Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alycia and Andy's Wedding

Saturday was my cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful day- but very hot and humid!! Some pictures from the day: my aunt and uncle walking my cousin down the aisle~

A quick family picture~

My sister and her family~

My Mom and Dad~

Alycia and Andy leaving church~

Then we headed to the reception. (I wanted to get some more family pictures outside but everyone was too hot!!!)

This is a picture of my cousin Cindy and her husband John~

Jake enjoying a kiddie cocktail~

A picture of me, my uncle Gary (father of the bride) and my cousin Sheri~

Me, cousins Cindy, Sheri and sister Kim~

Alycia and the boys~

Grandma (my Mom) boogying with Tyler~

Grandma and Jake~

Grandma and Drew~

Alycia and Jake at the 'Dollar Dance'~

Alycia and Drew~

Alycia and Ty~

Alycia and Pete~

Me and my boys~

Dancing with my boys~

Friday of our Weekend

Whew- what a fun, jam packed long weekend we had! And I am exhausted- which in my book is definitely a sign of a good weekend! We got home late last night and I didn't get up until 9am this morning- boy I love summer!

We left early Friday morning to go to Illinois to attend one of my cousin's wedding which was on Saturday.

We planned on making this a little longer weekend to get a couple of college tours in for Tyler. One school he wanted to visit was UW-Madison. So we had a tour scheduled on Friday there.

We arrived in Madison a little early, so we stopped to get some lunch a fun restaurant that we hadn't been to since the boys were little- Ella's Deli.

The 'boys' inside the restaurant~

There was this fun game on the table that you had to try to get this ring on a hook- it kept us entertained for a while. =0)

After lunch, we headed to the University for the tour.

Some views of the campus~

View of the lake near one of the dorms~

And ending our tour at Memorial Union~

After the tour we headed on our way to Illinois. We got to the hotel and went to dinner with my sister and her family at a great little Mexican restaurant.

A picture of my sister and me~

And Jake and Drew and two of the cousins~

And then we headed back to the hotel for some swimming~

To be continued... =0)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!

This weekend we are very excited to be heading out of town to a family wedding. We have not had a wedding in our extended family for a very long time and we are really looking forward to be able to go help celebrate with my cousin and see family that we don't get to see very often~ such a happy time!

This picture is of the last family wedding we were at. It has been a long time!!!! This was April 1997 at another cousin's wedding. Tyler was 5, Jake was 2, and there was no Drew yet.

How precious these two were in their matching outfits. (I think they would die if I put them in identical outfits now!!! =0)

They had fun drinking all the pop they could and dancing! Here is a picture of Jake with some little girl. =0)

And Ty with a much older girl. =0)

Tyler sharing a 'kiddy cocktail' with Tigger. Tigger was from Ty's preschool classroom and he was in charge of it for the weekend. Tigger had to go everywhere that he went (and apparently share drinks with him as well.=0)

Sweet memories! And looking forward to making more memories this weekend!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

100 Things About Me-Part 2

51-Right or left hand? Righty
52-Do you believe in yourself? Yep- I am pretty sure I exist.
53-What kind of car do you drive? A Town and Country mini-van
54-Ever seen the Statue of Liberty? Two times.
55-What is your favorite hobby? Taking pictures.
56-What is the last book you read? Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
57-Did you enjoy it? Yes, I couldn’t put it down
58-What is the last movie you saw? Do kid movies count? Night at the Museum 2
59-Did you enjoy it? Actually I did- I thought it was better than the first.
60-Earrings or Bracelets? I always wear silver hoop earrings and my charm bracelet.
61- Silver or gold? Silver
62-Jeans or Skirts? Jeans
63-Do you collect anything? Dept 56 Original Snow Village
64-Have you ever failed a class? No
65-Who is the last person to text you? Jake- wanting me to pick him up from somewhere
66-Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? Jake- wanting me to pick him up from somewhere =0)
67-Do you own your house: Yes
68-Do you have any pets: a golden retriever, Bella
69-Do you have any siblings: One younger sister, Kim
70-Do you own a TV?: just a few =0)
71-Do you sleep walk/talk?: I don’t think so
72-If you could visit any country, where would you go? I would love to go to Italy and Ireland!
73-Can you drive a stick shift? Yep- my first car was a manual and when I bought it I had no idea how to drive it. You learn quick when you have to =0)
74-Favorite fast food: Subway or Quizno’s
75-High heels or flip flops? Flip flops!!!
76-Manicures or pedicures? BOTH!!!
77-How many pillows do you sleep with? 3!!! I love pillows!
78- Favorite kind of ice cream: Butter Pecan
79-Do you speak any other languages? Took 4 years of Spanish in high school-but don’t remember much.
80-Who is the funniest person you know? My 3 boys- they are so funny =0)
81-Do you sleep with closet door open or closed? My door is to a big walk in closet- it is always open- it bothers me if it is closed!
82-Can you change the oil in a car? LOL
83-What radio channel do you listen to? KTIS 98.5 Christian radio
84-Do you watch soap operas? NO!!!! (Although, I hate to admit that I used to in high school and college…and ok- even when Tyler was a baby- but that was a long time ago!)
85-What is the longest you have camped in a tent? One night- I am definitely a hotel girl! =0)
86-Favorite number: 3
87-Light on or lights off: ON!!! I love lots of lights on all the time (but my husband hates this!)
88-Winter break or spring break: Spring break!!!! Have to get away from these MN winters!!!!
89- Hugs or kisses- Both!
90-Chocolate or vanilla- Definitely Chocolate
91-Ever TP’d someone’s house? A few times back in high school. =0)
92-Do you like thunderstorms? NO! I hate them!!! Scary!
93-Favorite day of the week: Friday!
94-Chaptstick, Lipstick, or Lip Gloss? All of the above!!! I have to have something on my lips at all times.
95-Favorite fruit: raspberries
96-Favorite vegetable: asparagus
97-Three things you can’t live with out: my family, coffee and my laptop =0)
98-Do you like to travel by plane? NO- I am a terrible flier- but I love to travel so I do it. (But you would not want to sit next to me- ask my husband! =0)
99-Are you missing someone? Yes- my bible study pals! We have not been able to meet for a while because of schedules and I miss them!!!
100-What gives you the most joy? My boys sense of humor- they are always making me laugh!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

