Friday, July 31, 2009

We love our Uncle Mikey because...

  • He comes over on a Friday night because he misses us
  • He brings us dinner
  • He lays on the kitchen floor and does art projects with us
  • He helps with bath-time
  • He gives us kisses

Come over again soon! We miss you!
And bring Lana because we really like her too!

Guess Who?

Guess who will be joining me on October 18 to run the Columbus Half Marathon???


He is 59 years old!!! I am so proud of him!!

This picture is from last Saturday after we ran 5 miles of the towpath

I have been trying to help him prepare by getting him some new gear! We got him a Garmin watch for his birthday (and a fuel belt for Father's Day!)

Remember: You can follow my training here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Introducing the newest family member....


"our" 6 week old chocolate labradoodle

He may be the cutest puppy I have ever seen!

I use the term "ours" loosely, because although the kids have claimed him as their own, Winston actually belongs to Grandma and Papa. Thankfully, though, we get to love him and play with him all the time!

Ben definitely loves this little guy!

And Ella really likes him, especially when he is sleeping or eating

I had to include this picture of our little J-bug, because she really had no idea how funny she is!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summertime fun

At the spray park in Dublin.

The kids LOVE it here!!

Beth Smith - when are you going to go here and play with us???

I usually think that Ella looks exactly like Matt, but looking at this picture, she definitely belongs to me!

Surgery update and PARTY

Well, I survived my surgery. Actually, it was a very smooth day. I don't know why I worried so much! And, we just got my pathology report back a few days ago and it was CLEAR! Yeah!!

It took me a full week to recover. Thankfully, Patty and Doug help with the kids and Matt and my mom took care of me. Thanks for all the help, family!

This past weekend (10 days post surgery!) Hallie and I headed to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri for Meredith's Bachelorette Party!!
Here we are just after landing in St. Louis

Mer's dad (Star-Lo... our nickname for Steve Arlo) headed to the lake hours before us girls and got their condo all ready for us, complete with party decorations!

Hallie and Robyn (our LA lady!)

Friday evening boat ride

Captain Star-lo

Saturday morning, Mer had us busy working on a project for the wedding!

Then we headed back out on the boat (me, Mer and Nicki)

Mother of the bride, Celie (aka Silly Jones)

A stop for drinks at Captain Ron's beach bar

Mer and Nicole with their "hottie whistles"

The bride and her maids...

The bride and her MOH (sister, Cara)

We had a little shower for Mer while we were there. I won't tell you what this gift was, but the faces on Nicki, Cara and Celie are PRICELESS!

Ummmmm..... I am not going to say what this is all about. But I will tell you it had us laughing for hours!

On the way out of town, we had to stop and try butter burgers and custard shakes! YUMMY!

It was so sad when it was time to leave. (Thanks for everything, Steve, Celie and Cara!) But there are only six short weeks until the wedding! And I am sure this is going to be the WEDDING OF THE YEAR! Look for pics to come in September!

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