September Weekends

Randy ran a HALF MARATHON and he killed it. 4th in his age devision and 12th overall. For his very first half marathon that was incredible. I’m so proud. It was a terrain run so even harder and he did so great.

We celebrated Randy’s grandparents 60th anniversary and it was so fun to be together. We love Rod and Peggy!

And we went to Huntsville with the Jensen’s and it was a BLAST. Delicious pizza, playing in the park, a dance party, games, movies, breakfast, rollerblading. It was just the best time!

Maddy Is 29

My birthday was honestly so incredible this year. I was spoiled by my friends, family, my colleagues. Honestly the day was incredible. I slept in, got a bunch of texts, had the sweetest friends drop off gifts, opened amazing presents from Randy. Earlier he had taken me on a SHOPPING SCAVENGER HUNT which was SO fun. He designed the whole thing and I bought amazing things I may not have otherwise. I went and got an INCREDIBLE pedicure with Randy and then we had a delicious dinner. It was such a great day overall and I am so excited and happy about the year ahead.

Courtney also orchestrated us buying each other some FERRARI ROLLER BLADES and it was SO fun to spend the day blading around together. I’m just the luckiest!

Back To School

We enjoyed a beautiful Labor Day Weekend at the zoo with family. Graham was so excited to see the tigers and the polar bear, Wells loved the monkeys. The lions were incredible and the leopards were eating while we were walking by. The whole thing was amazing and it was so fun to be there with the family!

That evening we enjoyed our Back to School Feast. We made delicious food and had a fancy meal and talked about our goals for the year. We had beautiful prayers and got ready for the school year ahead. There were fun desserts and it was just a great night.

Graham is in preschool again this year and he was so excited, and nervous! On the day he loved getting the pictures, but when we dropped him off he was so nervous! He was crying a bit but got in the groove and was ready to go after a few minutes.

I am SO proud of Graham. Right now he tells us he wants to be a racecar driver, he loves learning about anything and everything, he loves reading with us and is starting to figure out how to read himself. He knows all the sounds and letters and numbers and he’s so stinking smart. I just love him and am so proud!


My cute friends threw me the most AMAZING surprise birthday party in the world the other day. One texted me asking if we could go get a treat because she was having a rough day. She said another was still getting hair done. I texted my friend across the street and offered to bring by some biscuits I had made. I got to Sydney’s house and asked what she wanted to go do. SHOCK she had a blindfold. I still didn’t get it. I thought maybe she was taking me to dinner or to go get a treat. We showed up to Navy’s house and THIS. The CUTEST Parent Trap party in the world. Camp Walden shirts custom made by Sydney, banners and signs she designed and printed, a delicious cake and dessert she made. Balloons and the movie and all the magic, music, flowers, provided by Navy. An entire poker game with nail polish and candy, Evian water with the tiny lizards from Kat. Chili and cornbread that was SO good from Catherine. It was all so perfect I wanted to die! PLUS they all gave me such thoughtful gifts. Like how in the world did I land these friends?? I’m truly the luckiest person alive.