Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Birthday Pictures

Colby's 8th birthday was on the 18th of July. I can't believe my baby is already 8 years old. Where does time go!!! I wanted to share some of the pictures with everyone. If you are wondering what is on his head...that would be a butterfly band-aid. A couple hours before his party he was playing basketball with a friend and ran into the front of our house with his head. Let's just say they was a lot of blood, but all C was worried about was his golf party. Everything turned out great and the boys all had lots of fun. If you are wondering Colby's favorite new sport is GOLF!


So we finally got away for a little family trip and it was GREAT! We had the opportunity to go watch our daughter's boyfriend Brandon jump in the Jr. Olympics and decided to make a weekend of it. It was so nice to get away. It was also fun to watch Brandon high jump. He is getting ready to leave for college in Wichita, which isn't that far away, but I will be sad when we do not get to see him every day. He has become part of our family over the last two years and I feel like I am losing one of my kids. I can't imagine what it will be like when Megan goes off to school! Okay I am holding back the tears!!!

So enough of that! Our trip was fun. We only had to drive 3 hours to get there which isn't that bad. Megan kept us entertained with her need for cookies. She did enough begging and pouting that she finally got her "Daddy" to stop. When we arrived we waited around for Brandon's parents to get there and headed off to eat at Granite City. We ended up going to bed pretty early because we needed to get up early to watch Brandon. He ended up doing great. There was a four way tie, each jumping 6 ft 10 3/4 in. He ended up getting 4th due to a miss earlier in the event. We were very proud he is an amazing athlete!

After that we headed off to the the Omaha Zoo. Doyle and Shelly joined us along with Derek, one of Megan and Brandon's goofy friends. We were looking forward to the zoo. We had heard great things and were expecting to see alot. Of course I took way too many pictures put I will post a few of my favorites. We were a little disappointed in the zoo. Maybe we have been to too many great zoos but Omaha did not live up to our expectations, maybe it was just too hot who knows. The zoo just seemed to be run down and not kept up. Frank and I always wonder why these organization give big money for new exhibits but seem to never give enough money to keep it up. Don't get me wrong they have some great exhibits but you can sure tell which ones are the new one and which ones have been around for awhile. Overall we had a good time and I enjoyed getting to spend some quality time with my family and friends.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

the beginning

So today I finally have decided to sit down and start my blog. I have asked myself why I wanted this blog. Was it to tell people what is going on in our lives, share stories, a way to express my thoughts outloud or just vent? Well I think it is going to be a little bit of everything so just stick with me on this one. LOL

Today I find myself sitting here on my couch during nap time thinking of all of the things I need to get done and all I really want to do is take my littlest guy to the pool. That is one thing about being a working parent I just can't drop everything and take time to do those little things. So I am very thankful for his friend's parents that have the time to take him when I can't. That is one of the main reasons that I decided to close my store. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by since the first day I opened. I absolulely love my store and I hate to close it but its time, my kids are growing up in front of me and I don't want to miss a minute of it. So the decision was made and even though I am sitting here trying to hold back my tears I know it is a good decision and one that I will not regret.

So now I am off to cover my Colby in sunblock and kiss him goodbye before he heads off to the pool with his friend Gabe.

Bye for now - Angie