Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Back from Tennessee!

I was going to wait to post once I got my pictures all in order, but my sister-in-law made it a race, and who am I kidding...I'm addicted to blogging! :)

Our Mathew five went to Tennessee and met up with the rest of the 13 in the family for a week of fun together. What a great week it was! I miss them all already!

I'm sure there will be several posts of the week later on. You can also check out the Curry blog and Ben and Emily's blog for other possible pictures of the week. :)

Here is a picture minus Dad and Mom (they took it!)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations Joy Abbott! You are the first one correct with Missouri. Oh, and if anyone is wondering, I did ask Rachel to pick between the two she guessed, and she picked the WRONG one. Close guys. Oh, and major props to the Everson's for the very detailed description. :)
Thanks everyone for playing, and please play again!
Maybe we can get Joy to post her prize on her blog when it arrives. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Let's Play A Game!

At the moment, I've got a ton of older pictures available.
The first correct answer receives a prize. I am rooting for locals, as sending something out of the county will be a little more expensive, but you are all welcome to play.
Where are these pictures taken?

Look in the background for clues.

I just had to post a close up. Look at these two cuties!

(another hint: Figure out which child it is, and maybe you can pin-point where in our lives we were)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A laugh for you today!

Can you see what the sign says? Go ahead and click on it to enlarge. Since when do banks have cigarette specials? Ha ha!
Okay, really this was a sign at a gas station, but I thought it looked too funny, like something you would read in Reader's Digest or see on Jay Leno.
Hope it put a smile on your face today!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Independence Day!

Yesterday was a wonderful Independence Day! We woke up a little later, after having a wonderful evening with new friends and old at Cascades for Jackson's fireworks display.
After eating some yummy cocoa ripple coffee cake and getting a nap, we went up to celebrate our freedom at Nana and Papa's house.
After we grilled some dogs, and had a dip in the pool, we headed to small town USA, aka Fowler-tucky, to their annual 4th of July parade with Papa and Nana and the cousins. All of the kids had so much fun, and so did I! :)
After the parade, we went for ice cream at the local Frosty boy, and then to the park for their fireworks display. We all had a great time playing together, and hanging out before they started.
We were pleasantly surprised to see one of the best displays of fireworks in years! You would think that they wouldn't have been so big in such a farming town, but they were awesome. What a great day with the family I'll never forget!
Josie, Emma, Solomon and Alex watching the parade.

It looked as though the whole fire department was in the parade! I hope no fires were happening in that town! :)

Josie dancing to some of the music.

My dad took our picture for us after several failed attempts at a self portrait. Thanks Dad!

Josie's smiley face sundae at the Frosty boy. Emma wanted me to take a picture of hers too, but they looked the same, and she already had eaten an eye ball. So, if you want to, you can pretend this is Emma's sundae. :)

Jay and Shanna chilling out before the display. I love seeing how crazy in love these guys still are! :)

Cayden is super excited!

I love my sweet nephew Alex. I wish he was my son. I love those eyes! Doesn't he look like he could be mine? Maybe I could just sneak him. :)

The ever cheerful Addie. (Nice picture, Josh!)

Emma, Ashlyn, Ivy and Solomon playing "freeze tag" before the show.

Okay, so I didn't want to miss the show while trying to change the settings on the camera, so after two pics, I put it away and snuggled close with my kiddos. It was the best!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Eight Years!

Today we celebrate eight glorious years of marriage! I can honestly say I am the most blessed woman in the world.
Thank you for choosing me to be your bride. I love you more now than I ever did when we said our vows. You make life exciting, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Happy anniversary my sweet Joshua!
Um, we need a more recent picture of us. This is from April. Lame. I know.