Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Six Flags

Dalton earned a Six Flags reading ticket for reading 6 plus hours. He earned one from Kindergarten too, but we never got to use it. So, this summer I absolutely had to take him! We decided to go just me and him to make it special. We had a great time!

We literally got to walk up to almost every ride, and never had to wait in line. Other the unfortunate mishap where I found out that my stomach 15 years ago, and my stomach now are TOTALLY different, all was well! We opened the park and closed the park! LOL

Enjoy our fun!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer in Iowa

Well, this was a first for us. We were actually able to go to Iowa during a month where there was not snow in the forecast! However, August is waaaay hotter in Iowa than I would have ever guessed! But, we did have a great time. Jason and the boys drove up on a Friday while I was on a retreat, and then I met them on Sunday and we all drove back together on Tue night. Jason and the boys got to spend time with Grandma Mildred, and then we all stayed with Wilbur (Jason's Dad) on Sunday-Tuesday at the lake in his camper. It was great!

We were right on the edge of the lake and it was so beautiful. Don't tell Jason, but it makes me want to buy a camper and spend lots of time lakeside! Oh well, maybe in a few years. There was lots of fishing done, a nature hike that didn't last very long due to whiny humans, bike riding, and s'mores. It was a very good, relaxing trip.

I just love this series of pics, Papa just couldn't stop blinking...but check out Carson's face in every one-that child cracks me up!

The fave sport of the weekend was fishing. Dalton fished his little heart out. He caught 14 fish! Carson tired of fishing pretty quickly (I don't blame him). They did ride their bikes alot, and Carson started practicing some stunt riding. (I am thinking I would have preferred him to take a little more to fishing)

Uncle Jeff and Carson fishing

If you look closely, this is a picture of a beehive. And if you look even closer you can see a fishing line caught up in that tree right beside the beehive. Needless to say, the bees were not happy! But, it was an opportunity to see an actual beehive!

Breakfast Lakeside

Family Pics

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Our very dear friends live in Arkansas (they are in ministry, so they never stay put!) We went to visit them for a few days, and man did I realize how much I missed them! Our kids get along great, Jason and Eric are good friends, and Pamela and I well, I consider her like my big sis! Anyway, we had a blast! We got there at the end of their VBS so the kids got to enjoy the big last night festivities with tons of inflatables and a dish soap super slide!

They even borrowed a boat so that we could enjoy a day on the lake! We went tubing and swimming and had a great time. We got to enjoy a couple of adult evenings too since their daughter Tori is babysitting age now (still unbelievable). All in all, it was a great, relaxing, super fun weekend with great lifelong friends! :)

Cow Madness

Chick Fil A has Cow Appreciation day in July, and if you dress up like a cow, you get a free combo meal. Well, this summer's been a little tight so can you say "Mooooo?" We did! The boys and I had a blast! It was a lot of fun, and the key is to get there early to avoid the croud!
Enjoy the pics!