Friday, August 21, 2015


This is what Matt suprised me with as the kids were eating breakfast this morning (and Starbucks)! Today was a carbon copy of our wedding day, blue skies and perfect temperatures. Sadly, I didn't see Matt much today with our work schedules and the kids' schedules this evening. Sixteen years ago I felt like the luckiest woman ever. Somehow with all the craziness that our lives have brought, I'm STILL the luckiest woman ever. Thank God for Matt tonight. :) Love you bunches . ;) 
Thanks for putting up with me all these years! 

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Tonight while Mason had practice we enjoyed the beautiful evening. (This was after a LONG day at work and meltdowns w/2 kids) A nice evening to end the day. The earlier sunsets sure help for earlier school bedtimes! 

Chatham's First Day of School

The boys are together again at Glenwood Intermediate School (5th and 6th). Maya is alone (1st grade) at Chatham Elementary this year. 

Molly wanted to take pictures with her siblings. Hard to think next year she will "officially" be in these pics. 

I tried for a few group shots: 

And went on to individuals. Mason has his palate expanded in place and ready for braces soon. 
Mitch! All smiles! 
Maya very excited! 
Molly wishing she was getting on a bus. 
Bus stop group photo. 
Off they go! 
And then the littles! 
Bye Mom! 

Rascal Flatts

Yes, I haven't been to a concert in 15 years and had two concerts in four days! Fall Out Boy was so much fun, but Rascal Flatts/Scotty McCreery was awesome with Melanie! What a great show they performed. We had a blast! I originally wanted to go with Matt for our Anniversary, but he had to work. Melanie and I decided to celebrate our Birthdays in style instead! It was so much fun. I love any type of music, but love Rascal Flatts. It was a great show with great company! :) 

The day before school started

Molly went to preschool on Monday, but the rest of the crew didn't start until Wednesday. I had hoped for a fun day with the entire crew! Poor Mason, his summer assignments were saved in various places on separate computers, so he spent most of the day getting them prepped. I was proud of him, he had a lot of summer work to finish. He paced himself over the last six weeks, but realized on the last day of break how important it was to have everything "ready". He conquered an old computer dying, a classroom website down, and printer issues to finish it. He was able to meet us for lunch. 

Meanwhile, the rest of the crew enjoyed the park! 
Yes, I let them run through the splash pad in their clothes. It was the last day of summer break! 
My favorite pic!! (Except for my thumb) 
It really was a hold and not a choke hold ;)
Wet kids after running up the hill. 
They found a "gingerbread house!"
Love my Mitchie man! He's so innocent, but yet a big year ahead of him. 
At their choice, Steak n Shake. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Molly's first day of Preschool

Molly started 4 year old preschool on Monday. She was so excited!! 

Ready to go with Miss Ashley! Hard to believe this is her last year before kindergarten! 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fall Out Boy Concert

We suprised the boys with tickets to one of their favorite bands, Fall Out Boy. The concert was last night at the State Fair. It was a great first concert for them. It was hot, but they loved it. SUPRISING them about it 15 mins before we left...priceless! 
I hope to upload videos of the night later. 

Neat pic, it was very crowded. 
Selfie with stadium lighting. 
The boys with their friend, Peter. His Mom joined us, too. It was her idea months ago and Peter kept the secret since June! 

Molly's Meet the Teacher Day

On Friday, Molly and I headed to CTK to meet her 4 year old preschool teacher, Miss Ashley! 
We really didn't need to "meet her" as she's our babysitter, but she will be Molly's official teacher this year. We love her so much, it should be a great last preschool year for Molly. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Locker check

Both boys at the same school this year! Seriously, 5th and 6th grade? We headed to the school to make sure the boys could do their locker combos and drop off supplies. 

Mason was happy to teach Mitch! 
It's open! 
Mason trying out his own. 
Girls helping Mitch conquer the task!