Saturday, May 31, 2008


So Wednesday, I spent the day at the zoo with the boys I nanny for. After nap we were all sitting on the floor looking at pictures from our outing on Matt's computer. I was having they boys name the animals as we went through, which can be kind of difficult for a 4 & 2 year old when the pictures include things like wart hogs, meerkats, etc. One other thing that can be confusing is the names of all the animals in the cat family. So they are doing pretty well and we come across the picture of all the lions lying under the trees and I ask the 4 year old what it was. He looks and yells "Leprechauns!!" I think he meant Leopard, but one can't be sure I guess. Needless to say, Matt & I burst out laughing. He laughed too although he didn't catch on to why we were laughing. I think we need to work on naming our animals............... Maybe that means another trip to the zoo! :-)

Thursday, May 29, 2008


So we went to my friend Lisa's, daughter's soccer game tonight...
I took some pictures while we were there..
This was by far our favorite!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Our trip to the Zoo...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bowling with Toddlers...

So the answer is Yes, we are crazy!
Maggie, Matt, and I took the 4 boys bowling today!
It was so much fun! It was hard to take turns,
but after awhile they got the hang of it!
There were a few times we didn't think the balls
would make it down the lane,
but somehow they always did!
Enjoy the pictures!!!!!

Throwing the Ball...

I did it!!!!!!

"I did it!" notice his ball isn't even half way down the lane...

Waiting for my ball...

Don't lose your head!!!!

Watching the pins fall!

"knock them down"

Planet Heros were great entertainment while the other kids were bowling!

Granny shot!

Man This Bowling thing makes me tired!

Memorial Day BBQ

For Memorial day we had a big BBQ at my Aunt and Uncle's house... We had a blast!!!!

Dad showing off his muscles!

Mom didn't want her picture taken with the beer bottle!

Shari showing off her skills...

Me and my "Tree Frog!"

Meggie & I

Me and My "Nelly Noodle"

Kissy Kissy!

Shari Loves Chocolate!

One Big Piggy Back Ride!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

These were both signs that we saw on our honeymoon! They both made us laugh!

**Update: Everyone wants to know where we saw these the
top one was on the walkway to the beach in Marco Island FL.
The no restroom sign was at a store called Del Sol.
(In Naples FL) If you have never been to a Del Sol store
you should check out their website! They have some cool stuff!**

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Honeymoon Memories...... the G rated version!

So, a year ago tomorrow Matthew and I left for our amazing honeymoon! The picture above was taken on our first night there. We went to South Beach on Marco Island to watch the sunset! Wasn't it spectacular?????? Not only did God paint the sky amazingly beautiful that night, we also got to see dolphins playing out in the water! It was incredible!
I know I talk about my husband a lot, and if you get sick of hearing about it... read someone else's blog... ;-) I guess the fact is, I am so thankful that I have such an amazing best friend! Thanks again Matthew for being such a wonderful husband! I love you more than you will ever know!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Margarita anyone?????

So last week they boys and I took a day trip to the Arboretum. We went with some of our friends. The oldest boy I take care of and the oldest that Maggie takes care of had a conversation while waiting outside the bathrooms for Maggie... It went something like this...

One of the golf cart things drove by with a man in it and the boys started talking...
J: Is that a Margarita truck?
G: Yeah, I think it is!
J: I'll take a Margarita! On the rocks!
G: Yeah, a Margarita on the rocks, with Salt!!!!

What exactly do you say to that??????

**I guess I should add J is 4 and G is 3...**

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Yippie for spring!

Dance like no one else is watching!

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Monday, May 12, 2008

One year of Joy!

So, today is Matt & I's one year anniversary! What a year it has been! So many things have happend! We did most of our celebrating yesterday... We had Church, lunch with my family, parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins, brother, brother in law.... to celebrate mother's day, and the rest of yesterday was spent with my AMAZING HUSBAND! We had tickets to go see Wicked the musical at the Kansas City Music Hall. So we got dressed up and off we went!
We saw Wicked a few years ago, right after we started dating, and it was great! But last night's performance totally blew it out of the water! Oh my goodness it was so much fun! I wish we could go see it again before it leaves town! We couldn't take pictures during the show, but Matt snapped a few of random things with his phone...

The Cast Board in the lobby

The Time Dragon and stage before the show started.

After the show, Matt took me to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner! It was so yummy! He is such a thoughtful husband! We had so much fun talking and enjoying our dinner.
As Matt & I were talking about our first year being married, we decided it seems like there is no way a year could have already past, but at the same time, it feels like we have been married forever. It is such a strange feeling! I am so thankful for every moment we have shared together!
Being married is so much fun! I love it! Everybody talks about how hard it is adjusting to living with your spouse, but I don't really think it was that hard! I love our life together! I LOVE falling asleep in his arms every night and waking up next to him in the morning! I love the little things he does like warming up towels for me in the dryer, getting me a drink EVERY night before bed, and that he loves to pluck my eyebrows for me... He really is amazing! We still haven't had a major fight... and I'm not looking forward to the day that it does happen! We talk about the fact that even if we do get upset about something, after about 5 minutes we are both apologizing because we feel bad! I can't stay mad about something even if I try! I love that we can talk about EVERYTHING! I am so blessed to spend each day with my best friend!
Thank you Jesus for sending me such an amazing husband! He is so much more than I could ever have imagined! What a special gift you have given to me!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday... a little late

Oh the joys of kids!!!!!

Blowing Dandelions is complicated!!!

Hold on tight... not with your face!!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Christi!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to the best big sister ever!!!!!
My sister is one of the most amazing people I have ever known! She is a survivor in every sense of the word!  She survived me growing up as the adoring little sister... I wanted to be just like her! I wanted to dress like her, act like her, do anything I could to drive her crazy!  And yet, even after that, she still loves me!!!!   Not only did she survive growing up with me, she survived birthing my almost 10 pound nephew!  What a woman!! She is such a good mommy not only to Josiah but also to the Megan! She has been the most amazing example to me the past 2 years!  I have watched in amazement as she has been thorough one of the hardest things she will probably deal with in her life.  Two years ago, when her husband went to be with Jesus, I didn't know what to expect. But she continues to amaze me with her strength and faith. She takes one day at a time and has become an even more amazing woman than before!  She is an example to me daily!
Christi, Thank you so much for always being there for me! You are the best sister/friend I could have ever asked for!!!!!!  I love you more than you will ever know!!  Happy Birthday my sweet sister!!!!
Cruise on over to her blog and tell her Happy Birthday too!  She will appreciate it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

We have a winner!!!!!!!!

We have a winner in the Great Cakes Soapworks giveaway!!!!!
Congratulations to Mandy B!  

Thank you for all the interest in the giveaway!
Happy Mother's day too all of you!

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He did it... and he didn't even trip!!!!!

So Sunday was the BIG DAY! My sweet, amazing, wonderful husband got to walk across that stage with his gown and pink tassel and get his diploma holder!!!!!
What a fun day we had! There were many people who came to wish him well after graduation at his open house! Thank you to all of you! It was such a blessing to be surrounded by so many people who love us!
I am so proud of you Matthew! Thank you for working so hard to get done! You are an amazing husband, and I am so thankful for you! Congratulations to my best friend!

Getting his diploma holder!

I love my husband!

With Matt's Parents!

And My Parents....

And Grandparents!

Our second family... The Chapmans!

Matt's Graduation Gift... A dulcimer kit

His Amazing Cake my Nanna made!