Monday, June 20, 2011

Bubby-isms (quotes from our 4 year old)

Bubby: "Daddy, please fix my Handy Manny motorcycle.
Here’s Handy Manny, here’s his motorcycle and
here’s the screwdriver. But I don’t know the name
of the screwdriver."

Daddy: "um, Phillip"*

Bubby: "To fill up with gas?"

*(as in Phillip's screwdriver)


Bubby: "Mommy, can we please go to church this Sunday?"

Mommy: "Sure, what church do you want to go to?"**

Bubby: "Ummmm the one with God in it!"

**(we were searching for a church home at the time but have decided to return to NMC)


Bubby: "Mommy, can I pee on the grass?"

Mommy: "What?? NO! Why would you ask that?"

Bubby: "Bailey's allowed to!!"***

***Bailey is our Lab


Everytime I come home from getting a pedicure...

Bubby: "Mommy, did you buy new toes today??!! They're beautiful!!"


While reading his Bible, he cam across this picture

Bubby: "Mommy, why is Baby Jesus in that nest?"

Monday, June 6, 2011

RV There Yet? Camping at Lake Lanier

One of the changes we experienced in 2010 was upgrading our beloved Poppy
(the pop up trailer) for this bad boy
Our 31' BQ Keystone Outback Travel Trailer!

We have 4 bunks up front; kitchen, living and dining area at the first slide;
and master bedroom at the 2nd slide.

Bubby L.O.V.E.S. our new digs but...we haven't come up with a name
for the new trailer yet. Feel free to leave a comment if you can
think of something catchy.

We were blessed to take A LOT of camping trips to Florida last year,
but have only been able to go on one so far this year...

Welcome to Shoal Creek Campground at
Lake Lanier Islands

where we recently spent a wonderful few days!!

Getting into our site (#80) was pretty darn tricky but
the view that awaited us was amazing...

and silly

We had great times with great friends

enjoyed kiddie karaoke


and waited for daddy to get back from diving.
Norm took part in a specialized dive class during part of our stay
which gave Bubby and me a lot of mommy and son time.
He & I explored the campground, played on the playground,
gathered pine cones, made silly face photos
(which someday I may get brave and post here)
and looked forward to Norm's return
so we could enjoy even more family time.

Becky and Andrew stopped by to visit as well, and as always
the boys played well together. We had a fabulous stay and can't wait
to sleep under Lake Lanier's stars again soon!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Unwrapping

Hello and welcome to new family blog - Our Box of Chocolate!

If you're joining us our previous family blog Love More, Laugh Often, we are so glad you found your way to our new home. If you're brand new, we're thrilled you are here as well!

So what's with the name we selected? Well, as Forest Gump's momma said..."Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get." And as you either already know, or will soon learn, you never really know what you're gonna get when you sit down to read one of my posts!

I love to poke fun at myself, I love to laugh, and I love being a mom, wife, pet guardian, blogger, animal rescuer, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. (Though not in that same order every day!)

I am also real and do my best to be genuine, which some days can honestly be difficult. What I am not is a cook - that part has not changed! :-)

I am sometimes zany and sometimes (though less often) serious. I am also very happy to be back to blogging our families memories and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

So feel free to follow us, bookmark us, leave comments or drop an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for stopping by for the unwrapping of Our Box of Chocolates!

Oh, and as for the other pages at the top of the screen. Well, be patient. They'll be completed soon!