Friday, July 30, 2010

Letter of Intent


Dear Brendan & Colin,
I am SO tired of hearing the 2 of you fight and argue and yell and tease and torment and punch and touch and scream at each other.

If the 2 of you cannot get along....I AM GONNA KICK YOU INTO NEXT WEEK... NO scratch that...I am gonna kick you into the week after next week. You see my boys, that is when school if you don't start behaving and getting along, you will be locked in your room until the first day of school. How fun will that be for what's left of your summer vacation? HUH?!

Don't test me...I would love to have a week without hearing you at each other's throats all the time, oh and the quiet would be heaven-like ...aaahhhhh...I can almost hear it now...NOPE that's the 2 of YOU fighting...STOP ALREADY!

Last chance...KNOCK IT OFF OR ELSE!

Thanks for listening the FIRST TIME!!

Love, Mom

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fun Family Foto Shoot

Thanks to Mimi for a fun afternoon!
We love all of the captures...silly & serious!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WW~ All Aboard!!

*thanks to Mimi for capturing these great shots*

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Michigan Vacation~ Part 2...Fun with Friends

I am finally getting around to finishing posting about our Michigan vacation! I know...I'm sorry...I'm on it!

We left Gramma & Papa's lake house on Monday morning and headed southeast to our besties house...
He & Me + 3!!
We did so much fun stuff....
and this is what we did...

We got our craft on!

We baked and decorated brownies..yummy!

We visited long lost friends and played in their blow up water slide and ate a really yummy dinner!

On off minutes the kids found this super funny computer game called Potty Races! To hear their laughter was magical!

Free bowling on a rainy afternoon is always a must! They all did great and had tons of fun & laughs...and a few of them even got strikes!

The boys and I met up with cousins at Culver's which is always a fun and yummy time!

Friday took us to a small water park in Metro Park. The day was kinda overcast which was perfect and not very crowded. The kids had lots of fun sliding down the slides, lazing around the lazy river, swimming in the pool and playing in the water fun house!

And what is summer vacation without a little one on one and swimming?!

One night I was able to make an appointment at the spa! Lucky me! Don't be jealous!

Friday night s'mores....what could be yummier?!

Late night card games after the kids were in bed....Golf is a great card game to play.

Saturday afternoon led us to the ball park to watch the Oakland Cruisers beat the Miners. So much fun...the kids were able to meet some of the players, get autographs and run the bases.
Colin even got to be bat boy...which is right up his alley!

Sunday morning I was able to meet up with my high school best friend who I haven't seen in years. It was fun to catch up!

Monday morning we were able to visit Ryan's 100 year old grandmother. It was nice to see her as we haven't seen her in almost 7 years.

Monday night we visited friends for dinner. The boys had fun playing with Jake before his baseball game.

And then we sadly had to say good bye to our besties...we will miss you and can't wait to come back next summer!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Project 365

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A Picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!
I hope you have as much fun seeing a peek into my week as I am posting about it!


Me...all by myself on mine & Ryan's 12th wedding anniversary! Sad but true...he left to go to football camp in the morning. Oh well...such is the life as a football coach's wife!

We love to take night swims!

Tuesday found us at our city's aquatic center. We try and head there a few times a summer. They have 2 water slides, zero depth pool with fountains, whirlpool, pool, lap lanes and a deep well with diving boards...which happens to be the only reason Colin wants to go there!

Wednesday~180/365The first part of the week, my niece Kennedy came to stay with us and she taught the boys how to make friendship bracelets. Brought back lots of memories...I used to make these when I was their age!


My new addiction since I am home husbandless. I do not sleep well when Ryan is not here so I would spend lots of late nights playing this...Vegas Nights!

My mom had given me some Amish Friendship Bread...well after the 10 days I used the batter to make all this yumminess!

Saturday night the boys asked if they could 'camp out' in the living room. They wanted to watch Bedtime Stories on TV and it was on kinda I let'em! Only 2 weeks until school starts...gotta get it outta their system before we hit the school schedule.

This is what Sara says on her blog about Project 365...
"I am attempting to take one photograph each day of this next year. My hope is to be able to slow down and see the small things, become a better photographer and to be reminded of the many blessings God sends my way! "

Well said Sara...thanks for letting me tag along!
Join in with Sara...It's not to late to join the fun!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gone Fishin'

We are not an outdoorsy family...unless it has something to do with sports. We are not campers, boaters, or in Ryan's 36 years of life the first time that he picked up a fishing pole was while we were back in MI at his parent's lake house. He had been hearing since last summer how much the boys had loved fishing with Papa and couldn't wait to try it the first chance Ryan was able to learn from his step-dad he took it.
I was impressed at how excited he was and how persistent he was. Notice in the first picture how light it was outside and how dark it was in the next picture! He was determined to stay on the dock fishing until he caught a fish...

...and caught a fish he did! We were all very excited for him, but not as excited as he was!

Later in the weekend he went fishing with all of the boys, ours and their cousins, but the only fish caught that weekend was that by Ryan!
Way to go Ry!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Time to's my bestie's biirthday...that's know her as Mimi, the mom behind He & Me + 3!

She's my IRL BFF and Colin's Godmother

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Mimi
Happy Birthday to you!!

Wish we were there to help you celebrate...have a great day!
Love & miss you lots