Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Birthday!! (Too Many Pics)

This year my birthday was one of the best ever!! I know this sounds crazy, but I think my birthday celebrations are better than when I was younger!! When I was little and growing up I didn't LOVE my birthday, I think because I didn't like all the attention! But I am all about the attention now!! ;)

We celebrated my birthday for longer than ever before - which is always fun!! I love when birthdays drag out cause that way i am always looking forward to something each day and that just makes me happy! This year there was bowling, YOLO pink champagne cupcakes, the farm, bbq with wonderful friends, Petrucelli's, TOMS, flowers, The Melting Pot, family and friends, home cooked pot roast, red velvet cupcakes from Pastry Art, gift cards and cash!! Now why would I not LOVE it!! :)

A Barbeque at the farm with some of the most wonderful people I know!!

YOLO with my sweet sister!! We had just finished bowling with the 6 kiddos- we deserved the treat!! ;)

Family Dinner at Petrucelli's Restaurant!! Yum!! It was perfect!

My mom has started THE BEST tradition for our birthdays/ girl time... Cheese & Chocolate at The Melting Pot!

Karyn and Page!!

Tiff and Me!!

My mother in law made me the yummiest home cooked meal- my favorite- roast!!

I hope this 34th year of life will be as great as the celebrations that ushered it in!! I am thankful for so many blessings! God is so good!

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just Some Stuff...

1. My Sweetie and I finally got a date this past weekend!! It has been 3 months- too long!! We did something we've never done before, we went to the "Who Shot Rock-N-Roll" at the Museum of Art!! We saw polaroids of Madonna and Courtney Love, there were pictures of Elvis, the Beatles and a whole lot more!! We had a wonderful evening!!

2. I'm a little (no a lot) sad that we didn't get to shoot our Fireworks on the 4th of July!! We bought a kind of large pack and some extra large parachute bottle rockets and also butterfly bottle rockets and we didn't even get to use them!! It was so yucky on the evening of the 4th and I was in a tizzy trying to get everybody's everythings all washed and packed to go to Virginia- which I have forgotten to post about- whoops!! Be on the look out for a post about our trip to Virginia! It was great!!

3. Confession: I am totally a trash tv addict!! I mean I love "Real Housewives" of anywhere, "Keeping up with the Kardashians", "Ice Loves Coco" and now thanks to Clint, you can't tear me away from "Celebrity Rehab"!!!

4. Just in case you were wondering Rolo McFlurries are To. Die. For.

5. My sister and I took all the kids to see Judy Moody and the Not so Bummer Summer!! It was adorable!! I was cracking up- I think I liked it more than the kids!!

6. 13 more days til school starts (for the teachers)! Boo!! I must admit I am very sad about that- but I cannot complain because we have had such an amazing summer!! God is so good!!

"...But those who seek the LORD lack no good thing."
Psalm 34:5 & 10

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday!!

1. I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person) definitely evening person!! I think I get a boost later in the day that helps me keep going!!

2. My favorite Pandora stations are I don't know I don't have or do Pandora! I feel stupid, I am slowly coming into the 21st century, forgive me!!

3. 3 of my "must-have" songs for a road trip playlist are anything by Lucero, Bon Jovi, or Johnny Cash!!

4. My favorite pattern is I'm not really a pattern type, I'm a little plain, but if I had to choose I probably would go with houndstooth!!

5. My favorite perfume is Chanel No.5!

6. Rules are fine. I don't hate them, I don't love them. I'm not a real rule-breaker, but I don't just follow rules perfectly!

7. My most overused phrase or punctuation is I don't know if I overuse a certain phrase, but I do need to learn a few new adjectives everything is always great, wonderful, awesome! I do know, however, that I definitely overuse exclamation points!!!!!!!!

Happy Friday!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This Weeks Simple Things in Life!!

I would link up with this other blog -but I don't actually know how to link up! This is a great idea... it's nice to keep in mind all of the blessings I have!!

*ordered new glasses (I cannot wait til they come in)

*snickers ice cream bars

*my bed (we were out of town last week and it's nice to sleep in my OWN bed)

*my sweetie (among the millions of reasons why I love him... tonight he made dinner)

*long conversations on the phone with my sister

*my mom and dad who show thier love for me by always being there for me- they are amazing and always go above and beyond

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We've Been Feeling Bad...

