Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Yesterday I learned that Air Supply, the band, is coming to Wichita this weekend!!! I am so bummed about this though. I will be out of town doing a jewelry show on Saturday during the concert. I am a huge Air Supply fan!! I grew up listening to them, and I love their music. Richard is majorly ANTI-Air Supply, so you can imagine his excitement when learning we would not be able to attend this amazing event! What bums me out even more is that this concert is FREE, how much better could it get!!!! Maybe someday I will get to see them... Until then, I will have to settle for listening to the CD's I have. Do I have any 'Air Supply fan' friends out there? I know you are, Christy. I'm tellin ya, you should go and video tape it for me, I would love you forever!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Random Fact Monday #2

Ok, so I did not have time to do a random fact last Monday, but here is this week's! This week's random fact is about me!!! It is not funny, or anything spectacular, but it is a random fact. Here goes...
Growing up, my great-grandma lived right next door to us. I used to go to her house all the time. When I was 5 and in kindergarten, I would get off the school bus and go to her house while my mom was still at work. We lived in the country but had quite a few neighbors. One day when I got off the school bus one of our neighbors' dogs were out of the yard and it attacked me. I was in my grandma's front yard and the dog had me on the ground and it was on top of me. My grandma was eventually able to distract the dog and scare him off. It's toenails tore up my chest and I had to get stiches in several places on my face from his teeth. If you look really close, I still have a small scar on the right side of my jaw. I don't remember a whole lot about the recovery process, but I do know the event never made me fearful of dogs, which I am thankful for. Anyway, that is my random fact for today!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A little of this, a little of that...

We have had an incredibly busy summer. Here are a few random pictures from these past couple weeks.

Abby is watching a DVD she got for her birthday, she is quite

This is what happens when you leave 2 babies alone in a room. They
make a mess of everything!!!

Abby sportin her newest birthday present from her grammi and
pops. She loves it!!!

Me and my handsome hubby when we were in Texas for the Premier Designs Rally. He was such a trooper while there! There were about 7,000 women and only a few hundred men.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Abby's 1st B-Day party

This past Sunday we had a small Birthday party for Abby. Her actual birthday isn't until July 24th, but we had some family in town so we had it a little early. Here a few pics of her big day.

She absolutely loved her cake!!! I think she ended up eating 1/2 of this cake. ~Then later she got sick and vomitted.~

Monday, July 14, 2008

Random Fact Monday

Ok, so I had this idea to start doing a Random Fact Monday on our blog-to spice things up a bit. I have no idea where this will take me, but to start out with I'll maybe do random facts about us and our family. We'll see where it goes from there! So here is our first Random Fact Monday!!!

Richard would love to be a farmer! Crazy, huh? He grew up in the city, but would LOVE to be a farmer. I honestly have no idea what sparked his interest in becoming a farmer, but he says it would be a great feeling to come in from a hard days work and actually look out at what you accomplished. He also would like to have farm animals. Who knows, maybe someday I'll end up being a farmer's wife. I guess it wouldn't be all that bad.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Random Thoughts

So, I feel the need to blog as I am avoiding doing housework.

Have you ever had one of those days where you have a list of things to do a mile long, but you don't want to do ANY of them? Well, I'm having one of those weeks. It has not lasted just one day, but the whole week. Like right now, I know I should be doing laundry, but The Real World is on DVR from last night and I feel like i just HAVE to watch it! Come on, it's the season finale and who doesn't love The Real World ???
I also am having a yard sale on Saturday and need to be going thru closets and marking the things I have already pulled out, but again, I am feeling very lazy right now. We have lots of large things to sell at our yard sale because our current family room is getting turned into a master bedroom. With the new little one on the way, we need the extra room. We are selling a dining room table, a couch, a 60" Big Screen TV (Richard is torn up over this one), a 27" TV, an entertainment center, and lots of other stuff!!! If you feel like you can't live without one one of these items, give me a call!
Well, I think I should really do something now, I have been putting things off WAY to long!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is Richard's birthday. He is the BIG 2-8 now!!!, I thought since it is Richard's birthday today, I would list some random facts about him that some of you may not know.

1. He was born in Memphis, TN. (this one is a well-known fact)
2. He moved to Newton in 2002 to play football for Bethel College.
3. He graduated from HCC in 2004.
4. He admits he would have never pictured himself living in a small town like Newton, but he will also admit that he likes it here.
5. He loves to work on cars, and fix things.
6. Fishing is a passion of his, and the other day he caught a big, well..., a big rock!!! Yes, you heard me right, a rock. How do you catch a rock??? (He catches fish too, though!!!)
7. His favorite cookie is iced oatmeal or ginger snaps.
8. His very favorite food is Mexican.
9. He wears a size 14 shoe, sometimes a size 15 depending on the brand.
10. And last but not least, he always says his birthday is "just another day" and that it is "no big deal", but you should have seen his face when he got his birthday present from me and Abby. He was glowing like a little kid! He loves presents!

So, Happy Birthday. We love you So Very Much!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


ABBY'S GOING TO BE A BIG SISTER!!! We are going to have a new addition to the family expected February 2009!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This past weekend our church small group went on a camping trip to Marion Reservoir. We recently bought a 6 person tent at a garage sale for only $20! We thought that it was a great deal and couldn't wait to try it out on our camping trip. We weren't sure how Abby would react to camping, but came to the conclusion she would be fine. We took along her pack-n-play for her to sleep in and of course an air mattress for us to sleep on :) We were very wrong about assuming Abby would be fine with camping. She wouldn't go to sleep, she screamed and cried and we ended up abandoning our stuff and coming home a little before midnight on Friday night. And to top things off, the zipper on the door of our tent broke so we probably couldn't have stayed the night even if Abby had cooperated. I guess our $20 buy wasn't so great after all :( But we did get to go back to Marion all day Saturday, thanks to my aunt and uncle watching Abby for the day. We had alot of fun!!! During our not-so-much-camping trip, both Richard and I experienced alot of firsts. Richard had his first S'more (and really liked it), we piched a tent for the first time (even though we didn't get to sleep in it), Richard rode in a boat for the first time, and I went tubing for the first time ever.

My hubby in a boat for the first time EVER...

Us on the boat, me about to go tubing... Just so you know, after I finally got the hang of actually staying on the tube, I wiped out really hard. (Lots of sore muscles the next day, but man it was fun!!!)

Richard trying to catch a big one...

Abby just loves going to the lake, so since she was so good at my aunt and uncle's on Saturday, we decided to go to East Lake on Sunday with Abby (East lake is only like 5 minutes away.) We fished, swam, and cooked out hot dogs. Richard even caught a 3-4 pound catfish!!! Way to go daddy!!!
Even though camping didn't go quite as planned, we do plan to give it another shot before the summer is over. Next time we plan plan on buying a new tent, so that we don't have zipper problems again. Hopefully next time Abby will cooperate. All in all, it was a great weekend!!!