Saturday, December 14, 2013

Making room

Every time I go to take another picture on my phone, the "Memory Full" signal flashes.  I figured it was finally time to unload and make room for more.

This is my baby girl holding someone else's baby girl.  :)  
We visited Jordan's sister and family this summer and got in lots of cuddling time with their little angel.

Dairy farm in Ohio!

I think Jordan held her the most out of anyone.  He's a sucker for little girls.

My cute girls on their First Day of School!  Again.  And just so we're clear, those yellow grocery sacks are NOT their lunch boxes.  We can be ghetto at times...but not usually on the first day of school.

Ty and "Faffew" (Matthew) his best bud. 

At Smith Playground in Philadelphia.  Such a fun place for kids...

and for me.   I couldn't resist playing with all of it too!

Tia "Reading to the Dogs" at the library.  This dog isn't even trying to act interested.

One of Tia's Science Club creations:  The Matter Monster

These two showed up at church with the same shirt one day.
2 of the cutest boys I've ever seen right here.

We went with a pirate theme this year for Halloween.  We didn't get a single picture of J and I, but we were pirates too!  Arrr.

Trying to carve a pumpkin with a butter knife.

I ran alongside Hayley for her second Girls on the Run 5k.  She was such a fun running partner.  I loved every second of it.  

Hayley and one of her favorite pals.

Remember how I mentioned that we can be ghetto at times?  This is Ty at a rest stop in West Virginia.  With no pants on. 
Why no pants?  I honestly  don't know.  I need to go ask Jordan about this one.

While in Ohio we went to King's Island theme park.  This was Ty's first ride, and it scared the poor little boy to death.  He covered his face like this, and cried the whole time.

This is Everett, one of the guitarists for a local cover band that we love.  I saw him playing at a park with his little girl one day,  and selfishly cornered him for a picture.  He was really sweet to oblige.  Check out Ty's face.  "Who the H is this guy?"

Summer pool time...with his slushie.

A shot with my tennis/workout buddy, who has long since moved away.   Sadly.

A fun night out with my girls.

Hayley and her friend doing push ups at a playground.
This was just after Hayley made me show her friend my muscles, and then said,
"If there were any bad guys, my mom could protect us,  if you know what I'm sayin."

Longwood Gardens.  So beautiful.

On Santas's lap at the 'Christmas House.'

   We are so excited for Christmas this year.  
More to come soon.  And I owe you an update on this baby!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Final leg

We've had such a full summer and have made the best memories.  
I'm not ready to send these little chicks back to school just yet.

Here are just a few of the things we've been up to lately.

In this house we can entertain ourselves with playdoh for hours. And isn't homemade playdoh the best?  Here is Hayley organizing her creations in perfect little rows..
So orderly.

I was a leader at our church's girls camp this year. It was the sweatiest experience I've had in a while.  I swallowed my first bug, was stung by a huge wasp,  bitten by who knows what kind of bugs, and pooped on by a bird, but once I got out on the canoe with this fun lady.. all my camping troubles floated away.  This picture was taken just as we were setting out to start a water fight with the first year canoers.  You can see mischief in our faces.  Or maybe that's us trying to figure out how to steer our canoe.  

Tia would do anything to have her own puppy.  We aren't allowed to have them where we live, but if we did, we would have bought this one in a heartbeat.  I can't think of anything sweeter in the world.

Rita's water ice!
The best thing we've discovered out here.

Grammy and Grandpa Bret decided to come live out on the East with us for a couple of years, much to our delight!  (much much).  Actually it was my idea, and I am so happy they agreed to it.  :) They moved into an apartment complex that is just a 3 minute walk from where we live, and we've been loving every minute of our time with them.

Ty was so excited to help them move in.  

Grandpa Bret is just shy of the big 5-0 now.  We had a surprise party for him with a few friends of ours. It was such a fun time....and one of the few surprise parties that I've been to where the subject was actually completely surprised.  I'm still amazed that we pulled it off.

Out on the Chesapeake Bay trying her luck at fishing.

I guess it depends on what your definition of luck is....but she did catch something. 
 A beer can attached to some fish netting.  
Jordan ended up with a pretty decent catch too.  One of his hooks somehow found it's way into my left butt cheek.  
Ohhh did I howl.

 Beautiful Grammy and her little admirers

Do you see what is so hilarious about this picture?
It's a good thing I didn't eat like this while we were dating.  He would have run for the hills.

Heading back down to the beach this week, then off to Ohio next weekend.
We are so excited to see Jordan's parents and sister's family while we're there!