Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Iron Bowl/SEC Championship

I'm not entirely sure which game these pictures are from because we got to watch both games with the Martin clan.  Either way... each game resulted in a victory and a rolled tree in the front yard of my sister's house!!



WAR EAGLE!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

We went to Thomasville, GA this year for Thanksgiving and we had a blast!  Clayton's grandparents live there and all of his cousins come for the holiday.  Love hanging out with everyone.  I didn't take a lot of pictures...
 Family picture.... all pretty much outtakes!!



Love spending time with family!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Savannah Rock 'N Roll

Back in blog world....
I ran a marathon in November.  Cross that off the bucket list.  Not entirely sure if I will ever run another one, but I am so thankful I ran it.  My sweet family (mama, daddy, sister, Ford and of course my babies and Clayton) were all there to support me.  I can vividly remember almost every detail.  It was actually kind of awesome.  It was freezing, but of course, I warmed up pretty quick.  I saw Clayton and the girls pretty early and then didn't see them again until around mile 18.  That was a MUCH needed pick me up.  I was in a pretty dark place at that point.  My knee was killing me, and I was just flat out tired.  The pics start up when I saw my awesome family!


 That's LOVE....
 I really was about to start crying at this point... pain, exhaustion, happiness...
 Sweet baby yelled and cheered so loud!
 It was a long morning for Sissy
 I got a bit of a second wind toward the end.  It was one of those... I'm about to finish a marathon - no stopping, no walking, let's do this... kind of second winds. (The tears freely fell at this point)
 Not sure how I stood back up after this position.  Loved having this precious cheering squad.  Best ever!
 And my sister... words cannot describe.  Most favorite ever!
(How did I not get a pic with my parents????)
 And my biggest cheerleader of all (or should I say coach?).  Love this man something fierce.  He was the one who pushed me to do this in the first place. 
 Best Family Ever!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Halloween 2013

For Halloween this year, Kate wanted to be Batgirl.  Of course, if she was Batgirl, Ann Clayton had to be Batgirl (not that Ann Clayton noticed, but Kate insisted).  We trick-or-treated in the neighborhood and also went to our church's Trunk-or-Treat.  It was a lot of fun.

 I really think I could eat her up!!  She insisted on doing everything herself.
How sassy is she??  When did she learn the "hands on the hips" stance?

 The baby doll had to be in the picture... AC wouldn't let her go.  Kate looks like she is completely over the picture taking.
 Sissy seems sad... she wasn't too happy about taking a picture (glad that phase is over!).

Random

We went out to Oak Mountain State Park one afternoon and I took the camera to try to get a few pics of the girls.  Not my finest shots, but they are pretty cute anyway :)





Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

I was able to take off a day in October and go to the Pumpkin Patch with Kate's class.  It was so fun to be able to see her with all of her sweet friends...






Love Love Love!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ironman 70.3

Clayton trained all summer and fall for his first Ironman race.  It was a half Ironman... 70.3.  He is gearing up for a full in the future... crazy, I know!  This one was in Augusta, GA.  We were so thankful for my sister to be able to come with us to help me with the kids.  This was most definitely the longest of all of his races, so there was much needed help in the entertainment department with the girls!
We checked in Friday afternoon and checked out all that the expo had to offer...
 Saturday morning, we actually had to get Clayton's gear to the assigned locations...
 We had to walk his bike to where they would be finishing the swim.  Kate thought she was super cool for helping.
 I'm not sure how many athletes there were, but there were A LOT.  But it never really seemed like it was mass chaos... pretty neat. 
 We saw Clayton before his wave started.  And thanks to my sister, got a family shot that we don't usually get!
 He is down there somewhere getting ready for the swim.
 And he's off!
 We actually got to follow beside the river on part of his swim and watch him.  It was really neat.  We then lost him, but found him when he came out for the bike part.
 2 + hours later and he was running.  We hung out and ate lunch while he biked.  Fun times...
 Pull out all the stops... I think Ann Clayton colored her face a short while after this picture.
 I think he was a bit tired at this point...
 Coming down to the finish line!
 And Ironman, he is!!  70.3 miles.  We are so proud!

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