Our 2008 Photos and Journal Entries

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January - Cold days with home-made vegetable soup and apple cobbler, an undefeated basketball season for Jackson, Snow, karate, the Harlem Ambassadors and game-night at my sister's house .

February - Super Bowl party, 1st place in Jackson's basketball tournament, a trip to Sci-Works, Ben stops taking karate, Jackson starts again, a visit to Jerry Ann and Charlie in WV, leaf fishing at Hama's house, Dinner Club at Ken and Tonya's and Jackson's big haircut.

March - Ben starts TBall, fishing for trout at Martin and Deana's house, kite flying, Ben visited a pediatric ophthalmologist, Easter Egg Hunts, a hike looking for Easter Lillies and a trip to Wilmington celebrating ten years of marriage.

April  - Tee Ball games, Amy's birthday, kayaking on Big Creek, Foster Falls and the French Broad, Izzy's birthday party, Megan's birthday party, a visit with Hillary in VA, the ACC barnstorming tour and Delane cut his hair short.

May -Amy competed in the Susan G Komen 5K, both boys had birthday parties at home, Ben's end of the year program, strawberry picking, the end of the TBall season, a walk on the New River Trail in Galax, Mother's Day and the March Of Dimes Teamwalk.

June - Cherry picking in Claudville, lots of time spent at Martin and Deana's pond, Jackson got a flat top and went to basketball camp, Nicole visited for two weeks, Emerald Point, Lamoore's wedding, Ben's Arts Alive, playing at Hama's in the creek and in the Dan River in Kibler.

July - Independence Day at Deana's house, a SRVCC potluck in Kibler, a visit with the Joyce family in Kibler, the Kibler Valley River Run and Delane's Birthday, Floydfest, meeting Colleen, Jimmy visited us for a week, a night at Claytor Lake with the Eads

August - a day at the cabin, racing go-karts, a trip to Myrtle Beach, Jackson started 3rd grade and Amy ran 13 miles in the Virginia Beach Rock And Roll Half Marathon.

September - Lots and lots of soccer, a weekend at the river with the Eads, a family canoe trip on the Smith River, a night at the Patrick County Fair and a trip to Chapel Hill to watch the Hokies win.

October - A high school soccer game, two trips to the Russell Fork, 5K on the Greenway, a day on the mountain with Hama and the Pumpkin Patch, Autumn Leaves Festival, a trip to Colonial Heights for Nicole's birthday, Halloween and the end of Fall soccer.

November - Wake Forrest football, a freezing day at Foster Falls, Amy's early morning run celebrating a friend's 70th birthday and Thanksgiving.

December - a visit from Alan, Charla, Jimmy and Nicole, a trip to the tree farm, Christie's baby shower, basketball season started, mistletoe, Jackson's spelling bee, Christmas.  Cassie and Frankie passed away.