Sunday, June 30, 2013


These three friends in 2008
 And this weekend, 2013...what a difference 5 years can make!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ribfest 2013

Here's what the contestants were competing for....
 Tent city
 The girls
 The competitors
 The judges
 The honorary judges
 Judges and Contestants waiting for results
 3rd place...Ryan Johnson
 2nd place:  Drew
 3rd place:  Adam Dill
Just a few words from his adoring fans!

 9 different ribs to try!
 Incredible food!
 The kids
 Love taking pics with this guy!
 Pip was such a great girl all day and night- just chilled in her pack n play!
 All the kids love these opportunities to hang together
 I don't even know what this is about but darn it they are cute!


Alaric mowed most of the front yard today-all by himself.  I think Brian almost cried as he says often 95% of the reason he had kids is so he doesn't have to mow for the rest of his life.  Alaric was eager and did great!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another Great Season

The season is over and our kids learned alot, worked hard, and had a blast!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Welcome Home to Zeta

Our friends were returning to ZTA this weekend and my best friend Heather and I started the day off with a pedicure- kid free- it was awesome!
 My friend from church made these incredible cookies!  Works of art-each one.
 Can't have a zeta reunion without scrapbooks!
 Heather, Val, and I in our senior year room!
 LOVE 411 N. School Street
 We hung out in the chapter room and watched March Madness Videos!  It was just like old times!
 After some shopping in downtown Normal
 We were ready for the PUB!
 Love these girls!
 Yup, Cheeseballs are what we came for!
 Got to hang out with my besties!

 And watched the Blackhawks Game! ( Rita was alittle excited!)
 And after hours of drinking, we got our very small bills!
 Cheers to a great night with incredible friends!
 Loved my time with Rach
 Party worries...I cleaned up my own mess.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Donations to the Decatur YMCA

Today we dropped off donation to the Decatur YMCA from Amara's birthday party!  
 Amara got to hand deliver them
And Ms. Denise read a special thankyou card to her!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birthday Shopping

Amara got to go shopping today with Grammy and Papa for her birthday.  Grammy and Papa give the kids one or two small things but then take them out to lunch and to Toys R Us for their very own shopping trip.  Amara felt like a queen and they sure treated her like one too!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

We love the Dads in our lives.  Starting with Papa and Grandpa....

 And of course Daddy!  

 The kids had been away almost a whole week and Brian got to wake up without them on Father's Day.  It was odd.  He got over it quick however when he smelled these.  Caramel Bacon Buns! Amazing.  We ate them all ( they were rediculously easy too)
 Then we met the kids in Normal after a week with their grandparents.  It was so nice to see them.  These snuggles meant so much to us!  Nothing like seeing a Daddy and his babies!

 We played on the playground at a nearby park
 Then headed to the Childrens Museum before going to my brother's house for steaks on the grill!  A pretty great day for the best Dad ever!