Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Atlanta Getaway and Braves Game

A couple of months ago, I surprised Clint with Braves vs. Red Sox tickets. We decided to stay a few nights in Atlanta when we went to the game. We stayed in Buckhead and we ate good and had a blast at the game. We had so much fun spending a couple of days away!

Before a yummy meal at Maggiano's on Thursday night... We had lunch at Fogo de Chao on Friday...DELICIOUS!! Clint was in heaven :) Friday night, we went to the ballgame. We had so much fun watching the Red Sox and Braves play. The Braves didn't really do much that night and the Sox won 4-1. Here is a crazy video of our version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. You will see that I am a terrible singer and Clint just moves his lips and pretends like he is singing. But there is nothing like hearing that song at a baseball game!
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We watched Friday Night Fireworks after the game.

After a fun night at Turner Field! :)

Happy Father's Day...Again!

We celebrated Father's Day at home. Clint took AnnaGrace and Brinlee to church and I stayed home with Josie who wasn't feeling well. We went to my mom and dad's house for a yummy Sunday dinner. I tried to get some Father's Day pictures, but they didn't turn out so well because Josie was very cranky and it was hot. You know how it goes with sick kids! :)
Daddy and his girls...

Happy Father's Day PaPaw!

Cousins having fun in the kiddie pool...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Father's Day

We had a big Father's Day weekend. We spent Friday night in Montgomery with Nana and PawPaw. The girls always have so much fun playing in the yard and helping Nana in the kitchen. Uncle Clay came over on Saturday for a little while. It was a nice trip!

Josie, PawPaw, Brinlee

Being Silly...


Josie and PawPaw

Helping in the kitchen...
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Solving the problems of the world..

Benson Boys

After a long, hot day...

Brothers...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Atlanta Zoo

Monday, I took the girls to the Atlanta Zoo. We went with Mandy, David, and Hampton and Kelli and the girls. We were able to get discount tickets through Hampton's playschool. We had so much fun seeing all of the animals. Josie would just stand and stare at them for as long as she could. She kept asking to see the kangaroos and thank goodness they had some! They just laid around though and she was a little disappointed that she did not get to see them jumping. We had a blast! Thank you Hampton for inviting us to go with you!

The beginning of our day at the zoo...

The Weathers with Hampton looking out the map planning where to go first...

The Kaylor Girls...

First stop...Flamingos!

Best Friends :)

All the kiddies enjoying the flamingos...

Josie feeding the birds (she is the only one brave enough to do it!)

With the elephant...(Do you know how hard it is to get 6 kids to look at the camera at the same time??)

Watching Tara, the elephant, get a bath. Josie still talks about the elephant Tara! :)

The Benson Girls on the carousel...

Cousins :)

After a long, hot, fun day at the zoo!


We had a great day at the zoo!!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Riverbend Fun

This morning I did my first 5K Race, the Riverbend Run in the scenic downtown Chattanooga. For those of you that know me, you know that I do not have an athletic bone in my body! But, I agreed to do this with some friends. It has been great exercise for me. I was doing pretty good at practicing until I sprained my ankle a few of weeks ago and I kind of "fell off the wagon". I started practicing again last week and I still did the Riverbend Run and I am so happy I did. We were excited to finish our first 5K! Hopefully, now that I know what to expect, I can keep training and we can try another one in the next couple of months. Maybe I can get Clint in on the action too...

Me, Randi, Kelli, and Jeremy...after the race, all nice and sweaty!


With Randi, my coach and encourager :)


With Kelli and Jeremy...great friends!



Thursday night, we went to Riverbend with our friends Kelli and Jeremy Kaylor to see the B52's. Clint was able to get VIP passes from a guy at his work. We got to enjoy free food and sit up front at the concert. The music was okay, but being there with good friends and FREE VIP passes made it a pretty fun evening!

Love shack, baby, love shack...

Clint and I with our VIP passes...


Kelli and Tara...


Kelli and Jeremy...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stanley Family Reunion

Here are some pictures from the Stanley Family Reunion we went to last week in Blue Ridge. It is always nice to get together and see family that we haven't seen in a while.

This is a picture of 7 of the 9 kids in my dad's family with their kids that showed up. As you can imagine, our family is MUCH bigger than this, but everyone was not able to make it.


The Stanley Men (three brothers and a nephew)...


A picture of my first cousins that were there...


Having fun...









The girls right before we left...what you can't see is that they have mud from head to toe...