Friday, May 31, 2019

may

may was crazy. 
lots of plans and lots of rain.
i started off the month with a little 
girls night out to see new kids on the block.
it was heinous and i think i'm too young to enjoy them, 
but we had a ton of fun on the party bus and going out 
to dinner so i'm glad i went...
even if it was on a tuesday and i almost died 
getting up the next morning for work. 

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the following week, we went actual camping (not campering)
with the turnbow's (it's kind of an annual trip.)
the girls had lots of fun playing in the tents and roasting 
brats and smores over the fire. 
unfortunately, it started raining in the middle of the night, so
we couldn't stay around for our campfire breakfast and fishing.
we're going to try again next year. 
and can i just say, that knob noster state park is beautiful and i
can't believe its only 15 minutes away. 
i kind of wish our camper was parked there. 

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brette went on her first school field trip to a hatchery and went
fishing so i took off work so i could go with her.
it was such a pretty day and i loved that i was able to be there. 
she actually caught a fish (her first ever!) so i consider this a success.
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then over memorial day, we headed down to the lake.
it was the first time the EVERYONE went down.
the other times, it's just been us a couple other families,
but this time was a ton of fun because there was like 20 of us.
we plan our meals together, the pool was ready, the ice cream
shop was open and the kids had a blast. 
we even took a little boat ride - the water was cold and gross so 
no one got in, but i love being on a boat, so it made me happy. 
we were also SUPER tired by the time we got home on monday,
but it was totally worth it. 
i'm pretty sure my kids live for going campering. 

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and finally,  today was the last day of school. 
brette made it through kindergarten and i
feel like it went super fast.
i'm so proud of how well she can read and
its my goal to keep it up all summer long. 
ronnie and i took the girls out for donuts to celebrate and
reid had her first water play day at school, so 
everyone is in a great mood. 
tonight there is a fair in knob, so we plan on meeting up with
some friends and taking the girls on the carnival rides.
gotta start summer out right!



we're headed into summer - my favorite time of year.
and june looks just a crazy busy as may. 
i'll keep you posted.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

april

so besides a trip to mexico early in the month,
we had a few other noteworthy events happen in april.

first - we (and by we, i mean my dad) planted an actual
garden at our house so we are going to be enjoying
all things vegetable. 
the girls are really into it and ronnie loves the idea, but
my dad is the main caregiver because ain't no one got time for that. 
cross your fingers we're going to get some good summer eatin' out of it. 




also - we can't forget about easter!
the girls and i had matching dresses that i ordered
last year but it was snowing so we couldn't wear them.
thank goodness they still fit, although we do not have a great 
photo in them, which really bums me out.
we went to church with my parents and aunts and then
headed back to their house for a lamb dinner. 
we did three different easter egg hunts and everyone got the girls
candy, so i'm pretty sure we'll be eating reese's eggs until july.
(which i'm totally down with)




since we've had our camper we normally go
memorial day, 4th of july, labor day and maybe one more time in august.
this year, since we're at a permanent site, we've been going a lot more.
we've already been twice in april and we're going twice in may. 
it takes a lot of work to pack everything up and get all the food, 
but it's such a nice time to get away and the girls absolutely love it.
i think they're going to want to go all time once the pool opens up.
also, since this is a permanent site, we want to buy some actual patio
furniture and hang some lights. 
i'm excited to set it all up and spend our summer there. 


the last week of april i went to austin for work.
i was gone 4 days, which is one too many, but i 
really did enjoy myself. 
we road on a private plane (because that's my life)
and had nice meals out. 
we even went out one night to see an 80's cover band play
and it was so much fun. 
it IS nice to be the "career" girl once in awhile, instead of 
"mom, she said shut up" girl.

(some really good fish tacos)


we're hoping for nice weather and lots of outside time through this spring. 
we have a lot going on in may and it's all fun!

Monday, April 22, 2019

cancun

i have the best luck.
i WON a trip to cancun at my
company christmas party.
we knew that laying around on the 
beach is more fun when you invite friends,
so my brother and kristine met us down there.

it was amazing.
we ate a lot of food.
i drank my favorite beach drink, miami vice.
we went to the spa for hydro therapy and a couple massage.
it was the best massage i've ever had.
once my brian and kristine showed, we played bags 
out on the beach and took advantage of the swim up bar in the pool.

i want to go back. 

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ps- my parents kept the girls for 5 days so obviously, we owe them big time. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

march

march was good, but with one exception.

still a little cold, but definitely starting to get a few good days.
downtown warrensburg does a charitable 
ladies night event and this year was luau theme. 
it was fun because kassie came down for it and it's 
always nice to get out of the house for a night and 
hang with the girls. 
(i might have had toooooooooo much... fun)
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brette finished up her basketball season and she loved it.
i know she'll want to play again next year.
ronnie hooked her up with a basketball goal down at the 
shop, so she can play around anytime she wants.
(still unable to get the ball to the basket though, lol)
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margie came down for a visit, which is always amazing. 
she brought her kiddos and i took off 
work so we could hang at shannon's.
reid ended up being SUPER sick - like more sick
than i've ever seen.
she was throwing up all. the. time. 
i still managed to see margie, but i spent the rest of the
weekend taking care of poor reid.
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we've met some new friends too.
ronnie started hanging out with a new friend,
and he has boys around our girls age.
they've hit it off big time and they've liked playing together.
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and now for the bad news. 
we lost little louie this month.
he was having such a hard time breathing and 
it got really bad.
it was constant and i felt by keeping him alive,
we were actually slowly letting him suffocate. 
ronnie couldn't do it. 
i took him to the vet and the vet told me that i really
needed to consider quality of life and if this was
what i wanted for louie.
obviously not.
i took him back home and got ronnie and the girls.
we fed him eggs and bacon and then went back to the vet.
it was very peaceful and we loved on him and talk to him the whole time.
it's still very sad - i loved our little tater hog and 
i feel guilty for being the one to push us to do this, 
but i do think it was for the best.
the girls are brutal because they don't really get it
so they just talk about it all the time. 
plus, they get confused about him being in heaven, 
when they helped us bury him in the back yard, so
we have to explain it over and over. 
ronnie and i had him for 10 years.
he was grumpy at night, slept all the time, did 
spin moves when you were getting out his food. 
he loved car rides and a licking ronnie's nose. 
he slept with us every night above our heads and never 
learned how to jump on or off furniture. 
here's to you, bubba. 2008-2019
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and then just to end on something more positive,
here's a couple pics of my gorgeous girls.