Tuesday, August 10, 2010


5th Grade

1st Grade

Ahhhhh! How can this be?! They are so big! :(

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer's End

Summer has come to a close. How sad. How fast! These last few weeks have been a blur. I barely remember what went on.

We tried to make the last couple of weeks great. Linds and fam plus our fam decided to take another trip to Holiday World a couple weeks ago. We each took our kids best friends. It was a great time.

Linds went up the day before we did. Our friend Julie and her kids came up that night and stayed the night with us. The next morning we got up early and got started on our way. The GPS took us a new way and it ended up being a roller coaster ride before we even got there! The road was REALLY hilly and the hills were steep so everytime we got to the top it was like the bottom dropped out and we were falling down the road. We all kept screaming the whole road there. Funny, but at the same time scary. Did I mention I hate roller coasters?! The kids loved it though. We spent most of that first day in the water park, then we let the kids ride on what they most wanted to ride. Julie's oldest, who is Sam's best friend, went on the Voyage 2 or 3 times. That is the TALLEST roller coaster and just looking at it scares me! Yikes! Crazy kid!

When we left the park we went in search of a place to eat. You would think there would be tons of food options around an amusement park, but no. We drove forever and finally found a Taco Bell. Whew! We got to our hotel, after some navigation mess ups at around 11 that night. Craziness.

The next day we got up and did it all again. Then we drove home straight from the park. The kids had a great time and were so excited to get to spend their vacation with their friends.

Vacation ended and all of a sudden school invaded our lives! We spent all of this past week at school helping get classrooms set up. Fun, fun. Ha! The kids went on Wednesday to meet their teachers. They are happy with them and I know they will have a great year.

Sam gets to switch classes with another teacher so he will have 3 subjects with one teacher and 2 with another. I can't believe Middle School is almost here! How did he get so big! 5th grade! WOW!

Avery has Mrs. Tarpley, our favoritest teacher. :) He was worried because she always tries to hug him (we all know about Avery and his hug and kiss phobia), but after spending time there this week, he feels better about it. He is going to have a fantastic year.

Let's see, what else?

Ohhh, so the rest of July has been spent working on a house. No, not our house. Our OLD house! It's a long story, but basically the guy who "bought" it from us went bankrupt and we ended up taking it back. He had a renter living there. We were nice and started a new lease for her, rather than kick her out, since it wasn't her fault. Mistake! She paid rent on time ONE month out of the whole year. In fact, right now, she owes us 2 months rent. Yes, we did end up making her leave. Well, the house was in shambles. So we have been working hard on getting it fixed up and ready to sell. I was so sad when I walked in there the first time. I really loved that cute, little starter home, and to see it so messed up was terrible. It is looking great again though, so I am much happier. You wouldn't think painting an 1100 sq ft house would be hard, but man, it is taking forever and is a ton of work! Of course I can't stay there long with 2 kids, but it seems like I have been working on paint for months (really only 2 weeks) and it still isn't done. We think we already have a buyer so I hope that works out. We have some money to make back, that's for sure!

Well, I guess that is about it. Just wanted to give a little update on us.

Bye Bye Summer! School starts Monday!