S: Middle School Photos-Carson S. Kupp 2008-2011
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | Carson S. Kupp 2008-2011 | Photos
1: It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -e.e. cummings | Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault | Oh Those Middle School Years! Crazy, Fun, Weird - full of memories and milestones... by the Grace of God we come out on the other side a better person.
2: The Future Class of 2015!
3: Middle School is about to be a memory~8th, 7th, 6th..Here's a look back...
4: 8th Grade Promotion
5: zzThe | Good-bye Middle School... High School Here we come! | The College Park Crew
6: Boca Grande May 26-June 2, 2011 | School is out and now it's time to relax
7: Celebrating 8th grade graduation with the Schrimshers
8: Carson scores a tarpon after an hour long battle!
9: Sunsets are amazing in Boca Grande
10: TFA Lacrosse Spring 2011
12: Playing on both the Middle School and JV Teams made for a busy season!
14: The family gathers in Dallas on April 23rd to celebrate Granddad's 90th Birthday! Above are his 7 grandkids.
15: Random | Hanging at the Lake with Crockett | With Brad on the last day of 8th Grade! | Love Shooting at the Gun Range | Bass Fishing-this guy is over 5 lbs! | Zip-lining over gators at Gatorland | Fun | Things | Carson ceramics art project: "America"
16: Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic | This is Miguel Gomez. He is our Sponsor child and we met him and his family! | March 28 thru April 1 | Kent & Jack~our leaders | The house is finished and this is some of the family who will be living in it~they were so thankful! | TFA takes a group to build houses and minister to the Dominicans. Here the concrete is mixed and poured by hand.
17: Mission Emanuel | Sunset at Club Bamboo then we had a worship service with the Dominicans.
18: Brad Had Darius Rucker with him and they put on a great show! | Brad Paisley Concert | The concert was at the new amway Center and Mary Collins and GiGi were there too. | Feb | February 24th, 2011
19: Kenny, Zack Brown, Billy Currington and Uncle Cracker all perform in Tampa.on March 19th, 2011. Kenny made "an entrance" on a cable suspended over the crowd that went to the stage. | Kenny Chesney Goes Coastal
20: Middle School Date Night | TFA sponsors a special night between moms and sons once a year...the moms seems to look forward to it more than the guys, ha!
21: Carson's Gator Hunt | The dark of night, air boats, harpoons & bang sticks provide a great hunt for Carson, Fletcher & the Dads.
22: They are famous for strawberry short cake and anything fried, like snicker's bars and a hamburger with donut buns! | March 6th~We all go to Plant City for the Strawberry Festival | Jake looking at all of his choices
23: Trace Adkins put on a fun concert
24: New Year's Ski Trip | We stayed at Linda's Cabin in Grand Lake Colorado
25: We | Record cold temps didn't stop us from Skiing & Ice fishing | Winter Park Ski Resort
26: Christmas Morning | Traditions include the much awaited walk upstairs and eating Swedish pastry | Santa knew about Taco the cat...
27: Great Gifts! Carson & Alex gave each other razors & Kali did some amazing art work.
28: Carson Turns 15! | The birthday person always gets the red plate | A Kupp tradition-wake up to a decorated table and birthday breakfast
29: The Family went out to eat then home for Birthday Donuts~ Carson's tradition
30: Halloween in Keene's Point | Coleman's neighborhood is a good place to gather~lots of friends live there
31: Lake Day!
32: Waiting for the Homecoming Parade with two of our favorite teachers, Mr. Hilton and Mrs. Rymer
33: Alex and Jake come for the homecoming game; Suzi was crowned Homecoming Queen!
34: 8th Grade | Monuments, Memorials and More! | DC TRIP
36: Vising a Rock Sculpture, Riding on the Duck Boat and Mount Vernon
37: Dad was a great Chaperon-he only lost Fletcher twice!
38: First day of 8th grade | What happened to the sign? | Here's the new sign! | A new sign...a new tradition... After years of taking the Kupp kid's 1st day pictures in front of the lower School, the TFA sign was removed and replaced with a new one close by. We adjusted!
39: Camp | Ridgecrest | Closing Ceremonies ~ Carson is promoted to buck and Deacon makes Little Chief!
40: Alex's Graduation: We celebrate at UF and then back at home
41: Oh so very Middle School Date night
42: Spring Break in Treasure Cay with the Schrimshers
43: We stayed in a wonderful house with a pool on the ocean! | Carson and Deacon each had their own golf cart and they loved doing all the driving on Treasure
44: We had lots of fun at Nippers and Hope Town
45: We enjoyed lobstering and visiting lots of islands around Treasure Cay
46: Bird Hunting | Cliff Sheperd took Carson, Jake, Samuel & Dad to Central FL to hunt with his dogs
47: Thanksgiving in Dallas
48: The walk upstairs to see if Santa came?! | Christmas 2009 | Mom is ready with the Swedish pastry. | Carson loves his new robe!
