Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Flash Dash

Friday night was the first annual Flash Dash.  It was so much fun because we ran through part of our neighborhood.  The girls made shirts and had so much fun getting "flashed" up!  I even (sort of) got Zeb in on it!

It was fun for both kids and adults.  There were several good bands playing and they had glow in the dark face painting for the kids.

I was so impressed with Sara Beth.  I picked her up from camp at 5:00 and we were at the race about 6:30.  We didn't even start running until 8:15 or so which is past her bedtime!!  Rumor has it that it was actually 3.3 miles and we finished in 36 minutes!  She said racing was a lot better than training! ha

Leigh finished in an impressive 53 minutes!

We are looking forward to next year!  I just wish it was in October or April!  It is TOOOO hot in June!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


summer is in full force around here and it is quite exhausting!  we are trying to do a lot while at the same time not doing much at all.  we are very thankful to have wonderful neighbors with kids.  they moved in a few weeks ago and my girls are super excited!

they hydrangeas are also in full force.  part of the fun of moving is seeing what all comes up in the yard each season.  we have 5 or 6 of these bushes and i have had hydrangeas all over my house for the last month or so!

a while back the henson boys came in town for a quick visit.  my kids always have a blast with them.

i have spent hours outside reading on our screened porch.  it stays shaded so it is comfortable most days.  i told my sister in law, laura, that i might buy a moo-moo dress the next time i am at walmart.  it seems like that would only add to my comfort! ha!

austin has had a serious case of allergies this spring.  we were having to give her benadryl on a nightly basis.  she is the only dog i know that can lick a tablespoon of  peanut butter off of the benadryl and leave it on the ground.  in the pic below zeb had been holding her mouth closed several minutes so she was forced to swallow it--look where she hid it!  smart girl!

ohh-my birthday was a month ago, but somehow i managed to have it stretched out for about a week and a half.  that what happens when you spend your entire birthday on a plane home from california!

we have done lots of swimming!

and playing in the puddles left over after these afternoon showers

sam wanted doe to put on his shoes.  he patiently waited about 5 minutes for her to get one on before he hopped in my lap for the other one.

nothing like a tea party at friends

park time

last week leigh went to vbs with graham so i had some good one on one time with sara beth.  (sam was in the playroom-but he is completely content playing with his trucks.)  sara beth was able to make her and leigh a new church bag.

on our anniversary zeb got a slightly panicked call from my little sis.  we got a good visit with her in at the er while they sewed her right index finger back on.  i will spare you the nasty pics but she basically pinched (i think the doctors word was avulsed) her finger off on a boat ladder.  thankfully she is much better (with a MUCH smaller cast now) and we have our date rescheduled for july 5th!

i am going to force myself to get off the porch and update my blog more regularly.  these are fun times i don't want to forget!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

got armor?

Got Armor? Because this little guy does!  We had VBS last week and learned all sorts of new stuff.  Sam learned you can throw rocks and hurt someone (Stephen and the belt of truth) and that Daniel didn't get eaten by the lions--he just got scratched!  Oh my! Boys!  As Donna told me--"boys--they just have to have blood"!  I am quite sure his teachers told him the TRUE story of Daniel and he just didn't think it was exciting enough.  I have told him numerous times already that you can't add to the Bible!  ha!  I know which Bible stories I will be focusing on this summer.

In all serious, it was such a fun week!  All three of my kids learned a lot and had a blast doing it.  Lots of armor has been worn around the house this week.  I am so thankful for Weezie and Fair who headed up this monstrous task this year! It was worth every second spent working on it! Thank you!

Katie and Bryson have made a fun tradition of coming over for VBS!  So fun!

After a 2 hour nap on Saturday, I am ready for next year! Almost!