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Weekend fun
May 25, 2009, 9:54 pm
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We had lots of fun with the Trooks this weekend . . . Nothing like spending a long weekend with best friends.

So the last picture is one when we got home.  I was trying to get Mikaela to smile and I asked her where Jason was . . . this was her reaction – typical!


dancing princess
April 25, 2009, 9:51 pm
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Here’s a few pics of Riley dancing.  She had ballet every Saturday for the past couple of months.  The other little girl is Meg.

Easter, Star Wars and Best Friends
April 20, 2009, 9:50 pm
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So I’m a little over a week late in getting our Easter pics up, but it’s been a crazy week!  Plus our very best friends, the Trooks came over this weekend, yea!!  The kids watched Star Wars over and over and over . . .   Not many words on this blog, but lots of pics.

Happy Birthday . . . again
March 19, 2009, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Life

Ok.  On the last post, I said that our lives weren’t interesting enough to blog about.  I shouldn’t have said that – it came back to bite me.

So, for Kevin’s 30th birthday we decided to take a nice, long weekend trip to Fredericksburg.  The weekend started out great.  My parents came down to watch the girls and early Friday morning we headed out.  All was going so well.  The cabin I rented was quaint and included a lovely view of two very large bulls, some cows and horses.  It also had a couple of cats that hung around the front door.  We toured Fredericksburg over the next 2 days – shopping, eating and visiting wineries.  It was a very nice birthday trip . . .  until . . .

We were driving home Sunday afternoon when my arm starting itching.  I didn’t think much of it, but it finally started bothering me more and more.  I pulled up the sleeve to my polar fleece and found 30+ whelps on both arms.  No idea what they were.  Kevin stopped to pick up some benadryl for me, but that only knocked me out – didn’t help the bumps at all.  The arm itching continued on the way home, but it wasn’t until we got home that I noticed that these whelps were all over my body!  My hips, my legs, my stomach, my arms – everywhere!  Kevin thinks all this is funny, by the way.  So Monday morning, in agony from the itching and general pain of the whelps, I go to the doctor.  I’m still thinking I’ve had an allergic reaction to something.  Doc says, that’s not a reaction – those are bites.  From what I asked.  She said, can’t tell, but more than likely fleas or bed bugs!! Oh my gosh!

As much as a germophob as I try not to be – this thoroughly creeped me out.  I told Kevin that he needed to call the cabin and tell them what happened.  Again, he thinks this is all pretty funny.  That is until that evening when he finds whelps all over his hips too!  Not so funny now.  I’ve never seen him clean so much in my life – we stripped sheets, covers, you name it.  And now he’s a bit more peeved at the cabin owners.  Hmm, wasn’t as worried when it was just me.

Long story short, the cabin owners don’t think it’s their fault.  They say the bed is new and hyper-allergenic.  But I say those cats brought fleas in the house and left them as a parting gift on my clothes.  The owners are willing to refund one night as a peace offering, but only after I sent pictures and the doctor’s note.

Happy Birthday, again.

I suddenly feel old . . .
February 28, 2009, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Life

So this post will be and update over the last, oh, 4 months.  I know, I am not the best at keeping up with this.  Between the busyness of our lives and the absence of excitement, I don’t have much to write about . . . that is until yesterday.

As you may know, yesterday was Kevin’s birthday – his 30th for those of you who are counting!  For several weeks, we have been anticipating the first parent’s night out at our church (this is definately one thing we miss about Lubbock).  We were lucky enough that PNO happened on on Kevin’s birthday.  I was at the house getting dressed for dinner and Kevin went pick the girls up from school so we could drop them off at the church.  I heard the garage door open and I went to help get them into the house.  As I opened the back door, I see the car flying into the garage with all windows rolled down and Riley is SCREAMING in the back seat.  I run over to her side, still not knowing what going on and yank her out of the car.  Kevin throws the car into park and yells out that Riley sprayed mace in her face!  Kevin had a mace pen in his coat pocket and she had somehow gotten it out and was curious enough to spray it.  So after 20 minutes of crying and pouring milk in her eyes, she finally quieted down and let us look at her red, swollen eyes.  We were lucky that she just got some of the mist from the spray and it wasn’t a direct hit.

Needless to say, the birthday dinner didn’t start out like we thought . . . nothing like explaining to the church nursery why Riley’s eyes looked the way they did.  I don’t expect to get the best parent award this year.

But back to the title – it has just hit me this evening that I am married to a 30 year old!  Makes me feel old too . . .

November 1, 2008, 10:13 pm
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So I decided to be “Super Mom” this year and made the girl’s costumes.  The adventure started off well.  I bought the fabric and pattern a month ago, but with our busy lives, I ran out of weekends. So this week was CRAZY!  I spent every evening frantically sewing tiny outfits.  Kevin was great during the whole thing.  He did dishes, laundry and baths for the girls.  The girls’ had a carnival at their school on Friday morning so I had to be completely done Friday morning.  After working all night, I had to give up at 3:00 a.m. because I couldn’t thread my needle any more . . .   Anyway, I’ve resolved to never, never make another costume.  I figure that Wal-mart is good enough next year.

long time
August 14, 2008, 8:29 pm
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So we haven’t written in a long time and that’s mostly because not much has happened, at least not enough to write about.

Kevin started working for the church and ABSOLUTELY loves it. He has many projects already and is being pulled in several different directions. He is making great connections with our youth Pastor, which will lead into us helping out with the youth when school starts. It’ll be a lot of fun and a big change for us.

Work is work for me. Busy as always, but good.

The girls are happy and heathly. Mikaela is still not walking, but getting very close. Riley is going to swim lessons twice a week. It’s parent-tot lessons, so it’s been very interesting. She is doing well, but I think the next lessons will be without me . . .