Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our July 4th Weekends

We had lots of birthdays to celebrate over the 4th holiday. We flip flopped from our usual schedule. One of our nephews is a Yankee Doodle Dandy (he was born on the 4th). We usually celebrate his birthday and his brother's birthday (born at the beginning of August) on the weekend closest to the fourth. This year, their birthday party had to be the next weekend. So, we celebrated our niece's birthday (born on the 6th) on the forth weekend.

Emma Claire turned two this year with a backyard splash party. As you can see from the slide show, everyone had fun in the pool and on the zip line. After the party, we watched fireworks at American Village.

Braxton and William had a science party this year. They had a really cool cake made to look like a beaker! There were also science experiments.

We had lots of fun this year! Enjoy the pictures.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I've been tagged . . .

8 x 8

Things I am looking forward to:
1. Having children
2. Growing old with Ben
3. Learning a foreign language
4. Learning to play violin
5. Learning to play golf
6. Catching up on my blog
7. Becoming a better photographer
8. Traveling

Things I did yesterday:
1. Talked to Ben
2. Worked
3. Talked to my Mom
4. Shopped
5. Bought some things at Costco
6. Practiced chipping, pitching, and driving
7. Watched the SYTYCD elimination show
8. Ate some Mango sorbet

Things I wish I could do:
1. Perform magic (when I was a child I thought I could if I could just figure out how)
2. Travel all over the world
3. Pay off my debt
4. Be rich so I could establish a foundation
5. Play violin
6. Be fluent in several foreign languages
7. Raise one eyebrow above the other
8. Sing

Shows I watch (all year)
1. Psych
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Bones
6. The Mentalist
7. Gossip Girl
8. The Closer

Favorite foods
1. Spaghetti
2. Spinach sauteed with garlic
3. Pot pie
4. Milk
5. Dark chocolate
6. Chocolate cake with only raspberry simple syrup on top
7. Fresh vegetables
8. Fruit

Places I've traveled
1. California
2. Denver and Breckenridge, Co
3. Virginia
4. Kentucky
5. Arkansas
6. Ohio
7. All over the Southeast (from Texas to NC and all in between)
8. Missouri

Places I would like to travel:
1. All over Europe
2. China
3. India
4. Japan
5. Australia and New Zealand
6. All over South America
7. Costa Rica
8. Everywhere in the U.S. that I haven't been yet

People I tag:
1. Kim Thomason
2. Meaghan Ryan
3. Crystal Lamar
4. Kristin Barron
5. Lots of my friends want a blog but don't have one yet. That is why I tagged some of the above people. So for my 5. - 8., I tag all of you who want to get started. Start with this!

I've been a terrible blogger!

As I said earlier (in one of my lonely previous posts), I had wanted to start a blog for a while. I created it when I had some time, but then got so busy that I didn't keep up. I promise I am going to try really hard to catch up and keep it up!