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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Day Campout

Over Father's Day weekend we took a little camping trip. Our friends Ben and Jessica joined us, and then my parents and my nephew came up. We went to Blue Ridge Reservoir and camped at the Rock Crossing Campground. Thanks so much Amie for introducing us to the area, it's become one of my favorite places.

Although it's not secluded, we decided to camp in a campground because it's one of the only places that fire is permitted. As Amie has said many times, it's one of the best parts about camping. I am so glad we picked the spot, it was great to have bathrooms and water close by and to have a roaring fire!

The weather was beautiful, cool at night and pleasant during the day. Although my parents air mattress bit the dust, everyone slept well and we weren't too cold.

I brought up playdoh, and I'm glad I did, it kept the girl's occupied when we were putting up the tents or cooking.

The other nice thing about the area is the reservoir. We went swimming, sure it was a bit cold, but it felt great. I didnt get any pics of the reservoir because we were swimming. Superfun!

Here are so pics from our trip...

Joe thought this look was rather en-deer-ing.

James and Ben chatting. I like that James has such great guy friends.

Here are some playdoh pics

Then two deer started fighting...

Joey is such an amazing big brother, he is always helpful and Harley always hangs out with her Joe Joe

Another great part of camping is eating!

And hanging out by the fire...

Sophie picked many flowers

Harley and Daddy

We had a great time and I can't wait to go again!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to the best husband and father ever!

And to my Daddy, who I love so so much. He puts up with so much and he's always there for me. I love you Dad!

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Location:Happy Father's Day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Photo shoot

We asked our friend Christine to take some pictures
of the entire clan. Here are some of my favs from that day.

Thanks Christine! You did an amazing job!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break Fever

Spring Break was pretty fun.  I had Emmalee with me for most of the week, so we saved our bigger outings until my days off.

Monday was pretty uneventful.  We spend most of our time enjoying our day and watching That 70's Show on Netflix. 

Tuesday we spent with the Whitings at their house.  The kids and Jessica got into their spool (half spa, half pool, it's small but still a good size).  I'm not posting pics because Jessica would shoot me. 

Wednesday we spent at Wet n Wild.  I got a couple of shots of the baby girls enjoying themselves.  Joey went off on his own and Abby met a random little girl and had a great time with her all day.  It was a bit cold, but because the sun was nice and bright, it was not too bad. 

This was her own pose...yup I'm in BIG trouble!
Thursday we went to the movies and saw Gnomeo and Juliet, using one of Abby's birthday presents.  Well the girls and I did...Joey went and saw Battle LA, because there was "no way I'm seeing that dumb movie."  The movie was so-so but the older girls had fun.  Harley made it halfway through because she had a ton of snacks. (not the best pics)

Friday was a quiet day, although James and I did get to go on our usual date...the gym!  It was a ton of fun, but I'm glad school is back in!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Abby's 9th Birthday

Abby turned 9 on March 10th.  We decided to have her birthday party on March 12th.  I guess everyone decided to go out of town for Spring Break because not that many people came.  Oh, well, she had a great time.  We did Peter Piper and she got to make her own personal pizza...sausage of course!  Again, I only got a few pictures.  *sigh* one day I'll get it!

1000 ticket jackpot!

Cupcakes and ice cream!
Happy Birthday my baby!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Big Girl Bed

Although she's young, I decided to get Harley a big girl bed.  We put it in our room until she's older.  She loves it and even sleeps in it.  Not the whole night yet, but hey, she's a co-sleeper so I'm proud of her! 

We decided to get a car because she loves cars and driving...in fact, any vehicle.  So, basically, Harley was an excellent name choice.

Here she is on her new bed (before we moved it):

And of course, Soph had to join her...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lizard Adventure

James found a lizard when he was working that he brought home.  He brought it for our friend Ben since Ben's pet lizard had passed away.  Ben ended up not taking the lizard, but we had fun with it for a week.

The girl's called the lizard Pascal...after the lizard in Tangled

Sophie was always talking to it

Sophie didn't want the lizard to be lonely, so she drew him a lizard friend.