Friday, July 31, 2009

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

We've Moved!!!!!!!!!
The Claunch family has finally relocated to our new house! We are still knee deep in boxes, paint and clenaing supplies but are slowly, but surely making this house our home. This pic was taken the first day we moved in. Do Michael and I look exhausted?? We are. We still are. Taking a week long vacation and moving the following Wednesday definitely made for some interesting days that stretched into the hours of the night. Luckily, Ana Blair lets us "sleep in" until at least 6 or 6:30 every day!
Its official! We even have mail to prove it!
The girls enjoying their first tour of the house once it was officially "ours."
This picture really doesn't do justice. It was full. And only of our "stuff." We paid movers to move the furniture. This was a 17 foot track packed to the absolute brim.
Thankfully, Princess Olivia helped us unload!
I will post some more pics soon of the few finished or nearly-finished rooms!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beach Bound!

After leaving the Dunavants we took the short drive on to Myrtle Beach...this was Olivia's favorite mode of transportation
On the first night we had a super classy hot dog meal! Daddy and Alvin sat up at the counter with Olivia

Daddy and his girls
This is how Olivia napped most days...she would just pass out
Cookie and Pop Pop came this year!
Olivia the fish swimming with her diving toys
So sweet
The water slide!!
I was so proud of Olivia doing this all by herself! I had parents coming up to me all week asking how she learned to swim so well...shout out to Ms. Mildred!
She learned that she would go faster if she laid down
Who is this doll face??

Ana Blair is difficult to get a pic of these soon as you set her down she takes off
Pajama Walk

Sweet Ana Blair was ready for a nap
Olivia and Nana
Ana Blair doing her favorite thing...snacking

Not such a great effort at a family pic
Tried for a little impromptu Cherry Tree photo shoot, but it didn't pan out...sorry Melia!

I love to see these two together

She came up with this pose on her I see a swimsuit competition in the future??

On the last day Olivia wanted a hair wrap, until she realized that it hurt!
We had such a good time at the beach, but it went by way too fast! We are SO excited we get to go back in September this year! Rest up, Marriott--we'll be back soon!
Now onto poor computer will be unplugged today until we are settled...maybe I can get more done that way! I'll post pics of the new house soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Reunited...And It Feels So Good!!

Last week we headed to the beach, but we made a (too) brief pitstop on the way to see the Dunavant family in Wilmington. Life has just not been the same here in Knoxville without them. We wondered how Olivia and Emma Grace would act after being apart for a whole year. But after about 30 seconds of shyness in the driveway, they picked up right where they left off. Bossing each other around, but having the time of their life! I don't have a picture, but they had their first sleepover and believe it or not, they slept all night long together!!

Sadly, this really is one of the best pictures I got the whole weekend. They were just so excited they couldn't sit still long enough for a picture.

Playing dress up
And these two got to be pretty quick friends too! They were hilarious to watch!
As you can see, both of these girls are as long as puffs were free-flowing they were happy!
I have complained a lot about not being able to get a good pic of my girls together...try 4.

Another failed attempt

The infamous pose

I love how Ana Blair is holding on to Mia in this one.

We had so much and we miss you guys already! Can't wait to see you in September!
Tammy actually got a cute pic of the two of them together...
And the sleepover...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Down on the Farm

On our way home from Titi and Poppy's house, we stopped by at Pattie and Alvin's to say goodnight. Let me say, Alvin has kept cows my entire life and I have never seen all of them come to one person unless it was Alvin with feed. But they all came to the fence and even let her pet them. I thought these pictures were so sweet.

I am so happy that my girls will grow up with the best of both worlds. They will always be part of life on the farm with my family, but still part of civilization here in Knoxville! Believe it or not, this little prisspot can pee in the grass as good as any boy I know!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The 4th

We had a really great 4th of July this year. We always go to Aunt Titi and Poppy's for a cookout and some pool fun. We had perfect weather and yummy food. Unfortunately I didn't get many pictures because I spent most of the day in the water trying to keep an eye on my little water baby. And Ana Blair loved the water too! She just kicked and kicked and even let Michael put her under the water--she came up laughing!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

9 Months

I say this every month, every day really, but I cannot believe that Ana Blair is 9 months old already! Time has really flown since she was born. She continues to be the sweetest little baby. She has shed a couple of tears this month with the frustration of learning to crawl and pull up. This child is truly going to be a handful. Olivia is 4 years old and has never acknowledged an outlet--Ana Blair cannot be torn away from them! She keeps me busy! She is happy, she likes to eat table food, not such a fan of baby food, loves to crawl and loves to laugh at Sister. She is a good sleeper, but an early riser. She says Mama, Daddy, Nana, Baby and Bye-Bye. I cannot remember life before her.
Excuse the dirty face in this pic, but it seems like it stays this way!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

We hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!
This is a pic from last year, haven't gotten any today yet!