Sunday, July 31, 2011

Project 365 ~ 2 Weeks Worth

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!
Sunday ~ 199/365
Sunday July 17, 2011
Ryan left for football camp this morning...a day before our 13th wedding anniversary! I married my hubby in July so my anniversary wouldn't have to compete with football...what a silly girl I am!!

Today was equipment pick up day for the boys...the football season is just around the corner...lucky me!

Monday July 18, 2011
Monday we had a haboob...or dust in the's crazy when it rolls through.


Tuesday July 19, 2011

Tuesday was field trip day at Tutor Time...we headed to a local chocolate factory...YUM! The kids (and us!) were able to take a tour of the factory and make their own chocolate pizzas...I made mine for the boys! I could have stayed there all was my heaven!

Wednesday July 20, 2011
Wednesday after our summer fun movie we headed over to some friends who also happen to be a coaching family where 3 coaching families sans coaches met for fun, pizza, and swimming!

Thursday July 21, 2011My new room...I had the use of a pick up truck this week so I moved my room full of boxes that was in my garage to my classroom. Lots of work ahead of me!
Friday July 22, 2011
Before picking Ryan up at school (home from camp) the boys and I headed once again to Peter Piper Pizza...gotta love free pizza coupons!

Saturday July 23, 2011
You know it's football season at the McCraken House when...they are watching TV in football helmets!! lol

Sunday ~ 206/365
Sunday July 24, 2011Colin at running's HOT out there...blah...and I'm just sitting!!


Monday July 25, 2011This has become one of Ryan's new fav meals!


Tuesday July 26, 2011
Tuesday was my last day working at Tutor Time...I only worked half day and after I was done I met Crystal for lunch at Wendy's (a fav of mine!). We sat at the restaurant for 3 hours catching up!
Wednesday July 27, 2011Colin had his 6 month appointment with his neurologist this went better than expected! Dr. B said Colin is actually weening himself off of his meds naturally because of his growth & weight gain...and since he has been seizure free for 6 months, there was no changes in his dosage...another 6 months seizure free and a clear EEG and we can possibly look into lower his dosage...GOD IS GOOD!

Thursday July 28, 2011Brendan has really fallen back in love with his legos this summer...there are usually creations in every room of the house!

Friday July 29, 2011
Brendan and his all seeing eye!!!

Brendan in his new favorite store of ALL time...the new Lego store at our much fun!

Saturday July 30, 2011Colin is such a funny kid...Saturday we had the WCHS football kickoff party for the 2011 football season! He found this costume at the coach's house that it was at and walked around for awhile sporting it!! lol
And here are some of the coaches' wives! These ladies are my life line during the season!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WW~Colorado Cousins

Kristy & Stacey...the baking queens!

Colin, Ryan, Derek, Brendan, Kristy, Kayla

Tough Boys!!

The McCrakens

Stacey, Ryan, Kayla, Brendan & Colin
Aunt Lyndi & Uncle Bill
Kristy & Derek

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 192/365
Sunday July 10, 2011
Sunday at midnight while you were all sleeping, we were on our Colorado! The kids slept, I dozed and Ryan drove and we made it to CO by early afternoon! This year we decided to go through Utah and it was B.EA.U.TI.FUL!

Most of the highway in CO followed the CO River...God's country for sure...amazingly breathtaking.

By this time we had been in the car almost 12 hours...I was T.I.R.E.D.!


Monday July 11, 2011
Monday found us at the pool for some fun in the sun! The boys had lots of fun and after splashin' around and lunch we headed to...wait for it...GOLDEN SPOON!! (we used to have a golden spoon by us but sadly it closed April 1...we have been going through withdrawal!)


Tuesday July 12, 2011
Tuesday afternoon (after splashin' around in the pool some more) we headed to The University of Colorado's Pearl Street. Pasta Jay's became a fav the last time we visited CO, so of course we had to stop back this time around for some very yummy Italian food.