49: Our traditional prime rib dinner left everyone feeling way too full!
50: Belvin gets a REAL Deer leg for Christmas! | It was fun to have all the Kupp and Belvin kids together
51: Happy Birthday Carson! | The sleepy birthday boy wakes up to a decorated table and waffles!
52: Carson's 14th Birthday Party
53: Carson's favorite cake is a Donut cake | The bowling ball coke bong was a big hit! | 14
54: We Get a New Puppy! October 2nd | Crockett's Parents | After much deliberation, Jake's comes up with the name "Davy Crockett" since he was born in Tennessee. We will call him CROCKETT.
55: Carson get inducted into NJHS | Kali is the President
56: 7th Graders are Recognized in Duke Talent Search
57: Gator Hunting | Gator Hunt! | October 29th: Coleman celebrates his birthday by taking Carson Gator hunting. They both get gators!
60: Finally... | Braces Off! | We won't miss going to Dr. Martin's office. On September 19th, 2009, Carson was the last of the 4 Kupp kids to finish orthodontics!
61: First Day of 7th Grade August 10th | Ugh! Another year of Middle school
62: Kupps...Daltons...Keys...Perfect | AUGUST 6-11, 2009 | We stayed in Marathon
64: A Great Day of Lobstering...
65: ...and a fantastic night of feasting!
66: Camp traditions start with the 10 hour drive complete with a "dad-rigged" gaming system & stops at Cracker Barrel. | It was nice to have Jake there as a counselor. Carson stayed in the same cabin Jake did years ago! | CAMP RIDGECREST
67: JUNE 21-JULY 3, 2009
68: After camp closing we were able to spend July 3rd & 4th with Jake in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
69: We didn't realize it, but this would be our last time to see Buffett. He went to doggie heaven shortly after this photo. | Disappearing Islands with the Daltons & then relaxing at their house. Always a treat!
70: Summer Beach Fun | New Smryna
72: End of the Year Party May 27th | The entire 6th grade had fun at the Sportsmen's Club-even in a pouring rain!
73: Family Lake Day May 9th, 2009
74: New Orleans- May 15, 2009 We traveled to Baton Rouge for Whitney & Spencer's Wedding | We were able to meet up with Cousin Drew while we were in Baton Rouge.. Below is a picture of our Family at the rehearsal dinner.
75: All the Moss & Kupp Men! The wedding was alot of fun and everyone was surprised when Carson caught the garter.
76: IT's LAX TIME!
77: Carson's First Season of Lacrosse was Great! February-April, 2009
78: Lake Day with David Bohner and Buddies | Saturday, April 25th
80: SPRING BREAK NEW SMRYNA BEACH March 2009
81: Life's great on the beach with your buddies!
82: Middle School Date Night | Leave it to Middle Schoolers to use the table decorations for photo props
83: 6th Grade Basketball Team | December-March 2009
84: Christmas Morning | 2008 | Our Family always reads the Christmas story from the Bible before opening gifts. Then we go upstairs to see if Santa has come! | Even Dallas Dog gets her stocking filled
85: Grammy made a special book for Carson about his middle name "Starks". | Christmas Dinner with the Daltons
86: Christmas Eve Services then Dinner at Home
87: 6th Grade Christmas Party: | Breakfast & Decorating the Teachers
88: Carson's 13th Birthday!
89: The fun includes Cookie Decorating, Dinner, Hot Tubbing and a Sleep Over
90: Thanksgiving in Dallas | We had dinner at the Moss house, enjoyed family & celebrated Aunt Nancy's birthday a little early.
91: then we had some... Texas Style Fun at the Goode's Ranch
92: UF vs Citadel | We meet up with the Daltons and the Belvins. Gators Win!
93: First Hog in November and first Turkey in March of 6th grade year
94: Gator Fever! | Jake gives Carson an autographed copy of Sports Illustrated | With 2 Brothers at UF and Tebow making history you can't help but have...
96: TFA Royals | Home- coming Parade! | The 6th Grade Banner | Carson, Deacon, Alex & Brett went to lunch at the Mall after the parade
97: The first day of middle school... Just Kali and Carson-Jake and Alex have gone to college | So here is the end... which was really the beginning of Middle School. It started with more teachers and classes, a different lunch menu, & your own locker! Many activities and sports were a way to keep everyone from going crazy until their brains and bodies got in sync. It helped to have good buddies and make some memories while you lived through those awkward 3 years. | So that's why this book is fun...it reminds you that not only did you SURVIVE Middle School, but you THRIVED thanks to Faith, Family & Friends! | And the good news is they will always be there for you. | "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." Proverbs 3:5-6