Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday's are busy at the Donleys

 Sundays are a day of rest in most homes- but in my home it WEARS ME OUT!
 All of the running and jumping and yelling (at the TV) takes a toll on ya!
 But we LOVE our Panthers, and show our support win or lose.
 This particular Sunday we were SO hot that Harper thought she needed some shades!

A Beach Wedding

Amber and Weston got married in October at the Outer Banks. We took an extra day off and spent some time sightseeing as a family. It was a little cold but you always have to see the ocean when you're at the beach!

 I can't wait to take the kids next summer for the family trip- they are so excited to swim in the ocean!

 Devin walked Amber down the aisle and the kids and I got to be front row guests.

 We went to the Wrights Brothers Museum and Monument; and to the Currituck Lighthouse.
These pictures aren't great, but the ones on the Nikon turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

Over a month with no blogging.....

So I took a bit longer hiatus than expected...but I am back... I am excited...and I want to get back to documenting our family memories on the blog!
See.... we're still the same!
 It's gotten cold 30's and 40's cold!!!
 Harper's been working on her Wish List for Christmas and here is yet another shameless plug to Daddy.... I WANT A HELLO KITTY COUPE!!!!!!

  Trying on some accessories while shopping!
So this post was mainly to get back into the swing of even took me a second to remember how to upload the pictures- YIKES!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Where has the time gone??!!!

I have so many pictures to upload, so many stories, and Chathamisms and Harperisms..... I haven't blogged in SO long. I will be getting back into the swing of it soon- I promise! If you're still out there looking for me don't give up! HAHA

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Check this out!!!

So, first you need to know....I was recently approached by Easy Canvas Prints and offered a free 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas print of one of my photos in exchange for posting a review of their prints and service. THEN... they offered a second free 11" x 14" canvas if I give you all easy access with buttons on my blog to their site- WELL OF COURSE!!!
 Any one who has been in my living room knows I am no stranger to the world of canvas prints. I have not however used Easy Canvas Prints until this time. I have always used 8 x 10 mother's day freebies; or discounts from friends who ordered a canvas and get a 75% off coupon... BUT... I must say that my Easy Canvas Prints had the easiest order and the best shipping. I got one print right away within the week I ordered it. The second one took a bit longer (but for good reason) I used a picture off my facebook page and it wasn't great quality- so I got an email from the art department asking for a bigger file- the one I sent next still didn't look great- I LOVE that they are looking for things like that! I have received pixalated (is that a word?!?) pictures from other companies.
I obviously am working at a much slower pace than Easy Canvas Print- because I haven't even hung them up yet. They quality is AMAZING- my favorite part of the picture on the right is that they capture the BRIGHT colors in Harper's shoes!!! I can't wait for Christmas and hope that Santa knows that Easy Canvas Print is on my wish list!!!
So...what do you do now-- go to the buttons on the top right of my blog and order your own canvas!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Money, Money, Money

 The Piggy Bank Room at Marbles....
 Our big money makers (I mean spenders)
Thomas was too fast for me, I couldn't get him to stay still long enough to snap a picture.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

More Raleigh Fun

While the big boys went to VBS, I kept the little two at Beth's house. They had fun playing with trains, vacuuming and mowing the entire house...but most of all they liked hide and seek. (It was really more a peek a boo from the closet) 
 We also found time to go to Marbles Kids Museum (which was AWESOME) Chatham LOVED the farmer boots in the barn area!

 Driving the pirate ship was a HUGE hit!
Check out my little surfer girl!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pullen Park

We went to Raleigh over the weekend to stay with my sister and let the boys go to VBS at their church. We packed in the fun while we were there. Pullen Park was SO much fun, I can't wait to go again the next time we visit. They have a boat ride...
 a real caboose to walk through....
 a carousal... (which Chatham rode for the first time; he normally freaks out and ends up riding on the bench)
see saws.....
and the real train! (that we rode TWICE!) Harper has no fear- she did everything there was to ride and wouldn't even sit on my lap on the train- "SIT OWN".
 My kiddos loved it, they were so sweaty and tired by the end of the day!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

You never know....

With Harper, you never know what you're gonna get with Harper!! She comes up to you wearing hats, shoes, purses, carrying backpacks three times her size....
 At Gram's she walks out of the garage and onto the porch with Chatham's bike helmet on- she couldn't get it snapped- and said "Hep, Peas".... What a sweetie!
This is not the best picture, but the video Devin got is HYSTERICAL!!! Harper pulled out her pig tails and has what I call- Ace Ventura hair- also she is wearing fair wings, and my boat shoes!! She walked in the kitchen, picked up Chatham's backpack and said "I pretty".

Pirates and Princesses

For those of you that are Disney Junior families, you know this summer's theme on the Disney Channel has been Pirates and Princesses!!! Lots of Jake and Sophia episodes. When we heard the Disney Live show was coming to Greensboro- we snatched up tickets and called some friends.
Cara spent the night Friday and I LOVED getting to do her hair in a "Princess Bun"!!  I dressed three kiddos and picked up the Wade Princesses. Suzy and Chris brought their boys and met up in Greensboro for lunch and the show. The kids looked amazing and were SO EXCITED!!!

Especially when they walked in and saw Sophia and Jake pictures EVERYWHERE!
We found our seats....
 and swapped costume accessories.
We passed the time before the show by taking a million pictures! I was a little nervous about taking an 18 month old to a show that requires you to sit still and be quiet....
but she did SO, SO well!! In fact she couldn't take her eyes off the pirates!!

  My handsome pirate got SO many compliments on his costume, he was the BEST!!!!!
This was our birthday celebration for Lauren and I'd say she loved it!! Now to get ready for her Luau party with more friends!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fun on the IPad

 Chatham loves to take pictures on the IPad, and he recently discovered the photo booth app.
 Mommy had some fun with it too!