Monday, August 29, 2016

New School Year

Today begins a new school year for these four.

Allie begins the 9th grade at Bandy's High School this year.  
She has joined the Bandy's Trojan Band this year. 
Can't wait to see all of the exciting things she has in store in High School!!

Maggie starts 8th grade at Mill Creek Middle School this year.
She is on the yearbook staff and is super excited about that!

It is Lillie's last year at Sherrills Ford Elementary School. 
Around here, that means she is in the 6th grade.
She's looking forward to all that being the oldest in the school means for her!

 Brady is in the 2nd grade and his teacher will be Mrs. Cline.
He is looking forward to meeting her and is a bit anxious, too.

I can't wait until they get home to hear how their first day went!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beach 2016

We had a great trip to the beach.
We drove up to Wilmington one day.
We went to the Battleship NC for a tour.

Afterwards, we spent some time walking around downtown Wilmington and we took a tour of the city.  

The old homes were beautiful! 

On the way back to Myrtle Beach, we stopped by Southport.  
It was a beautiful place! 

We spent the week visiting with our friends the Walsers and playing at the beach.
I spent a lot of time watching the sunrise and enjoying the beauty.

Brady's 8th birthday was while we were at the beach.
To celebrate he asked for goony golf, supper at the Hard Rock Cafe and cheesecake.

He's 8!!

On our very last morning, we went out for a walk on the beach to look for shells and see the sunrise.
(Allie chose to sleep in instead.)

It was a great week away.
Now, back to the real world and a new school year.