What we did and when we did it. Sometimes.

What we did and when we did it. Sometimes. People, places and events to remember.

Monday, April 21, 2014

March and April in Five Photos

I'm a terrible blogger!  I have so much to say in this space - and I barely say anything at all!  I'm throwing this post together just to get my mind back into a writing zone.

For inspiration, I checked out the photos from the last MONTH AND A HALF.  I can't believe it's been that long since my last post.

Here's what I've been up to:

(1) Meeting - and sledding with! - one of my favorite kids from the blogging world (and her awesome mom and dad).

(2) Showing some Chicago love by getting Ben a football hat with Bears colors.  Yes, I know we live in south Texas and he will probably only wear this a couple of times next winter.  (Corrie actually stole it from him and wears it around the house occasionally - pretending she has beautiful braids).

(3) World Down Syndrome Day!  This is the third time our family has recognized this day.  The first year, we had a potluck dinner with 7 families.  The next year, around 100 people came to a celebration at Chuck E. Cheese.  This year, we had 250 people meet at a park for hot dogs, games and a balloon release.  I'm amazed every time I think of it.  

Note: We took this picture first thing in the morning - right before the kids headed off to school.  Ben's not normally dressed and ready to go at that time.  He looks a little sleepy still.  Ha!

(4)  We celebrated something else ... but I can't remember what it was.  This is why I need to blog more often.  Corrie got to go to Build A Bear to make her own Rainbow Dash (from My Little Pony) - she's been saving money, and we've been hoarding gift cards.  Then we all enjoyed root beer floats!

(5)  Emmett and I went on a cruise to celebrate 15 years of marriage!  OK, so our anniversary was back in November ... and this was actually a work-related thing for Emmett (he had a conference onboard) ... but still, a CRUISE!  My mom took care of all 3 kids while we vacationed for 5 whole days.  I napped.  And read books.  And napped some more.  It was so restful.

And we had a wonderful Easter, but I plan for that to get its own post.  Possibly in June.  :)


  1. I love you. <3 Your posts make me happy.

  2. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Can't we please see a photo of Emmett in a suit? That would be EPIC!

  3. Loved seeing your Mom in Vicksburg a couple of weeks ago! We talked about the kiddos, and got to catch up a little bit :) Hope to get to see you and yours the next time you are down there! We're going down for Christmas, so let us know if you will be around! Your kids are so cute, and I'm thrilled for you and your hubby about your anniversary cruise! :)