the garden side there are squash, basil and pepper plants alternated.
 Using these floating row covers to give the young plants some shade as they get used to the sun.
 Still so much room, and so many plants waiting to find their home!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Menchie Sprinkles

So the Menchie Sprinkles finished up their season with an uncontested victory in the 3rd place game....congratulations Sprinkles!