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!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Our Saturday!

Our niece Ainsley has had medical issues since birth-she's had numerous tests done, been to many, many doctors to try to figure things out. Doctors think she might have FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy) but they aren't 100% sure.  My sister has documented Ainsley's journey on her blog .  Yesterday they found out that a doctor in the Netherlands is going to repeat all of Ainsley's FSHD tests! He is the number 1 FSHD doctor in the world and I'm thrilled that he's going to look at Ainsley's case!  I pray that my sister and her husband will finally get answers they have been searching for.  She is the cutest 3 year old I know.  Here she is with Ava during our Disney trip in January.  

Brock started baseball on Monday.  His first game is less than a month away!  I can't wait to watch him play again.  

Brock took his SAT today!!  He didn't say much about test except it was really hard.  We wanted him to do it early because we think he'll have to do it again.

Ava had a basketball tournament today and her team won!  She was selected for the all tournament team and was thrilled!  

Happy Saturday!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekend wrap up!

We had a busy and fun weekend!

Brock's basketball team played their last game on Saturday night.  They made it to the sectional finals.  It was a good game but our boys lost :-(. It was an emotional game for all the players on our team because their basketball coach was diagnosed with MS last week.   It's heartbreaking and Brock has been so upset because he just loves his coach. He had yesterday off and then today he had basketbsll practice for his summer team and he had the first day of baseball tryouts.

Sunday morning some of my friends and I met for breakfast it was great catching up with everybody!
A lot of my friends have had babies recently so it was fun to hold them.  I love this picture of two of the babies looking each other over.  Zoey is almost 1and Lachlan is 17 months. 
And I love this picture of my friend Rachael holding Lachlan
Yesterday afternoon my friend Sara and I went out for ice cream and to buy new candles at Bath and Body works.  Our friend Allison works there and she gave us a demo on their new hand soaps and lotions.
Last night I went to my friend Rachael's for "family" dinner.  As usual she had everything done so nice.  Here are our place settings.  She made lasagna it wS delicious!
This was our dessert.  It was fabulous and so rich.
Happy Monday!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Friday catch up!

Ok it's been over a month since I've blogged-yikes!!!! Here are done pictures from my phone so you can catch up in what we've been up to.

Brock has been in basketball season since November.  Here's a picture of him in action.  His season finished yesterday they were 17-3 they lost to the same team 3 times.  Brock had a great season and I love to watch him play.  He had today off and tomorrow baseball tryouts start!

I had a small bday party at the bowling alley with my friends.  It was a celebration for three of us and it was super fun!  Here I am with my friend Allison from the Lipgloss Lounge blog.  
Here's an Instagram collage I made of the party it was such a fun night!

Ava had her first middle school dance!  She and get BFF Avery got ready at our house.  They had a fun night at the dance!

My friend Faith welcomed her first baby a little boy named Jackson.  I busted them in the hospital and he is just  precious!

I had brunch with my friends last week and Ava and my friend Sabrina had on the exact same sweater.  Lol you can tell we live in a small town with not a lot of shopping options.  Anyway Ava adores Sabrina's style so she was thrilled they had the same sweater.  

Last week the kids were out of school for presidents week.  Since we went to Disney a month ago we didn't go anywhere but I did take Ava and her friend to Howe Caverns for a fun filled day exploring underground caves.  

I also hosted our monthly book club in February.  Here is a blurry picture of me and about 1/2 our book club members. We read orange is the new black.  This month we are reading The Giver and confession I haven't started reading it yet.  

Ava loves cross country skiing.  She has gone a few times this winter with our neighbors.  
Hope you had a great weekend!  We had a busy weekend and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about it.  Happy Sunday!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Disney Wrap Up

We got home from Disney Friday evening and I spent the weekend unpacking and cleaning and getting ready for the week.

After eating non stop and Disney I'm officially watching my diet.  I'm going to start tracking in my fitness sol tomorrow.  We had SO much good food and ate at great reaturants and had desserts at every meal.  Here is one of the desserts I had last week.  It was the best brownie sundae I've ever had!  

Ava and Ainsley had so much fun together.  Love the photobomb by my sister-ha ha

We went on a water ride in Aninal kingdom and we all wore ponchos.  I loved Ainsley's Iowa poncho she was so proud of it!

My sister and I before riding the astro orbiter in tomorrowland that the castle in the background, 

The people mover in tomorrowland was our favorite ride!  

Ava and I in front of the castle.  I can't believe she's already taller than me!

Hope you had a great weekend!  It's a big week for us!  I turn 38 tomorrow and the spring semester starts. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Florida Fun!!!!

Ava and I have been Orlando with my sister Shelby and her family since Saturday.  We have had a great week!  We've been spending  our days at Disney Parks and our nights by the pool at our resort.  It's heavenly and I don't want to go back to the frigid cold and dreary weather in New York. It was SO cold yesterday in NY that school was cancelled  for Brock!

Here are some pictures from our trip 

Here we all are on the first night of our trip at Downtown Disney. 

Ava loves her cousin Ainsley.  These two have been inseparable all week.

The parks haven't been too crowded so we have been able to go on a lot of rides and many rides more than once.  I definately suggest going to the park during non-peak times it's been great this week! This is Ava and I on It's a small world.

I've taken a lot of pictures of these girls together they are just so sweet and I know they'd be BFFs if we lived closer. 

We had a dinner with Cinderella on Monday night and of course we had to get the girls princess makeovers at bippity boppity boutique.  Ainsley loved this Ava hated it.  I would not do this again for Ava. I'm thankful she was a good sport and went with her baby cousin.  
We have been to 4 sit down meals with characters.  It's been fun to get their signatures in the girls autograph books and take pictures with them.  Ainsley has loved it and it's been fun for Ava too!

Ainsley's favorite is Mickey Mouse!

Tuesday Orlando had the coldest temperatures it's had in a few years.  We were freezing touring Hollywood Studios and did a majority of our things that day inside. Ainsley and Ava spent a lot of time snuggled under a blanket. 

Wednesday we spent the day in Animal Kingdom.  I love this park so much!  We had a great time today.  We had another character meal at Tusker House and The girls got to see Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Mickey.  By the time Daisy got to us  Ava was SO over smiling and posing with characters-ha ha!  

Here's  Ava in front of the tree of life.  After lunch Shelby and Ryan took Ainsley back for a nap so Ava and I spent the afternoon going on rides and roaming around the Animal Kingdom-it was really fun!

Tomorrow we have one more day in Magic Kingdom before heading home on Friday. It's been a great week!!