Friday, July 29, 2011


Sometimes we hang out on the couch watching TV.
In our swim floaties.
With fruit roll-ups spread out on the couch.
Almost naked.
Nothing out of the ordinary about this picture!

Jace begged us to sleep in his floaties.
We finally convinced him to just sleep with them, not to wear them.
I think I better take them swimming today.

I'm off to the waterpark!
Bye friends!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


My amazing mother came to visit last week.
She just might be one of my very favorite people in the entire world. No joke.
Jace and her were like two peas in a pod the entire week.
Like all of us, he was SO sad to see her leave!
In fact, he sobbed in my lap when he woke up and "Gamma" was not here. So sad!
Here is the duo at the Howard County 4-H Fair enjoying the carrousel.
Lemon shake ups, pork tenderloin sandwich, italian sausage, curly cheese fries, 2 hot dogs, 1 corn dog, 1 funnel cake, and 1 apple dumpling with ice cream.
Yup! We did it up right!
Mom, if the fair wasn't enough to entice you to move to Indiana, I'm not sure what is.
Love you!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jesus loves me!

Greg was home to put the boys to bed tonight. We ALL appreciated him being home :)
I love this man. And obviously not for his singing voice. And not because he is a hot dad either.
I love him because of the heart in his hot body :)

So thankful for my 3 tonight!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Forever Friends

Went on a double date last night with these two. No matter what happens with basketball or babies or job changes or life...

They will be our forever friends! So very thankful for their friendship!

Enjoyed an awesome, laughter-filled, no-kid evening out on Wednesday. We headed down to Indianapolis for dinner at Kona Grill, dessert at Coldstone Creamery, a little shopping, and finally, ended the evening off with a little bowling.
We all were happy to get home to our sleeping babies but thoroughly enjoyed the night away.
Can we get something on the calendar again soon, Tiffany?

Bye, friends!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Coffee Crusade

We may or may not have been 15 minutes late for church Sunday because we decided to go through the McDonalds drive-thru and get iced coffee drinks.
And I may or may not have had brain-freeze from trying to slurp that sucker down before we arrived at church. Unsuccessful.
And I may or may not have been embarrassed to show up for church 15 minutes late with my non-fat iced vanilla latte in hand that I hid my drink in my purse :)

This mama needs her caffeine!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


These 3 cuties headed off to the doughnut shop this morning.

Hmm... I wonder if they will choose one with sprinkles?
I'm a glazed-kind-of-girl all the way!
While this mama headed to a coffee shop with one of of her best friends!

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fourth of July!

I experienced my first ever La Porte County Parade on the 4th of July.
The day was beautiful and we had a great time joining Greg in this hometown tradition.
Here are some of the highlights from the day.

Snake guy. Loved seeing snake guy. Who doesn't like to walk around with a snake chillin' on their neck?

And for your viewing pleasure--the belly dancing float. :)
Feather girl :)
My all American boys.

And the annual fly over! How cool!

We had a great time celebrating our country's freedom!
Hope you did too!

Bye friends!

Lightning Bugs

It's been over a year now since we moved to our new home. There are so many things I love about this place, but what I love most of all is the backyard! It's nice to have a safe and private place to send your kids to when you don't feel like cooking dinner with two children hanging on each leg!
One night Jace and I kicked back in his new adirondack chairs (yes, I somehow squeezed my big caboose into those suckers) and chatted. You know, about kid stuff. In the midst of our uber deep kid conversation, he spotted a lightening bug! He was so mesmerized by the little creatures. We had a good ol' time running around chasing the little guys.

He's cute.

He's silly.

But most of all, he's just plain sweet!
Love being his mom!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I know, I know. This update is long overdue! With the combination of a busy summer and a broken camera, my blog updates haven't been as frequent as I would like them.
A few weeks ago we went camping as a family. Ok, for all you REAL campers, it was cabin camping. The only way to camp in my opinion. :)
The boys did great. They loved it. By the time we convinced Jace that we were outdoorsy camping and NOT basketball camping, he was able to relax a little :)
Here's is a little re-cap of our trip. All of the pictures were taken with our cell phones :/
It was nice to have a getaway with my family where we weren't surrounded my noise--ya know like cell phones, internet, TV, etc...? We were all alone with no distractions. Well, except the raccoon that paid us a visit at night.
Here is our fancy shmancy cabin. 2 sets of bunks beds. Two electric outlets. One table. One light. It was perfect!
One of my favorite things about camping--the man does the cooking! Greg made us the most bomb meals!
This little munchkin enjoyed climbing whatever he could find.
And this one couldn't get enough bike rides!
And this mama couldn't get enough of her little boys!
We were able to squeeze in some serious snuggle time.
And of course lots of wrestling!
And more wrestling...

We all had a really GREAT time. We are already talking about going back before the summer is over!
Hope you get a chance to block out the noise and spend some time with your family this summer.

Bye friends!