The road you must take is not an easy one, but the Treasure is worth it!
God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid. Isaiah 12:2

The Rein Family

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Juno Beach w/ The Stead's

We went south after Christmas to spend a few days at the beach with the Stead family. This was Mason's first time really loving the water...
Maddy and Mason played in the waves for hours.
Grandmama came along to help witht the kids so we could have some adult time at night :)

Jessica with the girls!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas this year. It was the first year we actually woke up in our own house Christmas morning. It was so much fun watching the kids open their presents. Lyla Grace loved getting more babies...and even more when we went to Tampa later that morning. We had the traditional Hughes family fried chicken breakfast with all of Clay's family. So much more exciting now that the kids are getting older.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A day with Kendall

Kendall spent the day with us today. She has the best personality and seemed to have so much fun playing with Mason and Lyla Grace. She followed Mason everywhere and watched his every move...too cute.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mason's 4th Birthday

We celebrated Mason's birthday at Disney's Animal Kingdom...forgot the camera so didn't get any pictures!! We had the Fritts over for pizza and cake per Mason's request :)

Grandmama and Granddaddy bought Mason his first set of Golf clubs...he was thrilled!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving in Tybee Island

We met my brother's family, Nanna and Grandpa Tim in Tibee Island for a long Thanksgiving weekend. The cold weather didn't stop the kids from experiencing everything the beach had to offer!! It was great quality family time :)

Nanna, Aunt Heather and Emma Claire

Mason and Elijah

Lyla Grace enjoying Thanksgiving dinner!! Loved the cranberries :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween wasn't what we had anticipated this year. Lyla Grace spent the day at the dr... ear infection and slight case of pneumonia. Needless to say she wasn't able to trick or treat but never fear because Super Nanna was here. We were able to take Mason to a party at the Armstrong's and trick or treating.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving and fun

Since Nanna has been in town this week I felt it was a perfect time to carve pumpkins so she could get dirty...not me! The kids loved it. Lyla Grace painted her pumpkin, the sidewalk and her shirt. Mason didn't get a speck of pumpkin guts or paint on it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jessica and James Wedding in Asheville

We spent a great long weekend in Asheville for Jessica and James wedding. The weather was chilly but beautiful. My mom and Tim drove up for the weekend to help us witht he kids.
Hiking in Asheville...not sure where???
All of the family on top of the mountain

After the wedding at the Biltmore.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Lyla Grace and Luke

We met the Armstrong's, Stead's and Maynard's at the pumpkin patch today!! Although the weather was H-O-T hot we tried to make the best of it :) We went on a hayride, fished in the pond (no luck) and picked out some pumpkins.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Grandmama's Surprise Birthday Party

We went to Ozark for the weekend for a surprise party Clay's dad organized for Melinda. We were all (Will's family, Uncle David and some friends) were all ready to go to the Mexican restaurant for dinner when Clay locked Will's keys in his car...not good. Eric's carseat was locked in the car and we were supposed to be at the surprise party by 7. We couldn't act like it was a big deal waiting for AAA because Melinda had no idea we were on a time schedule. We were all trying to keep our cool :) Clay felt so bad but we all made it to the restaurant and tried not to act rushed at dinner. Everything worked out and she was truly surprised :)

Mason had a lot of fun dancing to the band with Grandmama and Granddaddy!

Eric is cheesing :) too cute

Mason, Lyla Grace and Eric playing the piano while the band was trying to play...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Auburn vs. LSU

We were so excited for football season this year. It was the first year the kids went with us to tailgate and the first game Mason got to actually go sit with his daddy. He lasted until halftime :)

Mason and Clay playing football

Lyla Grace with her tiger mask

Chris, Clay. Will and Scott
So sad the game ended in a loss for us but it was a great family day!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Rein's have a PLAYROOM!!!

Mama is so excited...i think more so than the kids!!! After much deliberation we decided to convert the guest bedroom to a playroom. Now there is finally a place for all of the neverending toys...YIPPEE :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Beach Trip

After talking about taking a family beach trip for several months we finally made it. We made last minute reservations at the Holiday Inn in Panama City.

Lyla Grace loved her 1st visit to the beach

The kids pool was awesome

Grandmama and Granddaddy took the kids night crabbing with flashlights

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Helicopter Museum

We took the kids to the helicopter museum at Fort Rucker today. It was a great day to be there because we actually got to see the helicopters practicing taking off and landing. Mason thought it was the coolest thing ever. Lyla Grace pointed to the sky and said "copter"...such a cutie!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Nashville Trip

Hiking with the James clan at Radnor Lake

Very large snake in Nanna's tree 2 feet from the cool!

Emma Claire lovin on Lyla Grace