We’ve been doing a monthly family hike. We’ve planned each one so the destination would be a waterfall. This wasn’t nearly the biggest waterfall, but this might have been one of the nicer hikes. Long Creek Falls, along the Appalachian Trail, in Blue Ridge, GA.
I realized I haven’t been posting much here. Most of the updates end up on Facebook.
Charlotte is enjoying her Junior year of college. Morgan and Mason miss her, but they Skype and phone often, which helps. We also have several family weekends planned where we’ll all be together as well. She enjoyed her summer and really got into some art projects, thanks to some influence from Pinterest. She did a few crafts and paintings for Morgan’s room as well as some things for her own apartment.
Mason in enjoying school as well and is glad to have Cub Scouts start back up. We’ve already got some camping trips planned which he’s looking forward. And, like all the other Scouts, he’s excited about all the other activities: BB guns, archery, fishing, camp fires, s’mores, etc.
Morgan is doing fine as well. She turned four last month and is doing normal 4-year-old stuff. She’s become great friends with the little girl next door and usually is running over there directly after school to play.
We all had a great summer with some great trips and lots of time together as a family. I couldn’t ask for more.
We had a great time at the Georgia College and State University Family Day and the ZTA Family Day this past Saturday and Sunday!
I’m not sure who liked it best: Mason and Morgan because they got to spend time with Charlotte or Charlotte because she got to spend time with Mason and Morgan.
I’ll try to update this post with some pictures in the coming days.
A dear friend of ours asked if we minded she use our names in a blog post she was writing. We had no objections and she went ahead and posted it. We had no idea what wonderful and kind words she had in store for us.
Better late than never. I’m sorry it took so long to finally post this.
Well, it’s been a little over a week since we helped get Charlotte moved into college. She’s having a great time and is enjoying spending time with all of her new friends. Classes begin today. We can’t wait to hear how it went.
Mason and Morgan are missing her greatly. Luckily, between e-mail, phone calls, text messages, and Skype video calls, she’s keeping in touch with them (and us).
Mason started school today. He was so excited. There are plenty of neighborhood kids in his classes, so he’ll have many familiar faces as well as the new friends he’ll make.
Morgan is running around getting into, and asking about, everything….just like a two year old should. She’s really missing Charlotte and often cries when we have to remind her that Charlotte lives away at school. The Skype video calls helps her though, so we’re thankful for that.
I’ve posted plenty of recent pictures on my Facebook profile, so check those out if you get a chance.
While holding Morgan the other day:
Brent: Holding up one finger and said, “Give me one kiss.”
Brent: Holding up two fingers and said, “Give me two kisses.”
Morgan: *kiss* *kiss*
Brent: Holding up three fingers and said, “Give me three kisses.”
Morgan: Leaned back, looked at me, and, in the cutest of voices, said “No.”
…..hopefully this attitude will still be with her once she hits high school.
How I know I’m doing a good job…
When Charlotte (18 y/o), back from a weekend trip, steps out of the commuter plane and, obviously having spotted me before she exited, starts smiling and waving excitedly. When she does chores without being asked or reminded. When, knowing I’m tired or not feeling 100%, she offers to hang out with Mason and Morgan so I can take a nap.
When Mason (6 y/o) exclaims, at his happiest moments, “I love you Daddy!” because that’s one of the best ways he knows how to express his true happiness.
When Morgan (1.5 y/o), upon me coming home from work, drops whatever she’s doing and runs to give me a big hug as if I’ve been gone for weeks.
I was built to be a daddy.