Monday, June 25, 2007

Swimming

Yesterday, we went swimming at a friend from church's house.  My boys had a wonderful time!  It was our first time there...they played games in the basement for a while!

When I went down to the basement, I was surprised!!  they have an entire room FILLED with videos/DVDs!  It looks like a library, except they are movies, not books!  I think they have more than our local library has!  The boys were playing the playstation on a huge projection screen!  The characters were probably the same size they were!!  The other part of the basement has a pool table, fooze ball table, pinball game, and 3 other video games!  Perfect for children and teens!

The people's house we were at, have 2 grown children and are the family in the church who always take the children for the day/night.  I can see why the children LOVE going there now! :)

When we were leaving, they made sure to let me know that we can come and swim there anytime we wanted!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Prayers

This weekend my Aunt Jan was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer.  If you could remember her in prayer, I'd really appreciate it!

Camping

We had our Annual Father's Day Camping weekend with my mom's family this past weekend.  We stayed at Ft. Loramie this year instead of Indian Lake.  Everyone seemed to like Ft. Loramie better, well everyone except Kevin and dad!  They said the fishing was BAD there!

We got there on Friday around 3 pm.  Unloaded the truck and set up our tent.  I took Daniel & Andrew over to my cousin's in-laws to watch in their camper until our tent was set up.

My mom and dad got there shortly after we had our tent all set up...my boys ate lunch meat sandwiches for lunch.  Then about an hour later, my sister showed up.

Saturday, I didn't feel well, when I got up and most of the day.  It was HOT!  I had a headache the whole time!  I usually get them when I'm out in the sun too long!  I tried very hard this time not to rely on my sister's camper.  I wanted to see if we could camp on our own without bugging my sister.  I did...until I was so sick on Saturday.  I went to take a shower, then sat in her trailer with the air conditioner on for a half hour or so.  Felt quite a bit better.  As I was sitting there, I then realized that I hadn't eaten all day!

Later that evening, we had our Big dinner together.  Everyone that was there (my 2 aunts, my 2 cousin's families, one of my cousin's in-laws, one of my cousin's friends, my family, my parents, and my sister) contributed a dish to share...and there was more food than we all needed!  But since I didn't eat all day, it all looked good!

After dinner, my dad, my brother in law, K, and my nephew all played cards while my mom took Daniel & Andrew for a walk.  My niece took Michael & Noah to the lake to play.  It was fun watching my dad teach them all to play poker.  My dad was a HUGE poker player and would always win lots of money (back in the day), but he doesn't play much any more...except with family.

Sunday, we got up and started packing up.  I took the boys to the Christian Puppet Show they had there...it was pretty good!  My boys all watched it all the way through!  Kevin drank a little too much on Sat, and was feeling it on Sunday!

Afterwards, we headed to my parent's house for lunch before we headed back home!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sister's Wedding

We went to Liz & Pat's wedding this past weekend.  Her girls were just beautiful!  I hadn't seen Jessica (her one daughter) in a dress since...hmmm...probably since she was at my wedding 13 years ago!  She looked so beautiful!  Of course Jordan (her other daughter) did as well!

Liz wore a cream colored dress with a black sash.  Pat wore a black tux.  "J" & "J" (her daughters) wore black dresses (no back).  Her wedding was an outdoor wedding and  the weather was wonderful for that as well!

I took a TON of pictures...mostly with my SLR camera (too bad it's not digital...boy do I want one of those) and some with my Digital one.  I ruined a whole roll of film because I didn't let the film wind all the way before opening the back...what was I thinking???

The reception was lovely as well.  They served hors d'oeuvres and drinks right after the wedding and then a wonderful meal!  They also had a guy come in and draw characteratures of people.  We got ours done.

We stayed overnight in a hotel just a couple blocks from where they got married.  Then on Sunday, we went back to their house and watched them open up their gifts.

While we were at their house, we gave dad our Father's Day gift/Christmas gift...a boat!  He was very happy!

Friday, June 8, 2007

He's back...

Aslan has returned!!!

He went straight for the food when he got here!  I need to give him a bath...make sure we treat him for fleas (just in case)!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lost Kitty...

Our Aslan ran away!  He got out on Tuesday night (we assume) when we were leaving for Kevin's softball game.  When we got home, I was looking all over the house for him...outside in the bushes where he usually hides when he gets out, and around the house.  We have woods behind our house and on the other side of the woods, there's a housing development.  We've been keeping our eyes out for him, but there's just no trace of him!

Since he "adopted" us, we figured he may have wondered back to where he originally came from.  He's so friendly that someone probably snatched him up!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Love is in the air

Well, wedding season is upon us!  My sister gets married this weekend.  I'm excited, we will be staying in Columbus for a night.  She is marrying such a wonderful man too!  From the moment we (our family) met him, he just fit right in!  It was like he was a part of our family forever!!

So, we also got an invitation to Kevin's cousin's wedding as well...same day!  I was surprised!  I mean, there are so many weekends in the wedding season, and to have 2 weddings in the family on the same day!

The other day, we got an invitation to one of Kevin's coworker's wedding!  That's in July...it's an Adult only reception, so my parents are going to come and babysit.  And the weird thing is it's on a Sunday.

My MIL told me that another of Kevin's cousins is getting married at the end of the summer.

That's a lot of weddings!!

Aslan

 We have a cat, his name is Aslan.  He (along with another cat who has since ran away) adopted us.  I have NEVER in my life seen a cat so laid back as this one.  He'll sit there when the twins pull his tail and just meow...and not very loud at that.  He spends most of his day sleeping behind my chair.  In the evenings, he'll come out and sit on my lap and run around a bit...I guess since the boys are in bed!

We gave our cat some catnip for the first time the other day.  He was rolling all over it, licking it, and acting so funny!  I would bend down to try and touch his pile of cat nip and he would lay on it.

 We also have this laser pointer that the cat chases, it was fun to see a loopy cat chase a red dot on the floor!

Do you know your Love Language?

We have been studying Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages: Learn the Languages
in our Bible Study.  It is very interesting!  It's a bit different since Gary Chapman has written many different books on this subject, we are all using the book we need.  I am doing the Five Love Languages: Learn the Languages (It's geared toward couples, but touches on children) and also the Five Love Languages of Children.  It's very insightful!  I'm learning so much about how to "fill the love tank" of others!

If you haven't read it and are wondering why you or your child doesn't feel loved, it's worth picking up.  You probably not speaking their love language!