Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer catch up

We've had a busy, busy, busy summer!  Here are some pictures so you can see what we've been doing!

Brock went to senior prom with his friend Mariah.  A bunch of the kids met in the park to take pictures before the prom so we went to take some pics of Brock with his date and friends.  He had a fun night!  

Brock and the seniors from the basketball team.  He is going to miss them so much next year! 

Ava went to Cape Cod with her BFF Avery this is the third year that she has gone with them.  They had great weather most of the week except for 4th of July when the hurricane hit Cape Cod.  

On 4th of July I participated in a 5k obstacle run.  It was SO hot and muddy but it was fun!  Here are my friends and I after the race.

Garth and Jill had a new baby a few months ago and this is a picture of sweet Gretchen in her 4th of July outfit.  They live in Colorado so we haven't met her yet.  She is precious in her red, white and blue.  

Ava and I went to a Bruno Mars concert in Connecticut with our neighbors.  It was the best concert!  Bruno is a great performer.  The girls had a blast.  

We celebrated Amy's birthday (next to me on right).  She is Avery's Mom and is a great friend to me.

I went to a Lynard Skynard concert to benefit our local hospice.  It was a fun night and right down the street from our house!  Everyone parked at my house and we walked over to the concert.  We also ate dinner at the concert.  We were SO close to the stage my ears hurt for days-ha ha!

Ava played in the Gus Macker girls basketball tournament.  Graig coached her team and the girls loved it.  They played SO much basketball over two days and came in 3rd out of 18 teams in their bracket.  

We also celebrated my dear friend Sabrina's birthday.  We went to a great restaurant and it was a fabulous night celebrating a great girl!

I also went to the Adirondacks with my friends a few days ago.  We went tubing on the Hudson River and then we rode natural rock water slides.  It was a great day.  I was SO tired when we got home.   

Here is a picture of us on the natural water slides.  What a fabulous summer day!!

That's what we've been up to!  I promise I will be better at posting.  Have a great weekend.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Eliza's recital

Friday night Ava and I went and watched Eliza's recital.  She did a great job!  It was fun to watch her dance.
Here is a sweet picture of Ava and little Eliza after her recital.   She performed in a jazz number and did a great job.

My friend Stephanie also went so here we all are with Eliza.

I didn't take many pictures this weekend Graig and I were busy working on our house.  He is painting outside and I planted flowers and have been de-cluttering.  It's amazing how much stuff we have accumulated.   My goal this summer is to get rid of all of it-here's hoping I can do it!
Happy Monday!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekend fun!

This weekend we had a nice balance between work and fun which is always nice.  Graig and I got a ton of stuff done around the house and we also got to celebrate this weekend with friends which is always great.

Yesterday our friends Dave and Amy hosted a party at their property by a lake.  It was a beautiful day and a great day to be outside.  The party started in the afternoon and went til late.  

Here is the beautiful lake it was so nice being on the water.  

Me friend Heidi and I went in a  canoe with her daughter Mickaela.  Thankfully we didn't tip over.  I'm sitting on my life jacket :-). 

Ava and her BFF Avery.  They tried taking this picture about 50 times before it came out. 

I love these ladies so much I'm thankful for each and every one of them.  I love little Lachlan too he is so sweet.  Sara got him ready for bed right before we took this picture.  

Me and the hostess with the mostest Amy.  

Pilar and Eliza love little Lach they are little mommies to him.  

Me and Heidi we were posing like our daughters always do with their hands on their hips. 

Today Brock had a flying lesson and he flew to Binghamton which is about an hour from our house. This is the first picture I have of him in the cockpit.  

I told him to text me a picture so I could see what he sees when he's up in the air.  This is the picture he took.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Catch Up!

I am the world's worst blogger!  It's been two whole months since I've updated and lots has happened so I will catch you up with this post.  These are in reverse order starting with our most recent pics and going back to March-yikes!  I need to do a better job staying on top of this blog!

Anywhoo yesterday was very exciting because the President came for a visit!  He spoke at the baseball hall of fame about tourism in upstate NY.   I took off work and Ava and I went to Cooperstown hoping to see President Obama.  The Hall of Fame event was an invitation only event so we stood on the street hoping to get a glimpse of him.  We were thrilled when we saw his motorcade!  It was a fun day and I am so glad that we went.  It was a once in a lifetime event and I am glad that were were there.

Wednesday night Ava and I took Noah and Lachlan out for dinner.  We have so much fun with these cutie pies.  

Since it's the end of the year we have had a lot of senior events for our graduating students.  Here is a picture of me and my friend Danielle at one of our events.  

I went with my friends the Heidi's (I call them because they are both named Heidi) to a fundraising event for the College that they work at.

I also attended the annual garden club luncehon with my friends Rachael and Michelle.  

Earlier this month I visited my sister and her family and my Dad and Vicki for a few days.  It was great catching up with them.  Ainsley is getting SO big it was great to see her again.

 Before I left I had a girl's night out with some friends.

In May I also said goodbye to my two spring semester interns.  I will miss Megan and Lauren so much. Megan is off to law school in the fall and Megan is going to graduate school for higher education.

Graig's brother Garth and his family visited us in April.  It was great to see them and our sweet nephew Gabe.  He is precious.  Here are Brock and Ava with Grandma Jan and Gabe.

Brock's high school baseball season ended yesterday.  We have spent our days this spring at his baseball games.  Here he is tagging out someone at first base.  He is playing on two baseball teams this summer so there is a lot more games in our future.

That's it for us!  Sorry this post formatted weird.    My goal for the summer is to update more often.  This weekend we have a couple of Memorial Day parties to attend and Brock is in a basketball tournament in Albany.  It will be a fun weekend for us!  Happy Friday.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our week!

I am SO glad it's Thursday. This week has been busy, busy, busy and I am ready for the weekend to relax and to work on a few projects around our house.  

Here are some pictures from our week.

Brock got his license last month.  A few weeks ago he finally picked out a car.  He paid for the car using his own money that he earned doing a paper route and working in the summers.  He got a Honda accord.  It's a great car for him!    It has 100,000 miles on it, it's  a stick shift and it has an automatic starter and back up camera.  He absolutely loves it and is so proud of it.  We went to dinner Sunday night and he drove us!  I took a picture of him before we left our house. He was thrilled as you can tell.  

In the fall I am going to run a marathon relay with 3 of my girl friends.  We are each going to run 6 or 7 miles depending on the leg that we are in.   I think it will be fun and it will give me something to train for this year.

My town has a very active Garden Club and I've gone to a few meetings this year.  There was a meeting on Monday and we learned all about terrariums.  I went right home and made my own.  I like the way it turned out!

Yesterday I got to eat lunch with these two cuties and their moms.  We had such a great time laughing and talking.

and great news my volleyball team won our game last night!!  We haven't won a game all year so we were all excited to finally get a win!

Tonight Ava has a basketball game and I have book club with my friends.  Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sara's shower!

Yesterday we celebrated our friend Sara with a sprinkle for her baby girl. 

I love this banner the hostesses made.

The food was delicious!  They had great little sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and desserts! 

Me in the food line-ha ha

They had these beautiful vases.  They were made by painting the inside of a glass bowl.  I'm going to try to make them!  

Sara is all the way in the left.  Her baby girl will be here in 2 weeks. It was a great afternoon celebrating with friends!