Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Family Cookout

Jeff's brother invited us over for a weenie roast. We had hot dogs, hamburgers, chip & dip, TONS of desserts. Now, Doug has a big backyard - but these pictures show where the kids wanted to play. And they didn't really like waiting for the "big kids" to play pool. Check out Daniel's 80s rolled jeans. He had an "accident" and all we had were these! He, Olivia and Aiden had fun after they got warmed up.

Jena and Will

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Class Reunion Part 2

So here's the night we all got to dress up "fancy" (which I rarely do anymore) and visit without the kids! We enjoyed catching up even more and seeing friends who didn't make it to the picnic. We missed you - Tina, Michelle & Terri! Everyone asked where you were. We had a slide show rolling with old pictures from the 80s - what a hoot! We enjoyed a light, snack dinner and even had purple flash cookies and LO cake!
For those of you who ask, how do you find the time to blog....multitasking. While these pictures were uploading, I was washing clothes, making chili, then folding clothes. It really isn't hard and hope you enjoy reading! Be sure and leave a comment.

Karen, Heather, Deanna, me, Linda and Holly
Mark, Rusty, Matt, Renee, Kelly, Jared
Keith, Jennifer, Barry, Shana
Rusty, Jonathan

Linda, Deanna, Michelle
me and Holly - may have to post the one of us from prom to compare!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Class Reunion Part 1, the picnic

Over Labor Day Weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend my 20th class reunion. I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends, meeting spouses and seeing the adorable little ones. We met at the local park where Deanna & Jenny had the picnic all set with purple and gold table cloths, LO bracelets and watermelon! The kids all played while the adults visited.
It is strange how some people change tremendously and others are just the same, just a little more grown-up! Here's some of the pictures from the picnic. I wish I could have gotten more of everyone's kids, but they were too busy!
Karen, Deanna, Linda & me

Stephanie, Craig and girls

Heather & girls
Rusty, Bill & Mark

Matt & wife, Mark, Bart & daughter, David & son

Joy, Craig, & Stacey

Monday, September 8, 2008

I Am Blessed...

to be married to my best friend. Jeff always tries to make me laugh (even when I don't want it), listens to my ramblings about the kids, school, etc and lets me choose the paint colors for our house! Jeff celebrated his birthday today by taking care of Olivia, who was puney.
We also just celebrated our 8th anniversary last week! We have had a great 8 years and lots to show for it. Wow, it did go by fast.

I love you Jeff! Thank you for being you.

Being "buggy" with Olivia at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Daniel's room, continued

Here's another shot of Daniel's room - with a red D, new curtains and Teris' paintings. What do you think? I've still got the wall with his dresser to go... any ideas?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Now, the Fun Rooms

Olivia has been dying to have her room painted pink. And who knows how long that will last... so her room is now changed from a light, sage green to "petal" pink - picked out by the princess herself. Before and After

Little Miss Decorator also knew that Daniel's favorite color must be blue and his room must be blue. So, we got some big boy furniture and here ya go.

We've got some work to do hanging pictures and such in both rooms. But we are very pleased how the paint turned out. Any suggestions from here? Daniel has a ball theme - we'll be hanging the paintings by Teris soon!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A little paint goes a LONG way

I've been waiting patiently (?) all summer to get the kids' rooms and my kitchen and hallway painted. Here's some before pictures...

And here are the after photos - I hope you can tell how much brighter and cheerier the paint is now. I'll have pictures of the kids' rooms soon!