Monday, October 20, 2014

July to September in Pictures

We brought in July celebrating the arrival of Kate's newest baby! So excited for them! 
July 4 weekend at Lake Eufaula! 
We had a play date at Crystal Brodges with the Woodys and Smiths. So thankful for these friends! 
We visited the Eberharts in KC the second weekend of July. Always fun with them! 
The Smiths treated us to a fine dinner al fresco. It was so lovely! 
There was a whole lot of neighbor visiting this summer. We love this neighborhood and the new friends we have here! 
Dance class started in July...they loved it! 
Happy birthday Melanie! We had a fun double date night to celebrate my sweet friend! 
Sweet girls at church. I love that they have so many friends to grow up with! 
Last day of dance class! They loved having Kiley come watch! 
Kiley and her family brought us these Frozen t-shirts from Disney World! 
Tim McGraw concert at the AMP with Betsy, Molly, and Becca. It was SO crowded but understandably so because the concert was AMAZING! 
One of the weekends in August we camped with Ree and Papa! So fun! 
Then came to their house for a couple more nights and had lots of swimming fun with Carter and Keeli! 
Carter turned 5 on August 18. How is this possible?!?! 
The girls first day of school was August 19th and 20th. They are loving their school, teachers and new friends! 
And, we carpool with the Harrises because they live only 0.6 miles from us. These three have formed a special little bond. I love it! I also love them living so close!!!
Some fresh bounty from our garden, these green beans were delicious too! 
For Labor Day we went camping with my family as usual. It was my favorite trip yet. Hot, sunny, and lots of family! Kati and I also threw a baby shower for our sister in law, Jaimee! 
Random dinner date with my girls. Caroline....
Kraft gave away tickets to see Jake Owen at the AMP. Thanks for the food and music! Oh, and Kiley was there! 
Oh, we bought a trampoline, yay! 
We also camped at Lake Spavinaw with the Cobbs. Pretty area but gross campground! 
Some neighbors invited us to their company festival complete with bounce houses, funnel cakes and sno-cones. Little kid heaven, I tell ya! 
Fun random family night with the Adams and Harrises! Have I mentioned how happy I am that Amy and her family live 0.6 miles away from me? :)
Caroline has been the queen of sass when the camera comes out...see exhibits A, B, C and D below. 
The last few days of September were BUSY! My friend Shannon and I drove to KC to visit the new Ikea! We also stopped by to see the 10 day old Abigail! 
Special thanks to Sarah Crawford for keeping my girls that afternoon! 
The next night we went to the Avett Brothers concert with the Hoyles and Harrises. 
Then Saturday morning I hosted a baby blessing for Trinity Grace's newest members, Eli and Asa! 
We also went to the Right Choices Corn Maze in Missouri. Mom, Kati, Carter, Keeli, and the Woodys all joined us. We had so much fun. And there were about two hours of no fighting among the kids. Woohoo! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Long time no blog...

It's been a while, huh? I'm on a mission to be a better blogger's a recap of the last 5+ months! Mostly in pictures! 

Sarah's 4th birthday was a date for pizza and Build-A-Bear. I let her choose one friend to have a sleepover with and she chose her bestie Jude. I love their little friendship! 
Sometime in April, Daniel killed a big Tom! 
And, of course we spent a lot of time at the square! 
Sarah and Jude with their BSF teachers, Ms. Tammy and Ms. Jackie. Such amazing women! 
In May we got to have Keeli over for a few nights! During her visit, Laura and Dathan also came to visit. We had a blast! 
The Popeye face made it's debut! 
SJ played tee-ball. This was much better than basketball because the Woodys and Hoyles were there! 
This strawberry picking was fun! 
We had the Hogans and Betsy come for a night in May! We loved showing off the square and our favorite ice cream place. 
The day after our family visit we left for our 3rd annual beach trip. It. Was. Amazing!! 
The day after our return, Caroline turned 3! Whattt??
Kiley treated her to a mani/pedi. Note the popeye face in it's most natural state...ha! 
Keeli turned 2! 
SJ had a big summer! She learned how to do 50+ piece puzzles without help! 
SJ also got her ears pierced! Such a big girl! 
June also brought a visit by the Lutzs! Always a special time with these friends! 
That same week the Eberharts also visited! We love having friends come visit! 
One of my besties turned 30! Welcome to the club, Kate!!
My brother in law, Darin, also turned 30!!! Kati threw a great surprise party!  
That same weekend we got to visit the Pickerings at their lake house. The girls each reeled in a fish! 
And, that's a recap of the end of April, all of May and all of June. I'll try to post some July-September pics later this week!