Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

We could be eating breakfast here today.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Monday!

Early this morning, we are jetting off on our much anticipated vacation.....we are headed to Cabo San Lucas. Sometimes it is known as Land's End because it is literally the end of the land.....you can see it. When the tide is down, there is an arch exposed.
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You can be jealous....it is ok!! We might post some pics & we might not. It just depends....check back if you want to see what we are up to.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Two For One

Today, we celebrated two birthdays!! It was Karson's 8th birthday party and Madison's 9th birthday party. It is cool that our cousins live close by so we can celebrate with them!! They had a waterslide, moon bounce, water guns, pinata, and cake!! Who could ask for anything more?
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Karson catching air!

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Chandler smiled everytime she went down the slide.

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There was A LOT of candy because there were two pinatas!!

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Madison had a cool princess cake.

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Karson, Cheney, & Alexander....these guys always have a good time when they are together.

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Karson's Oma made him a chocolate chip cookie cake. YUM!!

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Sweet Sun Kissed Cheeks!

Best Buddies

We have had Lance for right at a month. He is definitely a member of our family. This was one of the best decisions we have made!!
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The kids will miss Lance while we are on vacation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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This is WORDLESS because I am SPEECHLESS.....NO WORDS FOR THIS!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quick Learner

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Chandler has discovered computer games this summer....she can sit for HOURS playing on the computer!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Camp Out

At our house, summer is all about staying up late & sleeping in. The kids have just discovered the Disney Channel & shows like "Hannah Montana" & "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." The other night, there was a marathon on so they decided to stay up to watch. I went to bed around midnight & I could still hear them laughing.
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This is what we found the next morning.

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Cheney is sleeping all peacefully.....

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Chandler looks like the Tasmanian Devil had a party in her hair.


We are going to enjoy the last few weeks of staying up late & then sleeping in because we know that summer will be over before we know it. Then, it is back to school & early morning....UGH!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PSF-Cheney's Night

Cheney hasn't been able to do much since his surgery. The other night, MeMe & Pop took him out & he got the plan the whole evening.
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First, they ate dinner. Cheney ate his two favorite foods-chili & buffalo wings! Looks like he enjoyed them.

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Then, they went to Crocodile Gap to play miniature golf. Cheney needed a lesson to start.

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The lessons must have paid off because he got a hole-in-one on Hole #2.

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Then, Pop got a hole-in-one on Hole #6.

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Thanks MeMe & Pop. Cheney had a great time!!



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Too Funny

Hello Friends....in case you didn't know, Daddy has a blog.....He is a pretty funny guy!!
He has a great post. Read it here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

In less than two weeks, we will be here....can't wait.....
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poor Lance

Daddy & Cheney are both gone tonight.....
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Chandler thought Lance would make a good babydoll. Poor guy.....at least he is a good sport!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

For Your Viewing Pleasure

This is what we did tonight......remember to pause the music on my blog to hear it!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mermaid

When I was a little girl, we used to go to a place in San Marcos called Aquarena Springs. It was kind of like an amusement park, but was situated on the springs of the San Marcos river. At Aquarena Springs, they had glass bottom boat rides & a ride where you could ride up really high to see the city. They even had a show featuring a swimming pig!! It was hilarious. But my FAVORITE show at Aquarena Springs was the MERMAID SHOW. This show featured girls who swam underwater & it was choreographed to music.....it was so cool. Frequently, I would try to look like a mermaid when I swam. Because no one ever went underwater to watch me, I have no idea how cool I look. Last night, we were swimming at MeMe's pool & Uncle Mitch wanted to try out his new underwater camera. Chandler put on a show that reminded me of the Mermaid Show. Aquarena Springs is closed now so I can't show her how cool she really is.
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She keeps her eyes open! And has pleasant expressions on her face!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

PSF-Mohawk

I always want to be thought of as the "cool mom." Cheney had a mohawk last summer & many people couldn't believe that we let him to do that......my response: it is just hair! Anyway, he has one again this summer. This past weekend, I let him bleach it.
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Getting ready

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Bleach is on.

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MY CRAZY KID!!


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Lazy? Nah......

This is what Cheney & Chandler have been doing since his surgery on Monday.....
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Sometimes they are at MeMe & Pop's house & sometimes they are at home, but they don't change positions....just the setting. I guess they deserve the down time!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Prayer Request

Please pray for my friend & former student, Jessica. Her daddy is very sick!!

BRAZIL!!

