Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The little things

Things might seem somewhat mundane around these parts for the next few weeks. You see our Dada is away for awhile and we know that these "little things" are the things that he would like to see.

This morning, I turned my back on Lucy who was eating yogurt , to help Brady and his buddy Carder play Candy Land. When I turned back to Lucy, well, it was clear that she really was enjoying her snack.

Hope you are enjoying the little things in life today.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"I'm just like....

Mema and Dada because I love watermelon"  His words to me this morning as he was chowing down on this. 

Nothing like a piece of watermelon on a cold, February morning.  Is it summer yet?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Annapolis or Bust

In a little over 6 weeks we will bid Dayton farewell and move on to Annapolis, Maryland. Mike has officially turned over his job at Wright-Patterson AFB. He is now in Alabama for a 5 week training called SOS or Squadron Officer School. This past Thursday afternoon, his office threw him a wonderful going away party.

Colonel Hatfield had some really kind things to say about Mike, specifically he talked about how it is quite an accomplishment for Mike to be teaching at The Naval Academy as a officer from the Air Force.  He of course also had words about Mike's energy and enthusiasm for his job.  I love Lucy in this picture, like it was all about her!

This is Mike's current supervisor, also Mike, and also a Penn State grad!
Mike's former supervisor, Jacob presenting him with a really unique picture of the program Mike worked on.

Oh Chris, how we are going to miss you.  We met Chris when we moved to Holloman AFB, New Mexico and he and Mike have been stationed together ever since.  Truly Chris has the kindest heart of anyone I've ever met.
Mary and Rebecca, presenting the family with tshirts that read "Annapolis or bust" with our picture on it.  Lucy was delighted by the shirt, truly, she was beside herself to have it.
Mike thanking the 70 + people that came to bid him farwell.
Miss Ashley who lights up our childrens lives.  They both adore her and I think the feeling is mutal.
Brady wearing his tshirt and drawing on his new white board that they gave him at the party.  That's a steam engine just in case you wanted to know.
Annapolis or Bust!

The people Mike has worked with for the past 3 years are remarkable, kind, generous people.  They wrapped their arms around us with love and we will miss all of them. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010


These pictures (from this morning)

made me think of these pictures (from a Hilton Head Vacation in August 2007)

And that made me smile.  Have a good start to your week.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Birthday Party - in pictures

Thank you to our incredible friends and family for making Brady's 4th Birthday so special for him.  A special thanks to Grandma Zollars for making the pizza crusts and pizza sauce for us!! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Every now and again....

....I capture a picture like this that shows me that yes, I can operate my camera on manual and that, even though it's frustrating, when you get a shot that you love the reward out weighs that frustration!

Do you like the color or the B/W better?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Mema/Pop Pop/Grandma, you might not want to look at this pic...

Yeah, that's Lucy flying in the air!  Don't worry, Mike caught her....and she loved it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


The minute I became a Mama 4 years ago.

You can see all the other 6:17's here

If I have any readers left, sorry about the lack of posts.  It's been a little hectic here.  This is the week to get back on track.

Hope your day is full of happiness wherever you are.

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