Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Here are the pictures that I promised. I will try my best to never let them pile up like this again. I worked on this off and on for three days. It was taking the pictures forever to upload. So, it may take you three days to look at it. Here is a summary of our last days in WV and our first days in SC.

On the Saturday before our move, our friend Jessie came and got Emma to spend the afternoon with her. She gave her quite a royal day. They went to the salon to get her hair done, got a princess outfit complete with makeup and accessories, and got her nails done. Emma had a blast. Thank you Jessie you are awesome! We love and miss you!

My sweet little graduate. Okay, the sweet part is a lie if we're talking about when this picture was made but she looks sweet :). We're doing some attitude adjusting as my dad used to say and we're getting things back in line. Emma graduated preschool on May 23rd.
This is Emma reading the poem that we wrote. They had a family homework assignment to make a poster of the things that they loved about preschool. Normally I would have done something using pictures that we had taken throughout the year but we were a little short on time so this is the poem we wrote:

Preschool is great,
Preschool is fun,
Mrs. Maidens and Mrs. Morris
I love them a ton

I like to play
I like to run
When we play on the playground,
we all have some fun

Circle time, I love it
The stories are great
I'll be reading in no time
Going at this rate

Well I'm off to Kindergarten
I'll try with all my might
But I really am hoping
they don't have a red light

All of the children drew pictures of what they wanted to be when they grew up. This is Emma explaining her poster. She said that she wanted to be a mommy. This is a picture of her and her two kids. Mrs. Maidens asked her if they were girls or boys. Emma said that they were girls. Mrs. Maidens asked her what their names were going to be and Emma said that one would be Claire and the other, the daddy would get to name :). That made me smile and cry of courseHere is Emma getting her certificate. Emma's preschool was one of the best things about WV. I think we're going to have a hard time finding as quality of a program for Chloe. Emma is walking around sounding out all kinds of words. She met all of her pre-K goals such as tying shoes, knowing her address and phone number. She had to learn a new address and phone number. We're very proud of her.
So Emma graduated on Friday night and we moved on Saturday. I had my camera ready to snap a picture of the welcome to South Carolina sign and then my mom called and I missed it. This is the picture of the sign at the welcome center. It says, "South Carolina, smiling faces, beautiful places". So far, that proves to be true.
Here is our house. Julie, I know that you are patiently waiting for pictures of the inside but I'm waiting for it to look more like a home than a warehouse of boxes. I'm working on it! If you look in the bottom right corner, you'll see my Chloe girl.

Here is the picture of the sign at the church that Susan requested. So sweet!

I just had to post these next pictures. They are horrible but when I pulled them up, I laughed like crazy. I'm sorry Papa, I'll try again next time. Keith was with us through the whole thing. I had thought that I would get a picture of the three of them on the night of Emma's graduation but it was so crazy that night. We were loading the truck and everyone was yucky and then we had to quit and get ready for the graduation real quick. So it ended up that we took a picture the morning that Papa left after everyone was exhausted and you can tell it in the pictures.

I have to say it publicly that Papa is our hero. There are a lot of times that you say to someone, "thank you, we couldn't have done it without you" Seriously, we couldn't have done it with out you Papa! And really, the move went pretty smoothly considering all that there was going on. Thank you Thank you Thank you Papa!

This is how we helped stimulate the economy as if selling and buying a house wasn't enough...This is the first time that we've had room for a king size bed. We just bought the box springs and mattresses and a frame. I found this place downtown that has closeout mattresses and we got a great deal! Maybe we'll get a headboard and a comforter one day, maybe not. These pictures show what happens when you get a king size bed.

Chloe, Nine Months
I'll try to get back to my little layouts next month...
I was out in the back yard trying to get a picture of Chloe on the day that she turned nine months old and someone came to the door so this was the only one I got.

But these were taken on the next day. The church has an awesome playground. Don't let the smiles fool you, she really was sick and feeling miserable. She just loves posing for the camera. Good thing because her sister is totally going through a Chandler smiling phase.
And so does our neighborhood. The following pictures were taken at our neighborhood park yesterday.

My parents came this past weekend but I forgot to get pictures. That's okay because we're going to see them again this weekend. How crazy is that?

Update on grandma... She's home from the hospital and Aunt Alice is there with her right now.
My grandma went into the hospital with what they thought was a heart attack but turned out to be an anxiety attack from what I understand. Thank you all for the prayers for both of them.