Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

It's hard not to overshadow Memorial day as just a day off from work or a day full of drinks and BBQ's.

We don't realize how much people really sacrifice for our freedom.

I was really proud to see that Devin went to visit his grandpa's grave site. I love that kid. We are so proud of him and miss Devin so much.

We also love and miss Lloyd. We know that he is above smiling down on us.

Life is BETTER on the LAKE

So one benefit of living out of state is having friends who live in a different state AKA having a place to travel for Holiday Weekends! So when Mike's long lost High School friend invited us to the Lake for the weekend. I was SUPER excited.Who couldn't pass it up. I LOVE DALLAS .  If we don't get transferred back to St. Louis, I hope we get transferred to Dallas.

Mike's friend Adrian is scheduled to sign his life over get married this July. We hadn't had the opportunity to meet his fiance so this was a great opportunity to hang out and get to know her. Which we LOVE LISA! She is absolutely wonderful and we wish the absolute best for them.We can't wait to celebrate their wedding day with them.

AND it was a total BONUS that our great friends TOMMY and TARA we're driving from Houston to meet us. We love seeing them.

Saturday we ate breakfast on the dock and enjoyed some music from this guy.

After we ate we headed to the Party Cove. Which totally reminded me of the Lake of the Ozarks. Sun, Drinks and FRIENDS...Does it get any better than this?

After we were baked in the sun all day we headed to Sneaky Pete's because we just hadn't had enough BEER beverages on the boat. It was a fun place. They had a game room, a pool outside, a band and a outside bar. It was like an adult playground with BEER.

We had a BALL! It was so nice to get away and enjoy some adult fun!

My parents drove down from St. Louis and stayed with Hannah. They were MORE than excited to get some one on one time alone with her. AKA buy her clothes, give her pop tarts for breakfast and give her as much juice as she wanted. I gave Hannah a glass of water this morning and Hannah took one drink and said "Mamma Juice"... I swear you give them an inch and they take a

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

99 Things..Because I'm BORED OUT OF MY MIND

I saw this posted on a random blog that I was stalking came across and I thought I'd take a break from  Pinterest /facebook/ working my hands to the bone!

 The things that are in bold are things that I've done/accomplished/experienced....of course I had to add a little something

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars..not really slept but could have fallen asleep if I wasn't afraid of bugs
3. Played in a band...If you count making a video with my sis @Six Flags. We sang Paula Abdul: Opposites Attract and WORKED IT
4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain... I think it was a was huge and I was in Costa Rica
9. Held a praying mantis...uh no thanks
10. Sang a solo...You're Welcome...I can't carry a tune in a bucket
11. Bungee jumped...No Thanks
12. Visited Paris..maybe one day
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch...I consider tying my shoe strings and art
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning..unfortunately yes! it was TACO BELL, taco supreme with the "NEW (Back then NEW) Red Mountain DEW. It was terrible and I haven't had Taco Bell since.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty...On my Bucket List
18. Grown your own vegetables....YES MA'AM
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France...On My Bucket List
  20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked...I watch WAY too many episodes of 48 Hours. I won't be doing this anytime soon
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill...shh
24. Built a snow fort...I'll never forget building one of these with my dad and sis when we lived in Maine...Those we're the good ole days
25. Held a lamb...Does a lamp chop count :)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a (1/2) Marathon...I've ran a 1/2 and doing it again in Dec
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

  29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person..on the Canadian side. it's ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community..I think...a long time ago on a basketball trip.
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

  39. Gone rock climbing 

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke...I was in the VERY back where the microphone couldn't pick up my voice
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant...I've done it in the drive thru
44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing...Mike has plans to do this on our vacation
 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

  52. Kissed in the rain...yeah right
  53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
 56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching...seen whales while out in the ocean
63. Got flowers for no reason..Mike is a pretty good man
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma..I'm way too chicken
65. Gone sky diving...helz no
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check..who hasn't
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt...working on H's quilt now
73. Stood in Times Square..On my Bucket List
74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job...YES and it was the HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone...Who breaks their hand playing Soccer...THIS GIRL
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle...LOVE RIDING WITH DAD
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person...On my Bucket List
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican

  82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper
  85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve...maybe in College.
86. Visited the White House...BUCKET LIST

  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating..NO WAY
88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone’s life..I tend to think I saved Mike's life..He would have searched high and low for me..blah..blah..blah
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Randomness

Hannah had her first trip to the Nail Salon. We have to get our toes pretty for Summer.

She loved all the attention from the sweet ladies at the salon.

This picture pretty much sums up what we'll be doing most of the summer.
 1. Swing Set
 2. BBQ - Mike in his JORTS I'm sure. Now he wears them JUST to rub my rhubarb. ugh...
 4. POOL and lots of trips to the neighborhood pool.
 5. That little white glow is my husband...He'll be spending lots of time sunbathing to get  ride of that    ridiculous "I'm in DESPERATE NEED of SUN look

Last night H was playing in her room and I had that "she's being a little too quite" feeling. I went and checked on her and she was holding  "BEAR" and soothing him aka light pats on the back. It was so sweet.

Bear must have gotten scared while they were watching POOH....

That's about where H's girlie girl moment stopped. A few minutes later H came out with a daiper, a wipe, and  baby powder and said "Mamma Turd" LOL...

GUESS It's time to start the potty training....

Monday, May 7, 2012



DJ Turn that radio up!!


I can't tell you how hard we laughed, H was getting down...

A little "Deep Shoulder Action"


I'm pretty sure she was "backing it up here".but in a nice...polite girlie way

Showing a little "wheels on the bus..go round and round" move

That's all folks...


We had a lot going on this weekend in STL. (dinner, Hannah's pictures, bachelor party, pizza party, school visits with Aunt Leslei, shopping, delivering Devin's car, margarita's...I was exhausted before we left) I originally thought I'd stay home and enjoy a peaceful weekend with just me and H, but then I couldn't resist seeing all of my friends and family. SO I loaded Red Rocket and hit the road
With Manny included. WAS I CRAZY? He actually did really well, and so did Hannah. ME...not so much...5 hours of Barney will drive anyone crazy.

I love going home, it's exhausting but SO WORTH IT. We don't stop from the minute we get there.
We took H to Happy Joe's one night. It was so fun seeing Stacey, Madi,Lauren, Devin and Amber.
After pizza (and a little beer) we went to THE MOST AMAZING ICE CREAM IN THE WORLD...aka

OF course we had to go RUIZ and see our love RACHAEL and have a few Margarita's

WE saw TEE-TEE Lauren. I love this picture. We love our LAUREN

Can't forget MA...apparently HARVEY was a little sweet on MA

Hannah and MA...

We also got to visit Aunt Leslei in her class room. Hannah LOVE it and all of her toys. H especially loved PETE THE CAT.. That is definitely going on the birthday list.

On our last day we spent some time with Grandma. 4 Generations here.

We ended our weekend with Devin. and he ended his weekend with a car. I'm still in shock that he is driving. We miss him and love him so much.