Friday, April 24, 2009

It's OPEN WINDOW season!

If you look closely, you'll see the canine (and human) Parrish kiddos, enjoying a warm, breezy, open window Saturday afternoon. The dogwoods have bloomed and the azaleas are just now opening up all over the yard. Spring really is beautiful in Spartanburg.

We're in the midst of Spring Fever; getting outside more and embarking on home improvement projects. 705 Dupre Drive will soon lose its grayish-purplish color and be a nice neutral khaki. We can't wait to post pictures of the newly painted house next permitting!
We'll soon be posting pictures of our big trip last weekend to Douglas, Georgia. As always, PawPa and Grandmother Joan were fabulous hosts. JR had a big time! PawPa will have surgery in Valdosta on Monday, so we'll be thinking healthy thoughts for a speedy recovery!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Oh Easter Bunny!

Happy belated Easter! We have had a wonderful two events to blog about...the Wofford Eggstravaganza, and our family Easter celebration.

Wofford holds a fabulous family event on campus with egg hunts, picnic lunches, bouncy castles, and an Easter bunny. JR almost slept through the event...we arrived late but had a great time lunching on the lawn of Old Main and walking in the grass (chasing a ball of course). We saw lots of friends and had a wonderful time!
Our family Easter lunch and egg hunt at Gance and Poppy's was just perfect. JR was a big boy and picked up each egg, gave it a shake, and put it in the basket. Gance, Poppy, and Emme watched was amazing to see him hunt the eggs. He walked (with help) all over the beautiful backyard and took a long nap afterward. Finding plastic eggs in the garden is hard work! While he napped, we watched a family of geese (with five babies!) in the lake. It was a perfect Easter Day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ode to March 2009

Happy, happy April! We are so excited that it is finally springtime, the weather is getting warmer, and JR is getting bigger! March was a fun month...full of adventure! JR took his first trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. We ate a yummy Sunday brunch and then went to the stables to see the horses. The staff was nice enough to let JR see the horses up close and personal--he was so excited! It was a wonderful trip with Gance and Poppy.

Of course, March wouldn't be complete without March Madness! JR cheered for Clemson basketball, but they got knocked out in the first round....better luck next time Tigers!
JR got hit with a pretty nasty ear infection in March, so he looked like the picture below for quite a while!
Now he is feeling better...he knows that Easter is on the way!