Thursday, June 25, 2009

is there a dr. in the house?

one good thing about having a papa who is a doctor is he brings all sorts of fun stuff by the house. we got dry ice yesterday!
the kids had a blast playing with it.

what better place to put it than the plastic pool!

libby claire thought it was really neat

lucas came over to see the experiment.

Monday, June 22, 2009


sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
psalm 127: 3-5
we are having baby number 5.
newest mcgarity due feb. 1st!
our quiver is full!

our daddy day!

we celebrate our daddy today!
between tickles, teaching the simple things, riding extra long bike rides, laughing till all of our faces hurt, special one times, dinosaur spittin', o-coke fun, one & only night night song, goozer meat eating, snuggling way to long (till you are the one sleeping), always the "seeker" in our hide & go seek games, filling the house with whistles, many many kisses & tears of pride & joy,
you have captured the hearts of our four children.
i honor the father you are.
you have given a rare gift to our little ones.
thank you, loves!
daddy & the boys

now to my dad...matt has had a lot to live up to. poor guy! dad is a true servant. his passion for fun, sailing, gardening, laughter, good deal finding, medicine, flying, getting a realy good fly-fishing catch, traveling the world, & true love have taught me more everyday than i could have ever imagined to learn. just from him being himself.
i learned honesty, integrity, how to make any kind of pancake you could ever want, patience, kindness, curiosity, fighting all my shape shifters in the dark, gentleness, great jokes, love of cultures, & dependability from my dad.
i am grateful you are my father & now teach those things to our children.
i love you!

we missed having mom, j.p. & david at our lunch!

daddy got some special tiles from the kids.

mac & daddy at the mac tree. it has grown so big!

pops & his grandchildren

our favorite gift from our Father on father's day was the sunset. matt & i drank it in while we drove home. utterly amazing!

Friday, June 19, 2009

black mountain visit

aunt betty nelle sent some more photos of mac enjoying his time in black mountain. he had a great time & loved spending some "time away" from his siblings. it was a special trip.

mac & cousin jack

nothing like a game of checkers on the porch

time well spent!

Monday, June 15, 2009

watermelon days

nothing says summer like watermelon, bubbles & a plastic pool!

mac got to go to the mountain house for the weekend with papa. they enjoyed a visit with aunt betty nelle & uncle john.

fun at rest-up!

Friday, June 5, 2009

my maggie!

happy 6th birthday to maggie!
maggie, a few of her friends & family went to strickland's to celebrate her birthday. it was a dress up party. she got all "dolled" up for the event.

all tatted up & ready to turn 6!

the libby lu do that mama did b/c libby lu is out of bizzy

the place...yummy!

the kids

beau even dressed up in his suit.

some great gifts!


cousin laney

mr. bob all dressed up

ice cream, cake, presents & bubbles






maggie making a grand entry

checking out the loot

maggie & meme

pops has his hands full

some of the cousins

i love this one :)

maggie & memama

proud new bike owner, mima & papa gave mags a new bike to replace her old one. she rides all day, every day.

it rides great!

smiles like a 6 year old!

daddy, papa, maggie & libby claire doing a last minute pre-ride adjustment

She had ridden the wheels off of her old bike, literally!
the old princess bike, ready for retirement!
or not...a hand me down for little sister
might need new wheels.

riding off into the sunset.

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