Friday, July 29, 2011

Lack of Blogging: An Explanation

My cousin, Mandy, flew to Omaha to spend a week with us. (she flew all by herself for the first time. just for us. awesome.)

We had a great time. The boys so LOVED her being here.

At the Pool

(not what you had in mind, huh?)

Ice Cream!

Out to Dinner

She was shocked to find that there was no sweet tea. 
Adding her own sugar.

We went home - to Birmingham- for a week. Mandy flew back with us.

Breakfast @ the Omaha airport

It was so good to be with family and friends and to be around all things familiar.


My sister flew back to Omaha with us. Heck Yes!

Passing time @ the Birmingham airport.

Out to Dinner
Yummy Mexican food!

I love my sister.

I'm so glad she is here. I am enjoying her more than I ever have. I'm so proud of her. So proud to be her sister.  Thanks to all of you who have been lifting her up in prayer and thinking about her. She is doing so well.

I'll blog more about our trip and visits next week!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Date Night

**My last post was a heavy one. So, we are lightening things up a bit today. A lot of you have asked what happened to my brother-in-law. I'm not trying to keep it from anyone, and I apologize for not responding to your questions. I do think it is my sister's story to tell. She really wants to share her story. She is working on getting a blog up and running, so as soon as it's ready, I'll be sure to post it for you all!**

Last week I got a phone call from John. It was an AWESOME one.

"Hey babe, guess what?!"


"I got us a baby sitter for Saturday night. Be thinking about what you want to do."

Best. Husband. Ever. :)

Fast forward to Saturday night...

Dinner @ Kona Grill

Don't worry, we didn't get too crazy. That's my drink in his left hand ;)


We walked around Village Point afterwards (an outdoor shopping mall..similar to the Summit for all you Birmingham folk)

We ended up @ Pier 1, where we purchased a couple of things for our kitchen. (Thank you, wedding gift card from 5 years ago for appearing and helping us with this purchase!)   :)
...loving the extra storage...
chalkboard fork
...gotta go back and get the spoon to match!

first drawer filled.