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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Parents rock!

My parents were in town to watch my kids while we went on vacation, plus had their annual trip to visit all at the same time.
We did lots of fun stuff while they were here. We swam, read books, played in the rain and went to the new aquatic center! My kids love having visitors come to our house. They especially love being with grandma and grandpa.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Our vacation

For our ten year anniversary,  we went on a mini-vacay down to the Destin, FL area. We stayed at a really nice hotel and did lots of fun things.
We ate delicious fish for our anniversary dinner and then followed that up with a major shopping trip (I got new running shoes!!). While we were shopping, a major storm hit and the power went out to the entire outlet mall. We were standing in line in Banana Republic and ended up leaving without purchasing anything!  :(
We spent the next day going snorkeling and eating even more delicious fish! We went out that evening and watched Superman. Good movie.
Saturday we went and finished our shopping, yes we shopped a lot, but when you have 4 kids shopping just the two of us was a total luxury! We found some really awesome deals, you might even say we "stole" the items they were so cheap!
Sunday, we came home to our four sweet kids and my awesome parents. I'm so glad they were willing to help with our kids, so we could go out of town! We had a blast and need to spend the night somewhere more often!! So rejuvenating and so refreshing!

Friday, June 21, 2013

A decade is a long time!

This week Oswald and I are on vacation, sans kids! And let me just tell you it's wonderful!
We're celebrating our 10th anniversary! A decade is a long time. I had never dated anyone for 10 months and here we are at 10 years! In the last 10 years, we have done lots. It's amazing the thing we have done and the things we have been through.
I asked Oswald what he thinks about when we thinks about the last 10 years, what is the one thing he remembers and he said, "it's not one thing, but four...and not the conception!"
I think about all of the cool things we have done and all the hardships we have endured that would have broken other couples,  but we are stronger and better friends. Eternity was not a commitment either of us took lightly and I am so thankful for that. Dedication is important when you're married.
I love it just being us because we're such good friend and we have so much fun together. We stay off our phones, the tv has stayed off and we have belly laughed more times than I can count! I love being married to this guy!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A little yard makeover

I wish I had befote pictures of our yard. Think dried up Sahara desert. Then add two big huge enormous trees into the mix and you probanly have a good description.
About two months ago we talked with our landlord about about getting the trees removed, so we could have an actual front yard that had grass. The trees sucked up all the moisture from the yard, so the frass never grew.
One day I was out running errands and the trees were just gone, left in their place were big piles of wood chips. About a month ago, our landlord said sod would be put down soon. Did we ever seen anyone?
Did we have sod?
The just last Saturday after the Braves game, we came home to a yard completely prepped for sod. It was crazy!
Then yesterday two men pull up and start laying sod. They finish the last pieces as it starts to pour ourside!
But the results are phenomenal.  It looks amazing!  We will have to water the day lights out of it,  but to have some really awesome grass soon will be so wonderful!
As for now, I am enjoying the rain that is watering my grass for free!!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Last day of school 2013

Well, first grade and Kindergarten are over for each of my kids. They have both  lots and have come leaps and bounds from where they were at the beginning of the year.
They loved this school year and made lots of friends! Of course, we're already enjoying the summer and have had a great time so far!

Kennesaw Mountain

The first Saturday of summer break, we made out way to Kennesaw Mountain. Talk about a busy weekend to hike a mountain!
I had the backpack on carrying Love Bug and everyome else walked. We hiked 2 miles up and 2 miles back.
The kids were great and had a wonderful time. The top of the mountain was so cool because you could see the entire Atlanta skyline, even Stone Mountain in the distance.
We will definitely be taking more outdoor hiking adventures as the weekends unfold!

A tradition is born

Last year for Father's day,  we got Oswald tickets to the Braves vs. Diamondbacks game. The game was a complete blow-out, the Braves slaughtered the D-backs! But our family was a challenge! I swore that day I would never take the littlest two back until they got older.
But yesterday Oswald found some tickets very last minute, and there was no place to leave the littles. So we packed them up and took them with us.
The ride to Atlanta was slow-moving because of all the traffic and then parking was a disaster. But we finally made it into Turner field and to our seats. I had a huge diaper bag packed with all kinds of goodies, including the Kindle, which I'm proud to announce that we didn't need!
The kids were phenomenal!  Love bug loved every minute of the game. My Little Man was wonderful and sat in his seat almost the entire time. My Princess, on the other hand, acts as though she has ants in her pants the whole game.
But all in all, I only have happy memoriea and what a game to attend! The Braves won in the bottom of the 9th inning! Was so super exciting! Oh, and my Love Bug even knows how to do the "Tomahawk Chop"!

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