Easter 2014

We had a gorgeous day for Easter this year! This was also the first year that I actually hid a “basket” for the boys. My parents sent a bucket with a few things for each one, and I had a bucket for each one so they got to find two each. I only really hid one of the baskets and Drake was freaking out that he couldn’t find it.
DSC_3740 DSC_3743 DSC_3746 DSC_3754 DSC_3760After their buckets and monkey bread for breakfast, we went to church with Kali, Shawn, Karen, Cody and Tim. We had lunch at home, naps, then the boys played outside with a pizza picnic in the backyard.

I managed to get a few pictures, but you can see that Drake wasn’t up for smiling. :-)


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85th Gamma Phi Circus Show!

My friend, Janell, and her son come to town for the Gamma Phi Circus! We went to the matinee show this year. The troupe did a fabulous job – one of the best year’s.
DSC_3652DSC_3659 DSC_3665 DSC_3683 DSC_3691 DSC_3695And, they had the first all female 4-high in the 85 year history of the organization! Way to go ladies!

Of course, Drake was not in the mood for pictures so I only have the performers. Maybe next year. He cannot wait for camp this summer!


Over the past few weeks, we have gotten quite a bit of snow. The boys and I were able to go out and play in it for a little while on Monday night. We even got the sled out and went down our driveway. They had a blast!

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DSC_3421 DSC_3442 DSC_3456Of course, it hit the mid 30s today and it’s starting to melt into a slushy mess. I wonder how long before it’s all gone.

I am Donating My Hair! Check out my Before and After Shots!

If you haven’t already heard or seen (I posted this on Become a Coupon Queen), I cut my hair on Friday and will be donating it!

Over a 20 month period, I only had my hair cut twice – mainly due to lack of time and planning after having Colin. So, at my appointment back in May 2013, I decided I would let it grow and donate. Here are my before and after pictures:

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It feels great, but I do miss some of the length.

I’ll probably grow it out again. :-)

Drake’s 4th Birthday Party!

DSC_3326DSC_3328We celebrated Drake’s birthday with our family and friends last Saturday. The first part of the party was a tour of our local fire station. The kids really enjoyed it, but I think the parents did, too! It was interesting to hear about their days and see where they work/live.  DSC_3346DSC_3354DSC_3358   DSC_3349DSC_3361After the fire station tour, we went back to the house for dinner, cake and presents.

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