Sunday, November 17, 2013


On November 5th we woke up to find Jack hadn't come home the night before. A few hours later he returned but something wasn't right- he could barely move. After a trip to the vet and an overnight stay- we learned that Jack had been hit by a car. Before we decided anything we brought the kids by to give Jack some love to help him feel better. I was glad they were able to see him while he still looked the same. All of his injuries were internal. His prognosis wasn't good and I could tell he was suffering so we decided to say goodbye.   It was the first time we have talked to the kids about death and while it was over Reagan's head- Mason got it. It was a sad night but we all shed some tears and tried to remember the good times with Jack.

 giving our kitty some sweet kisses.
 Jack liked to sleep under Reagan's bed and she took leaving him at the vet really hard- she kept saying how much she missed him and I think it broke the vet's heart just as much as mine!

Little Vol Walk

Although I will always be a Georgia girl at heart- living in Knoxville you become a bit of a Vols fan too. So I decided to take advantage this year and participate in the Little Vol Walk during Homecoming. It was a lot of fun- the little Vol's lead the homecoming parade and afterward we got to watch the Elf on the Shelf movie, meet the author, and make a keepsake craft. It was a great experience and one I hope the kids enjoyed just as much as me! I know I won't forget it. GO VOLS (except when they play Georgia!)

And fun fact- Mason was interviewed for TV! here's a link

All Saint's Day

The DAY after Halloween- Mason's class had their All Saint's Party- which meant another costume. He decided to go as Saint Phillip (his middle name). St. Phillip was one of the 12 apostles.  He was with Jesus at the miracle of the loaves and fishes and was crucified upside down on a cross. (all fun facts Mason was excited to learn!)
I made his costume and his beard- I thought I did a pretty good job!

Reagan loves photobombing pics!

Halloween, Halloween trick or treat!

I know this is late- story of my life. But we had a great Halloween and I wanted to share. Mason and Reagan dressed as Batman and Robin this year. I know sibling costumes won't last too much longer so as long as they are interested I will try to make it work.  I think Reagan loved that her costume had an R on it- she was so excited to tell everyone she was Batman's sidekick. LOVE her.
I love all the events leading up to Halloween that let us get so many more wears out of our costume. We went to trunk or treat at our church, Farragut's Freaky Friday, and then Halloween night! Don't worry Monday after Halloween we got rid of the majority of our candy.
We let them each keep a few pieces and gave the rest away!
Our sweet neighbors!
 Mason's batman costume