Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blog catch-up!

I know, I know, it's been 2 weeks since I posted...I'm sorry! I do have an excuse for one of those weeks...I misplaced my camera...apparently I left it at church and when Luke cleaned up his office, he found it. Anyway, I have it back now and I should be back to regular blogging! Today's post is going to be all over the place, but here's just a little of what we've been up to the last couple weeks!

Daddy took his girls on a date to Starbucks...Anna Kate thought it was pretty special!

Our church had its annual fundraiser barbecue this past weekend...we sold nearly 1000 plates of BBQ pork, rice with hash, baked beans, coleslaw, and hush puppies. Luke, along with a number of the men in the church, especially Mr. Buster (our music minister and BBQ chef extraordinaire!) spent many hours cooking and preparing, then we all got to help set-up and serve! We raised a lot of money for our international mission trip, as well as our youth group! Here are some pictures from the day:

The master chef at work with his kitchen crew!

The youth did a great job serving drinks and doing all kinds of odd jobs!

The dessert favorite!

Luke's job was to make the sweet tea and keep it coming...
People drink it by the barrel here in South Carolina

In other news, Anna Kate has started to become very good at playing independently lately. I will often notice that it is very quiet while I am doing housework and I will look for her and find that she is just sitting and looking at her books, or playing with her kitchen set, or trying on shoes (a new favorite pastime!). Anyway, here's how I found her yesterday just reading her stories and minding her own business!

Last but not least, I think I mentioned in AK's 1st birthday post last month that she had started to take some steps on her own, but I don't think I've updated about her walking since then. She is definitely walking all over the place now as her primary mode of transportation. She definitely takes some tumbles on occasion (or daily), but she's doing really well! I don't really have any pics/videos to show you, so I'll just leave you with a sweet mommy/daughter shot we took the other day!


  1. Walking?!?! No way! Can't wait to see this cutie very soon!

  2. I love this blog post! I love that she can play independently and likes her books! Nice update of what has been happening!

    Love Mom