Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy 20th Anniversary!

June (my sister-in-law) and her husband, Steve, are celebrating their 20th anniversary this Wednesday and I just wanted to say congrats! In this day and age, that is quite an accomplishment! You guys are a beautiful couple and fantastic people. Here's a pic of the happy couple at a celebration in their honor at our house yesterday.

Thanks to Will's parents, we enjoyed king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, teriyaki chicken, som tum, spinach and strawberry salad and sticky rice. What a feast! And, as always, I made a cake for dessert. What a great reason to celebrate! Can't wait til my own 20th anniversary!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day Dance-Off

There were lots of kids at the Father's Day BBQ yesterday but mine were the only that couldn't stop dancing! That's my boys! Oh, and Cooper is shirtless because his shirt was a disaster after dinner. Guess I should know by now to pack an extra set of clothes for him when we go anywhere!

Father's Day was great fun. Coleman made a card for Will and sang him a song that he made up. I made an 11x14 poster of the boys that I framed for Will to put in his office. I found a program online that let me create the poster using a photo I downloaded and adding a poem and border to it. It turned out really nice. Then we went to the BBQ at June's (my SIL) house. I took three kinds of cupcakes- Cookies 'n' Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Strawberry w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. The strawberry ones were my favorite. Here's a pic of those. They were so yummy!

Will's parents came into town this morning so Coleman is staying the night at his cousins tonight. I'm sure he's having a blast. Should be a relatively quiet night here tonight. At least I'll get to go grocery shopping with only one child hanging on my leg tonight!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My 100th blog!

I just noticed that this is officially my 100th post to Blogger. Wow! I guess I've had a lot to say over the past year and 3 months. I know that I would never have written in a journal this much, so I guess blogging is slowly turning into my only documented family history. Someday, my great great grand kids will have to come to this site to see what happened to their ancestors way back in 2007. Funny.

Anyway, a couple of things to post about. Saturday, we got the pleasure of attending a PJs and Pancakes party for all the kids at church. PJs is supposed to stand for Prayers, Journals and Scriptures. The kids got to wear their pajamas and they went to three little workshops to learn about scripture stories, the importance of prayers and how to keep a journal. At the end, they all got to go to the gym to eat waffles (apparently frozen waffles are a lot easier to make than pancakes.) The boys had a lot of fun running around in their jammies and I think they basically stayed in them the rest of the day.

Today, we went to the zoo. We usually go up there about once a year. So, I guess today was our once-a-year trek. It was really fun to watch Cooper's reactions to all the animals because even though he went to the zoo last year, he really didn't remember much. This year they have a white alligator there that is one of only 10 in the world. That was pretty cool. I would say that, by his reaction, Cooper's favorite animal had to have been the elephants. He was pretty excited when we were watching them get fed. Coleman loved all the reptiles and it's got me thinking about buying him a pet turtle. We'll have to see. I'm not convinced that he's ready for a pet quite yet. Anyway, it's been a full day and I leave you with the two best pics of the day.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Our new tree.

The last couple of weeks have been pretty eventful. We replaced the old blue '94 Cavalier. Sad to see it go but it finally gave up the ghost. It was only a matter of time and we knew it. We replaced it with an '03 Hyundai Sonata. Wait, I think I have a picture on here somewhere. Here it is-

We like it so far. It's really just a relief to have two reliable cars now. Truly.

Also, we've been working a lot in our yard lately. Last weekend, we planted new shrubs in the flower beds. (We had to replace the ones that didn't survive over the winter.) And this week, we bought some trees for the yard! For those of you who are back East- Out here we have to plant trees in order to have any. It's sad but
true. Here's a pic of Coleman with our favorite, our "shade" tree. It's a Sycamore.

Funny story, we bought this HUGE tree and put it the back of our truck only to realize when we got home that we had absolutely no way of moving it out of the truck. Will started to freak a little but thankfully, a landscaper that we've used in the past was available to come with a few of his guys and plant our trees. We were so thrilled to see all the trees in the ground and we officially have the largest tree in the whole neighborhood!

And last but not least, Coleman graduated preschool! His class celebrated by having a end-of-year family picnic. Coleman got to ride a horse and Cooper kept himself busy playing with fly swatters and bubbles.

(<---this is a great way to keep toddlers busy, by the way.)

It was really fun for Coleman to go and give gifts to his teachers and to say goodbye. He drew pictures for all the teachers aides and we put together a small gift for his teacher. Coleman was really lucky to have such caring teachers the past two years. He's grown so much and he's more than ready for kindergarten. We are so proud of him! We love you, Coleman!

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