Saturday, June 23, 2012

Camping Pictures Part 2

I just love this picture...

Cousin Judah eating a pickle

Tirzah eating cheese

Gideon eating a pickle

Looking at the creek


Driving the Tractor

Playing in the sand

Third camping trip together...every other year...



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Camping Part 1

Last week we had the opportunity to go camping for about three days and the kids LOVED it! Being able to live outside near a creek what could be better? We camped with Joshua's parents and his older brother and his wife and little boy Judah. Here is the first installment of pictures!
Our tent we got when we were married

Where we all slept...though Joshua and I had serious problems with the air mattress and more slept on the ground

Sitting on a log!

Daddy and his girl

Eating Dinner!

Roasting a marshmellow

Using Grandpa's flashlight

Tirzah eating black raspberries in the morning

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Swimming at Mimi and Pops

A couple weeks ago when the kids and I were staying at my parents house we had the opportunity to use the pool everyday! My friend Crystal and her three children came one afternoon as well and our little ones had bunches of fun swimming. Here are a few pictures from the day...
Lydia with Aria and Tirzah




Jack and Aria



Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Mother's Birthday Tea

My Mother celebrated her birthday last week and since I was in town I was able to plan a birthday tea with my sisters. We had a wonderful spread of food, lovely ladies that came to celebrate and lots of little babies and toddlers to make the day beautiful! Here are a few pictures...
Preparations

Sweet Aria eating her tea food

Ladies sipping tea around the table

Outside with the children afterwards

My three babies

Expecting Sisters

Birthday Girl and her best friend Elaine

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chik-Fil-A grand opening and a Flat Tire

So last week Joshua had to be gone for a whole week for a school conference about two hours away. We missed each other sorely and both had a hard time being apart in our separate ways. On Wednesday my sister Beth and my father-in-law were going to try and be one of the first 100 at a Chik-Fil-A grand opening (who get 52 free meal vouchers). The way it works is you show up at 6am the morning before the opening and they raffle off 100 spots for you to stay 24 hours (camping out) and they feed you and monitor to make sure you don't leave...well it would seem that even with rain it was such a good deal that there were close to 400 people who showed up before six in the morning...so our names wound up not being called sadly...the one disappointing thing is that people travel from out of state and go from grand opening to grand opening and so locals don't have that great of a chance. So we were prepared but it didn't work out, I'm glad to have another Chik-Fil-A nearby however. I decided to pack up the kids and head out to my parents house a day early since I had the time and was making my way leisurely down the road when someone honked and told me I had a flat tire...so I made my way to a big Sheetz I knew of close by. I then tried to reach Joshua and my brother who was close by since I wasn't too sure what I should do. I know how to change a tire but I wasn't too keen on doing it in the heat, being pregnant and having two little ones in the car...surely I looked pitiful enough for someone to offer help right? I did, in fact I had about four different men offer to help me and one of them worked really hard to get the tire off and then the tire was stuck and there was nothing he could do without the right tools...so by that time I called AAA and asked them to send someone out and I got a hold of my dear brother Zach who got permission from work to come and help me out for a while. So within 15 minutes I had someone with a tow truck come up and knew exactly what the problem was and had my spare tire on in no time and my brother came to help me with my little ones who were restless and I was able to even get a bathroom break! Zach also took me to a great tire shop that he knew of and they patched the hole and put the tire back on in a short amount of time...so I was back on the road, quite tired and about two hours behind when I thought I would be on it...but safe and well taken care of. The Lord is so good to take care of all of us especially the one time Joshua wasn't with us. I appreciated all those who offered me help...
300+ People waiting for the Opening

Andy, me and Beth
Triple A man who came out and fixed it real quick
Playing in the Tires


Uncle Zach to the rescue



Crazy Hair Girl


Friday, June 8, 2012

A Country Wedding

This is the third wedding we went to a few weeks ago that I never got around to posting pictures of so here they go...
Tirzah playing with cones during set up

Gideon enjoyed them as well!

Happy Couple night before the wedding

Handsome Groomsmen and Groom

Bridesmaids including my sister, aren't they lovely?

So in love and happy couple

Mommy and Tirzah having fun together....

So cute!

Tirzah challenging Jack to come and get the cup!