Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hannah's visit

This past weekend was beyond wonderful and the reason for that is due to Hannah coming to visit us here along the Gulf Coast.  For those that know our family personally or even have been blog readers for quite some time now know who she is and how very, very special she is to our family.  Heck, she is family! For those that don't know who this beautiful person here and get the scoop on how important she has been & continues to be in our lives.
The surprise moment! 
Get the tissue box ready...

This sort of thing happened about 203 times this weekend.
They absolutely could not get enough of their Hannah time.

Friday night under the lights at Ethridge Stadium with slushies!
 And all weekend long we got to share the beach with Hannah!



 The kids have already asked a million times when Hannah will be flying back to see us.
They even suggested she come back next weekend. Ha-ha!
The funny thing is...not one of us, including her, would think twice about her doing that all the way from Alaska.
Boy we sure have missed her!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Self Taught Shoe-Tier

See this precious cutie?
She is not just a pretty face.
The little stinker taught her self how to tie her shoes. Yes, all by her self.
That was reason enough to celebrate tonight and go buy her first pair of tie pink of course!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

End of an Era

It's been just over 6 weeks.
On one hand it feels like it just happened; on the other hand, it feels like it was an eternity ago.
With time to reflect and look back on that day... and more importantly that era... my heart is filled with just as much pride for Brian's Air Force career and all of his accomplishments.
The flags, the planes, the ribbons, the stories shared, the salutes, the hugs, the's all the little things that made that day so special.

The man of the hour
Sharing stories from a long, decorated career.

A proud Mama!

 There were more than enough prideful tears that day.

 What a wonderful feeling to be able to thank so many loved ones and friends for standing by our sides & supporting us all of these years. 

The family MSgts... 

Special thanks to Drew Buchanan for capturing this special family day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CHS Homecoming!

One of my favorite traditions and annual events at Choctaw is Homecoming!
There is nothing small about it - homemade Mums, the number of alumni on staff, all of the former students who return from generations & generations to visit, the peprally, the game and of course, the Homecoming Dance!  It's all filled with excitement and this year marked the first time the girls were part of the events.  Thomas has long joined in the fun in previous years, to include being the young Homecoming Prince in 2010 when he was dressed to the hill in a white tuxedo surrounded by Homecoming royalty.