Monday, July 27, 2009

The Tarentinos Visit!

This past weekend our good friends the Tarentinos came for a visit. Matt and Reid were fraternity brothers, roommates in college, and roommates after college graduation. They are truly some of the best people we know. They have an adorable little girl who is three and a sweet baby boy who is seven months. We had a fantastic time playing at the pool, grilling steaks, playing at the park, etc. We have vowed to get together more often since they are only about two hours away. It makes me sad to think of how rarely we see and talk to people who mean so much to us. We really should slow down in life, and take time to attend to what is really important.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Family Fun

Matt's sisters and their families and his cousin and his family all came in to Birmingham for a visit this past weekend. I love how all of our kids are just about the same age. They always have a ball playing, and we love seeing them too. We had a blast playing in Gran and PePaw's yard, going out to eat, and swimming at the CC. I did not get many pics, but I will post a few. Can't wait to get together with everyone again soon!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th!

I hope that everyone had a great Fourth of July! I feel so blessed to live in this country. I have such great respect and admiration for those who have fought for and continue to fight for our freedom. It is certainly something we should never take for granted.

I can't think of a better way to have spent our holiday weekend! We played at the pool all day Friday and then watched the fireworks just above the 9th green of the golf course that night. The kids had a ball playing in the sandtrap while waiting for the show. My dad, Tammy, and Brennan joined us for the fireworks. Their plane landed at 8:00, so they made it just in time! Saturday we slept in late. Matt played in the Club's Fourth of July golf tournament and his team came in second place! We grilled hamburgers and then headed back up to the pool. The weather was great, and we had a fun time with friends. Daniel has become quite the little brave one (finally!). He loves to jump off of the diving board (with his floaty ring, ofcourse!). Caroline has been a fish since day one. She says, "I go under!" They both have such a great time at the pool; I know they will miss our days (and nights) there when it closes.