After dinner we headed down Pearl Street to see what we could see. One of the landmarks is the split boulder.

Lots of fun shops, cafes, people and performers

Brendan & Colin waiting to see what this guy was gonna do...he started to stretch so we thought we were gonna see something...but we got nothing! After waiting a few minutes we left.

After our fill of Pearl Street we headed home to feast on this A.MAZ.ING. homemade cheesecake. Ryan's cousin Kristy makes homemade cheesecakes and sells them (0ne of her clients...the restaurant we ate at at Pearl Street, Pasta Jay's). She made this one specifically for Ryan...butterscotch oatmeal...and let me tell was better than amazing!

Wednesday July 13, 2011
I also did some baking while I was there too...I have posted about Hungry Girl before and her cakes (since I love to bake) and had to try cupcake recipes that I got in an email. I made 3 different kinds...coconut fluff, boston creme pie, & banana split. They were easy and SO YUMMY! My favs were the coconut fluff which uses angel food cake!

Thursday July 14, 2011
Thursday was our last full day in CO...and since the weather was no cooperating the boys and I headed to the movies to see Cars 2...very cute!

And later that night Kristy, friend Alissa and me had a wine, cheese, bread and fruit party! So fun and so yummy!


Friday July 15, 2011
Friday it was time to sadly say good bye...we left about 7:30 am and finally rolled in around 9pm that night. Loved this snow covered mountain in July!

This was at a rest area...loved the mountain in the you can see the kids could care less about picture taking at the point in our vaca!!!

Saturday July 16, 2011
Soooo...not sure how addicted to facebook you are, but here at the McCraken house there is usually someone on it all day...whether it's Ryan, me, Kayla or the boys. The games are one of the favs and BINGO BLITZ has become the new fav...very addictive I tell ya!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 185/365
Sunday July 3, 2011
Sunday afternoon Colin & I headed to the city aquatic center...lots of fun and a great way to cool off on a hot day! Colin loves the deep well & diving he is showing off. I caught him in mid front's that for talent?!

Monday July 4, 2011Hope you had a fantastic 4th!! We chilled for most of the day as Ryan was not feeling all that well. We did however make it to our city's fireworks. They had a great showing that lasted about 25 minutes and having great seats always makes it better! We met family friends and above are the kids ooohhhhing and aaaahhhing!

After the show we let them light sparklers in the parking lot. Brings back lots of memories!

Tuesday July 5, 2011
I came home after a lllooonnnggg day at work (7am-6pm) to some severe weather. The boys were so excited to see it coming in on the TV and then running outside to see it as well. We had a MASSIVE dust storm...over a mile high and 50 miles long...crazy. I tried to get pics of it, but it was too dark. The next morning my car looked like it had been given a dirt bath. Monsoon season is pretty scary here at times! (below is a pic of the dust storm on the breaking news...doesn't really give it justice)


Wednesday July 6, 2011
Wednesday I walked out of my bedroom to find that the 3 kids camped out in the living room the night before! Too funny! I quietly woke the boys so we could get ready for our summer fun movie. After the movie we headed to Peter Piper Pizza where the boys enjoyed free pizza and tokens. Great summer day!


Thursday July 7, 2011

After work on Thursday I met the fam over a another family's house for dinner and swimming. We have known Rog & Maren since moving here in 2004...their oldest daughter Jordan & Brendan were in the same private kinder class at KinderCare and we have been fast friends ever since. Well Rog is an cook. He made his infamous chicken wings (YUM) and grilled out for us! They spoil us for sure! Thanks guys!


Friday July 8, 2011

Friday I got to have some ME time...some much needed me time. After all of my errands, I headed to the nail salon for a much needed pedi....aaaahhhh...haven't had one of these since last October. I LOVE fancy feet!!


Saturday July 9, 2011

While you are reading this...we will be on our way to Colorado. vaca time! We are all so very excited! For the next week we will be living it up CO style!

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