Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Birthday, A Road Trip, and SOLD

The "birthday boy" on birthday morning enjoying cinnamon rolls and his new present!
enjoying his other gifts at his party in Asheville, NC eating yummy pizza and LOVING his cupcake!

Blake pretty much had a birthday weekend. He actually was a little sick, but was a trooper and had a fun time being the center of attention. We love our Blakers!

We had a lot of fun in Asheville. We watched my beautiful cousin graduate high school, took walks, went to the park and just have a wonderful time being with my aunt ellen, meg and Anna.

taking the dogs for a walk(the kids LOVED the dogs) and enjoying the amazing view
Just having fun playing at the park!

more fun at the park (can you see Karly's grump face in the smaller pic)

On the way from Asheville we went through Chimney Rock, NC. We had a lot of fun climbing on the rocks and walking around the river. Only Kaleb and Hailey fell in:) It was so much fun.

Everyone getting their feet wet

We had such a fabulous time on our trip. I love being with my family. Thank you Aunt El for letting us stay with you, you're the BEST!!

Hmmm, what could SOLD mean?? WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!!!! After 10 long months we finally did it. Everything closed on the 21st and we are so happy. Our agent was a friend of mine that I a grew up with and she was great and we really are so thankful we worked with her.

Thursday, May 20, 2010



Thanks for bringing lots of smiles to our family! We love you so much!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Good Times

We have had a busy and fun week.....
Last Saturday:
Hailey had another t-ball game and did great. She loves running the bases and tries to slide every time. It was so hot that day, but she goes right out and does her best.

After the game we got ready to head out to Holly Springs to celebrate Derek's birthday. I just have to say that my older brother Derek is AWESOME!! He is very caring and always willing to help out when needed. He is such a great example to me. He is a wonderful father to his children, a super fun uncle to my kids, and again an AWESOME brother to me. Love you Derek, our family is lucky to have you!

We had a really fun time at the party with the family. We all got together to play Beatles Rock Band, and it was a blast! This was the first time I had ever played Rock Band, and of course now I want it. Hailey loved to sing and Kaleb loved the drums. Stephen did great on the guitar and singing. I think my favorite was the drums.

Mothers Day was great! My husband and kids totally spoil me and I love it! I am so thankful to be a mom. It is very challenging at times, but also very rewarding and I am blessed to have such wonderful kids. We had a nice big dinner with everyone including Amber's parents. The husbands got the meal together and it was delicious, steak, potatoes, salad, and rolls, with a yummy chocolate pie for dessert!

Stephen and I celebrated 8 fantastic years together. We had a nice evening out to the Cheesecake Factory and then Stephen surprised me with my favorite dessert, cookie cake, that we ate by candlelight outside at North Hills. He is so romantic and sweet! It was a fabulous anniversary I look forward to spending eternity with my handsome hubby!
Kaleb had a field trip to a Amante's Pizza. The kids all got to make their own pizza's. He loved it, and I loved it to b/c we got to eat pizza and they have the best pizza. Every Monday is kids night, so we will probably go back for an FHE.

We be jammin! My mom, Amber, and I (with some help by the kids and Stephen) made a whole bunch of delicious strawberry jam. This was awesome, the house smelled like sweet berries and it was fun to be with everyone. I love strawberry jam season.

Whoa! That was a lot, but I hope you made it all the way through:) This week is a busy one as well, so hope you come back for more updates.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I have been married 8yrs. to the most wonderful, kind, hardworking, loving, strong, handsome, thoughtful, and AMAZING man!!!

two young kids in love

still two "young" kids in love

I love you, Stephen!!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I am pretty sure that I know the two most amazing mothers...

My mom is just absolutely fabulous. She has taught me so many wonderful things and I treasure the time we get to spend together. She works so unbelievably hard for the family and I am so proud to be her daughter. I love you mom!

My mother-in-law Elaine is wonderful. I still don't know how she raised 10 kids!! I can barely handle 4. I don't get to spend a lot of time with her, but when we are together she is such an example of love and kindness. She is a great mother and I am thankful to be apart her family.

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Few First's

Hailey had her first T-ball game and did great!

Kaleb gave Blake a bath for the first time, and says "Mommy this is my first time giving a baby a bath! You have to take a picture!"

Karly buckled her seat belt for the first time all by herself!! Making things a little bit easier for mommy:)

Blake has learned how to go downstairs and out doors left open by the kids, sorry no picture of this b/c I am usually trying to catch him as he runs outside.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Park... again

Well, I didn't blog last week because in my mind I can't blog without pictures( I know crazy), and I didn't take any. This week we went to the park a couple of days and I actually brought my camera on only one of the days, but at least I remembered:) Hailey has her first t-ball game tomorrow, and we are excited about that. I am finishing up my basketball season this month, and I hoping that we win our tournament game tomorrow. Other than that not much is going on. May will be pretty busy so I hope to be able to remember it all. I am going to try and post a few things during the week, but we'll see how it goes;)

Ok, enjoy the pictures of my super cute kids and our adorable friend Delainey who went to the park with us.

what are you looking at??

oh, the geese with the babies