Friday, August 29, 2008

Pictures (as promised!)

Our first day of school was August 20. And this is all the pictures I have because someone is a little too grown up this year (looking at the picture of the two of us, I can't believe how much he has grown this summer)...he refused to let me take my camera into school - and I didn't force the issue! Thanks to my cousin Brad for running across the yard to snap these for us!

Here's to a great school year!

Busy, already!

Sorry for no recent updates - I still need to post photos from Evan's first day of school. I will try and get that done before we leave for the weekend. We are heading to Indy - Matt's aunt and cousin are coming in from Houston.

Easton had his first soccer practice last night - he basically laid on the ground and cried for the majority of the 30 minutes. I'm not sure if he was crying because I am his coach, or if he was upset because he couldn't be first in line every time and be a ball hog! He has waited 3 years to finally get to play a sport - hopefully he will do better at our first game Tuesday night! Sports cost way too much - I have to buy shin guards, socks, and of course a soccer ball because, as Easton says, "When we go to see Grandma Deb I going to tell her I need a soccer ball".

I have a family photo shoot Saturday before we head out - will post pictures next week (you will recognize the family!!).

Have a nice long weekend - I know I am looking forward to it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First day of Preschool

We have been talking up preschool for the last few months to no avail - Easton did not want to go. This past week, though, things have changed. We have tried to make a big deal about him starting school, and he caught on real quick. About 6:30 this morning, he woke up and asked me, "Now is it time to go to school?". He walked right in, hung up his Hulk backpack, and went straight to his classroom (and he immediately found the fishing pole!). There are only 4 boys in his class. When I went to pick him up, he came running outside to me, told me "thanks", and said, "When I wake up, I want to go back!". (I think he handled it better than I did!!!!)

Tomorrow Evan and I start school - hope we have as much fun as Easton!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Pictures from last weekend's wedding - the tables had to be cleared 4 different times due to rain, but the sun was out when the bride and groom renewed their vows!

Friday, August 15, 2008

For my friend, Dawn

She moves to the Chicago area, and they go and name a hotel after her!  

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pre-wedding pictures

Sam & Jason renewed their wedding vows this past weekend.  On Friday night, I shot some photos for their guestbook.

Wedding photos to come!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So, I have visited Chicago 3 times in the last 4 weeks!  This time, Evan and Easton joined me and my mom!  It was a beautiful day - visited Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier.  The boys had a great time!  Easton loved seeing the snakes at the zoo, and Evan rode the swings and the ferris wheel at Navy Pier.  

Off to the water park tomorrow!  Trying to get last minute adventures in before school starts in 1 1/2 weeks!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Beach photos

Dylan's second photo shoot - at the beach!!

Canning Pickles

Matt and his dad spent the afternoon Sunday canning pickles.  Of course, our mini chef, Easton, could not resist helping out!  I think they canned over 24 jars of dill, and 2 large ones of sweet!  I can't wait to taste them!  We have an abundance of cucumbers in our garden this year, so this was a good way to use them up! 

(The following picture has a 60s look to it - wasn't canning popular then???  Notice that it's Matt doing the canning...not ME!!!)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Toy

The boys got a new toy today - go-cart.  Evan loves it!  Grandpa Steve has been looking for one for the past month, and they finally found the "one".
Yes, even I went for a ride!
I think Matt might have liked it as much as Evan!
Evan even convinced Papa Bob to go for a ride!

Goodbye 4-wheeler!