Friday

Beach pics 2014

buddy and kissy got a photographer to come and do a session at the beach.  these are our favorites:














Thursday

July 2014

fran and i enjoyed TWO nights in nola and the best food ever.  thank you buddy and kissy!



when can we go back?!?!

we love buddy and kissy's new neighborhood!

after numerous delays and long travel hours, reunited (at reunion, ha!) and it feels so good!

so good to see GREAT old friends!

 4th of july

 what better way to celebrate america's birthday than by enjoying america's favorite pastime?




warner and coach lively



loving on meme in Laurel

on the road again, with B this time.
we made a quick stop in hattiesburg to meet sweet baby Evy and to have lunch at the currys'



my travels that week...  phew!

look at my girl, smelling the beach!  
best condo yet.  absolutely GORGEOUS view of cotton bayou

don't have many pictures from rayner beach week, but the ones i've got are pretty good!
















 next stop -- smith lake
rayner/hill summer #7





pops bought this new raft called the lilly pad.  
not quite sure what we did without it...













seeeester




swamping the canoe!




love this - porter is wearing a pair of laurel's old shorts and  
freddy is wearing hand-me-downs from williams.  :-)







#blessed.  
;-)





6 going on 19

a couple days with just us




P says this is what happens when you spend too much time in alabama.  ha!

getting ready!

cousin time!

all 17 of us were together for about 30 minutes, 
after merrill 3 arrived and before pat left for the airport

can you imagine what this will look like in about 10 years?




life at the lake
I LOVE IT!



gray/silver car, anyone?

love these two teenagers

twins

one last spin




back to tupelo
i got to "help" pops clean out his closet.  proud of you, dad!

the rayners are BACK in the garden state!


THIS is why i cook

it was a beautiful summer in new jersey this year


sometimes you just want to wear a mustache to the commissary.
and sometimes you don't get your way and have a really sad mustached-face

i helped with VBS at the chapel and this year freddy was old enough to go!
"aminals rule"


american girl

sometimes you fall off your bike and look this cute