Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th of july recap 2015

Another year of 4th of July festivities are behind us now. Here's the photo dump:

On the 2nd, we headed out to the local minor league baseball stadium to take in our annual baseball game and fireworks.

We didn't really do much on the 3rd. Ty and I each had some separate errands to run. And I baked some lemon bars to take to a cookout the next day.

On the 4th it was time for a cookout with the family at my parents' house.

After the cookout it was a mad dash to run home and let Abby out, then head back to my parents to go to a local motor speedway to watch the Carnival of Chaos!

I can definitely say it was a good weekend!

xoxo, wife

Friday, July 3, 2015

bonfire shenanigans

Last night Ty announced he was going to start a fire out in the backyard. It was pretty chilly and my toes were cold, so I was all game!

Could she get ANY cuter? She's scared of fires though, so she didn't last very long.

Being silly.

We sat and talked until it was dark, the fire began to die down, and we started to get cold. I love spending quality time with this guy!

xoxo, wife

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

things i'm loving lately

Trying to catch the cat smelling the flowers.

Going to let the dog back in and finding her laying on the chair outside.

Evening snuggles with my main man!

Spending my summer days painting wood signs.

My new sander. It's my very first power tool!

It creates work that looks like this!

Trying on silly hats at Notre Dame.

 Hearing that Ty's tournament team LOVED my chicken meatballs, and ate all 6 pounds of them!

Pulling over to take a picture of the sun setting over the cornfields...because it's so pretty that I can't resist.

 And catching my husband sleeping with his hand is down the back of his pants. Apparently he fell asleep while scratching his butt.

That's what I'm loving lately.
How about you?

xoxo, wife.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

zoo date with the niece

If we're Facebook friends, you've already seen most of these pictures, and you're free to disregard this post. But in an effort to document my life, I'm going to post them to the old bloggity blog.

My in-laws like to have my niece and nephew come up for a week in the summer to stay with them all by themselves. This year, only Lydia (3 years old) is able to make it up, because Caleb is so busy with sports and camps. Lydia was here this past week, so Ty and I wanted to take her to do something special with just us. We decided on the zoo. She was so exicted when we picked her up!

I'd gone to the zoo a few weeks ago with my students for a field trip and it was so hot and muggy, that very few of the animals were even OUT, let alone active. This day is was about 76 degrees and it was perfect. The animals were much more active, which made it a lot more fun.

The flamingos were busy making their nests in the mud.

 The sea otters are definitely one of my favorites. I could stay there and watch them all day.

I love this one!

After the zoo, we walked across the parking lot and played at the playground.

We also got to ride the train at the zoo!

We were all pretty tired on the way home. She snuggled up with her new white tiger we bought her. We told her it was okay if she fell asleep, and within 30 seconds, she did. What a fun day!

We love you, Lydia! We're so glad we got to spend the day with you!

Love, aunt lisa