Elijah's 3rd birthday:
Grandma Kathi arrived on Elijah's birthday. We decided to do a little something for his actual day and then go to my dad's on Saturday and celebrate there as well. I can't believe my baby boy is 3 - it just seems like time goes faster and faster...
Happy Graduation Ben!
Ben finished college around last November. It was not until June 28th that he was able to walk with hat and robe just like a true college grad. It took place in Atlanta, GA. Chris and Aimee were able to come as well and I know Ben really appreciated their support. My brother Chris is getting close to finishing college as well. We look forward to attending his when the time comes.
Afterwards we were all starving and the kids of course had enough of being made to sit for 3 hours. For the most part they did pretty good. Poor Aimee had the honor of holding Adyson when she exploded her diaper. I knew that was going to happen. Isn't that just how it is. We
went to CPK which Ben and I miss and had a great time enjoying our old favs. The kids also enjoyed their ice creams.
Kelsi, John, Jacob, and Georgia came to visit a week after Kathi arrived. It was soo fun to see the kids and have all of them play together. Georgia was adorable and such a happy baby. The boys had lots of fun running and screaming with Jacob.
4th of July:
We had a blast on the 4th. An excuse for a party! Chris and Aimee came out with Brien an old friend from Lancaster. Our neighbors Michelle, Greg, and their two kids Emma and Morgan. Of course our favorite visitors Kathi, Kelsi, John, and the kids. We bbq'd, hung out, and blew up some fireworks! We all had a lot of fun.
From left to right top to bottom: (Aimee and Adyson) (Kathi), (Kelsi and Georgia), (Emma, Caleb, Loryn, and Elijah), (Morgan, Greg, Michelle, and Adyson on lap), (Aimee, Chris, and Brien), (Cute boy Jakie)
July 6, 2008 Adyson Mae Doolittle was given her blessing in Ooltewah TN at the Harrison Bay Ward Sacrament meeting. It was nice to have family here to share in this special day.
Trip to Grandma's House:
has been ill and we really wanted to go see them. So we took the 8 hour drive with four kids. ItMy mom came for a visit about a week after Kathi and Kelsi left. My mom and I decided that we would love to go visit Grandma and Grandpa Johnston in NC. Grandpa actually wasn't that bad. The kids did pretty good and Adyson slept a lot of the way. The kids had a blast running around the house, fishing, and going to the Botanical Gardens. Loryn caught a fish within the first 30 minutes of fishing, her first fish! Caleb caught one a few days later. He almost caught a huge one as he says but the line snaped. Overall we had a great time visiting with family. Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for having us over and putting up with four young children! We already miss you!