Cheney went to soccer camp a few weeks ago. They divide the kids up into teams so that they can compete. Cheney was put on Team Brazil. This was AWESOME for Cheney....if you know anything about our family, Brazil is close to our hearts. Daddy has been on 3 different mission trips to Brazil. Cheney had a Brazil uniform & he wore it everyday. At camp, the teams got points for doing different things. They frequently had homework: find out facts about their country, etc. One night, they had to make a flag from their country. Luckily, our Daddy is VERY crafty!! Thank goodness....cuz Mommy isn't!!
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Starting the flag....

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Finished project

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He was very proud.


He did fantastic at soccer camp. He got an awesome evaluation from the coaches & is ready for soccer season this fall.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cheney Had Surgery

This spring, we found out that Cheney had an inguinal hernia. The consensus is that he was born with it & it didn't show up until now. It is not because we make him do a few chores!! We found an AWESOME pediatric surgeon & the surgery was today. We had to get up at 4:30 & Cheney was hungry....poor guy!!
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While waiting, he got to play his Nintendo DS & he was all smiles. They gave him some Versed & took him back. All the nurses told me that he was VERY BRAVE & so sweet. It makes me so proud to hear that!!

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Surgery was over. They corrected the weakness. The plan was to give him an epidural type shot but apparently he is TOO BONY!! Duh, the kid is nothing but skin & bones!! He was sleeping so hard that he was snoring, but his 1st words when he woke up: "I want to get dressed & go home."

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Heading home--Logan was the cool nurses' assistant who took him to the car. He treated Cheney like he was one cool dude. I loved how everyone treated Cheney like he was grown up! I guess it helps that we were at a Children's Hospital with people who are trained to work with children.

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Finally at home.....both boys quickly went to sleep on the couch.


Cheney is now feeling pretty good--eating well & watching movies. The next 3 weeks will be interesting.....no swimming or physical activity....hmmmm.....

Fourth of July Fun

Our 4th of July started off with lots of fun.....we watched the Biggest Small Town Parade!
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Looking cute.....Cheney didn't bother to swallow the breakfast taco he was eating & I didn't notice until now. GROSS!!

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Stephenson grandkids....we were missing Konni though. I can't decide: do you look adorable or do they look like trouble?

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Chandler & Lance

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Three of MaMa & Pop's beautiful great-granddaughters. This is Chandler, Lily, & Riley. Madison wasn't there yet.

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2nd cousins.....there are a total of 9 great-grandkids....the oldest two were missing.

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After the parade, we went to MeMe & Pop's house for swimming & burgers with some good friends. Then we headed to our usual spot to watch fireworks.

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I love their sun-kissed cheeks.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Twelve

Twelve years ago today, our family began. I know at times our journey has been rough, but there is a reason to keep pressing on....up the mountain!
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The 3 most important people in my life!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HONEY!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hangin' With Kase

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Chandler loves to spend the night with Granny 'Nette.....usually she & Kase are there together. Kase is 4 months older than Chandler. I know she loves "her Kasey!"
Aren't they cute?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

PSF-Rescued

Once, there was a family who had always loved Labrador Retrievers. In fact, they loved them so much they had previously had 3 different dogs. Mommy & Daddy had Nicki & Zeke before the kids were born. Both dogs lived a very spoiled life and were loved very much.
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This is Nicki. Nicki was Daddy's dog before Mommy was even around. Nicki slept in Daddy's bed....she was spoiled rotten!! Nicki lived a very long life....she fell asleep in her backyard & never woke up. The family still misses Nicki!
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This is Zeke. He was so crazy! Zeke lived until he was about 12....he had diabetes & was very sick. The family was very sad to lose him!!


As you can see, Nicki & Zeke were great friends. They had many fun times together.....some of them Mommy tried to forget!!
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Then, the family got a puppy. They named her Shelby. She was sooo pretty.

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Shelby died unexpectedly last October & the family was very sad. They said they would never get another puppy again. About 8 months later, the family was watching "Marley & Me." We could relate to Marley--Zeke tore up a couch just like Marley!! Anyway, Mommy started looking for a rescue shelter where the family could get an older dog. It took several months, but the family finally got to meet 3 dogs.....they all looked like Shelby. The family decided which one they wanted. Before they left, the people who ran the shelter wanted to show them another dog. Apparently, the people thought the kids were very well behaved & wanted to "test" this dog. The dog was named Lance & he had a sad story.....he had been thrown into a pit bull ring, but thankfully, someone found him wondering the streets with wounds & took him in. The family immediately fell in love with Lance. Then, about a week later, Lance joined the family in his new home.
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This is the day the family got Lance....isn't he beautiful? He is sooooo sweet. We love him very much & are glad that he joined our family. If you are looking for a dog, then consider adopting a dog from a shelter.....they need someone to love them!!
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