Tuesday, August 31, 2010

immediately added to my playlist

While keeping up on one of my daily blogs (aka - working), I watched this video on my all time favorite blog and had a hard time not jumping out of my seat. Good thing the earphones I have on are connected to my computer to keep me in my seat. Enjoy!

Steam Show 2010

Every year we look forward to the Steam Show in Edgar. This year was no different. Good food, good company, and lots of flea marketing.

A couple photos of the flea market. After a couple isles of endless clutter goodies, everything looks the same. I spied those 2 adorable kindergarten chairs and had to have them. They're waiting patiently in the living room now for a desk at the old new house.

Then there were these dolls waving us good-bye Sunday night. For the sake of sleeping soundly at night, none of these dolls came home with us.

Lia and Tayt made friends with a gentleman next to the Smith Brothers booth, and he and his wife were making ropes. By the end of the weekend, all my children had made their own ropes. This huge thing he called a monkey fist. Very neat looking deal-a-ma-bob. :)

And last but not least, the kids always remember the pony rides.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

the end in sight

Sunday turned out to be a very HOT day at the ball diamond and the kids and I tried to stay out of the sun as best we could. We also tried to watch the game as best we could. As you can see, we may not have been completely focused on watching the game. I can feel the softball season coming to an end but I will control my excitement and prepare for the football season that is already in full swing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

second camping attempt

This last weekend we attempted the camping thing for the second time this summer. It was a rather last minute decision but since it was only 1 night, I figured we could pull it off. Silly me, I didn't look at the forecast but apparently God loves us and it was beautiful. Despite the bone chilling night, all was very pleasant.

Saturday after Peyton's game we finished packing, made a stop at the grocery store, and headed north. In forgetting the bathroom bag, we had to make another stop one-quarter of the way but we made it before the sun went down and got some time in the water. Dave was ahead of the kids and me playing ball and setting up the camper but he joined us later for supper.
Sunday morning fog - taken from the end of the dock

enjoying the beautiful Sunday morning
afternoon pontoon ride - enjoyed by everyone :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

and the pigskin begins

Let this be a warning that the pigskin has begun. And there will most likely be millions numerous posts of Peyton playing. He's so close to a pro this year that at his game Saturday (also first game of the year) we could hear him shouting out orders to the other players from the stands. While I thought this was a tad comical, Dave... not so much. They might have words. :)

Although you can't see it very well in the photo below, Peyton is the kid on the ground making the AWESOME tackle. Yeah! I even whistled and was the inappropriately excited mother after this play. Give me a break though... he tackled the kid after quite a gain, from the other side of the field, close to the 10 yard line. He rocks!

Friday, August 20, 2010

feliz cumpleanos

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, cards, and gifts! I appreciate all of it :) It was a very nice day. Much thanks to Casey for the adorable business card holder from Etsy. Adorable!

I'm around 5 months in this pregnancy so included that wonderful shot.

Lots of progress was made on the old new house yesterday so I had to see for myself. Much to my suprise, HALF the windows are in. I'm very pleased about that! The Man in Charge gave me 1-1/2 to 2 weeks to get my  painting done. Let the madness begin. I gasped at the idea that doors would also be installed... see them... right there in the second photo! Yes... excited! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The BEATLES birthday song

Okay, who doesn't love the Beatles. Granted, I had to stop myself from exiting half way through the video buttt... thanks to my second cousin (I think) for sending me this video in celebration!


"...We are to give them the recognition they deserve for their God-given authority. We are to respect and esteem and value and prize them as gifts from God."  ~Greg Laurie

In an e-mail this morning that I try to read daily, I was reminded to give credit where credit is due. I just want to thank my wonderful parents for raising me up "right" and everything they have done for me. I'm not sure what I would do without them in my life. Most of the credit for me making it to ... AHEM... twenty nine... is given to them. I love you Mom and Dad! :)

I woke up to the red roses this morning :) And Dave brought home red, pink, and yellow roses for our anniversary. Nine.
Mom would call me "spoiled" but I consider it ... blessed. This guy just never stops! And he knows better than anyone that he's stuck with me in this forever. Forever.

pigskin season

Even though Peyton's baseball career just ended for the summer, football allowed for no breaks and he started those practices the week after baseball ended. Last night were the first scrimmages. This being his third year, he's getting more involved and actually catches the ball. VERY exciting! Our all star made one interception, one huge tackle, and completed one catch for gain of yards last night... progress!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

mosquito aftermath

After the long day in the water on Saturday, the kids fell asleep almost immediately on the way home. Tayt was the first to fall asleep and was asleep before we made it out of the park. We didn't notice until we were home getting pajamas on that he had been almost eaten alive by the mosquitos. Apparently he wasn't sprayed down AFTER his shirt was removed. Oops. No worries. He's still alive, but it was quite the array of nibbles on his back.

In falling asleep, Tayt missed out on the giant pink elephant at one of the local gas stations. Reminded all of us of our trips out west and seeing the giant buffalo. Photos had to be taken :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

discombobulated by toads, ducks, and mosquitos

This last weekend we traveled almost 3 hours south of our home to visit with some family we don't get to see very often. Our last family reunion was in 1992 so things were a little different this time. I remembered a lot of the adults and I guess now I might be considered one of those adults, but I'm not sure I feel that way some times.

I was taking some photos of the "cousins" and after they were finished, Austyn says "Mom, MOM! Take my picture." Of course. I have no idea where she got this charisma, but this pose was thought up all on her own.
Jake and Dave, our co-chefs for the afternoon.
Lia and her toad, and numerous games of corn hole.

After my obnoxious hillbilly directing, we were able to get this lovely bunch lined up for a group shot of "cousins." This reassures me even more that I was not meant to be that photographer who lines people up for group shots. I'd much rather do the candid shots of everyone laughing and not even noticing me running around getting those great moments... yeah... whatever kind of photographer that is... and I use the term "photographer" extremely loosely.
Hey you, you... all the way on the left... be happy, it's family time :)
I had a great time getting to know this bunch a little better. This spry bunch is just a smidge younger than myself and I feel like we all had a great time.
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