Thursday, July 31, 2008

Never Going Back To Okay

I promised Tim this video would not end up on YouTube, but my blog is another story. I cannot tell you how much I love this video. It is a great combination of cute and funny!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Camp Family

Since both my mom and sister in law beat me to the post, you can read each version of the trip. I'll spare you all the details of my version, but give you a few of my favorite memories.
  • Mom & Dad taking Elise to camp and Tim & I joining later (it was the nicest & quietest drive)
  • Riding ATVs in the rain with Tim and my dad (racing in the rain is totally fun)
  • Riding ATVs with Tim at dusk (totally romantic and fun)
  • Watching Elise, Rocket and Roxanne play NICE together (see a memory without an ATV)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Camp Cuddles

6 adults
7 children (ages 13-3)
1 infant (6 weeks old)
1 tent
1 pop up camper
1 truck bed camper
2 ATV's
2 dirt bikes
1 jeep

How to Prepare:
Take three sets of good friends and set a date for camping, but the not the place. It adds a little more fun if location is added last minute! Pick one couple to go early and choose the perfect spot, big enough for everyone, trails to ride, and of course water and mud for the kids to play. Wait, wait and wait for the other families to arrive, but have fun naming the weekend "Camp Cuddles" where kisses and huggles abound. Survive the first night of rain with the best attitudes possible while everyone prays for sun in the morning. Praise God for wonderful sunshine which gives everyone a chance to play the away. Pack up the next day after a slow breakfast with wonderful conversation and go home completely exhausted, but completely content.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Anniversary Plan A, B and C

Plan A:
Tim and I "planned" (we talked about a few ideas one night) to go out for dinner and a movie leaving Elise with the babysitters (grandparents). Due to our great planning both sets of babysitters had plans of their own! We are still in shock that they had plans of their own, and they don't just sit around waiting to hang out with their granddaughter!

Plan B:
We still wanted to keep the original plan to do dinner and a movie, but we decided to do it as a family... ah how romantic! I found Horton Hears a Who playing at the $1.50 movie theater and I had coupons for Chick-fil-A. For being Plan B, it was a great night. We got a milkshake, an ice cream cone and dinner for all of us for only $9.41. Even the movie was truly enjoyable for everyone. It was a great way to celebrate where eight years of marriage had brought us..... one great family!

Plan C:
This really wasn't planned as much as a great surprise gift. Tim's parents arrived back into town and offered to watch Elise while Tim and I enjoyed an anniversary date! We arrived only to find out that Elise was going to stay the night and we had the rest of the night to ourselves. It was a wonderful evening. We had our favorite subs from JJ's (Jimmy John's), ice cream from BJ velvet freeze, then watched a movie at home. It was so much fun just to hang out the two of us. We talked, shared, questioned, laughed and celebrated where we have been in eight years of marriage and where the next eight and more will bring us.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Goofy Girl & A Goofy Grandma

Losing It

The following items are missing from my home. Would some please return them or tell me where to find them?
1. scrapbook paper case FULL of paper
2. digital camera case and battery charger
3. library book

Top three reasons it bugs me these items are missing
1. My house is not that big!
2. Although I still have a digital camera with a battery neither are working without the charger!
3. I hate paying fines for something that could have and should have been avoided!

PS Praise- Happiness is finding the book (under a shirt) by my night stand. Is it wrong that I would have preferred to have found #1 and 2 more?