Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Exciting days on Hwy TT

Well ok, I haven't done such a good job of posting daily.....I'm keeping pretty busy with other stuff these days!

We spent some quality time with my sweet neighbor and her family last week. They moved here last fall and Becky and I bonded quickly and have a lot of the same ideas about life and such. She and her husband Steve have 7 beautiful children! Alexis and Isabel love spending time with them and are getting lots of practice for our new baby. Juliana is 3 months and they dote on her! She is the sweetest little thing you'll ever see. I promise to get some pictures of them this week so you can put faces with names.

Anyway, back to last week, on Wednesday we got our first of three visits from the exterminator (old house=lots of place for creepy crawlies to come in). Because I'm pregnant I have to be out of the house for at least 4 hours. We killed some time in town, running some errands, played at the park, had lunch, and I still had at least another hour before I could be back in the house. I called up Becky to see if we could invade their space for about an hour or so. 1 hour turned into 3 and the girls didn't want to leave then, so we promised to come back the next afternoon as well.

Back down the road we went the next afternoon and stayed for 6 hours this time! We stayed for supper and I got a new recipe that's super yummy. I also got some cake recipes for her since the one I attempted to make for Alexis' birthday was kind of a flop. She always makes and decorates her kids cakes so I got lot of pointers from her.

On Friday, we switched locations and they came to our house instead. The kids have so much fun and you would never believe there were 8 kids, plus a baby crammed in our little house for as good as they all were.

Saturday was a pretty laid back day at home, had a late supper at the in-laws. Homemade biscuits with gravy for breakfast Sunday morning, again down at my mother and father-in-laws. Sunday, I worked on the house and laundry and then watched it rain buckets that afternoon and evening.

Monday is our Rolla day, Alexis has dance and I do the grocery shopping for the week. We also picked up the proofs from the girls picture session last week. So cute!!! I'll share a couple at the end of this post. We got to watch a little bit of my niece Hannah's soccer game last night on our way home from Rolla. My sister had all of my maternity clothes from her last pregnancy and she gave me all that back, plus a ton of stuff she had gotten as well. I should be pretty set on "baby belly" clothes as Alexis calls them! I am 12 weeks today and glad to say that I can still wear all my "normal" clothes.

So, now we have reached today and the excitement! Laugh if you want, but I was ecstatic when Ross told me he called to get new gravel for the driveway!!! We have been in desperate need for awhile now. It really is amazing the little things that can get you so excited. 10 years ago I wouldn't have considered anything about gravel remotely exciting. There you have it then, you are caught up on my boring little life. See ya again soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Photo Session Time

It hasn't been that long since I got the girls pictures done, but I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and get some outdoor shots done. I'm very excited that Kelley is going to be taking the girls pictures this afternoon. I hope they cooperate this time. Last time we tried to do an outdoor shoot, it didn't turn out so well. I waited too late in the year to do it. It was July and it was a super humid day and the hair was crazy frizzy, and the girls were super cranky. *Fingers crossed for today*

We almost had a catastrophe this morning. Alexis came up to me and said, "Mommy, I've got gum in my hair." "Oh no, this could be bad" was my first thought...it wasn't as bad as it could have been, thankfully. It was hair from the underneath in the back and on the very end. Instead of messing with peanut butter or anything like that, I just snipped it out. No harm, no foul!

I actually let go of some of my mommy control issues this year and allowed the girls to pick whatever dress they wanted for Easter. I usually try and get them somewhat coordinating colors without matching them perfectly. I'm very proud to say, their dresses don't even come close to matching, but they are both adorable and look just fine together. They will be getting pictures done in them and then a more color coordinated, casual summer outfit also.

Here's a few pictures I snapped yesterday:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He Is Risen!

We had a very busy Easter weekend. Ross didn't remember until he was talking to his co-workers Thursday evening that he didn't have to work on Friday night, Good Friday is one of his paid holidays. So, I got busy Friday morning and cleaned the house and then we headed for St. Louis that afternoon. We went to his sister's place and met up with her, his parents, his cousin's Megan and Hannah and we all went to eat at Texas Roadhouse. It was yummy!

We spend the night over at my parents house and on Saturday we dyed eggs with the girls and got some shopping done. We went to the 5pm service at Mom and Dad's church, it was great! I wish I didn't live so far from their church, I would go every week otherwise. After church, we went back to Mom and Dad's and had an Easter Egg hunt for the girls. Matt and Sera Kate came over to eat with us and our Team friend Amy was there for church and dinner as well. Supper was great, pulled pork sandwiches and a bunch a delicious sides to go with it.

Today, we went to Ronnie and Tena Slovensky's for Easter lunch, another yummy meal! We hid eggs for the kids to find about 3 different times and had a birthday party for Ronnie and Tena's 2 year old granddaughter Emma. We came home and all napped. It's been a great weekend.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I need a catchy new title since our family is growing. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


It's been so blog, I'm so sorry I've neglected you. I'm going to  dust you off and make you active again. I can't promise how regular I'll be, but I will sure try. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I've posted anything. I have a lot of catching up to do.

See you soon!