Springing Forward to Summer

It is the last day of our Spring, as Camp starts today with a 3pm meeting. So, I thought I should post our recent happenings and go ahead and apologize about the possible blogger disappearance that may happen as of 3pm today. The spring has been very busy. Coach has been running spring camps since March and we have been trying to keep a normal social schedule in the mix. Here is an overview of our Spring... (in reverse order)

Jason Jernigan's Bachelor Weekend in Old Fort, NC...
Coach got a few pictures.

Tempe's Graduation from State. The last Williamson child through college...monumental day for my parents. 4 in, 4 out.

2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Sutton Farm...

Bella doing her thing...

MerleFest 2009.

friend of Adam's on left... probably the best guitar player we have ever heard.

Also, this Spring we took a quick trip to see our friends Laura and Konstantin up in the DC area... Coach had to pick up a boat for camp so we made it a weekend. When I get pictures from Laura, I will post them.


So, Coach and I have been hiding under a rock for a while. We have been working Track Camps and Spring Break Day Camps- which consequently means we have been staying at our "river house" at Seafarer. Well, its at least nice to pretend we have lots of money. Before our rock hiding, we managed to squeeze in a weekend trip to Ocracoke. It was the first nice weekend and our last chance to get away before the craziness of Spring and Summer. We had a great time walking around the village, the beaches, and of course visited Howard's Pub for a few beverages. Here are a few pictures. We managed to get a few in, but the camera stayed behind for the most part.

Being himself.

Ocracoke Village.

Our digs. Thanks to April for the rocket box. We liked hers so much, we now own one...

Family time.

Resting up for some fun on the beach.

Throw the ball. Throw the ball. Throw the ball. PLEASE throw the ball. Please.

Get our good side.

On the ferry. We let Bella hang out in the middle for the two hour trip...she was very excited.

Winter Update

This winter has been COLD! Therefore, the first picture is from our honeymoon when it was warm to help me envision the warmer days ahead. Plus, I love this picture and didn't put it on the honeymoon post. Anyway, the following pictures highlight our winter and whats been going on since Christmas.

This is our kitchen before our recent renovation...


We had a guy come in and patch up our entire kitchen with drywall. To hide the previous lazy job...

Catharine McNally and myself decided to go ahead and rip up the linoleum floors while Paul was away on a camp fair for the day.
Complete destruction and drywall drying.

Paul's very handy brother volunteered his labor for our first tiling job. This is the final cleaning and scraping to prep for the tile.

Figuring out our pattern. Soon after we began laying tile.

ALMOST DONE! At this point, there was only room for one person to tile... so I stayed on the countertops to provide moral support.

Our kitchen moved into the dining room during our do it yourself project.

The paint color, my valentine's flowers and a great pot.

The new floor. Paul did the grout- great job PK! You can also see a bit of the new light fixture... it used to be a flourescent light and is now track lighting on a dimmer.

After. The blue countertops look so much better next to that green...

The view into the living room.

IT SNOWED!!! Crazy, I know. But we loved it. Bella is waiting to go play some more.


Everything is so peaceful when it snows. I love this picture.

Look at the railing! There is actually accumulation.

Our first married snow.

Over MLK weekend, Coach went to Goshen Virginia to Lee Sutton's farm for a boys weekend. David operating the skeet thrower.

Lee, David Madison, and John Hyde. Oh, and Pee Wee and Cutter. Coach was taking the picture.

Had to capture this. PK making brownies at my parents house.

Our stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Love this picture.

Our first Christmas tree. Christmas card material. Maybe next year we will actually send one.

All legs. Watching dad bring in the Christmas tree.

Did somebody say Griswolds?