The start of what we didnt realize would be a 2 week process to get clean....
Uncovered, green and full of algea and leaves
We swept, backwashed, chlorinated, salted, repeat, repeat, repeat for TWO WEEKS
(can you tell we are new pool owners?!)
BUT boy was it worth it. Pool was sparkling. Girls had a year end swim party. We had about 13 kids and 6 adults They invited all the girls in their class, with the exception of one boy(Sadie insisted on Sammy) Cousins (who didnt make it) but had a good turn out otherwise. There were storms all around us but that didnt stop these kids. We swam and had snacks and drinks for all. They got to swim for about 2 hours before the rain came.
This is what being a kid is all about. They have swam everyday since they got out of school! Hours of entertainment.
Just a little Cinco De Mayo celebrating after the girls singing program, "A Little Bite of Moon"
They did an outstanding Job.
I was given my mothers day gift early which was a hand painted flower pot, a sweet love note from each of the girls.
Trista described me as 65 years old, 12 feet tall and only weighing 45lbs
Sadie graciously said I was 45 years old, 6 feet all and weighted only 28lbs.
BLESS. THEIR. HEARTS!
Best mothers day gift ever.
Out of 13 Sumner Co schools and 120 1st graders at Jack Anderson....Trista was chosen for the outstanding art award for her creativity and abstract RAIN CHIME. It was displayed at the Vol State art gallery for a week for any and all to see. We are so proud of her.
Probably one of the most relaxing vacations I've had in awhile. It was just our family, very last minute but so worth the drive.
DAYTONA BEACH 2016
Sadie and Daddy (pre beard shave;)
SADIE- L TRISTA- R
Thanks to "Uncle" Rod Sweet who is generous enough to let us stay in his beach condo (top floor, PLENTY room, with all the beach amenities) Heated pool on the weekends, full kitchen that has everything you could ever need or want.
Rod Sweet is the nephew of grandmother Venice Sweet Thurmon. Its her brothers (Jim Sweet) son. Never married. Never had kids just invested a lot of his money in commercial real estate and export goods and lives very humble but I would guess to be very wealthy! Rod is a man of very few words. I clean his condo (spotless) and he lets us stay for a week. Its a nice trade and I am happy to do it. I always make him a big batch of Granola and bread leave it in the fridge when we leave.
We had a blast!! The girls swam in the beach and the pool from sun up to sun down. They love the beach!
POST SHAVE.....now that's more like it. That's what I like.
I am a wife, daughter, sista,
aunt, and finally a mom who is married to the love of my life, Chris. We never dreamed our family would double overnite. Pregnancy was a LONG 38 weeks. Sadie and Trista arrived December 15, 2008. You both are so loved, smothered in hugs and kisses and have brought a whole new meaning to parenthood! Kudo's to all the moms of Multiples!!