Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hurt Academy - Fall Break

Hurt Academy closed the doors this week for some fun with friends! 
The kids have worked hard this year and I was glad to give them time off...


Lillianne spent the week working on some culinary skills. She made a wonderfullll apple pie --- homemade crust and everything! It was really good! I was super impressed! Here she is chopping potatoes for bacon cheddar mashed potatoes. =) 



Lillianne and Miss Amelia! So glad to have our cousins home this week!



Playing at the mall...


Hot chocolate, giant swings, fun houses and best of friends! 




Hanging out at the children's museum! 



Practicing for his competitive eating contest...


Post Thanksgiving afternoon tea. 



Puzzles! 



And a rock skipping....scooter riding....morning at the river. 


Thankful for the relaxing week! Thankful for friends! Thankful for family! 

Thanksgiving 2016

Happiest of Thanksgivings from the Hurt Family! 


This year the family gathered in Pulaski for a really yummy dinner at Al's on First. The food was excellent - the company even better =) 


We were all so glad to have Josh, Erin and the girls home! The cousins had a great time playing together!


Georgia loved little Amelia! 




What they thought of family pictures....






Little to big....so much love! 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Birthday Lunch


On Tuesday Lillianne enjoyed lunch with her longtime friends, Lily and Annika! 

We had lunch at Red Robin - complete with milkshakes! It was so sweet listening to the girls chatter back and forth over their meals. They laughed and giggled! And I was super impressed with how well mannered and kind the girls were - to one another - and the wait staff at the restaurant. 

After lunch they got their nails done! After much deliberation they picked out colors and all decided on a polka dot design, too. 

It was such a sweet afternoon with these girls! Thankful for their friendship and look forward to sharing many more special times with them over the years!  





Sunday, November 6, 2016

Just because....




I LOVE HER! 

Lillianne turns EIGHT!



















Sweet Lillianne turned EIGHT today! EEEEE! How?! How is it possible that the little newborn that I held in my arms...yesterday...is now blossoming into this extraordinary young lady! 

We had a fun weekend celebrating our girl! A bit different than our normal parties here at the house...we decided to go bowling! The new bowling alley in Blacksburg is so nice and was a perfect way to spend Saturday morning with our family! 

Lillianne loved bowling with her brothers and cousins! And the adults had just as much... =) 

This years top birthday requests were art supplies, books, clothes and Bath & Body Works! She made out well and has crafts to last her for months! She's well into reading her new books and sported a new outfit to church this morning! 

Somehow, Lillianne woke up looking like she'd grown 3 inches and matured 3 years.... She's just this incredible person! So sweet, caring, tenderhearted, creative and thoughtful! She has a helpful heart and is a loyal friend. She loves her family and is wonderful big sister! Although quiet in large groups, she is a natural leader and has a way of making everyone feel included. The girl is SMART --- loves reading, has a knack for story writing and is better at math than me! =) 

This girl...this precious girl...is mine! And I am forever and ever grateful to be called her Momma! 

Happiest of birthdays, sweet Lillianne! We love you!