Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Victory is Mine!

OK, I suck at this. Clearly my good intentions of keeping up with this blog did not come to fruition. On the positive side, I still have not succumbed to the evil's of Facebook. Victory, ever so small, is still victory!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Under new leadership!


We've lost Kim, but I refuse to succumb to the dark side that is Face Book. I proudly stand my ground and remain solidly against any kind of social media that encourages people to share every last detail of their boring lives, as it is is happening (not my friends and family of course, just all the other boring people).

This blog has been a wonderful blessing to me, especially while deployed, and I have long hoped that Kim would return to it. Alas, it may be too late for Kim, so a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do.

I hope to keep all my friends and family around the globe in the loop on the important things in my life. I won't bore you with mundane details, but hope to share all the joys with you and some of the sorrows too.

I am new at this, so forgive me if I suck at this at first.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cabin Weekend

This past weekend we went to my friend's cabin.  (Click here to see last years visit)  The weather was perfect for swimming, boating and relaxing.  I didn't take as many photos as last year, but you can see we enjoyed ourselves.  I even was persuaded to go tubing!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


David and I had a double-date that I will NEVER forget.  So when coming up with ideas of what to do, I said "surprise me"......little did I know how surprised I would be.  

First we had a very nice dinner (thanks C&D for treating us!) and then it was on to the surprise.  David had told Chris and Dominick ahead of time, so I was the only one in the dark.  

Imagine my "surprise" when we pulled into the parking lot and I saw this sign.  I was speechless.  

This is my "really?" face.  David looks rather pleased with himself - clearly he hadn't thought about the potential of sleeping on the couch at this point.  :)

Unfortunately, they only sold beer and soda.  I really needed a drink, but I quickly realized I would have to watch wrestling while completely sober.

I then decided to take the "When in Rome" attitude.  During half-time / intermission or what ever the heck it's called, the wrestlers came out to take photos and sign autographs.  I didn't care about autographs, but I thought it would be a fun/good way to document the evening.  And yes, I know I look ridiculous (and possibly Asian), but I couldn't get over the fact that I was posing with a nearly naked man (that wasn't my husband!) and had less body hair than me.

I kinda got over the nearly naked thing.  Actually, this guy actually put shorts on over his wrestling undies.  Thank goodness!

I don't know what this is about, but Chris and I were enjoying ourselves at this point.  Or maybe someone asked to see my tonsils, I can't remember.

Group shot.  David had the camera and cut his own face out.  We always have fun with C&D, even if the fun is at my expense!

Not a great photo of us, but it was better than the first of us taken at the event!  At least I'm smiling!  :)

But once we got outside, I let David know how I felt about the surprise date!  Just kidding.  Yes it was a surprise and one that I would have never guessed.  But we still had fun - and I can cross attending a pro-wrestling event off of my bucket list!  Oh wait, it was NEVER on the list!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July

Since the 4th of July falls in the middle of the week, we're not doing anything big.  We're not even seeing fireworks!  What party-poopers!  Here are the 2011 , 2010,  and 2009 posts.  It's fun to see how the kids have changed over the years.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Grad Party

Today was Amanda's Hawaiian themed grad party.  Here are Judy and the kids before everyone started to arrive.  And really this is pretty much when the photos ended.  I decided to spend more time visiting with family than taking photos.  

Grandpa and the kids. 

Gianna and Libby.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Last Day of VBS

Gianna had a great week at VBS.  Each day she would come home telling me about the lesson of the day.  She would also bring home a cute craft.  But the high-light was "The Coconut Cafe".  Everyday the children would meet in the cafeteria and have a snack.

For the final day, the children performed several songs.  However, Gianna just stood with the group.  She didn't look scared, but she didn't really seem to want to be in front of everyone.  I was just proud that she didn't come running to me!  I did video the first song, but after I realized she wasn't participating, I figured there was no point in recording more.

After the group performed we were invited for an ice cream social.  I'm so glad Gianna's first experience at VBS was a good one!

I should note, Spencer was with us, but as usual he refuses photos.  : (

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vacation Bible School

It seems like only yesterday when I typed this post.  But it was really three years ago when I dropped Gemma and Spencer off for VBS.  Today was Gianna's turn, and she was very excited.  Gemma was disappointed that she was too young to volunteer, but that is our plan for next summer.

Here's hoping my baby girl enjoys her week of VBS.


After getting a guitar for Christmas and having it collect dust in her room, Gemma finally started guitar lessons today!  She was really excited about the lesson, but really annoyed with me that I had the camera.  I told her she would appreciate this photo someday.  : )

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Not only is David a wonderful husband, but he is also an amazing daddy!

I love you, sweetie!!!