Thursday, November 20, 2008

Love at first sight!

Morgan's first kiss!
Morgan's first kiss

I think my heart just skipped a beat.
Our little Casanova

Once in a lifetime

The crew, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

Mom and Dan took us all down to Orlando for a long weekend and made it possible for all of us to experience one of the most amazing memory we will ever have. We had an awesome time and I am so happy that we all got to share this great time together. I have always wanted to have an up close adventure with a dolphin and this trip far exceeded my expectations. A real dream has come true all thanks to Mom and Dan.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here you go Daddy

A day in our life......

I love my Mommy

Branden always makes sure Mommy is close by :)

Hey look at me, I'm a big boy now!

Silly Mommy, get this off my head

Soccer 08'

Hi Mommy
Evan played another great season of soccer. His favorite position was goal keeper and he did a pretty good job at it if I can say so myself. He also won the award for most valuable player, which sort of surprised me because the league he was in was not competitive at all. So you can pretty much bet Evan would get some "good" about sportsmanship from his Daddy. Oh well, that's our Evan and we wouldn't want him any other way ;)

Wait for it....
Waiting patiently.....

Evan always seemed to hang back and play defense. I think he was smart enough to wait for the ball to come to him instead of getting tangled up with all the other kids.

water break

Oh my, how he loved his Gatorade/water breaks.

Let's go Indians!

>Isn't she pretty?
Morgan in her competition uniform. Her squad did really well this year and worked really hard.
Let's just say it was a "rebuilding" year. One thing I can say for sure is that her tumbling has improved 100%. Way to go Morgan on a great competition year!

On our way in for a competition.
Morgan and some of her friends headed into one of her competitions. Isn't she the prettiest little thing?

Morgan and her friend Ema.
Morgan and her long time friend Ema after a competition. They were sort of ticked because they got robbed at this comp. Really they did and I'm not just saying this because I'm her Mommy. Hehe!

Our Miss Morgan
"Come on crowd yell it loud, Blue and Gold!" I can't quite tell if I embarrass her or not when I cheer along but I can't help it, old habits die hard.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Branden

Wow how this year has flown! I can't believe our baby is one. He is such a fun and happy little baby boy. Todd and I both agree, we had no idea that baby #3 would bring so much laughter and joy to our lives that already had so much to smile about to begin with. My heart just melts when I see him and I fall more and more in love with him everyday. And I think Todd would say the same thing too :) This little one is proof that the good Lord does knows what he's doing.

Branden's 1yr pictures, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I highly recommend this little place for a baby's first hair cut. They were totally prepared with great distractions so your little wouldn't realize what was going on. Loved it!!!

Waiting for my first hair cut...
Even though we didn't have to wait long at all, the waiting area was perfect.

As soon as we sat him the little chair, which was adorable, the hair dresser had to break out some animal crackers. He loved them by the way...

What am I suppose to do?
He wasn't really sure what to do with himself. Thank goodness for Morgan being there. He just loves her to pieces.

What in the world is this stranger doing to my head?
I forget what Branden was looking at here but he was doing great. Either a book or a magna-doodle. Remember those?


Bubble Boy

Bubble Boy, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

Evan's first day 1st grade!

103_1195, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

Evan couln't wait to get to school. We had met his teacher a few days before school started and he was so happy he got the teacher he was hoping for. What luck that boy has, I never got the teacher I wanted when I was in school.

Morgan's first day 7th grade.

I can't believe I just typed that.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The King's in Cape Hatteras

The King's, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

What a great time we had with pretty much all of Todd's family. Bill did a head count one night and there were 41 of us. Wow! We all stayed in one huge beautiful house on the beach and pretty much ate, drank, and relaxed. This is a trip we try to make every year and we always are reminded of what a great time and how special it is to see everyone every time we make this trip. We already miss everyone and are counting down the days till Beach trip 2009!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Peek a Boo

Peek a Boo, originally uploaded by Nikki KIng.

I see you.

Yeah Evan!

Yeah Evan!
Originally uploaded by Nikki King

Evan and his new baseball trophy at his end of the season baseball party.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Take me out to the ballgame....

Todd and Evan had a boys night out at the Braves game earlier this week and had great time. Todd got some really great seats about five or six rows back from the field, right on the third baseline and right next to the National's dugout. Evan scored pretty big with a Jeff Francoeur baseball jersey, a free t-shirt that the Braves throw up into the stands, a pack of baseball cards, and a major league baseball that a player for the Nationals had given to a teenage boy that gave the ball to Evan. How sweet of him. You would not believe the great baseball player Evan has become. He is playing short stop this season and has had about 20 coach pitch hits this season. His team is 12 and 0 and are just a great little group of kids. But I do have to add one thing. We believe MiMi Sue is Evan's good luck charm because Evan is on six hit hitting streak and playing like a major leaguer since she has been here ;) All in all, Todd and Evan had a fantastic time and enjoyed some much deserved big boy time together.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

She Made It!!!!!

Morgan made both squads she tried out for yesterday. She will be cheering for football and on the competition squad. Way to go Morgan, I knew you could do it. Woohoo!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

That time of year again!

Morgan had cheerleading try-out yesterday and we are anxiously awaiting the results. We will not find until tomorrow morning if she made it. To add to the stress, she also tried out for the competition squad as well. She says she thinks she did pretty good and that she also landed her round off back handspring. Yeah!! So keep your fingers crossed and we'll post an update as soon as we find out!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We are Virginia Tech

We are Virginia Tech.

We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning.

We are Virginia Tech.

We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.

We are Virginia Tech.

We do not understand this tragedy. We know we did nothing to deserve it, but neither does a child in Africa dying of AIDS, neither do the invisible children walking the night away to avoid being captured by the rogue army, neither does the baby elephant watching his community being devastated for ivory, neither does the Mexican child looking for fresh water, neither does the Appalachian infant killed in the middle of the night in his crib in the home his father built with his own hands being run over by a boulder because the land was destabilized. No one deserves a tragedy.

We are Virginia Tech.

The Hokie Nation embraces our own and reaches out with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be. We are alive to the imaginations and the possibilities. We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness.

We are the Hokies.

We will prevail.

We will prevail.

We will prevail.

We are Virginia Tech.

-Nikki Giovanni

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Naked Boy!

Don't ya just love my cute little bunny that Aunt Jeni and Uncle Dean gave my on their last visit. It even has my name on one ear and my birthday on his other cute little long ear that I just love to kiss and drool all over on! OH, and my Mommy says that he makes my eyes look super duper blue.

Look at what I can do now!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Our Smallest Cutie Pie

I have to give Jeni and Dean credit for these pictures. They got some wonderful shots while they were visiting. Check out their link to the right to view Jeni and Dean's blog and click on the flicker badge to see more cute pictures.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yeah...Jeni and Dean are here!

Jeni and Dean are here visiting and getting to see Branden for the first time. Morgan and Evan are so excited to see them and Evan is putting on a such a great show. Now for the real reason I am posting this update is to pass along this very informative information. Here ya go....

Have you ever wondered what the starship Enterprise and toilet paper have in common?

They both circle Uranus searching for Klingons.

Now aren't you relieved knowing this small piece of trivia? Ok I suck at telling jokes but this one just about made me pee my pants.

I can always count on Jeni and Dean to make me laugh so hard that tears are pouring down my face because I can't breath and my jaws and ribs hurt the next day from smiling and laughing so much and so hard. What lucky and blessed people we are to have such great friends in our lives that bring us so much happiness and laughter. Not a whole lot more a person could ask for.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hokie :: 1994-2008

My heart hurts.

- Todd