Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toes in the water

 (except for Kingston was so tired he pooped out on Aunt Angie's chest)
well you know how the song goes...

Monday, July 30, 2012


So hard to see Jordyn Weiber, reigning World Champion gymnast not make it to all around finals because of new crappy rules that only 2 can qualify from each country. Pretty much sucks and seems so unfair since she placed 4th overall.   On a lighter note, you have to watch this video of Aly's parents during her bar routine if you didn't see already.
Aly Raismen's parents reaction

Friday, July 27, 2012

Take me away..

and we are off, Seaside here we come!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Double Take

thumbsuckers in action

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Between cousins, we have almost every year covered for the past decade, open gym to swimming to bowling and wrapping it up at Mr.K's, a terrific Tuesday it was...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy 15th Makenzie Cleo!

Happy birthday to my favorite teenager and best driver I know, we love you Kenz!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Good Times

 Xander played city league ball this year with Micah and Levi his good friends from church. Love the chest bump going on..
He was a different kid on the field then in traveling ball, pitched and hit with confidence, I loved watching him, good job Athletics. (The coaches were great too:)!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fight like a girl

Put your orders in, we have fight like a girl bracelets for sale for $3.00, 2.00 to Jeryka.
 leaping for joy that Jeryka is back in the gym this week after 1 round of chemo done, woohoo!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Eat, shop & run, Branson wrap up

 my favorite picture of the trip, what a multi-tasker already!
 Xander has such an imagination he can turn fried calamari into little creatures he could play with for hours
 more eating….
 a little outlet shopping
running not a good idea in Branson, too hot and too hilly, my dad set the pace, and I chugged slowly after.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

T-Rex Miniature Golf

 taking pictures with my phone isn't the best I decided, since you can't even see the little guy they are pointing to.
Not sure what created more excitement on the course the erupting volcano, Monroe hitting it way too hard off the course several times, or this little groundhog friend enjoying an apple.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Branson Landing

 Stellas finally meet, born 2 months apart, we ran into them at the Mexican cantina at the landing.
 Best place to eat in Branson, they have the best salsa and guac, you will notice a common theme of pics, eating, eating and more eating. That is pretty much what we do on vaca.
Water & fire show, the Stellas were a little nervous about this.

Monday, July 16, 2012

1st stop Lamberts

 20 minute wait, not too bad considering there was a party of 50 in front of us, buses welcome.

 Im sad I didn't get a picture of the pile of rolls Henry had at the end of the night.
Rolls (hot and fresh) really fly everywhere, Trav would have been proud of a catch I made across the restaurant, they are the best part about the place. Tasty for the carb addicts in us.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Missin my babes

We left the oldest and youngest at home and left for a long weekend to go to Branson. Angie and Kenzie along with Jess and her kiddos left to meet up with my parents and my dads side of the family. Appears that my boys did just fine and even hit BW on Saturday night with the Schmitt clan, I love that Kingston will talk to me on the phone now and says bye, luv you!! The cutest thing ever, doesn't help the missing him factor. For now no pics of the weekend b/c I have 400 things to put away and clothes to launder.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

My sister made this for dinner tonight, my favorite pinterest recipe by far. It was 5 stars or I was really hungry, would highly recommend even for the vegetarians out there, leave out the chicken.
Find recipe here Jessie's Pin Board

Back in the game...

Feel bad for talking smack on my girl's batting, a few pitches by Cole and she is back in the game hitting them over the fence.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Welcome Ponds!

My sister and 3 kiddos arrived from Utah to stay with us for a few weeks, it is one big sleepover party with lots of sleep deprived kids that are having a blast together. We love our house guests!

5 strikes your out

The Giants had a season wrap up tonight, it was bitter sweet. We love watching these talented cuties playing together, but Monroe didn't exactly step up to the plate. She struck out all 3 times up to bat, getting 5 pitches each time. A beautiful swing, but never contact, think our softball days are numbered. Thankfully for her, their team didn't exactly need her on the bases, they run ruled a good little team 15 to 5, good job girls!!

Monday, July 9, 2012


We enjoyed Northview pool on Sunday night, Kingston went down the slide over and over and over.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Newspaper print nails

Makenzie gave Monroe a fun newspaper print nail manicure, I had heard of these but never seen, interesting.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Someone's been sleeping in my bed...


Firecracker Fun

You can tell Emerson and Kingston have older siblings, Kingston will bully and Em just takes it
Jude got his face painted at country club that lasted all of 30 minutes, until he hit the pool
                                                                pool fun

             soon to be mama of 4 Shannon with mama of 4 Lindsay, mama of 4 Crystal (not pictured),  feeling pressure mama of 3 Jenny:)??

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Let the good times roll

The drivers made me a little more nervous than the fireworks, think they could have used some helmets

Working on the 4th of July and day after = partaking in parties before… The kiddos enjoyed rolling around the driveway trying out several different scooters, suv's, motorcycles, wagons, you name it, what a blast to kick off the 4th of July. I think our kids are just as social as their parents, they love spending time with friends more than anything!