Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sept. 10th- My Big House Project

One day I was playing the piano and I almost fell over when Pat told me he would let me move our tv downstairs and put the piano upstairs to make a quiet room. This has been something I have wanted forever and so after making plans to do this, my plans changed into completely redoing our living room, dining room, kitchen, entry ways, and hallway. Wow. It was a very long and overwhelming project that I started two weeks before we left for florida and right in the middle of the wedding preps. Not the smartest idea. But after endless hours of work and shopping, it is now a finished project except for some things I need for the kitchen and touch up on the ceilings. It has completely changed the look of our home and I'm so excited. So here are the pictures for all of you that can't be here to see it when you wanted to be.

Sept.13-22nd Pat and I get away to Florida!!

A few months ago, Pat and I planned a trip to Florida for just the two of us. It's been 2 1/2 years since we have been there, and we really needed to get away. We did almost everything different this time and it was a whole new experience. We enjoyed every minute, but have decided we can't go back again unless our kids come with! I'm sorry I have so many picts on here, but we were there nine days and alot happened.

We stayed on the beach in Daytona and this was the view from our hotel balcony

The car rental place didn't have a car for us so they upgraded us to a mustang. Pat was really upset as you can see driving it the whole time!
After our first day was spent on the beach, we spent the next three days at the Disney parks. We saw alot, rode alot, stood in line alot, but overall enjoyed it.

After dreaming of this castle for at least 30 years I finally got to see it!
At Animal Kingdom I danced with an African band
We also saw a shorter version of the lion king here
This was one of our favorite rides, Mount Everest!
One night we went to the Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theatre. We went to this when we were in Florida before and it was just as good this time!
One day we drove up to St. Augustine and spent the day. Their beaches were not white sandy beaches that Daytona is but because of all the rocks we were able to find lots of sea shells for the kids and daycare! This was the first of 3 days we experienced a tropical depression
Our hotel put on a Luau dinner and Pat and I at different times got to be part of the show. Lucky us!
Our last full day here we spent playing on the beach, making sand somethings, swimming, laying out, reading, and relaxing like I didn't know was possible anymore!! It was awesome!!

This was the last morning we were there. I woke up really early probably from the excitement to see the kids, so I went out on our balcony and waited for the sun to rise. It was beautiful. I perfect ending to our vacation.

Sept. 6th My Little Sis Mandi Gets Married!!

Me and my two gorgeous little sisters
All of us siblings

Starting Another School Year Yeah!!

Wow! I can't believe how much I have missed these last few months without blogging! So sorry!
It has been a crazy summer with birthdays,vacations,wedding showers, lots of kids in my house, etc. It would take too much to go back so I'll just start when the kids went back to school.

Tyler turned 13 this summer and started junior high this year. He wouldn't allow me to go into school and take pictures with him as I figured so I have no good ones for the first time of his first day! He's growing up so fast and I can't do anything about it. I'm getting so OLD!!
Here's Brayli and Trent. Brayli started 1st grade this year and was all about me taking lots of pictures. Trent started 5th and tried to keep me away from embarrassing him, but I wouldn't give in!
This is Trent's best friend Eric. They are attached at the hip!
Her is Brayli's best friend Ashley. We always try to get them in the same class because I don't think I could get Brayli to go to school every day if she wasn't there!
Here is Mr. Robeson, Trent's teacher. Trent worships everything he does and says. He's loving him as his teacher