Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tribute to Cohen

To read about Cohen's story please read here


I just got back from lunch and picked me up a Happy Hour soda from Sonic.  Those make me so happy!  I have been doing so much better not drinking cokes.  I found pink lemonade Crystal Light and I am in love.  But I am still craving one soda a day.  I hope to cut them out completely very shortly but we have a vacation coming up soon and I don't want to give them up before that.  We have had to change our vacation from Destin.  I am super sad about it.  I have no idea if we will ever be able to return to the Gulf.  We have moved our trip to Daytona Beach or truly it is in Ponce Inlet.  I have been there before and Steven has been there multiple times.  My ex-in laws have always used this place and Blake has never been to this side of Florida before.  I am ready to be on the beach.  Bryce didn't like the waves too much last year so hopefully it will be a little different.  Check out the new blooms on the lilly!  I have seven full blooms and seven buds left to bloom.  I am super excited about it and they smell so good!

Check out these pictures from Bryce.  Somedays I allow him to use my phone and play with the camera.  I took the first one(obviously, duh) but he took the rest.  He loves it and I love that he is happy in the car. 

And the last one, I am super proud to say that Steven won 3rd place in his $15 challenge and he won this plaque from 4H for something with his record book.  The plaque(I so had to make sure that I just spelled this right) also came with a $50 savings bond.  Can you say AWESOME!?  Congrats Steve-O!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Slumber Party!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

One More Saturday Night

This beauty is in my front yard. I love these lillies and am so excited that they keep coming back every year bigger and better! We had one at our older house and planted this one right away when we moved in here. They smell divine! 

Saturday we packed up and headed to one of Blake's good friends houses.  Jake was a groomsman in our wedding and he recently bought a new house in Madison complete with a pool.  He was going to cook up some ribs on Saturday and have everyone out.  We had a good time and the big and little boys had some quality guy time. 

Uncle Ryan was on duty all day.  The two little boys love their Uncle Ryan!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blake's Birthday

We celebrated Blake’s birthday not too long along. We always eat with his mom and family for the birthday dinner. We had to do it a day before because of Brandon’s school schedule!(go Brandon!) The day of Blake’s birthday we were just going to eat at home. So, Bryce knew it was Daddy’s special day and he wanted to have a surprise party for him. It was so sweet! We had balloons and his favorite, caramel turtle pie. He always has this. I never even had ever heard of it before him. We had such a great night! Happy Birthday sweetie! Oh yes, and his birthday toy…an iPad! He is in hog heaven, but he deserves it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

4H $15 chanllenge

Steven is competing tomorrow in the Regional 4H competition.  His event is the $15 challenge.   They are supposed to find an outfit for no more than $15.  This is right up our alley.  Some of my favorite pants to wear at 14 came from the Salvation Army and were plaid.  LOL!  So, I took off to teach him some skills.  We found a shirt and get this, it is a shirt supporting his school with his class year on the back!  In.His.Size!  What luck!  Oh yeah and  it was $1.25.  The shorts are O'Neil board shorts perfect for the beach, where we just so happen to have a vacation scheduled to the beach coming up, these were $2.00.  Alrighty then, that makes our total a whole $3.25!  Score!  We also found an American Eagle polo shirt too for school. I love easy finds like this.  I hope he does well tomorrow.  4H has great opportunities for high schoolers and scholarships can happen.  It's time to start thinking about all of this stuff.  Whew!  Have a great weekend.  We have a pool party and some other fun things planned. 

Giveaway! Yippee!

Over at In the Sky with Diamonds, Jessica is giving away a CSN stores $60 gift card!! There are so many different things that you could use this one. I will show you what I have my eye on!  That bakewear is so awesome!  My mother in law currently has them and uses them for everything!  And those sheets are so cute!  Blake and I really slack in the decor in our bedroom sometimes and we are really in need of some new sheets.  So, if any of you think you may like a shot at this giveaway head on over to Jessica's blog and enter yourself!  I have got my fingers crossed on this one!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Puddle Jumper!

I had a fellow bloggy mom ask me about the puddle jumper today and I thought I would rave a little about it!  This is by far the best thing for kiddos who are learning to swim.  My mother in law found it last year at Walmart for Bryce and my nephew.  She has a pool and a boat so we had been looking for something to give them the freedom they needed.  We tried the one that is a rectangle that they step into and it didn't hold them too secure.  I had the built in bathing suit one and Bryce wore it once and would never put it back on.  However, the puddle jumper gave him complete and total freedom.  He will jump all over and swim all over too!  It was easier on me to show him the proper movements of swimming and last night we became the proud parents of a swimmer.  He barely put the thing on.  Since he had been wearing the jumper he knew how to kick very well, we just had to get over the fear of the water.  Well, that didn't take long and he is now swimming under water, jumping from the side, and jumping from the diving board without the float!  Woohoo!  So, any of you guys that are looking for a great tool for swimming I totally recommend this one.  I have seen them at Walmart and Academy but I am sure they are at other stores too.  Oh, and another great thing is that they are coast guard rated so they count as a life jacket in a boat!  Double score!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weepy Wednesday

This precious child was called home today.  She has been battling cancer for 2 years and I mean battling.  She has fought for every milestone and today Jesus carried her home where there is no pain and no fear.  I do not know this family personally, but beg you all to pray for her family.  I know I will hug mine a little tighter tonight!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend Yay!

We started the weekend by all going to see Toy Story 3.  It was everything I expected it to be and then some.  I even got a little teary at the end.  If you were on the fence about going to see this one, do it!  Bryce loved it and Steven did too.  I think we all enjoyed it at all sorts of different levels.  Saturday we got up early to get the boys haircuts and boy they look good.  The rest of the weekend is swimming, swimming, swimming.  Hope you are all having a great one!

See Bryce's rash.  This is the result of toothpaste.  He was painting while he should have been asleep.

Very exciting for Steven this weekend.  We picked up some of his scuba gear.
See his hair!  It looks so much better!