Friday, October 16, 2015

Napa Valley

Mandi and I got to go to Napa Valley for our husband's work since they couldn't go.  We got home from camping on Sunday afternoon then had to be at the Nashville airport at 4:30 to fly out.  We arrived in our hotel around 1:00 am then got up at 4:30 am to make our hot air balloon ride. 
It was so worth being tired to do this!
This was the group that we went up with and there were 18 other balloons up at the same time as us. They made the view even prettier than it already was. 
Our itinerary on Tuesday was visiting 5 wineries. We went to Beringer, Sterling, Castello di Amorosa, Grigh and Opus.  Each one of them was so different and neat to learn about. My definite favorite was Castello di Amorosa!

Fall Randoms

We have had some beautiful fall weather. This is our version of a redneck hayride! I guess Reed didn't feel too sure of my driving. 
These three are so much fun. I definitely miss them while they are at school but so grateful that they each enjoy school right now. 
This is usually the routine right before bedtime then daddy says their prayers with them and puts them to bed.
 Some afternoons we run to Sam's after school just for a pretzel and icee. 
I think that's more for me than them. 
Maddi, Kylie, and Avery after church one Sunday morning. Sweet friends!
Our usualy Saturday family routine is eating at Cracker Barrell.  
However, the boys, including Ryan, love to eat at IHop, but I don't like it. 
They actually got to go one Saturday morning 
because I had a lock-in with 10th grade girls. 
The annual dove hunt at Uncle Craig's. 
Charley got a new puppy and Kylie is in 7th heaven! 
First Grade Children's Worship Graduation and they get to put 
their handprints on the wall of the small auditorium.
 Reese and Rylee's 6th Birthday Party. 
 Spirit Week at school: Cowboy Day, Wacky Wednesday and Team Thursday
 Church class camping trip is one of our favorite weekends of the year. We had 30+ families camp at Defeated Creek Campground where we stayed Friday-Sunday.  
Most of the kiddos from the weekend
These were the ladies that were still left on Sunday since some had to leave Saturday.
These people are definite blessings in our lives. 

Lake Monsters Baseball

The boys played baseball again this fall pretty much with the same team from last year.  They are such a sweet group of boys that are mostly staying together in the spring. 
Braden Paul White
Reed Hutchison White
At the end of each game, the coaches hand out 2 game balls along with stickers to go on their helmets. Then the best part is seeing each of them huddle around and end in prayer! 
Goofy teammates and coaches
Coaches: Ryan, Jason, Greg, and David
Middle Row: John, Cameron, Weston, Maxwell, Colton, and Braden
Front Row: Reed, Jonas, Max, and Gavin. (Caden and Cam are missing)