Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Memorial Day Hiking

We decided to spend some family time on Memorial Day enjoying God's glorious nature, despite ridiculous heat and humidity.  We headed down to the Red River Gorge in Eastern KY.  This provided AJ some much-needed highway driving experience with his brand new permit in tow. 

More than 12,000 steps before lunch!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Girls Track

The girls decided to follow in their brother's footsteps and run track from WJMS this year.  Ironically, A.J. decided to take a break for track this year. Below are some highlights of their season.

Chloe & Essie-6th grade


A.J. turns 16!

Yesterday, we celebrated A.J.'s 16th birthday
Driver's test manual & a car (well, a matchbox car)

Belle trying to help

A gym bag and socks from Meemaw

Soccer jersey from Grandpa & Grandma Kinnell

A hammock from Aunt Buffy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Easter Duds

It's only over a week late, but here we are in our Easter Sunday best:

Spring Break Hiking

We did NOT have very good weather for Spring Break this year - freezing temps and even some snow.  But on the Saturday before Easter the weather was nice enough that we were able to get away to Red River Gorge for some light hiking.

A log across the trail must be climbed.

Dad posed his 6'5" frame under the log to provide some scale.

Dad and AJ help Chloe down.

This log provided an additional challenge for AJ - one misstep and you're in the drink.

Will he make it?

Rock Bridge

Dad and kids atop Rock Bridge

A hiking trip is successful if there are some good big rocks to climb.


Sometimes you need Dad's help getting down.

Creation Falls


Mom & Dad

Essie & Chloe


AJ drinking from a natural water fountain 

So Chloe has to give it a try too

And, of course, Essie

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Nine Years Ago Today

Happy 9th Gotcha Day to Essie & Chloe!

March 8, 2009