Monday, July 30, 2012

SC Fun

Pics to come...temporary place holder

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sara & Jared Ridges - reception

Pics to come...temporary place holder!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sara & Jared Ridges - Wedding

Sara and Jared were married in the Columbia South Carolina Temple.  They timed it near our family reunion, so all of the siblings were able to be there.  Such a fun couple!!
I like that the kids are taking fake pictures on the side.

The Ridges and Leckie families
Kate, Kaylee, and Brandon with their webkinz

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue-tailed Skinks

We found some eggs near the wood pile. They finally hatched, and Roger says they're blue-tailed skinks.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

July Randomness with Brandon and the animals

One of Brandon's souvenirs from "Splash Camp" at Southport Elem.  He went for one week in July.  This is his "flip flop book"

Brandon's flip flop book opened up.  He did the decorating of course.

Brandon proves that he can fall asleep anywhere.
And that he doesn't like to wake up!
Fiona with her usual skeptical expression.
Brandon playing in the water with the chickens. There is no grass left.  Just sand.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dustin says Goodbye to Rio

We don't have any idea why Rio died, but apparently his time had come.  Dustin had just been playing with him earlier and he seemed fine.  We are pretty accustomed to losing pets around here, though.  

No, the kids didn't dress up for the funeral.  They buried him on a Sunday.
Dustin carved a rather fancy headstone from an edge of our old coffee table.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another Fishing Trip - Kaylee, Brandon, & Dustin

They didn't catch too many fish, but they had fun (and the ones they caught were delicious!)

Brandon caught the largest fish of the day.  He was very proud!

A New Personal Progress Poster

I'm hoping our latest addition to the Young Women room will help us stay on track better with personal progress!
Daisy was the young woman who helped make the board.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nap time with the animals

Dustin was very tired when he got back from Youth Conference.  Apparently the animals were tired, too.  They crashed out with him!
Dustin, Kaylee, and Romeo

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Youth Conference

Once again this year, I got to chaperone at youth conference.  It was a 6-Stake Conference held at Troy University in Alabama.  I really do enjoy spending time with the kids and hearing the amazing speakers.  My own testimony is always strengthened.  I wasn't good about carrying my camera, but I did get a few pictures.
(before the dance - missing 3 YM)

Latisha and Rachel (Stake YW Pres)

Emily, Trena, & Bishop Rob Stone
Rosie, Alicia, Haley, Julie, & Derek
Haley and Derek
Dustin and Julie (Dustin danced almost every slow song!)
Just before testimony meeting (missing one of the YM)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cow Appreciation Day

It's no secret that I love Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A.  This year, however, the boys and I were gone to Youth Conference, so we couldn't go.  Roger was a trooper and even though he isn't wild about dressing like a cow, he took Kaylee and Brandon anyway!

This is the hat that Roger wore.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Workin' Man Derek

Derek got a job this summer working at a restaurant called Boon Docks.  He mostly busses tables, but he also helps in the kitchen some.  He's working lots of hours and seems to enjoy it.  I know he likes getting a paycheck, and he's doing a good job of saving some money for his mission and college.

Fun in the fridge

I have weird kids.