Monday, July 25, 2011

Crabtree Sibling Lake Day

Snapshots from our Crabtree sibling lake day. It was perfect, except for one thing...Paul wasn't there! Ah, well...I guess we'll have to do it again so he can join!

I think we know what pictures will be used on the family calendar for your birthday, Steph. :)

And you too, Isaac.

LOVE these two! So GLAD ya'll got to come up to visit and go to the lake!

K got to show off her mad wake boarding skills!

That's all,

Short and sweet today. :)



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fly Fishing and other Adventures...

This past weekend Jonny and I enjoyed a nice little getaway with my parents to Rockbridge Trout and Game Resort.

Rockbridge is a very special place because it's where my dad would take me every year for our annual fishing trip. Now that I'm married, I get to share this special place with Jonny!

Yes...please check out my 11 year old hotness below.

Besides the fact that I was sick half the time, and my parent's little puppy got a trouble hook stuck in her paw...we had a great time and caught lots of fish!
The only thing we were missing was Jenny and Brant!

LADY GIRL!!! What are you doing up there?!!

Of course,like everything he tries, Jonny is quite the pro when it comes to fly fishing. Don't worry I'm not jealous or anything. ;)

Mama caught lots of fish, too...BIG and small. ;)

Lady made friends with the butterflies...

I had my fair share of catches, as well. Of course, despite what some of my in-law's believe, I'm not only a "girly girl"...I can get dirty, too.

And yes...I take MY OWN hooks out of my fish.

Lila bear wasn't so sure how she felt about those fishies...

Enjoying a relaxing evening after a day full of fishing.

These pictures were taken pre lady girl stepping on a fish hook and getting it stuck in the pad of her paw. poor lady...:( I wish I had pictures to prove, but they're on my Dad's camera.

Last night at Rockbridge!

Bye-Bye Rockbridge! See you next year!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Community Support

Many of us are often looking for ways we can support our community. With "back-to-school" festivities just around the corner, the Olathe Publice Schools Foundation is starting their annual school supply drive.

The annual school supply drive provides hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to those students in need.

Think about it. I know for me, back to school shopping was one of my favorite (OK it was probably my only favorite) things about school. Picking out a new backpack, fresh pens and pencils, crisp notebooks filled with empty pages, and the latest crayola trends were among my favorite things related to back to school shopping.

Then, that first day of school you walk in your new classroom, sit down at your desk, pull out your new school supplies, and automatically start sizing yourself up to your competition, thinking to yourself: "Who has the coolest gel pens?" "Oh, Sally has water-color colored pencils!" "Where did Sara find that Lisa Frank binder?"

Now imagine, walking in to school on your first day of class and not having any school supplies. Pretty sad, huh? Not to mention embarrassing.

In this economy, school supplies is the last thing on many families budget list. So let's help out our community by providing educational necessities to those in need.

Heartland Community Church , as well as many other local businesses are among those supporting the Olathe Public Schools Foundation in this years School Supplies Drive.

Here's a list of requested items, purchase what you can and fill your backpack!

Fill a 15'' or larger backpack with:

T1-30 or T1-34 calculator
1" and/or 2" three ring binders
10 pack washable markers (crayola or similar)
4- pack dry erase markers (expo or similar)
Hand Sanitizer
Standard school supplies (pencils, pens, glue, erasers, rulers, scissors, notebooks with divider tabs etc)

Deliver backpacks to area drop off locations (as listed on the Foundation's website) by July 17th!

Thanks for your support!

Matthew 25:40 "What you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. My sister and her husband came to visit from South Carolina and we got to hang out at "The Lake" most of the weekend. I realize I'm about a week late in posting these pictures, but better late than never...right?!

I'm trying a new photo collage program so we'll see how these turn out. I'm worried I did something wrong to affect the picture quality. If that's the case, my sincere apologies. :)

Thursday night we grilled and celebrated my dad's day of birth. We also got to see our great friends, Megan and Justin, who we haven't seen in almost a year! They are dear friends and we are so excited for them and their "soon to be" little baby girl!

Friday, we ventured up to "The Lake" and had some fun. This "fun" included two rather rambunctious puppies, Lady and Pete, as well as LOTS of food eating, attempted snake killing, napping, Frisbee playing, and PLENTY of swimming...(because it was hotter than Haiti out there!)

Saturday night we went out to a family friends house on Lake Winnebago. It was a gorgeous night, minus the 110% humidity. We enjoyed a boat ride out on the Lake and then "partied it up" at the yacht club.

And....somehow I managed to leave my camera at home for that ACTUAL 4th of July day. Which means I have absolutely no pictures from our time spent with my in-laws at the lake. And this is very sad because that means you're missing out on adorable pictures of Caleb in his American flag over-alls. I's no good.

That is all.

God bless America!