Well lately we haven't been 100%! Boo! Will had a cold the week of camp that turned into an ear infection that turned into a fever virus! Yuck! Francie has had a cold too, that has turned into asthma so we've been giving her treatments alot!! I cracked up when I look over at Francie playing and she is giving her baby a treatment!! Ha! Well now you know what we've been doing!! Will and Francie are both on antibiotics now so hopefully they'll be on the mend!! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Just Another Mountain"

This life is so temporary so I will treasure my time, yeah
I spend my days bringing comfort to the lost and left behind
The struggles that I face, some days they weight me down
And all this tragedy, I just don't understand
So love is the song I keep on singing, preach it to my soul

And love is the gift that God keeps giving, He is in control
When all is lost and seems forgotten, it feels so out of reach
It's nothing He has not seen before
This is just another mountain
Just another mountain.
by Jamie Slocum

This song has been a favorite of mine for a few months! I really feel like this lately though! It's just encouraging that God is bigger than any of the "mountains" in my life! I am working on trusting Him with EVERYTHING in my life (not just the mountains- but also the hills and valleys)!

LORD God, you stretched out your mighty arm and made the sky and the earth. You can do anything. Jeremiah 32:17

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Celebration Sunday!!

After all the fun at my brother's, we didn't want it to end so on Sunday we headed to Daniel and Traci's for a little Fourth of July cookout!! We always have the BEST time at Daniel and Traci's and we just don't get to hang out with them enough!! They are always so fun and our kids just play so great together so everyone ends up having a wonderful time!! We ate ribs and bacon wrapped chicken, blackeyed pea dip- we had cherrycoke floats and grapico floats!! The kids did the slip-n-slide and played video games, played football and jumped on the trampoline!! It was an awesome time!! I love Clint's family!!

Will and Seth!!

Francie and Grant!!

Baby Brooke!!

Cherry Coke Float!!

My strawberries I made to take and completely forgot to take them- I left them sitting on my counter! BOO! But they were so cute and delicious!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebration Saturday!!

Yesterday we had the best day at my brother's house!! We had an impromptu family get together for Jason and Isaac's Birthday!! It's so sweet they share a b'day!! :)
We had a wonderful time of swimming and laughing and just hanging out watching the chillin's play!! My brother can grill like nobody's business and he made some delicious chicken wings and Page made "pupcakes" -they were so yummy!! It was so great to get all the kids together, usually it only happens on Christmas or Thanksgiving!! We really need to make time to do this more regularly!! I love my family!!
**We were too busy having a great time- I didn't get that many good pictures!!

Chad in the pool with KT!! She is the cutest puppy!!

One of the Birthday Boys!!

Turner! If you can't tell, he's a MESS!! ;)

Will in the pool with the football and his daddy's camo glasses!! :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Campers!!

This week the kids have been at Camp Straight Street! Will was a little skeptical about going to camp because it's at our school- but I assured him it is NOTHING like school!! They remove every desk in the entire building and there are pretty much no rules except for 1- which is HAVE FUN!!! I have always heard great things about the camp, but we've never sent the kiddos!! I am so glad we did this year though, they LOVED it!! It really is an awesome day camp! They have rallies, Bible, crafts, slides (three huge water slides), and games!! They also have a room full of big screen tv's like 6 or 8 of them all with x-boxes, this was definitely one of Will's favorite parts of the week! This week's theme was Crusin' Camp- so it was all about cars and racing- I think they even raced around an obstacle course!! It was perfect timing in the summer to send them, I think we were all starting to get on each other's nerves at home together, so it was good for all of us to get a little space!! ;) Not to mention they were pretty much worn out in the evenings!!

***I was so proud of Will he got "Camper of the Week" for his team!! Yay Will!!

(Don't you just love their camp t-shirts!! So Cute... Mustaches!! Will's shirt is called The Bandito and Francie's is The Gunslinger!! Ha! I think you can tell a little about each of their personalities by the shirt they chose)!! :)