Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Son, the baseball player; My Daughter, the smoocher.

The kids are in the middle of two athletic firsts:
1) Cade is playing "up" with the 7 and 8 year olds on a machine pitch baseball team. He's doing great and I'm really amazed at how he's acclamated to playing with the older kids
2) Breyden is on her first season of soccer and spends more time chasing the boys than the ball. Her dad even had to tell her to stop kissing the boys during the game. I guess you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
We've had a busy Spring with family visiting Charlotte. Nanna came to the East Coast for three weeks and spent Easter with most of the Anderson's in Pawleys Island (though we missed Clay, Luke and The Duke). Grandpa Dick even made his way to Charlotte for a bit during his yearly cross-country tour. Then less than a week later, Bubba and Snookie came to see Cade and Breyden do their thing and saw a couple of games.

We have had a WONDERFUL Spring!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just going to start doing this again....

So today Cade told me "Back in the olden days" he liked to watch Little Bear....today he got a Mohawk!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I have nothing witty or interesting to say....because if you are reading this, then you know what the past 12 months have involved:

  1. Finding forgiveness

  2. Loving my kids more every day

  3. Surviving a major loss and a minor flood

  4. Landing an amazing job (with the help from an old friend)

  5. Remembering that while I can "do it myself" - I get by with a little help from my friends
Cade is 6, Breyden is 3 and I am a single mom .... which somedays makes me feel 63. But I have family and friends who love and support me and that is all the fountain of youth I need to get me through each day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My baby boy is 5...where did the time go?

This birthday has been tough.

It's funny that a child's 5th birthday could be tougher than a vain mother's 30th ...and I think I can say with some amount of confidence this 5th birthday will be tougher than what that same vain mother's 40th will feel like. But - even though it wasn't an easy one to get through, it was a fantastic 5th birthday and I am thankful for everyday God has given me with my beautiful son.

He is smart. He is kind. He is happy.

And because he is happy, I know every prayer I have made over the last 12 months has been answered.

Happy Birthday Cade. I love you!
Your Mama

Ringing in the New Year ...2009 is finally here!

One of my guardian angels is named Mary Ellen. This angel didn't want me to spend new years eve alone in Atlanta and so right before Christmas, she decided her Christmas present to herself would be a ticket North for me for the new year. We spent 95% of the time in the snowy ski village of Killington, VT ....and neither of us made it to the slopes. Ridiculous I know.
We did however drink some excellent beer and manage to keep enough brain cells to play Scrabble and Rumikube a few times. Other than that, it was a therapeutic veg session!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Holidays 2008

This is the beginning of my post from the holidays this year....the problem is that all of the pictures I have from Christmas Day are on my Mom's camera. I will post those as soon as I get them.
Santa was very good to my very good kids and the funniest part is that everything on their lists was at one time on my list to Santa: Lincoln Logs, Leggos, Cabbage Patch Kids and Slinkies. It was indeed a RETRO Christmas.

We were in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia the week of Christmas. It was crazy and hectic but we wouldn't have liked it any other way! We got to see friends in NC, my Grandmother Violet and The Trivetts (who are my other family) in TN, and then hosted the entire Anderson clan at our house for the week of Christmas. It was fantastic!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving in Pawleys Island

This year, I am more thankful than ever for the two beautiful kids, the wonderful family and the fantastic friends God graced me with. I am also extremely blessed at 34 to have 2 amazing Grandmothers still here for my children to get to know, laugh and play with.

Thanks be to God!

This Thanksgiving, in true ACB form, we packed up and left Atlanta a full week before Thanksgiving and headed to Charlotte. They got some much needed time with their Dad and I got some much needed time with my friend Brooke. She made lots of delicious food and we drank lots of $8 wine...it was a great weekend.

On Monday morning we left early to drive to Pawleys Island to see Bubba, Snookie, GiGi, Uncle Mike, Uncle Clay, Aunt Natalie, and cousin Luke. Cade and Brey were greeted in usual grandparent fashion of being offered Cheetos, chocolate chip cookies and juice boxes for lunch...because as you all know, there are no Cheetos and chocolate chip cookies sold in Roswell, GA (at least that is what I have convinced my kids to think).
Shortly after the oh-so-nutritious lunch, my Dad announced that since Cade had learned how to ride his bike without training wheels, he was taking Cade to the store to buy him a new bike to keep at Bubba and Snookies. Now - please note that they live in a neighborhood FULL of grandparents and this neighborhood has "borrow list" posted at the clubhouse and there are PLENTY of bikes on that list....but Bubba wanted Cade to have his own bike. It is a marvelous thing to be the first born grandchild. And I know because I've been there!

Cade spent every morning and every afternoon riding his new bike around the very flat neighborhood telling my Dad that his "Laser snake bike" (a Razor Cobra) was the best bike in the world. He was VERY appreciative and it was awesome to see he and Bubba head out everyday on their bike rides.

Clay, Natalie, & Luke flew into Charleston pretty late on Wednesday night so the kids didn't get to see Luke until they woke up on Thanksgiving morning. It was so fantastic to see the three kids together. I think the person who got the biggest kick out of watching them was my Grandmother who the kids call GiGi. The coolest part of the entire weekend for me was seeing her read them the books that she used to read to me and Clay.