Monday, June 30, 2014

Highlights from the Last 2 Weeks: In Pictures

 These last few weeks have been SUPER Crazy!
I have not forgotten about my readers and wanted to catch you all up on the last few weeks in a nutshell.  

Our Summer Project is in FULL swing and time is NOT on our side.

A anniversary gift to me and the Hubby from our Amazing Tracy!

I did it! I cut it all off! (More to come on this)

A day at the pool with the kids is just what we needed

A hint to the summer project on which we have yet to confirm what it is... :)

Our Annual Yard Sale was a hit!

Wine and Fire makes a Friday night worth all the hard work during the week
Band Camp Dorm.... EEEKKK

Swimming is what we do best :)

JUDY! I love this woman! She stopped by on her way through to see her first grandbaby!
BTW he is a DOLL!

Purple Hair?! Why NOT!

Operation Brace Face continues! (More on that to Come)

We celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary!

Band Camp was a success! (More to Come)

Another Summer Project Hint

My newest favorite pick me up!

Star Wars piece was played at the last concert!

We celebrated the first day of summer with water fun and tanning!

As you can see things have been very busy! I will be highlighting a few of the things this week like band camp, our hair, and more...
Hope you all will join us!

Monday, June 16, 2014

While We Were Away: A Father's Day Weekend Recap

This weekend was one to remember as I epically failed numerous times. :/
Friday night we went and got the hubby his Father's day gift in the city and though I can not say what it is due to the fact that it will give away our summer projects I can say that we think he is allergic to it...
Fail #1!
We relaxed Friday night chatting the evening away with our neighbor Tracy and were excited to spend some time with her.
Saturday it we tried to relax some and enjoy the beautiful days that we have been having after 3 weeks of rain.
That night we went to a friends house to attend their son's 10th birthday party and left without two of the kids as they got to stay with their daughter for a sleep over. They were super excited and the hubby and I enjoyed the company of some great friends that we don't get to hang out with often enough.
Sunday morning I over slept... A LOT like 9:40!
(Epic Fail #2!)
I planned on getting up before the hubby and surprise him with breakfast and a small gift but needless to say ummm that it didn't happen... (face palm)
We ran errands and spent more time with Tracy shooting the breeze that evening.
We are super excited to have nice weather finally and it is starting to feel like summer!
We have a BUSY BUSY BUSY week ahead as I take the oldest to band camp in the morning and get the middle one ready to go to her dad's when D gets back.
Then it's hair, fun in the sun, working on our summer project, getting D from Band Camp, school work and a Surprise visit from a good friend from Bama who is passing through the area!
Are you tired yet?!
Thank God my hubby found me a red bull that I like! I foresee us having to buy stock to survive our summer! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

While We Were Away: A Weekend Recap

This last weekend we were busy, busy (like that is nothing new right).
Friday morning and into Saturday we had our neighborhood yard sale.
We have 5 out of 8 houses on the block gather their unwanted/needed things through out the year and set up shop together one weekend a year.
We have found this very effective for us all and we LOVE being able to sit out there and shoot the breeze as we clean out our home to rid of the clutter we have all gathered.

The best thing about our yard sales though is that what we don't sale we make sure to donate it to a local charity. We think that it is more important to donate than to hold on to the things and hide them away until the next yard sale.
With the rain this year the sale was not fantastic but we did a decent amount, and every little bit helps :)
Saturday night Tracy came by to visit and chat for a while and we relaxed and enjoyed the thunderstorms.
Yesterday we cleaned our own home, did laundry and did the ever so dreaded trip to Wal-Mart and watched the new RoboCop 
Since I do not remember seeing the original 1980's movies of the franchise I can not say how well it kept to the original but I can say it is defiantly a man's movie :)
Sunday we also worked on our big summer project that I have been hinting about on my Facebook page and I am happy to say we are one step closer to the reveal. There is however a lot more work to be done..

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Survival of the Fittest... I mean smartest ;)

Flash back to 1st day of the 2013-2014 school year! 

Today officially marks the last day of school which means that we survived another school year to much dismay!
Between first "boyfriends" and valentines to finding out the youbgest was ADHD. 
To band and plays this year we were rocking and a rolling with events activities and firsts. 
All 3 of the girlies did amazing again this year and middle school as a parent sucks. :/
We had 5 snow days that took us into June for school. 

HUGE thank you to all the staff members at HP Elementary and BMS.

I am happy to announce we have a 7th grader a 5th grader and a 2nd grader!

We are excited to see what adventures are headed thier way next school year but until then BRING ON SUMMER! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

All You Need Is.... Dad....

One month to the day I will be standing at the airport waiting on a plane to arrive with my Dad on it!
We have lived here almost 3 years and since he can not travel like he used to be able to my godfather is sending him to us via flight!
This girlie is WAY excited about it.
My godfather and dad have been BFF's since high school and have not seen each other in 20+ years!
Both having a military back ground you can imagine the difficulties keeping in touch.
I am a little bummed that my older two girls will not be here to see him and spend time with him since they are going to their biological father's this summer, but my oldest already has the solution... Facetime of course!
We have a fun filled 3 day weekend in the planning for when he is here and just in time for the fireworks to celebrate America's birthday!
Dad will also be reunited with my older sisters God Parents. In which my girls have claimed as another set of Grandparents. :)
This will be an amazing weekend I know and I am so excited to have him and his Best Friend reunited :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

While We Were Out: A Weekend Recap

 This weekend we were busy, busy with helping a friend get moved into her new place but that did not stop us from having some fun!
Saturday night and last night we "wined" about our week with our neighbors Tracy , Courtney, Joey and Kyle and loved being able to chat and laugh with everyone as we relaxed some in between the hectic schedules.
Sunday afternoon we took some family time and treated the girlies to an ice cream treat at McDonalds I know we usually hit Lemon Tree but Friday night was their last day of business after three years. We are so sad to see them go but excited to start the hunt of our new go to place for the frozen yogurt treat we all love so much (Well all but the hubby)
Last week on my Facebook I mentioned we were starting a HUGE Summer family project that we were squeezing into our summer schedules and I even gave a hint..
We are not officially announcing the news for a while but we are really excited about it!