In March, we held our very first children's consignment sale for the Early Learning Center! Myself, Summer, and Summer worked many long hours to make this little dream a reality!! We raised some money for the school and held our 2nd sale again in the fall! We already have spring and fall sales on the calendar for 2009!
In late March, Michael was finally able to build a new storage building in the backyard to put all his manly things - and put my womanly thing in the garage!
On April 7, Ella Kate turned 3! She celebrated with a princess party with her girlfriends and a family party later on.
Later in April, my friends and I got to meet Jon & Kate at a church event in Greer!! We had lots of fun hanging out ALL day long to be first in line!Perhaps the single most entertaining event of the year was on the evening of Ryanne's 30th birthday party.... You'll have to read here to get all the gory details, but I'll just tell you that a year later, I can still vividly remember them. At least it's funny to look back at now!!
In May, our oldest (and only) niece, Erica, graduated from Woodruff High School. It brought back memories to attend her graduation ceremony.Jake made his debut in soccer and really enjoyed it!! Ms Summer and daddy were his coaches and his buddies Zachary, Brycen, Braeden, and Will were on his team.
Michael turned 34 on Cinco de Mayo!
Jake graduated from Ms. Sophie's 4 year old class at Anderson Mill Road ELC!
This summer we spent time at the pool with friends every Monday, at Movies in the Park once a month, and at VBS in June! All fun times with great friends!!
On July 12th, Jake turned 5!! We celebrated at home with a HUGE waterslide and all his friends!
On July 24th, Nana turned 60! We surprised her with a party at "Smoke on the Water".
We struggled all year long with Ella Kate's eating habits but this month in particular, they came to a head. We saw a nutritionist, but every change we made, narrowed her "approved foods" list even more. We're still struggling daily with this challenge!
In August, we spent a long weekend in Charleston with my family.
We held our second consignment sale.
We stopped at Riverbanks Zoo for our annual trip on the way back.
Bobby turned 17... on the same day that my blog turned 1!!!
Halloween was great fun with celebrations all month long!! Jake was Iron Man and Ella Kate was a kitty! In November, we returned to Florida State to watch them beat the Tigers!!
We spent Thanksgiving in Newberry with Michael's mom's family for the first time.
And December was all about time spent with family and good friends, making memories to last all year!!
We're thankful for a healthy and happy 2008 spent together and look forward to the fun that 2009 brings!!