Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer 2008

I can't believe how fast our summer came and went. I have mixed feelings about starting back to school next week. Here are a few photos from our summer. I wish I had a pic of the girls with Sue-Sue because their two week visit with her was one of the major highlights of their summer!

Meredith enjoyed her first season of "fast pitch" softball. I don't know how much she actually learned about the game, but she sure did love all the socializing in the dugout!!! ;)

The girls went to camp ( where they had cute counselors)!!!

Noah finished his first season of tball. He LOVED his medal and trophy. PROUD BOY!

Lots of fun times at the pool:

Noah even learned to swim:

Beach Trip:

My favorite part was sitting in the shade with a book!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Home Again....

Our family just got home last night from a little vacation to the beach. We had a nice time. The kids swam, played at the beach, we went out to eat a bunch, shopped a little ( just school stuff), watched two movies together ( 'College Road Trip' which was hilarious and 'Horton Hears a Who'), ate tons of M & M's, and just relaxed. I didn't bring my laptop so it was a very nice break from normal life. Of course, the saying is true...there is no place like home. I was quite happy to get back to my own bed and pillow. The kids have been playing non-stop today with their friends and I managed to get to Kroger and fill a cart with tons of food since we had no groceries! Greg is still "on vacation" until Monday, so we will continue to relax this weekend. I need to upload some pictures, so check back! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Three weeks from tomorrow....

my summer will be over. The twins will head back to school and be 5th graders! I can't believe they have only one more year in elementary school. Another big milestone is that next year at this time, I will be preparing Noah for Kindergarten! WOW! Our summer has just flown by. I have tried hard to enjoy every moment! I think my favorite thing has been not having to get up at 5:30am. Anyway, we are going on a little trip next week and then we will come home to buy backpacks and get into a routine again. The fun just keeps on coming at our house! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Richard Armitage Video

OK...if you are not a fan of this man or show....here is a reason to be. Is he not absolutely adorable and charming? He is currently my very favorite actor! Yes, I have a thing for Brits!!! I personally feel they blow American actors out of the water! PS...The episode that he refers to being his favorite scene just happens to be my favorite!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Laughter is great medicine....

I have said it before, but I absolutely LOVE spending time with a friend. I don't have tons of them, but the ones I do have are incredibly special. Last night, I went out with my friend C and we just had a lovely time. I have known C for almost 12 years. I met her when I was pregnant with the twins and our daughters are only a month apart. She correctly pointed out to me that she has visited me in every state that we have moved to. She even flew out to CO! Now that is a true friend...:) ! Anyway, we go way back and I never get tired of her company. We talk and laugh and it is just great. Last night, we ate at P.F. Changs. Oh the food was DELICIOUS and it was so nice to talk to an adult after being home all week with Noah. We were laughing so hard that I am sure the waiter thought we were NUTS ( & I only had ONE glass of wine). After dinner, we walked around at the new little shopping area that is right across the street. We ended up sitting on a bench outside talking until it grew dark! Two weeks ago, I got to spend time with Christy and then this week it was with C. I am blessed to have wonderful friends that I can laugh with! It truly does feed the soul! :)