Thursday, July 22, 2010

15 years... already!

Wow! It's been another year already and on this day marks our 15th Anniversary. It's a big one but, we won't be doing anything to special. But, thats ok because it's the time together that matters not what it is we do on this day. It has been a great 15 years, with its ups and downs but, I have been blessed with a great partner and I wouldn't ask for anything else. I Love you Joe and hope for many more years to come..

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back to School.....

It is July and we have headed back to school.. you have to love year round school. First day of school today. Patrick is in 5th grade now and the twins started 1st grade. Crazy, how time flies. It was really weird taking all 3 of the boys to school this morning and taking them to there separate classes. Its both emotional but also feels like this time has been a long time coming. Now what am I to do with myself all day with no one home.. crafting here I come.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday Patrick...

It was Patrick's Birthday yesterday. We didn't do a party this year, instead gave him an option to have a shopping spree or party and he picked the shopping spree.. smart kid! So, we did the shopping and then he wanted Red Robin for dinner and then came home for cake (spiderman theme again). It was a nice day just spending it with the family. I can't believe though he is 10 already, how time flies. I finally feel like he is getting older this birthday, not a little kid anymore. Happy Birthday again Patrick, we love you so much...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family and fun times in Ohio.. 2010

While we were in Ohio we were lucky enough to come at the right time when one of Joe's Nephews was graduating from High School. He had a nice graduation party and we were able to visit with a lot of family we haven't seen in a while... Great party Colleen! Some highlights of the party and Big Jake on the mic singing it up (when you need a video camera you never have one with you) he was too funny..

Family and good friends.. and of course great pizza and Italian ice. Yum!

Corn hole game (bean bag toss out West) and lots and lots of swimming..

Carthige Jail and Cemetery of Joseph Smith...

Here is the Jail building and the original door and bullet holes were Joseph Smith and his brother died that day.. And then also the tombstone of were they are buried in Nauvoo.

Road Trip 2010

Joe got 2 weeks of vacation in a row and we were deciding were to go, when talking with his dad Joe decided we better get back to visit this year before it might be to late.. So we were going to fly and after looking into that it was a definate NO. So, we thought it might be fun to drive cross country and see some sights on the way to Ohio. As we looked into what was on the way Nauvoo came up. Even though it was about 4 1/2 hours off the path we decided to take the time to do it and I have to say it was well worth it... It was such a neat and emotional experience to be there in the place Joseph Smith once was and how much he sacraficed to live what he believed. We didn't have a lot of time so we drove around looked at were he lived and where he is buried and then left to do the jail tour were he died. It is the town of Carthige which is about 20 minutes from Nauvoo.

br>You Are Snow White!
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Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that's irresistable. Just don't trust everyone who comes across your path.

Which Disney Princess Are You?