100 Things About Me

In honor of my 100th post I thought it would be fun to do a post all about me!!! =0)These quizzes have been circulating all over facebook and the blog world for a while now- but it was actually kind of fun filling this out. So here we go~

1-Favorite Movie: Mama Mia
2-Favorite TV Show: anything on HGTV
3-Favorite Color: pink and black
4-Favorite place to get groceries: Target is the place to get everything!!!
5-Favorite Season: Fall and Summer...and Winter...and Spring. I guess I love all our MN seasons!
6-Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!!
7-Favorite Sports: I like to watch my kids play hockey, soccer and baseball
8-Favorite Restaurant: Oh, I like so many – but I don’t think I have a favorite.
9-Favorite Store: Target (See #4)
10-Favorite School Subject: Physics- I had the best teacher!
11-Favorite Book: The Bible, anything by Francine Rivers, mysteries, historical fiction
12-Favorite Magazine: People
13-Favorite Soda: Fresca!!! Love it!!!
14-Favorite Sports Team: other than the teams my boys are playing on- The MN Wild
15-Coffee or Tea: Coffee…lots and lots of coffee!!!
16-Favorite Starbucks drink: Venti, Nonfat Hazelnut Latte
17-Place of Birth: Wisconsin
18-Occupation: Household Manager =0)
19-Ever had braces? Yes, I had them in 8th and 9th grade.
20-Glasses? Yes, at night when I am not wearing my contacts
21-Do you have freckles? I used to have tons when I was little! (I wonder what happened to them?)
22-Had major surgery? Yes, adenoids taken out and tubes in ears and as a kid and I had my gallbladder out a few years ago.
23-Ran Away From Home? I don’t think so
24-Cat or Dog person? Dog!!! I hate cats! Sorry! (We once had a cat that attacked me!!!!)
25-Red wine or white? Both! Red in the winter and white in the summer.
26-Color of eyes? Bluish, greenish, brownish…is that a color?
27-Do you have a tattoo? Nope- but I am contemplating just a little one….maybe.
28-Did you play any sports in high school? Cross Country and Track
29-Broken a bone? Never
30-Been on a cruise?: Ummm- yes, one and a half. (Most people can’t say they have been on a half of a cruise =0)
31-Been out of the country? Yes, to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, London, and Paris.
32-Do You Believe In God: Yes!
33-Do you have your ears pierced? Yes
34-What is your favorite song? Hmm…not sure I have one…ok maybe Billy Joel’s ‘Your Song’.
35-If you could have one super power, what would it be? Being 2 places at one time- can that be one?? Now, that would be helpful!!
36-What is your favorite game? Scrabble or Cribbage
37-What is your favorite food? Chocolate!
38-Do you have any nicknames? Not really other than- Mom or Kath =0)
39-Who was your favorite teacher? My high school physics teacher who was also my Cross Country coach
40-What is your favorite type of music? Contemporary Christian
41-Worst fear? One of my boys getting hurt.
42-Ever been to Hawaii? Yes- we went to Kauai for our 10 year anniversary!!!
43-What is your earliest memory? My sister cutting my dolls hair and cutting holes in their stomachs for belly buttons--- while I was in the hospital!!! =0) Kimmy!!!
44-Where did you meet your significant other? At college –dancing of all things! =0) Cuz you know- we are such good dancers!
45-How long have you know your significant other? 23 years (Yikes!)
46-Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
47-Ever seen the White House? Yep, when I was in 5th grade
48-Ever colored your hair? Every 6 weeks =0)
49-What trait in someone do you hate? Lying
50-Do you play an instrument? I used to play the piano when I was a kid and would love to take it up again!

To be continued tomorrow. =0)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Weekend

We had another full weekend... with a baseball tournament for Drew~

And some Graduation Open Houses....

And Tyler refereeing 10 soccer games at a tournament...

And going out to dinner last night with my parents and sister and her family for a Father's Day celebration. We had a fabulous time enjoying good food and good company!
The 'kid table'~

My niece really enjoying the pasta!!!!

Drew and his cousin enjoying a game of cards~

Pete and I~

A sweet picture of my mom and dad~

Happy Father's Day!