S: The Benningfield Family Album August 2011 - April 2012
FC: The Benningfield Family Album One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone. And do not be troubled over the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present and make is so beautiful it will be worth remembering. Happiness is a journey. August 2011 - April 2012
1: One of the last swims of the summer. Good-bye, Sweet Summer | Brandon | Morgan
2: Off to see the last Harry Potter movie | July 2011 | "Mudblood and proud of it!" Hermione Granger `
3: Back to School August 22, 2011 | “The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
4: Visit to Grandmama Bailey August 2011
5: Some of Grandmama Bailey's Paintings~ | Evelyn Estelle Swain Bailey with twins | Mom's house is the smaller one in the front. The beach is across the street. We were headed back from the beach when we took this picture. | “Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.” ~ Sara Paddison
6: Indian Rocks | 9/2011 Across the street from Mom's House
7: The love of a family is life's greatest blessing.
8: Joy by the Waves
10: Night at the Museum | August 2011 | Jessie organized this event as a fund raiser/community awareness event to support the Mulberry Phosphate Museum.
12: The kids volunteered to help make the night a huge success. Morgan is a ground sloth, Bailey is a giraffe, and Davis is a store clerk.
14: “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
15: One day, your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching. | The Old General Store Clerks
16: “"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold." ~Joseph Chilton Pearce
17: “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” ~Tennessee Williams
18: Who knew that phosphate could be so much fun? | Trollin' for Teeth | Phosphate Phun
19: Fishin' for Fossils | Morgan finds a shark's tooth | fun
20: There are angels walking on this earth disguised as aunts.
21: A N N A | A baby's smile melts the heart and calms the soul.
22: The pumpkin is always oranger on the other side of the patch.
23: October 2011
24: A rolling pumpkin gathers no moss.
25: Fall is here! | Pumpkin Patch at UMT
26: Evelyn Swain Bailey, 80 years old | October 2011 | Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
27: Visiting Mom at Valencia Hills Lakeland, FL
28: October 2011 | National Honor Society Induction | Way to Go, Mo!
29: Morgan's Junior Year, Harrison School of the Performing Arts | NHS | Scholarship Service Leadership Character
30: BHS Key Club | October 2011
31: BartowHaunted Hayride! | Yikes! | Community Service
32: Boo-tiful Bailey!
34: Spook-tacular Jack-o-lanterns!
35: Orange you glad we had so much fun carving pumpkins?
36: Stephen Colbert -O-Lantern | Ron's Hair-O-Lantern | Mario-O-Lantern | UCB-O-Lantern
38: BHS Homecoming October 2011
39: Bailey was nominated by French Club for Homecoming Queen! She ran a fun campaign with silly pictures and ads. So Bailey! We are so proud of her! | The Night of the Dance | Friends & Fun!
44: Henry | Thomas | Davis | Jay | Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~Henry David Thoreau
45: November 2011 Lanett, AL | Jessie & Alice | Henry
47: "I've been watchin' you, Dad, ain't that cool? I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you, and eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are." ~Rodney Atkins Song
48: War Eagle!
49: "To me Auburn is not in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn is the people who care about Auburn, the people who love Auburn." --Reggie Torbor, NFL Defensive Lineman and Auburn Alum
50: Cotillion Holly Ball at Lakeland Yacht Club December 2011
52: Old Friends | Above: Bailey and Hunter Below: Sarah, Bailey, Caleigh
53: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
54: December 2011 | Morgan's Guitar Concert
56: Davis Turns 12!
57: Dec. 23, 2011
59: Davis is the Birthday Boy!
60: Davis finally got the MacBook he's been wanting all year for his birthday (and Christmas)! | Happiness is not something you have in your hands; it's something you carry in your heart.
61: Party Time!
62: Make the Cake! | Bailey did a wonderful job making Davis' birthday cake!
64: ~A visit to Barnett Park and Hollis Gardens~ | Life, Love, Happiness
66: Family | Feeding the Birds at Lake Morton
67: Go Around Again!
68: Jamie Marilyn Chelsea
69: Whee! | Davis & Bailey
73: The Benningfield family- We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
75: Christmas Eve | December 24, 2011
76: Nice | Naughty | Party at the Kelley's House~ A Christmas Eve Tradition
78: The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
85: Alice and John's New and Improved Living Room.
90: Good-bye 2011! | 2012 | Hello 2012!
91: Bailey - one amazing girl! Love you, Bailey!
93: 18 | Ride the energy of your own unique spirit!
94: Amazing 18!
95: Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.
97: Happy 81st Birthday, Mom! | Feb. 22, 2012 | Dinner at Red Lobster | Evelyn | Bailey | 81
98: Home, Sweet Home | Mario Kart! | March 2012 | Morgan's Room
99: Bailey and Amy see Les Mis in Tampa. Thanks For the tickets, Alice! | Amanda Diane Laura | Davis | Amy
100: Bailey Celebrates Valentine's Day at School | Feb 14, 2012 | If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? ~Lily Tomlin
101: Great Gatsby Party at IB | "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 1
102: " | Congres | Those French! They have a different word for everything! ~Steve Martin
103: March 16-18 Orlando, FL | In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language. - Mark Twain
104: Paint Your Heart Out | March 17, 2012
105: "Deeds of loving-kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments." -Jerusalem Talmud, Pe'ah 1:1
106: Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS!
107: Elbow Grease! | Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals.
108: UMT Volunteers
109: Just whistle while you work...
110: It is better to wear out than to rust out. RICHARD CUMBERLAND
111: Without labor nothing prospers. SOPHOCLES
113: All know the way; few actually walk it.
114: "Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle!" -Bob Hope
117: My family is my greatest blessing! Love these people!
120: Happy Birthday, Amy! | Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Robert Brault
122: Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot | Mia and Nestor
123: As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. ~Ellen Perry Berkeley