Tuesday, July 26, 2011

the 4th

Let me preface by saying I'm fairly certain this may be the most pictures on a blog post in the history of blogging.
Too many favorites, so much fun was had....I couldn't choose. Or maybe it's that I'm too lazy to edit?

Our first 4th at our very own lake home.
{insert the happiest heart}

Jacks on the ski trainer...for being so fearless, he definitely has reservations when it comes to skiing.
And tubing.
And anything that goes along with the boat.

During a cute photo opp of jumping off the dock, we all got a bit of a surprise...

Kas and I on the tube....guess who the first to fall off was!?  Shocker.

My gorgeous little sisters.
They keep me young, I keep them from wanting to get old.

Prepping for the big day....

What we like to call Kristi toes :)

I wish the follwing picture was a video.
Jacks yelling "ca-chow" to me and pointing while he jumps off the dock.
Makes my Mommy heart smile.

Finny and her new trick...she could float All.Day.Long.

I guess Daddy needs a little more sun screen...

Happy 4th of July.
And God Bless Americurrrrrr.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Last year, we had our first theme party.
We decided we are turning it into an annual event.
This year's theme:
Creepy Denim.

The only requirement was denim.  Head to toe preferably.
I love that our friends and family have as much fun as we do, and I'm pretty sure we laughed every time someone new walked through the door.

The birthday boy and girl:

We set up a bit of a photo booth with my handmade backdrop.

If there were an award for the highest rise, these girls would take the cake. Hands down.
Darcy even had her sweet dance moves down with those Mom Jeans.

We decided to re-create a picture we had taken in college, and we did a pretty good job at it.
We were laughing so hard I'm surprised we got a decent picture!

Here are the culprits for the worst blisters I have ever had in my life.  But my word, they were worth it.
I can't believe they were selling them in a store. Horrific.
One last pose for us before her departure.
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

I'm up for suggestions for next year.  We have a few thoughts, but it's always fun to get more ideas!

Monday, July 18, 2011

some stuff

The longer I wait, the harder it is to blog.  I've gotta get my act together.
And looking through my emails and messages, y'all think I need to pull it together too.

So, here is my sad attempt at a few things going on...

This may be one of my fav pics as of late...while we were getting Jacks fitted for his tux, he was so pumped and kept telling us how handsome he looked. 
I posted this to facebook and said "Petey for President!?"

After spending a long 4th of July weekend at the lake, I took the next day off.
While unpacking, I couldn't find Fin's shoe.  Not that worried about it since I still had many more bags to unpack.
Not worried, that is, until I found her shoe AFTER it fell out of the dryer.
Apparently there is no possible way for a Croc to survive the heat.
New shoes ordered.

This, my friends, is the definition of multitasking for a 19 month old.

It's clearly been a while since I blogged since I have no pictures on here with my new hair.
By my new hair, I mean someone else's old hair.
Yep, extensions.
My adorable hair stylist asked if I would be a guinea pig for extensions, and being that I have never been able to grow long hair in my life, I decided to go for it.
Despite the fact that the first two weeks were spent strictly in ponytails, I have gotten used to it -
although sometimes I still don't know who I am in the mirror.

Here's a pic from part of my Vegas trip:
{I sent it to Brad as my "after"....you should have seen the sweaty "before" pic, it was immediately deleted}


Speaking of Vegas, I feel like the last couple of weeks passed by in a flash.
Last week alone I flew out Saturday morning to Vegas, worked my arse off, and got home late Thursday night to sneak into my kiddos rooms for a kiss.
{Thank GOODNESS for face-time and Skype or I would have gone bananas}
Friday night, we celebrated Marissa for her bachelorette party.
Saturday, a shower for Mar.
Sunday I hosted a bridal shower for my sister-in-law at our house.
Yeah, last night I fell asleep when Brad and I were watching TV at 8:15.
{because yes, both kiddos were sleeping too!}
Long week, long night's sleep.

So, I promise to get some blogging done this week, but this is my official plea to cut me some slack. :)
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