Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Promise to post fall stories and trips, plus more Christmas photos and links to video!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween 2009

All we have to say is "Blue 92! Green 19" and JR is "hut-hut" off and running as the most awesome little Wofford Football Player ever! He really enjoyed going to the Wofford game and running around in his rain boots, and then going trick-or-treating with his daddy! Halloween wore him out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fun fall photos

Just a quick note to say hello and post some pictures of JR....we have lots of blogging and stories to catch up on (ie, trip to Madison, Wisconsin and Homecoming Weekend!), but today is all about recent shots of JR! Enjoy!Above: Book, book...the kid loves a book!
Below: All smiles on fall picture day (for preschool)

Above: Lookin' like a big kid (minus the lovie!)
Below: Lovin' the Publix car buggy (thanks, Gance, for snapping this pic!)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wofford v. Wisconsin

A second trip for football? Why, yes indeedy. This time we hit the road (actually the air) to Madison, Wisconsin to see our beloved Terriers face the Badgers. Oh yeah, and to eat cheese, drink some brew, and hang out with our friends, Aaron, Pam, Kristian, and Bethany.

It was awesome...despite the loss.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Words cannot describe the joy of watching a little kid in a costume. JR truly acted like Superman when we put on (half) of his new costume. He was running around so much that we couldn't get his red shorts on.

Kisses for the Raulersons...all around!

JR was not stingy with his goodbye kisses on our recent visit to Aunt Christine's house for a yummy lunchtime cookout! Here, JR doles out kisses to Sheree, Aunt Evelyn, and Aunt Christine....
Below, Becca poses with cousin Mark

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day Weekend 2009!

What a great trip we had down to Florida for Labor Day weekend! We flew Alligient from GSP to Orlando/Sanford airport and headed to Lakeland to stay with friends Jaime and Chris (and son Emery) before heading to the Wofford v. USF game on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium. We had a blast with friends and family...even if our Terriers lost to the Bulls! Sunday we had a great cookout with the Raulerson family and then got to see the Lamars that night! We didn't get to see ALL of the family friends that we wanted to see, but that just means we can plan for another trip in the future! It was a fabulous trip....many thanks to Jaime and Chris for their awesome hospitality!

Parrish family at the tailgate!

Becca, Jaime, and the boys at the game


Emery loves the Terrier!

Boys in the back of the car at the tailgate

Will post pictures of the Raulerson family visit later!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back into the swing of things!

Before you get all excited, just stop. We have no pictures to post today.

We can tell you about JR's first week back at school (last week), marking his official move from the baby room to the Toddler Room. He is a big boy now, eating lunch at a teeny table with all of his friends, time on the playground and napping on a little mat! Moving up also means dealing with very serious matters, such as attacks from a class bully (on the first day of school, no less). Luckily, teachers Sarah and Dudley seem to have nipped the bully in the bud, so no more acts of violence and "incident reports"! We get a daily report and now a weekly newsletter on the curriculum (they are studying the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see and are learning all about animals (noises, colors, habitats, diets).

JR continues to be one with a BALL. He is not a ball snob, any 'ol ball will do. Any size or shape, he will throw, kick, and now (his newest trick)...hit with a mini-baseball bat. This is is very favorite activity du jour, and he gets very upset when you suggest any other activity instead. I caught him on video showing off his baseball skills and will upload the video soon and post a link here on the blog!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pawley's Island trip

These pictures are from the first week of August, from our trip to Pawley's Island for the Simmonds family vacation....enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Edisto Beach vacation 2009, Part III

As promised, this is the third and final installment of the Parrish Family Beach Vacation posts!
Now that we are back in Spartanburg, with pictures downloaded and memories recorded, we can say with 100% certainty that vacations should last forever! We had a blast...Gance and Poppy came to visit for the last week, and I celebrated my 32nd birthday. We posed for family pictures on the beach, had two beautiful days in the sun, and said goodbye to Edisto (for now!).
Enjoy the last of our family beach pictures!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Edisto Beach vacation 2009, Part II

Our vacation continues its wonderful experience. PawPa and Grandmother Joan came to visit Monday through Wednesday, and we had a wonderful time. We also had a great visit with the Heslop family and the Williams cousins! We wanted to bring you more pictures of our Edisto Beach vacation...

Edisto Beach vacation 2009, Part I

Being on vacation is fabulous. Now that JR is fully upright and walking, it is hard work to keep him from running into the ocean....even if he does so cautiously. He really enjoys being in the water with his daddy in his special ring float, and he has been sitting in the surf with his mama, searching for coquinas and eating sand. Ah yes, the eating of the sand...this is his very favorite part of the beach. Dipping his fingers in the ocean and sucking on them (mmm...salty goodness) is a close second. Dogs on the beach make him smile, but seagulls make him squeal with joy; he could watch them for hours!
Here are some pictures to enjoy from the first few days of our beach getaway at Edisto....
Mmm...this sand tastes like chicken!

Standing tall in mama's chair