Monday, January 9, 2017

Tennessee and Surprise

For New Year's we went to Matt's brothers hunting cabin and then lake house in Tennessee. The kids enjoying hunting some, taking hiking adventures and shooting guns. This was the first trip we took Kaiser on and he did great! He didn't make a sound during the 4 hour trip and stayed right with us when we got to our destination.

 The cousins had a great time playing together and making memories to last a lifetime!

 Speak no evil, See no evil and Hear no evil.. If these three are ever quiet, you better go see what's going on. ha!
 The boys have an announcement...... In August they will be getting a baby brother or sister!!! This has come as a complete shock/surprise for us but we are beyond grateful and can't wait to meet this little one.

 Of course Kaiser had to join in on the fun of taking pictures

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Parties and More....

Gage had his precious Christmas program today at Marble City. Him and his class did wonderful and were just absolutely precious. His age group had a birthday party celebrating Jesus' birthday while on stage. He loved his hat and blow toy that he was given.

I went and got Gage out of his class when they were done but the 4 year olds still were doing their songs and etc. This little boy was getting very impatient have to actually sit and wait. Can't hold him down.. haha!

Hunter's class got to have a Christmas party filled with presents, treats and even the GRINCH! Aren't they cute?!?!

Gage also had fun at his party. Santa came to see them and brought them a present. Him and Alana Claire are just too cute!

 Picture from Christmas on the Gallops side of the family. They had it at the church since the family is just so big and growing. The boys had fun running off their energy in the gym playing basketball and knights :-)
 Some of the pictures the boys did the other day....

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas parade and program at church

We had fun at this years Christmas parade but froze our tails off. ha! Actually it was nice and felt like how a Christmas parade was supposed to be. In the years past, we have been in short sleeves and that just doesn't feel right at all. We were bundled up, clothes were layered, heater going and bellies full from pizza. I would say everything was just right. Love spending this time with my family.

Before the parade Gage wasn't to sure about watching it with us. He didn't remember the ones from the previous years. He waved and smiled just about the whole time.
These two have my heart. Love them to pieces!
Hunter had a Christmas program at church Sunday. They have practiced every Sunday night for almost 2 months. The play was written by the 4th-6th graders in the church. They worked hard and it paid off. Hunter was an inn keeper and was the one who had the stable for Mary and Joseph. He had a speaking part and did great. Wasn't ever nervous and learned his lines quickly.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Black Friday Shopping

Matt had to work on the day after Thanksgiving so I didn't get to do much shopping. However, we did make time to go to Home Depot early that morning. I woke Hunter up and he literally got dressed in 5 minutes because he was so excited to see what this Black Friday shopping was all about. Gage.. well he is never happy about getting up. They did wonderful and had a blast checking out all of the good deals.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mother/Son Dance at Fayetteville

Hunter's school had their annual mother/son dance to help raise money for the baseball team. I was luckily asked by the cutest 2nd grader I know. I quickly said yes before he changed his mind. haha! This little boy loves to dance and I love that he wants to still spend time with me. We went and ate Mexican per his request then off to the dance.

The boys would slow dance with their moms but weren't completely interested in doing anything else besides running around and playing football or whatever interest boys :-)
They did have fun watching some of their moms try to do some of the "old" dances. I think we taught them a thing or two.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

All Stars with Hunter

Hunter's soccer team came in first place this year so his coach took a team to the District tournament in Alex City.  Hunter had the honor of joining the team this year. He was pumped up and ready to play. They didn't get to practice much but this team was a group of very talented players. Out of the 6 or 7 teams for his age group.. Hunter's team was undefeated going into the pool play game. They unfortunately lost that game but not because they didn't play good. They were exhausted but did everything that they were supposed to do. Let me just tell you.. those game were emotionally exhausting. I felt like I had played 3 games that morning because I was so tired. Playing 3 games back to back pretty much is a lot. I am very proud of this team and of Hunter!
 Started off playing one of the Opelika teams. The game ended in a tie but we won in a shootout.

 Hunter's sidekick keeping occupied by coloring :-)

 2nd game was against one of the Alex City teams. The game also ended in a tie but we won in a shootout.

 The Alex City and Opelika team that we played had to have a shootout against each other to see who would play us. Opelika won the shootout and also ended up beating us. It was a very stressful game.

Love my family!

We ended the day with a surprise cookout and watching the Alabama game at Hunter's friend, Kane's, house. It was a late game and I don't know how the boys didn't crash but they didn't. Overall we had a wonderful day!