Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Lovin

 Jude has been working hard at swimming lessons!
 I love Max in this picture!

 true friends are the ones that let you drop your kids off at the movies and take your kid to the bathroom 4x during it!:)
 a nice surprise, softball Coach Jenna at the pool
 awesome handmades, thank you MISS SMITH!
 We recruited Marlatt teachers to our softball game a couple weeks ago, love!
best gift has been Kingston sleeping with his sister the last few nights!

Saturday, June 22, 2013


 We did the cancer awareness walk last Friday night with the fam, it was a great experience for a great cause
 we have cute Team Jeryka shirts for sale, my little miss was upset she couldn't stay out til midnight, reminder you are 9!
 It was good timing, Jeryka finished up her final round of chemo this week, prayers she will not have to go through it again and her body is healing! While her butt is getting kicked by chemo,
she continues to do her own butt kicking in the gym, I could use some of that!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy 14th Anniversary!

 A few gifts for the day...
 my 2 year old used a turquoise  sharpie to make us a nice drawing on our bed

and our wedding jeweler was arrested, is that bad luck?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Swimsuit Edition


breast stroke

Xander had his 2nd swim meet this last weekend in Manhattan. It was gorgeous weather and he did awesome, taking 6 seconds off his backstroke and 3 seconds off his breast stroke, keep up the hard work buddy!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

I couldn't ask for a more patient and playful father of my kiddos!

 to my favorite dad's!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Bible Study

Im missing Cindy & Kelly, but loving leading this One Thousand Gifts Bible Study with friends, you should check it out!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A walk on the wild side

I have to be honest, I usually limit my time in Topeka, think it might be a little PTSD from working in the ED there or getting my car stolen. But, we took advantage of the gorgeous weather Saturday after the swim meet and spontaneously went to the Topeka zoo & park,  the kids were great, maybe we should do some family activities more often;)
 a little train ride around gage park

 and carousel

 elephant butts

 fun moveable walking teeter thing at the park, I had never done this before

zoo crew

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beach Bash

Xander opted out of traveling baseball this year and joined the Marlins in April to keep in shape, he has been swimming at a chilly 7am this summer. We know nothing about swimming, Im pretty sure I couldn't make it across the pool doing a backstroke. 
He has loved it so far and not sure if the newness will wear off but he says "Mom, they are the best sports and always cheer me on", think this would be the girls mostly, go figure. 

 Trav took him Friday for his first event and favorite freestyle he finished in 39 seconds, a great start! He was pretty disappointed to say the least I didn't make it to watch him, but we all went down Saturday for his other 2 events. I was slightly nervous about the speedos and was thankful when finding out you could buy the longer length.
getting pointers from Coach Rob, this is what Xander needs to do on his breaststroke:)

getting cozy

 All of these families just camp out in spots with snacks, drinks & listen to pump up music during swim warm ups, now to recruit some more families to join us! Free to get in and 4.00 per event, bring in your own cooler, this is my kind of meet!
warm ups
staying warm between events

He needs to shave 5 to 10 seconds off his breaststroke and backstroke according to the motivational times for the 11 to 12 year old age group, I think I know some peeps that could help him (Jeanne & David?) Oh and he wants to get a swimming cap too, that should help;)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Batter up

Jude likes to hit it over the fence, our dog neighbors probably love it too
 huddle, I love Jack's face!
 Jude, Greyson, & Jack
 would never buy him red to wear, of course we are placed on the Cardinals
 Jude really gets into the swing!
 JW, T Say, & Matteo we've got some A team coaching
We have mastered the ready position, and thats about it:)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Creche class picture

Kingston has been going to Creche, (I LOVE BTW) 2 days a week which is nice with working 2 days a week, and he gets some toddler time. I love this class picture (I took a picture of the picture so don't mind the glares). The personalities revealed in this is priceless, I could poster size it! Kingston is flashing the peace sign? Love that rock the mic and beatles are next to each other with one hand in their pocket.

Stand Up

 for the champions, K State Baseball team!!

thank you Uncle Jimmy and Cole for inviting Xander to experience an awesome weekend of K State baseball!!