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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
My dearest Nick, I wanted to wish you a Happy Anniversary. We keep calling it our lucky 13 but it really feels like our lucky 13. I have enjoyed each of these years with you, going on amazing trips (Hawaii, Mexico, Chicago to name a few), trying new things-sushi and driving manual drive (You always push my limits!), seeing some beautiful sights (sunrises, ice mountains, and plenty of the roads of US), experiencing so many new things (Ministry, moving, two kids!), and I just can't wait to see what the next years bring! I am so lucky to have a partner who is funny, interesting, can still surprise me, pursues me as much as when we were dating, challenges me and my faith, and who cares about me so deeply. Love you! Cheers!
This was the last change for the summer. I wanted to squeeze in two more themes before back to school time and we are rather close. It worked out as I started introducing Vivian to this theme, that she quickly told me "this is the best week of the whole summer". Basically all I did is say she could help me cook and have little theme nights for our meals. Who knew chores could be so fun for the kids! The weekend proceeding this daddy went out of town with his best friend Zack so we also got to enjoy a fun dinner at Nana's while they were away and a fun dinner with him before they left at his favorite Babe's. Monday was cowboy breakfast night (brinner, as we affectionately call breakfast for dinner). Tuesday was Taco Tuesday which Nana helped us with. Wednesday was Italian night (spaghetti and meatballs with Lady and the Tramp). Thursday got flipped around a little it became French Thursday (instead of French Friday) hamburgers and french fries. Friday became Hawaiian night with pineapple chicken, green beans, and rice, and disco dessert as the kids got real excited about again. (Brownies with M&M's). Throughout the week we also inserted a few other fun things that ended up going with the theme. We headed to my friend's Christina's who happens to have 6 apple trees out front. She also happens to be going with me to Jamaica in October on a mission trip. Her hubby got the great idea for us to make some apple pies to raise some money, so we enlisted the kids help to pick the apples and they ran around while we baked 20 pies. It was fun but tiring too. Friday night we attended our first outdoor movie up at the middle school-Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, although we've seen it a bunch it is a whole different game being outdoors at night. It was another event I plan on not missing next summer. Free and awesome! Happy cooking!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
This week the main attraction I had in mind was the Indiana Jones exhibit at the museum. We did go see "Rio 2" which I tell the kids had some exploring but not so much digging for artifacts. However, we went with it. I thought about introducing them to Indiana Jones but then after doing a little research realized these movies are the reason the PG-13 rating came into existence. In other words, they are too young! We did however go through the exhibit because thanks to a good friend Thomas got a great deal on some tickets. The other big outing for the week was Granbury Beach. Christina and I packed up our kids and headed down there for a fun day. It was so delightful! We kept saying, "Why haven't we been doing this all along?" Next summer, I need to remember this when I want a "beach" vacation. It's free, close, and never crowded during the week. What fun. Here are my favorite pics.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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