Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Speaking of....

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What a great week/weekend we had around here...of course it went way too fast but time flies when having fun.  Speaking of fun.....

Fun:

Our annual Iowa State Fair fun day





 
Fun Days with Grandpa and Grandma and cousins




Life:
 
School Open Houses for Big E and Bubba...I am going to have two kids in school! How is that happening already!

Workouts:





Firsts:
                         First day of School
                 Big E was so excited to see Bubba when he got off the bus! 
"I see him"
 And he is off........watch out Bubba!
Big hugs!!!!!
 "How was your day Bubba?"

So there you have it....life these days has been pretty awesome, pretty busy, and filled with lots of workouts, fun, and family! 

Do you have a State Fair?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Stair" Master

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Last weekend we headed home for my cousin's wedding and that gives me a chance to head up to the high school track for a workout and relive my ole glory days.  This past workout I utilized some stairs and the track for a heart pumping workout!
 



It was a beautiful morning out and I loved watching the sun come up as I was sweating away! And the nice thing about this workout, you can do it outdoors or indoors...just swap the running for 1 minute high knees, side shuffles...whatever you want!
Oh and the wedding was awesome!  Bride was beautiful, groom was handsome, Big E was great, family conversation/antics were crazy as usual.


 Big E couldn't handle all the dancing....


Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun Facts Friday or Random Things Friday

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Last week at this time we were heading to Kansas City for our family vacation...oh, how fast that went and how I wish we were doing it again but we can't.....and that is how I will start off Fun Facts Friday...


1. We are celebrating a wedding(actually two) this weekend. Big E and are heading home to my cousin's wedding while the Fireman and Bubba are heading to his cousins wedding. Hate to have to split up but that is what we have to do I guess. 

2. I love the Internet "t.v. show" Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee  It is hilarious! The Sarah Jessica Parker episode has been my favorite. 

3. We went school shopping last night....wanted to cry after realizing "my first baby" is going to be a 2nd Grader, and my "last baby" is going to be in preschool.  Where is that damn pause button so I can just "hug them and squeeze them and call them George" (random Bugs Bunny Saturday morning cartoon quote!)
 4. This isn't a fact but rather a random occurrence. For the last two days this Cardinal has been repeatedly flying into our window.  It chirps all the time, gets pissed, raises its feathers on top of his head and then dive bombs the window.  I am thinking it sees its reflection and wants to fight it....who knows...he has never once knocked himself out and he hits the window hard....I think he is giving me the stink eye in the picture


4.  I am loving these things right now....

And that my friends is your Fun Facts Friday.  I am really hoping this afternoon goes fast because I am ready for some family time!!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vacation...2014..finally recapped

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 Side note: We walked a lot at the zoo and Bryson's shoes gave him blisters so I hoisted his 68 pound body around the "rocky" parts but we were totally the parents that let him walk barefoot the rest of the time...



                                 













 


Pictures:
Zoo...Polar Bear Plunge...Tigers...Elephants...A friendly Kangaroo...Outside Jack Stack BBQ ....Downtown Kansas City....Hotel Pools...Morning Walk and Coffee for mom....Legoland/Sealife Wait....and Wait...finally....Mom's favorite Lego exhibit-Wizard of Oz...Engineer dad and the car building...Sea Life....lots of sea life...heading home fast asleep

We had a blast this last weekend with the boys on our family trip to Kansas City.  We stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites Country Club Plaza and were within walking distance from so many great shops and businesses.  It was such a beautiful night so we took advantage and walked to supper and enjoyed the sights post dinner.  I would highly recommend staying at this hotel! (not paid to say it, just giving my opinion)

So now it is back to the ole grind but at the end of the week is family time as the Fireman and I both have family members getting married. I will be heading one way, he will be heading another.  Not happy about that but what can you do:) Tis the season for weddings!

Have you gone on a family vacation yet? Where did you go?