Saturday, June 28, 2008
The first few days I thought all 99 percent of the people in the park were crazy for spending
on this thing. By day 3 I broke down and bought one.
I am 7 months pregnant here folks.
And I have to say it was
THE BEST SEVENTEEN DOLLARS I HAVE EVER EVER SPENT!
It was hot. That is all I have to say about that.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Andy's mom's brother and his wife came for a little visit. It was so much fun. We had dinner and then played with the kids and sat around and talked. There was never a dull moment and there never is when we are together with the Kimball's. It was so fun. The kids loved him. He is famous for his Donald Duck impersonations and it was sure a hit with my kids. We had a really good time and wish we lived closer to all the family so we could have more get together's like this!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
PS If you are thinking about coming to our house knowing we are not there, don't bother, we have a house sitter.
PPS I finally got my pictures downloaded, but blogger uploads them sideways...any ideas?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
You can tell by the title that my wonderful perfect hubby got my pictures to download! Hip Hip!!! So now I get to play the catch up game.
The neighborhood actually has a pool. Well actually it is being finished right now, but for the time being we are enjoying our little pool. The kids love it. Well actually Bennett feels he is the owner, Cortland loves to figure out how it works, Jadeyn is a wild hyenia, and Maddox he would perfer to enjoy it from afar and when he is splashed he yells, OUCHIE! Very cute! VERY CUTE. They have loved it and it is so fun to let them play and splash in the water, a true wonderful investment.
After the summer fun both twinners wanted to be laying on me, I am sure the baby in tow, was not a big fan, but they would not settle for anything less. We also made little individual pizzas that were a huge HUGE hit! All the swimming can make you hungary!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I am a little sad because I have-
*A trip to the Zoo
*My moms birthday
*A day at the park
*Bennett's baseball game
and a few random picture I need to post and am hoping to do before we leave so I am all up to date. Somehow I hope that I can get my computer figured out before Thursday night!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I am so grateful for the dad I have. He is and has always been my number one fan. I love that he loves what I have chosen as a "profession". He loved it when I played French Horn for 17 years, he loved my love for singing and was quite proud, he loved my ability to have the best batting average on the team almost every season, he loved the athlete in me. Although at times I think he thought I would aspire to do any of these professionally, he loves my children so much and knows this is what I was prepared and made for. I am grateful for that most. Thanks dad.
As for my husband, my children's father, I honestly don't think I could have created a person better to accompany me on this ride called life. How grateful I am for him. He is the best husband in the world I think and he loves his kids so much and is so great with them. I love him so much and am so lucky to have him by my side to raise our children together. He is a great asset to this E cooperation.
Andy I am truly grateful for you. I love you more than anything in this world and I am so happy you are my babies daddy! :)
Oh and if I could get my pictures to download I would insert a great picture of Andy with the kiddos...picture it.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Me: Yes Bennett.
Bennett: If I had a different mom and I knew you, I would tell my mom I wanted to go with you.
Bennett: Awe, that's nice.
Me: Bennett, I love you.
And Bennett I do. More than you could ever ever ever ever know!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I remember about a month and a year ago when Andy graduated from Dental School not being even able to imagine what life would be like with a job. We had gone 8 years with basically no job at all. I could not even fathom the idea to tell you truth. I do have to say his graduation day was one of the best days of our lives. It was partly due to the fact of the being "jobless" era was over, but also it was just a perfect day. The weather was gorgeous both of our families were there, it was just a perfect wonderful day. It is still weird to think that Andy was the only one in his dental school class to have a family, much less four kiddos. I am really so proud of him and his accomplishments. He worked so hard and did so well. I cannot even imagine doing all that he did and come home to a family. I feel so blessed!
A funny story about a year ago today...
We left Chicago the day before on June 3rd. We were so sad to leave. We had a huge 26 foot truck full. Andy and Bennett drove that and Cherise the kids and I drove our mini van. It took a long time to make it back. When we finally arrived and got to our apartment, they were supposed to leave a key for us and they did not. So at one in the morning we were stranded. It was awful. We called the office knowing no one was there and hoped for a miracle. Finally I remember my high school days of never having a key for some reason and how acquainted I got with my id card. Yes I broke in to our brand new apartment. Awful, right? I still kind of feel bad about that.
We got in and put Bennett and our two 18 months olds and 1, 5 month old on the floor with blankets. Luckily they were brand new and the carpets were nice. We fell asleep on the floor quickly we were so tired.
Morning came and Andy got up for his first day of work he had so anxiously been awaiting for. He placed his clothes and shoes in the back of the truck so he could get to it. He headed off to work beaming from ear to ear so excited about practicing his love of dentistry.
I got a call from the office manager early in the morning. I was so embarrassed and felt so bad to tell her how we got in. It probably did not start us off well, but I think we made up for it. But, hey they were the ones that did not do their part, right? Ok, I am justifying a bit I know.
The funniest part was when Andy came home and he wasn't wearing any socks. I asked him if he was going all Don Johnson on us. He said that he had forgotten to put the socks with his clothes and he couldn't get to them so he went sock less! I would never been able to do that. He then said no one noticed. I knew that was not possible. How could you not notice the new dentist not wearing socks!
A few months later when the girls there got a little more comfortable with him they told him they noticed and just thought he didn't like to wear socks! Who doesn't like to were socks!?!
Anyway, he said today he was going to show up without any socks so I will have to see how that went.
So here's to the wonderful year we have had. It feels nice having a job for more than one reason. I feel grateful for the job we have and the husband I have. Congrats Andy to one successful year complete!