Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dancing, Galas, and New Trees, Oh My!

Kinda some fun stuff in the last week or two!
Had to share, and I'm super proud of myself for actually posting
something within reasonable time frame!  Go Me!

So, after dragging my feet for a long time, now that we are closer
to civilization, the girls finally pestered me enough to enroll them in 
dance class.  They asked for WEEKS before it started when they were
going to finally get to wear their outfits and new shoes!!

Last Tuesday was their very first day, and they couldn't have been more giddy!
I, unfortunatley had to work, so Daddy was the lucky guy to brave the gaggle of
little girls and women on their first day of dance class!!!  He was happy the girls
enjoyed it, but I think it's safe to say that unless I'm working... it will be my job
to take the girls to and from their classes! Haha!



On Friday, Ryan and I were invited to join our neighbors at a special event.  
The Be The Match Foundation hosted their annual gala and let me tell you... It was lovely!!
If you aren't familiar with this organization, check it out... really amazing! 
The gala itself was wonderful all around.  Great food, cool music, beautiful decor, and most importantly a great cause!  
That night alone raised $362,000 for the organization!!!
After, the four of us went and had cocktails, some interesting conversation, and a great time!  
It was so fun getting to know our neighbors better and I foresee plenty of good times ahead!  
Katie Liz and Bryan... You guys Rock! Thanks again for the invitation!!!

Our hosts for the evening!
Ryan was pretty excited to meet Motorcross Legend Jeremy McGrath.  His wife was the recipient of a marrow
donation, and met her donor for the first time that night!  Very humble and nice man!


Ryan was the lucky winner of a custom piece of jewelry that night... good thing he knows a girl ;)

Out for cocktails after the event!  So much Fun!!!
Saturday, we decided we needed to get a tree for our yard.  There is an open space where one was taken down before we moved in, and I liked the idea of putting one in the year we moved here.  Something that can grow with us!  We settled on a Norwegian Red Maple and the girls were very excited to help us pick out just the right one!
Sunday they "helped" Ryan plant it and made sure we took lots of photos!  
Finding just the right one!
Just a wee baby tree



Not really a pertinent photo... I just like to admire my hubby!
First photo with our new tree! :)

Now, nap time for mommy, as it's a work night tonight!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Completing the summer catch up... August

I should be napping.
I work tonight

But I slept like a boss last night, and now here I am
Wide awake.

So... lets finish wrapping up our summer.

In no particular order... Here is our August in a nutshell.

~The girls continued to love playing outside and in the water... it was a hot one, so the water was a favorite!~



~The little neighbor girl let Lila and Ellie help her with a lemonade stand... It was adorable!~
"mom... you have GOT to come check out our awesome lemonade stand!"


~My girls are cute. And funny.  And creative.  And weird.  But mostly cute.~




~We discovered we have hilarious and awesome neighbors.  And these hilarious awesome neighbors host hilarious and awesome annual parties.  This year was Neighborhood Olympics.  I'm not going to explain these photos... it was a good time, that's all you need to know~


Tell me he doesn't look great in heels!  ;)


~We did a few little projects.  A handprint plaque for the year we moved in.  And we (mostly Ryan) built a headboard that I've been wanting forever.  I don't have a photo of the finished project (at least not one I want to share, as my bedroom is a mess), but I'll get one up at some point.  Or not. Whatev.~


~The girls got signed up for dance and are SOOOO excited!~


~This punk turned 7~

~Lila is pretty... even when she's cranky and tired.  Or missing teeth.~


~She also likes to climb trees~

~And shop.~
~Lila and I had a special mommy/Lila day together to get her back-to-school stuff.  It was such a fun day, and I am constantly amazed at how grown up she is!~



~Ryan's oldest sister got married.  Congratulations Heather, Ted, and gang!!! Love you!~



~I participated in the Women Rock run and did a decent 10k.  Not quite as fast as I'd hoped, but I felt pretty good through the whole thing, so I'm happy with it!~
Ryan was there to cheer me on!  Thank you sweetie!
Getting ready to go
The starting line

And done!

~Have I mentioned I love my babies?  I did?  Oh, well I'm going to say it again... I love my babies!~


There.... I'm going to say, I'm officially caught up.  Now, time to rest before work tonight!  Have a great Monday!