Monday, September 1, 2014

Our Weekend Getaway {Gettysburg}

It's been 22 years since Mike and I have gone on a vacation without children. We decided it was about time we did that. Originally our weekend getaway called for lazy days chillin' on the beach with sand beneath our feet. However, Mike's job is relatively new and without vacation time we kind of just had to wait for a weekend that he wasn't scheduled to work. Finding out at the last minute that Labor Day weekend he was off made it impossible to get a hotel at the beach so we made a quick decision to head to Gettysburg instead. Neither one of us had been there since we were kids and we both love history, so it was a place that we had been talking about visiting soon.
Walking the battlefields was by far our favorite part of the trip. There is just so much to learn and experience we could have spent weeks soaking it all in.
The view from the top of this tower was amazing and worth the climb. Unfortunately, we were only up there a few minutes before a quick storm came through and we had to head back down. When I say "quick storm", I mean it! It was done raining by the time we reached the bottom. 
There was so much to see and I can't wait to go back again. Next time we'll take the kids along for a little history lesson. It was a good trip..well, except for the car breaking down on the way home. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The First Day

The first day of school came a little sooner than we would have liked. It really seemed like summer was extra short! This new year brings about some big changes for Felicia. She started 5th grade...her first year in middle school. She's had a bad case of the "nerves" for the past week. Madelyn on the other hand was excited to get back to school and see all of her friends. I can't wait for their first day to be over so I can hear all about it!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


 Is it just me, or is this gang of crooks the cutest ever?  Seriously! This week is VBS and my girls are loving every minute of it...especially Stella! I've caught her a few times singing the new songs she's learned and she can't stop talking about her new best friends. Gosh, I don't know what we'll do when it's over. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


If there is one thing that is a must for outside fun at our house, it's BUBBLES! They're super cheap and Stella can be entertained forever with them. Especially now that she is older and can do it herself without spilling them too much.
I'm so glad that I no longer have to blow them until I become light-headed!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Some Firsts

Today is the first time I've blogged in weeks. We've had a lot going on just living life. We have also had a few firsts...

My first born turned 21! I know what you're thinking, I'm far too young to have a 21 year old child.   But really...

My first daughter hit the double digits and turned 10! They just grow up too fast!

Last week, I had my first (and hopefully my last) trip to the ER of the year after tripping on my way out of church and tearing some ligaments in my foot. Good times!

 Mike (aka Big Daddy) had his first day at his new job! We are so thankful that he found one so quickly and thankful that he had 2 weeks off in between jobs that he could relax and enjoy some family time.

Saturday night we went to our first hockey game with the Girl Scouts. It was so much fun!

  Finally, we found the first flower of spring in our yard! I'm looking forward to many more and some warm temps, of course!

Happy Monday!
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