Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethic over convenience, and truth over popularity ... these are choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A FUN Weekend!

We had a great 3 day weekend! Hal has closed most of the past 2 weeks and so we haven't seen him much. This Momma so doesn't do well with that! This was a most needed break for us all! Saturday Morning we went out to the lake for a re-do of the fun we had planned a few weeks ago. Papa Ken, Jeni, & a friend of the kids Jordan came over. A kiddo who works for Hal and her little sister's came out to play too. One of the sister's actually played softball with Haliee this year so they all had great fun! And of course what would be an outing without our Grimmet Family!? Erin & the babies came out too. Zoe was out of town & Mike was working, but the rest of us had a great lazy day! I have bruises on my legs to prove I am getting old & so out of shape, but the water was glassy & perfect! SO FUN! (Sorry for the picture quality, I forgot my camera of course, so the boat pics are all from my cell phone)
Hangin' out waiting for their next turn on the boat!
FUN in the boat & on Shore!
At the end of the day Erin wanted to just get pulled back to shore slowly in the tube since she is such a skier, etc. she was dying being preggo! Ellie decided she wanted to try too & fell asleep about 30 seconds into the ride, lol!
On Sunday, we were going to go out on the lake again but Hal woke up in the middle of the night really sick. He felt bad most of the next morning. :( Mid afternoon he decided he felt okay enough to do something lower key. We decided to go to an Indians Game. We are such a baseball lovin' family! When we got there it ended up being a double header! FUN!

Drew and I played a game against a Dad & his Daughter to put together this puzzle faster than the opposing team. Hal would've done it but he was up sick most of the night and didn't feel like any quick movements. I can't believe I am such a cow, but I want to remember these times with my kiddos so pay no attention to my fatness okay. Anyway, here we are getting ready to start, planning out our strategy...then in comes Otto the mascot. Totally mixes up our puzzle pieces. WTHECK! I was actually yelling at him that he needed to stop as the other team was just plotting away without interruption. I wasn't kidding, I was really seriously MAD. Didn't matter he messed them all up. UGH! JERK!

Ready...Go...I told Drew to grab the 2 center pieces on go...he did and put them backwards, OOPS! Oh and look at Otto standing there gloating, what a punk! I was so hot to trot. Trying to be a good Christian Girl & an example to my kids, but really wanting to punk that jerk down. {Sorry True} We lost by just seconds. As we laid our last piece down they announced they had a winner. So I thought we had it, but nope they finished just a sec. before us. :(


Game 2 of the Double Header. The Indians secured their entry into the playoffs ( I believe for series 1) with a win!

In the 2nd Game Haliee & Drew were asked to go lead "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"Monday we cleaned the garage (it was such a mess. Hal has been working too much & this Momma does NOTHING in the cold Winter). It is nice and clean now YAY! Afterwords we went & hit range balls with my NEW early BDAY Golf Clubs! I am going to take some lessons but Hal is helpful & I am great for some laughs! I want to be perfect at it NOW!!! Frustrating! :/ It was fun though!

What a super fun weekend with the loves of my life!

Family Time Happy Time Sweepstake

Jenny from Picky-Palate is participating in this awesome McDonald's Family Time giveaway. She was lucky enough to take her family along to the tour, etc. How cool! Here is the link to enter to win $100 in prizes~!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bow Crazy!

Ok, I went a little nuts this week! :) Feelin' creative...

Kinda hard not to when you have this sweet lil' inspiration!

Zoe as Cindy Lou Who

Customer Cutie Kara!

One of my bestest customers cuties! Kara sportin' her KGD! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Adventures in Boating...

Here come more of my best laid plans :)

I have several stories of our boating I am sure all of you who are also boat owners do...UGH Here is our most recent:

2 weekends ago we went out to the lake for our 1st time this season. We planned to spend all day there. Breakfast.Lunch.Dinner! We arrived around 10 am fully loaded for a day of fun! I packed entirely too much of EVERYTHING per usual. Enough food & drinks for 20 people for 3 days...the bigger ice chest even though my husband said we wouldn't need it and it is SO dang heavy, too many drinks, the redi-shade canopy, lawn chairs, the mini bbq, all the tubes, pool toys, the list goes on...We launch without a hitch & boat over to our favorite place to beach! There was NO ONE there yet hooray, we got our favorite spot...As soon as we beached I could smell something smelled like plastic. I told Hal & he looked back to see smoke barreling out of the side of the boat. I thought oh crap an electrical fire. He was trying to get to the engine & take the cover off, one could move because there was stuff packed everywhere. So...we started throwing everything onto shore. Hal pulled the cover off but couldn't find a fire. He thought maybe the engine was just burning off the cleaner he had put on it. But...NOPE...I phoned my Dad to see what he thought & he knew right away what it was. Turns out it was the impellar so no water was getting to the engine. My other Dad was phoning then as they had driven over to spend the day with us. He had to hike in because we couldn't drive the boat that hot. Thankfully he did! After it cooled off Hal & I decided to go home & try & get parts. We left everyone else there in hopes we'd be back. NO LUCK. So we drove back out to the lake & hiked in. We all decided to hang out and try & eat some of this food we had brought. The kids swam and played & had a great time. We relaxed. I phoned my Dad again & half jokingly asked if he'd fly up & help Hal fix the boat. Guess what...he did, he hopped on a plane & flew up that same night! Don't I have the best parents ever! We all hiked all the junk {LOVE MY HUSBAND!} back up a pretty steep hill & quite a ways to the cars...Makin' memories right!?!
Here we are waiting for it to cool down...
Dad & Hal fixing it the next day! I would've taken more pics but you know how men are when they are working. I didn't want to bug them. It was so great to see Dad too! Even if it was for a bummer reason!


Hal was off yesterday so we decided to go try it out!!

Mr. Handsome Pants :)
Dying to get in the water...

Can we jump in??


Miss. Thang

Tubing Crashing


Makin' Memories...