Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lake Time & Rafting Fun

John's family was in town this weekend and we spent the weekend boating on Lake Norman and whitewater rafting at the U.S. Whitewater Center. 

There was plenty of tubing on the lake. 

Lily & Sofia and Kaden & Britt on the tubes

And, whitewater rafting was a blast. Even those who had never done it had a great time. There was also plenty of paddle boarding, zip lining, and excitement on the obstacle courses. 

The girls and the rafting tour guide, Jake

Kristina, Sofia, and Lily paddle boarding

Panoramic view of the US Whitewater Center

Shelly waving and ready to do the zipline

Sofia and Shelly ziplining

Whitewater rafting

John---back right in all red

  We had a fun-filled couple of days. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

iPhone Randomness

Here are a few pictures I found on my iPhone that I thought I'd share:

Pictures of Shelly in Target that we sent to Lily when she was in Raleigh


Shelly and her friends in the pool

Playing spoons---always playing some sort of game

Shelly and friends at a birthday party

Found this one that Shelly took on and created on my phone

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

John and the NC East-West Game

On Monday night the North Carolina East-West basketball game was held in Greensboro for the best NC high school basketball players. 

They choose three officials from all over the state to referee this game and John was selected as one of those three officials. I was super proud of him. 

The girls and I attended the game and had terrific seats to see all of the action. Well, mostly to watch John. :) 

Presented with officiating plaques

Opening tip

John in a variety of referee poses!

A video compilation of John working as a referee at the North Carolina All Star basketball game:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Eyeglasses

Near the end of the school year, Shelly felt like her vision was getting worse in class. So, we decided to have her prescription for glasses filled. She completely embraced the idea of glasses and was excited to pick out her first pair. She looks so cute in them, too.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Lily the Senate Page

Lily served as a Senate Page in June/July. She had a great time with three of her friends from school. It was a great experience for her and we were grateful that she spent her time with a terrific host mom. The girls all loved the chance to dress up each day.

Lunch and then off to their page duties

The girls dressed up for another day of page work

Night time outfits

Lily and Senator Phil Berger

The Senate Pages from Lily's week of service

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Father's Day

I'm about a month late with this post, but wanted to be sure I added the photos.

John's family was in town for Father's Day and we had a fun little celebration on the deck that morning. John is definitely loved by his girls!!!

Handmade cards



John and his girls

John, the girls and his niece and nephew