Aug 16, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Buddies =)

Our family came into town from AZ so we had a fun-filled weekend here in SD. Gav was, of course, on he was not with us some/most of the time...have I mentioned I will be glad when residency ends in June?!! Thank goodness we had our cousins to have fun with...

Clearly I didn't get any pictures of our beach adventures for 9 hours on Saturday and then 12+ hours on Monday, the 4th...but it was awesome!!

12th Anniversary

We could not decide where to spend a little time away for our 12th anniversary...we finally decided upon Palm Desert. It did not disappoint. We stayed at the JW Marriott out there, thanks to my bro=) It was plenty warm out there...and Gav and I got to spend a few days just the two of us. These 12 years have been an adventure, to say the least, but I cannot imagine my life without this man. Love has only gotten richer and stronger over these 12 years as we grow together and manage each roller coaster together...Love you forever!!

Christian's Piano Recital

Christian has been taking lessons now for about 2 years (give or take). He complains about it as much as every other kid that has ever taken lessons...but I have great confidence that some day he will be like me (and probably most of those now grown-up kids)...really glad that my parents forced us to take lessons. He has so much natural talent...he hardly has to practice to get his pieces. As a mom, it sometimes makes me wonder what he could do if he really worked at it and loved it. But for now, I am perfectly content that he is progressing and should soon have a good basis to go off of for the rest of his life. And we are so lucky to have one of the best piano teachers...Miss Erika is so patient and flexible with Christian!!

Father's Day

Catching up with June...

We celebrated Gavin on Father's Day... I know I might be a little bias... but I am pretty sure he is the best dad in the world. He was even on call on Father's day =) We don't see a whole lot of him because of his CRAZY work schedule...but when he is home...he is always in DADDY mode. These 3 boys adore him more than words can express.

Aug 15, 2011

Closing Ceremonies...Baseball Ended =(

This season of baseball and T-ball was so fun. Even though I was glad to have less of a schedule, I wouldn't give up any of the memories we made. The boys each had fantastic seasons...both individually and from a team stance. We were so lucky to have 2 of the best coaches out there. Christian's team ended up winning the regular season and clinching the Tournament Championship with some really well-fought games. It was such a roller-coaster...we LOVED it!

Shane played his first real season of baseball (Tball)...and we were so proud of him. His coach ended up giving him the Sportsmanship Award for his crazy hard-core determination and love of the game. Shane was so surprised when they called his name...he knew he was then going to get TWO trophies, just like Christian (who he always wants to be just like).

Joel's favorite babysitter...Megan =)

Time out for Mommy...

At the end of April, Shirley, my gal pal from TX, talked me into going back so that we could do a Time Out for Women in San Antonio, and then we spent 2 days back in Corpus visiting friends and revisiting my stomping grounds. So if I am being honest...the Time out for Women was good...but it was a little too long for my liking...I could have done with a few less talks. Although...they all touched me in some way.

I will say this...I forget how flat and HOT Texas is...YOWSA!! On the last day I was there...the temp dropped way down and Shirley and I got to do what I remember best and most about our friendship...a good run thru Corpus...Thanks Shirley for hosting me...I miss you and the greatness of Texas!

Jenna, Shirley,me

Jericho Road...they were good entertainers Casandra, me, Shirley