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Wife to the most amazing and loving husband, mother of four of the most beautiful children, child of a loving and gracious God.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jordan Turned 10

It's hard to believe my little girl turned 10, she was so excited. She could hardly contain herself. She literally has been counting down for the past month. She had decided a couple of months ago that she wanted a sleep over party. Especially after the one she did at Awana, that's all she's been talking about. So we sent out handmade invitations...did I mention how much I love Etsy...really I should be banned... but I haven't done anything creative in ages and it was fun.
Michael again made the cake, it's a girl sleeping in a sleeping bag with Clifford her stuffed dog. It was really cute. She loved it.
Here is the banner I made with hours at the scrapbook store and ideas from Etsy...did I mention how much I love Etsy...I may have to invest in a cricut machine and claim it as a necessity for school projects.

We invited 10 girls knowing and hoping not all would sleep over. So they made pizza's.
Painted pillow cases.......
had pillow fights...... and finally opened presents.
When all was said and done after, girls that had to go home for early swim meets and vacations went home, only Emily and Faith stayed the night. Which was really nice. Jordan had the best time and it was a
memory she will always have, and I'm sure the beginning of many, many sleep overs.

She got an i-touch for her birthday it was the big thing she really wanted, we hesitated at first but she has been pretty responsible with mine so we agreed.
This is the personalized letter I made for each of the girls who came to the party again Etsy inspired, along with toothbrushes, the kind you personalize and chalk board wall stickers..the kind you can hang on your wall and leave notes. (I had a lot of fun with the cricut machine) and the frame was 97 cents at Walmart and I spray painted them white...kind of shabby chic kind of look, plus the paper it literally cost $1.15 to make and was a lot of fun for me.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Every year our church does a Dad's and Kid's camp out, I asked Michael a couple of times if he would ever be interested in going. This year the kids came home from church one day and told Michael they wanted to go that Mr. Goetz was telling them all how much fun it would be to go, so to go and tell your parents about it. Well they did and after some financial figuring and borrowing a tent they were headed for the camp out. Luckily it was only about 45 minutes away, so in case of anything they could pack up and come home. Jordan had a birthday party that Saturday so she only got to go Friday to Saturday, Madison and Kaleigh stayed until Sunday. They set the tent up and it was literally a heat wave that weekend. It had to be 100 degrees easy with no breeze. Needless to say they had a rough night with little air and little sleep.
After they set up camp.
Madison's favorite part was dragging the wagon around.
Cooking popcorn after a dinner of pasta and cheese.
Of course you can't have a camp out with out marshmallows.

One of Kaleigh's good friends Maggie was there (Kaleigh was so excited, she doesn't get to see Maggie to often) they were catching fireflies. Kaleigh wasn't too sure about that the first night but by the second she was catching them by herself.
Yes that would be dirt, caked on Madison's face.

Saturday Jason had set up water games for the kids before all the kids went to the water park with the dad's.The dad's were catching the water balloon's in those buckets.
That marshmallow is as big as her head.
And yes the after effects of eating too much marshmallows.
Talent show on Saturday Night.
Kaleigh's talent was standing on one leg.

They came home on Sunday morning, filthy, completely exhausted and happy, because they had a great time camping with their Dad. Jaden was disappointed that he couldn't go and asked if he could go next time, maybe if the potty thing is down we can consider it. However we need a bigger tent.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Niece

I had to go to a 3 day teacher training for one of our co-ops so my mother-in-law came to help watch the kids and she brought my niece Ally with her, it was so fun for all of us to have her here, we love spending time with her.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Michael got an award at work, so we were off to our first award banquet. There were over 40 recipients receiving awards out of a company of 13,000 employees. They do theses award ceremonies every quarter and its a pretty big deal. It was held in a museum science center in DC, the food was excellent and they had a bus drive us from Arlington to DC so we didn't have to worry about traffic or parking.

These pictures are pretty blurry, I had my little camera not the Canon but I was hoping his company would have sent us the pictures they took, but alas it hasn't happened yet, but I'm so proud of my hubby, he works so hard for our family, and it was nice to go out just he and I.

The men standing with Michael are the COO, Chairman of the Board and President of the company.