Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Days of Summer

All is good... 
Nothing new to report...
Just enjoying summer...
Random summer fun...Enjoy...we sure have!

The park w/ a friend!

Right out my back door...I just love the hummingbirds!

Lemon tasting!

Pools are awesome!
We have really enjoyed the pool at our rec center.  So far whenever we go, it's a big party as we run into so many people that we know.  We all have such a great time.  I have noticed though, my skin is no longer up for sun.  I am now the sit in the shade mama!  Thank goodness there is a good amount of shade at the pool. 

Happy summer days!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dinner tonight?...Soon anyways!!!!


Source: via Alicia on Pinterest

Just click these pics and it takes you to the "pin" on Pinterest. Click again and you are right to the recipe. I really love Pinterest!! Join and find me!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!!!

You have been a proud Grandpa for quite a while, a proud Dad for a long time and a proud Husband even longer!

We are all so proud of you too!

Happy Father's Day!!!!!!!!!!

We will see you soon! 
Love You Dad!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Big Sis!

My biggest sis (as in oldest...I don't know which way is better?!) has always been larger than life to me.
She is 9 years older and left for college when I was 10 yrs old.
We haven't lived together in 33 years.  That seems crazy to me.
I always thought she was just so cool and I still think that.
She is independent, strong, opinionated, happy, and faithful.  I strive to be all those things and I am so happy I have such a good example to live up to. 
She has made my Mom and Dad proud since day 1, she is an amazing mom to my 3 nephews, a loving wife to my Brother-in-law, and has always been a wonderful sister to me.

I love you Sis!
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just keep swimming...

Last year while living in FL we swam constantly...multiple times a day. 
It was super easy because we lived in a house with a heated pool. 
The kiddos used it daily for 10 of the 12 months we were there.
We loved having that pool!  

The FL pool...big, deep, and lots of fun!

But mostly we just like to swim.
So we finally visited our rec center pool here in MO and it's AWESOME!
It's only 5 minutes from home but it too bad it's not in our back yard...

Not too bad?!  I think this will do!
K and Z...look pretty happy to me!

Yup...that's a happy face!

Pretty cool pool huh?  I am liking it! 
I think we will be here lots this summer. 
It feels real good to have our feet in a pool once again. 

Maybe this fall we can visit our FL family and put our feet in the Gulf once again.

My kiddos with their cousin!
One of the other things I miss about living in FL...the Beach!  Can't wait to be there again!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is perfectly lovely!
One of the best things I have seen lately!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Random .... !

This is a fun idea thanks to Family Fun Magazine!

Wood floor Shuffleboard

We didn't measure, it's not perfect but who cares!  It took Z and I about 5 minutes.  We changed it up a bit from their directions but it worked out perfect!
We used painter's tape to make the board and checkers for our sliders...super simple!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Whatcha been doing?!

So far, here's what we have been up to!!!

The St. Louis Zoo!  The zoo is free so its easy to go for a whole day or just an hour...really nice when you just can't seem to find anything else to do that day.  
The petting zoo

Hanging with friends...lots of this going on!


chit chatting

nice shades Lil!

 I have been busy playing with my new camera.  I hope these pictures look much better to all of you, they sure look better to me!

So many hostas...love their colors


Tiger-striped ornamental grass

 Oh and our perennial favorite summer activity...climbing trees!

Yesterday they even headed out to the tree in our front yard with iPod and speakers (the twenty-first century version of the boom box!) so they could hang and listen to their favorite music...Fun! 

Side Note:
Do you have an "I'M BORED" rule?
The one major annoyance of summer is when my kiddos come to me an say this.  I am thinking of putting in place a rule that whenever you say it you have to add .25 cents to the snow cone fund...what do you think?!

Monday, June 4, 2012

My bestie came to visit!

I am thankful everyday that I have this lady in my life.

S and I

We have been each others rock for so long and each of us know that we always will be.  There is no question.  There is no doubt.  It just is.
It's amazing.
It's wonderful.
It's true friendship.

Our kiddos like each other too...it's like hangin' with your cousins(cuz's).  It just works!
Z, K(the cuz!), K and L!  The big cuz was back home working at the pool...he was missed! 

We shopped, ate, drank wine, talked, and laughed and then talked some more!  Can't wait to do it at her house in about 5 weeks!