Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July Weekend!

The girls have been wanting to camp in the backyard forever, so we thought it would be the perfect time... (especially since we are going camping for real in a couple of days... for more than one night... out in the wild... no electricity or running water... so nervous!) They had so much fun. We roasted smores in the fire pit and had a blast setting up "camp". I regretfully wasn't going to fit in our little tent, so a graciously decided to sleep inside:) Well long story short, they ended up coming in a 1am because a storm came... Oh well. We spent the 4th at my sisters for pool and BBQ and then went to Mike's parents house for dessert and fireworks! I love the 4th!

Kate's B-Day Party!

This was Kate's first official B-day bash! We did a Hawaiian Luau. I decorated our house and backyard all Hawaiian complete with blow up palm trees. Ive decided I need a sensor button- I can't just semi decorate, I have to go all out. I think it took me 4 hours total to decorate for an hour and a half party!:) Oh well it was worth it. She had so much fun with her friends and even her Grandma Jani and Uncle Jeremy were there. We had pool games, water balloons, limbo, pizza and beach cupcakes (graham crackers crumbled on the icing w/ little umbrellas. They had a blast! Happy Birthday Kate!

Meet Whitney!

Brad and Sara have been waiting for Whitney for awhile now and we are so happy she is finally here! They adopted her from Ghana, Africa. She arrived last week and she is the most precious thing in the world!! We are all so in love with her. She is so sweet and is doing so well adjusting. She has lots of family close by that is so excited to finally have her here. This is last week when we met her for the first time. She just gave us loves without even needing to know who we were. Its like she already knew we were family and we loved her!


We had such an amazing time on Mike's company trip. The Atlantis was amazing. We stayed at the resort most of the time, except a couple boat outings with the company. We did the water slides the rest of the time. It was so fun. We felt like kids. That's all we wanted to do. They was even water slides that went thru of tube surrounded by sharks. It was a blast. So fun but so happy to be back where we don't have to spend a couple hundred dollars a day just on food.... it's soooo expensive!! Thank heavens for State Farm or we would have eaten protein shakes all day!