Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week of 7/10

Mitch was off to overnight camp for days and Mason and Maya headed to Papa Gary and Grandma Kaye's for a few days. 

Molly entertained us and I realized how busy just one at home really was! 

As I write this I realize how busy our summer has been....a full time working Momma, oh my! Sure miss the pool days. Thankful for grandparents this summer to keep the kids happy. :)

I'd like to think they would all say it's been great. They have all had a mix of staying alone (independence), time with Grandparents, and camps. It's been a real struggle to schedule, but I'd like to think all happy-

Thankful to have her sister back! Dressed themselves (again!) in matching pajamas. 

July 15

This was Friday of the longest week ever!  Mitch had left the previous Saturday with a friend to Camp Lutherhaven in Indiana. I missed him so much! It was awful how much my heart hurt not knowing if he was happy, sad, hungry, cold, or itchy. Friday was THE day of his arrival back home!!!  

Mason was playing baseball in Jacksonville so the girls and I had an evening out before Mitchell's arrival home around 8:30. 

We started with pedicures. 

And on to Build a Bear to use gift cards from Christmas. 

Hard decisions to pick out outfits. 

The final products. 
And THEN...his arrival home! I didn't want to stop squeezing him. He had a blast. He told me ALL about it and can't wait to go back. So proud of my Mitch! What an experience. He even brought home poison ivy to remember camp by. 
He took this when he arrived. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 16 wknd

Last baseball weekend. 65 games! 
He's done well! 
Mom and Dad drove up on their 44th Wedding Anniversary to watch. Glad they were able to enjoy a quiet lunch! 

Mitch wasn't digging coming to the game after a 6 day camp, but it was so nice to see him smile! 
Molly had a 24 hour bug after this game, glad it was quick! 

Week of 7/18

We came off our last baseball weekend and went into VBS at our Church, CTK. I'm thankful Matt was off all week to give them this experience! The boys were Jr. Counselors and the girls enjoyed the camp! 
Maya near left with the white headband. 

Mitchell's complaint: The kids loved him! 

7/22 weekend. Rewind!

So much! About 3 months to catch up on! 

Matt planned last weekend for my Mother's Day gift. Thomas Rhett/ Jason Aldean and a Cardinal's game.  And time away!  (Thank you Grandma Sally and Papa Dan!) Sadly, I was bombarded at work and got home late so we were a little late with plans. It didn't matter. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much Fri night! 
The boys are now at the Burgin's for a few days of fishing and fun. Matt and I just have the girls. Maya had a fun first day of camp! Proud of my girl! 
We met up with Danny on Saturday. :) 
While Mitch and the girls were hanging out with Papa Dan and Grandma Sally, Mason had an exciting weekend at the State YMCA swim meet near Chicago. He went with another family. He had a blast! 

And swam his heart out! 5 individual top 5 finishes and these 4 boys WON both their relays with new state records in BOTH! Pretty cool to have your name in a state record! 
He's on the 3 here- 3rd for 50 butterfly. 
Proud Momma! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Solo girl!

Just the baby and her parents for a few days. I will catch up. I miss my crew so much!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Let the celebrations continue for my sweet sweet baby boy!  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


I'm really behind! Summer has been filled with busy days and every evening having events. It's been fun! I will recap later. 

We had a very late decision today to head to St. Louis. We started off Mitchell's Birthday week to a place he's dreamed about, a massive candy store called Rocket Fizz. He was in heaven! No pics from the store, just the aftermath at lunch next door. 

They had specialized (super surgery!) sodas at the candy shop. 
So happy! 
On to an impromptu Cardinals game! 

We even ran into old friends, the Mcdowells and Johannes crew. The boys had a blast! 
The rain sent us home early, but with $7seats, we couldn't complain! :)

A very fun impromptu afternoon.