October 9, 2010
Ok guys and gals, I have hit the wall. I have reached the mark. . . . . I have successfully used up all of Blogger / Google's free space to blog. I had to purchase more space last night and wait for it to hit my blog before I could continue. Can you believe it? When I started blogging three years ago I figured you couldn't ever use it all up. I guess all free things run out. So we will continue on with a new subscription to space as google calls it. I enjoy my blog and the ability it gives me to record my family and our journey together in life. I especially LOVE how I have now began the adventure of printing my blog on a yearly basis. It is kind of my new way to scrapbook "us." Once Max started crawling I found it difficult to pull out my closet worth of scrapbooking material. He wanted in it all. I also couldn't bring myself to drop him off with the babysitter to come home and scrapbook. It felt like the two collided. . . .take him to someone else to care and make memories with while I was alone scrapbooking other memories. So scrapbooking lacked while I struggled to figure out a balance. Then our dearest friends began their calling as missionaries at a college campus in Mexico. Amanda came up with the brilliant idea they we could all blog to keep up with each other's daily life. So blogging I began and now I continue as it has answered my dilemma of recording our life. I can quickly download pictures and type up thoughts of the day while the kids nap. I don't have to worry or be stressed about paper, scissors, markers, and stickers. I do miss those days because I love to be crafty, but for now this fits. Sometimes I will slack and play catch up with blogging multiple events at a time, but it eventually gets done. Well, that is my story and now I have to get back to making use of my yearly subscription to "space." Ha! Hope you enjoy and much as I do!
October 7, 2011
What a night!! Thursday a group of thirteen of us dared to the crowds and took our kid-os to Disney on Ice. We had a great time and saw a fabulous show. The kids deserve to be bragged on because they were all so well behaved. I don't think we had any big fits, melt downs, or fights. (We might of had a close moment or two, but none that stick out in my mind.) We started the night by meeting at Chick Fil A for dinner and playtime. Then we headed downtown and over to the show. The show was great, but wathcing our kids faces was the best part. Our crew included (From L-R in the kid picture) Jack with his mom Abby, Kerrigan with her mom Gindy, Emerson with her mom Amanda, Max with his dad Jay, Mary Kate and I, and Carter with his dad Clay. Once inside we met up with Brandi and Madelyn.
Then Kerrigan took her turn in the crown. She didn't know what to think!
At the end of the show all the characters came out to say good-bye.
Beautiful picture of his gorgeous grin as the team headed into overtime. Thank you, thank you for a night we will never forget, especially our little man Max. He is a total Preds Fan now.
September 30, 2011
Friday night we celebrated our nephews' birthdays at Monkey Joe's. In October, Trace will be turning 10 and Ashton 8. Where does time go? The kids all bounced the night away at the local slide and bounce house. The building is cram packed with bouncy things like slide, houses, and obstacle areas. They all had a great time running and playing.
September 17, 2011
Jay and I recently ran our first obstacle course. The "Warrior Dash" was held nearby and a group of us decided to attempt it. I think our group ended up with 12 members. The Warrior Dash was a 3.5 mile run through farmland with 12 obstacles. We climbed walls with ropes, crawled over hay piles, crossed over cargo nets, ran through tires, over cars, slide down fireman poles, jumped over fire, and finally swam through mud. It was SO MUCH FUN! I am so glad we did it and can't wait to do another one. My brothers decided to run the course in costume as you can see in the below pictures. They caught alot of eyes in their cut off daisy duke shorts.
The brave eleven: Amanda, Chance, Ryan, Jess, Jay, Barb, Leigh Anne, Scott, Josie, Jon, & Josh
September 10, 2011Mary Kate and Kerrigan didn't enjoy the slide too much. After a few tosses down by their Daddys, they were both over it. They prefered to be inside sampling the food. Gindy and I tried and tried to get a picture of them both smiling . . . . finally we gave up. I will just post two separate pictures. We all had a great day at Bradyn's Party.