Category Archives: General


Trey’s Last Pinecrest Children’s Choir Concert

Trey got one last choir performance in before we left Cordele.


On to 3rd Grade!

Trey has officially been promoted to 3rd grade and started his summer vacation. He came home from his last day of school loaded with awards and goodies. He received medals for math, good behavior and two for reading. He also got an “Accelerated Reader” certificate & t-shirt as well as the results from his standardized tests. We were very proud of him for exceeding standards in all three areas (Reading, Math, Language). We’re proud of our little boy genius.


Last Upward Soccer Game

Trey wrapped up his soccer season with his last Upward game at the Crisp County Recreation Center. We’re so glad we enrolled Trey and are thankful to First Baptist Cordele for organizing the program. Trey learned not only the rules of the game but how to be a good sport and do his best.


Dora’s Birthday Party

We headed up to Macon on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Dora’s birthday at Pho Saigon. There was of course amazing food but also fun games for the kids and another awesome DIY cake made by Jane.


Kornegay Family Easter Egg Hunt

The Kornegay family treats us like part of the clan. We were able to join them at the ole’ Bolingbroke stomping grounds for a wonderful meal followed by homemade ice cream and an Easter egg hunt for all the kiddos.

It was a fun celebration as we remembered our victorious risen Savior!


Engelman Visit to Cordele

With William gone for a week in East Africa, I invited my sister Annie to come up to Cordele to keep me company and help me take care of Trey. She came up with her boys, Oliver (5) and Elliot (20mo). She picked up Trey from school for me and was great company to have around. The boys had a great time playing together…although at times were more like brothers than cousins. On the day before Easter, we dyed eggs and had an indoor egg hunt (due to the rain outdoors)! Fun times!

Trey Instagrammed (Feb-April 2014)

Upward Sports Soccer

Trey has never done any organized sports before. He loves playing outside and is extremely active but we’ve never been able to commit the time to a league with practices and games. With our upcoming move to Africa we figured he needed a good primer in the rules of football – yea, I said it real football.

Upward Sports is one of the best options out there for organized sports that aren’t focused on competition. Their focus is instead on Christian character building.

After initially complaining about going to practice, Trey told me after his first Upward practice that he loved it. “But…,” he said, “I don’t think games will be as fun.” After his first game? “When is our next game?”

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

We headed up to Macon this weekend for a visit to “the pinkest party” on earth – the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! I grabbed Trey’s “bestest buddy” and we spent the afternoon riding fair rides and running around Central City Park.

The boys wore their ninja masks the whole time and fought off imaginary bad guys. The only slowed down on the bumper cars – something they had a hard time figure out how to drive. We’ll wait a few years before handing any keys over to those boys.