Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I had been looking forward to going to camp with our teens and the day we were to leave, well a stomach virus hit me and I had to stay home. I seriously, don't remember being so sick. It was quite chaotic trying to figure out if I could go, if I should fly up the next day, if my husband should stay with me. Ugh! I was truly disappointed. I was looking forward to being spiritually encouraged during the week, being kidless for a week, hanging out with my husband and SIL and BIL for the week, getting to know our teens better, and well, just having fun. I still have no idea why God allowed this stomach virus to hit. Maybe it was to have me pray more for our teens, maybe it was to make me stop and rest. I still am not 100%. It's been great for my waist line. I've lost 5 lbs. I'm looking forward to having an appetite again and gaining all my strength back.
Gabe & Jadyn loved all the game time and movie watching they got.
Mark was good about sending me pics of MJ. He loves camp!
On Thursday which is family reunion day at camp, I wore my youth group shirt so I could at least be with them in spirit.
Friday, July 11, 2014
We had a fun morning celebrating Cow Appreciation Day and 7/11! If you dress like a cow, you get a free meal at Chick-fil-A.
Look at my adorable calves. I thought Job would be pulling his spots off and taking his ears off, but he was so excited about being a "cow" he kept it all on and kept checking himself out in the mirror.
Mj said I was embarrassing him with my cow costume - Oh my! I guess we are nearing those teen years aren't we? I had fun being THAT embarrassing mom! =)
On the way home, we de-cowed ourselves and enjoyed free Slurpees at 7-11 to celebrate it being 7/11!!
So now we are all very full. Time to sleep off all the junk food! ;)
Monday, July 7, 2014
Well, more like it was yanked out of her mouth! ;) She's been so anxious to get that wiggly tooth out. Last night at a friend's bday party, her friend Emma said she could pull it out. So after a few minutes of this.....
She came over to us looking like this! Her first tooth is out!
She was so proud of her baby tooth in her baggie and the hole in her little mouth. She looks so different. My baby girl is growing up!
We had a fun Independence Day! Our day started by surprising the kids and taking them to see "How to Train Your Dragon 2". We all loved it!
Job & Sydney decided to wrestle Gabe to waste some time.
Jules & Jadyn in their matching outfits.
Mj had fun finding golf balls all over the place.
And then finally the fireworks began! They were amazing!
What a privilege to live in America. I love this country and the freedom we have here.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Last Wednesday we loaded up the rental minivan with 3 healthy kids and 1 kid who was throwing up and pretty miserable and headed for the long trip to Pa to see my brother-in-law get married.
Poor Gabe was so sick. Thankfully, it only lasted a day and a half and he was feeling better by the time we go to Pa.
Friday morning we spent hanging out with cousins. The kids were pumped that Aunt Julie had popsicles!
Friday night was rehearsal night. My kids loved catching lightning bugs. One of the things we miss in Miami. Gabe doesn't remember lightning bugs cause he was so little when we moved, but he sure knows what they are now! He loved catching them.
Jadyn remembered how much fun catching lightning bugs was.
I got some cuddles in with my niece Zoe at the Rehearsal, too.
Saturday afternoon we headed over to the bride's grandma's house to get dressed. Isn't she a beautiful flower girl?
I could not handle the cuteness of Job in his bow tie! Seriously, he was the cutest boy at the wedding!
Flower girls pics with the bride and groom.
Jadyn and Uncle Benny take a moment to be serious together. I think Gabe's embarrassed by them.
My beautiful family of 6! We clean up good! ;)
The wagon was a crowd pleaser while we waited for the wedding to begin.
Jadyn did a great job carrying her balloons up the aisle.
Getting ready to let the balloons go when the bride and groom kiss.
There they go!
Cannot believe it's been almost 13 years since this handsome man and me said, "I do."
Job loved pulling the wagon around.
Gabe decided to take a ride in the wagon.
Pics with Uncle Seth
On Sunday we went to our former church in Pa. These guys were pretty excited to be reunited!
Back at the grandparents the cousins make a mess with hotwheel cars.
These cousins taking a break from some serious hide and seek fun.
We took the kids to Chocolate World. Poor Uncle Timmy didn't realize Job has a death grip! LOL
Job loved the singing cows!
We let Uncle Benny take the kids in his own car!
Our attempt at a cousin pic!
Saying good-bye to Papa!
We drove straight through and we were a little nervous that at 2 am this guy was wide awake climbing all over the van. Thankfully, he fell right back to sleep and slept the last 5 hours of the trip.