Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Fun!

Since my summer class is officially over, I can now share some photos that we've taken over the last month or so. We've had a BUSY summer and now I'm looking forward to a relaxing three week break from school. Courtney enjoyed going to mother's day out this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays while I was able to do some cleaning and studying. Courtney also had her 18 month check up last week and weighed in at 23 pounds and was 31.5 inches long. Things are going well and now that school is out for a little while I'm really starting to work on my weight loss program. I will keep you posted, but as of now I still have just lost 6 pounds. I have also committed to running in the Music City 1/2 Marathon with my brother and his girlfriend (Angie) in April, so I will doing some training for that. Anyway, here are a few pictures that we wanted to share.

Courtney wearing some new shades

My hibiscus tree keeps blooming and blooming and blooming

Phoebe doesn't seem to enjoy this hot steamy weather

My cousin's dog (Daisy) doesn't seem to enjoy the heat either

Enjoying the pool at my cousin Denise's house

Mama and Grandaddy watching Courtney and Philip swim

Lee and Jim trying to spray everyone with the water guns

Mac, Aunt Betty, and Denise watching Courtney and Philip in the pool.

Courtney and Philip having some fun in the pool.  Courtney has actually turned into a little fish.  She loves the water and has so much fun splashing around.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

Last night Philip and I were able to go see this summer's predicted mega blockbuster "The Dark Knight".  I believe I read this morning that "The Dark Knight" set a one-day box office record with $66.4 million on opening day.  It opened on Friday and if you have the opportunity to go, we both recommend this movie to everyone. I must admit the Joker was very intimidating and scary, but what a performance by the late Heath Ledger. He did a phenomenal job and in our opinion, should receive a Oscar for his accurate manic portrayal of the Joker.  Christian Bale also did a phenomenal job as Batman and even though Philip is tired of hearing me say it, Christian Bale is hot!  There were tons of twists and turns in the movie that we didn't expect, but none the less, it was a great movie!  There was more violence in this one than in the first (Batman Begins) and in our opinion could have almost gotten a "R" rating.  I has a PG-13 rating, but certain fighting and violence scenes were pushing that.  The ending of the movie was left wide open for a third, but who knows if it will happen or not.  Anyway, here are a few clips from "The Dark Knight".

Christian Bale as "Batman" and Heath Ledger as the "Joker"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Stress

So my summer class is wrapping up in the next two weeks and I have been just slightly stressed.  I haven't been able to update the family blog like I would want, but in two weeks all chaos will be halted until fall classes start back up at the end of August.  I just found out yesterday that I will be taking 17 hours this fall semester, which I'm not very happy about, but I guess you got to do what you got to do.  Anyway, I will be looking forward to my three week break between summer and fall classes so I can share with everyone on the blog what our family has been into the last month or so.  I have several photos I can't wait to upload of Courtney so everyone can see how much she has grown.  I hope everyone is having a great summer!   

Monday, July 7, 2008

Little Vistor

Today we had a two month old named Chase that came and spent the day with us. Chase's mom is a doctor up at Ft. Campbell and she needed a babysitter at the last minute, so I offered to help out. Phoebe wasn't thrilled with Chase and ran into the laundry room once she realized he was going to be staying for awhile. Courtney on the other hand was a little more dramatic and cried every time I held him or would PULL at my clothes. She was clingy the whole day and would often just stare at Chase or ignore him. I enjoyed Chase's company and it was nice to get to hold a little baby again. It made me realize how fast Courtney is growing up and to cherish every minute I have with her.

I love watching babies sleep!

Courtney wasn't sure about Chase, but she did like to stare at him.

Isn't he just adorable.

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th Fun!!!!

July 4th was a blast having my mom, brother, and his girlfriend (Angie) over for a cookout at our house.  After lunch we all went to Sycamore Golf Course and got to goof around on the driving range.  I hit a few shots but not too many because I was mostly trying to help my brother who desperately needs it (HA HA)!  Angie however just recently took up the game and I must admit I was very impressed!  She is on the right track and hopefully in a few months she will be beating my brother to the ground - GO ANGIE!!  Anyway I have posted some pics of the afternoon fun we had at the golf range and of course I took some photos of Courtney getting to "play" some golf for the very first time.  Enjoy!

Sycamore Golf Course... 3 miles from our house

Courtney and Nana hanging out while Mommy, Uncle Chris, and Angie practice on the range.

"Uncle Chris your swing needs help!"

Angie looking like a pro!

Courtney and Uncle Chris

Courtney's hair gets curlier by the day.

Look at that awesome grip!  She's already taking after Mommy!

"Mommy can I hit things with it?"

Trying to tee it up!

Our little pro!  

Courtney loved the golf balls!