Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fourth of July 2013

We had fun spending time with family in Missouri over the long fourth of July weekend.  It was beautiful weather and we got to spend a lot of time outside. Lots of activities-- rides in the airplane, time spent at the new aquatic center in town, horseback riding, froggin', grilling yummy food, fireworks and root beer floats on the night of July 4th with both sides of our families.

It was good to celebrate with family. We had cake to celebrate my parents 48th wedding anniversary and Meg's 13th birthday (which were both in late June).

We took our annual July 4th cousin picture:
July 4, 2013
 They have grown up a lot since these in 2007:

And this adorable shot of all of them in red, white, and blue...
I want a rewind button!!!
July 4, 2008
God Bless America...
and my dog :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My baby is THIRTEEN!

This girl turned thirteen in June...

I can't resist posting a few of my favorite pictures of her.

And a favorite story from when she was four years old...

Meggan was outside playing with a neighbor girl. A while later, when we were all inside except Meggan, I asked if anyone knew where she was. No one had seen her for a while and the neighbor girl was back at home and didn't know where Meggan had gone. We started searching the house and the yard. I was starting to get concerned since five of us hadn't found her yet. (We had probably been looking 5-10 minutes.)  I decided to check the playhouse for a second time and climbed the ladder to check the loft. There was Meggan, sound asleep. She hadn't heard anyone calling her name and was snoozing away in dreamland. :)
March 2005
Meg age 4

And a brand new picture of the beautiful teenager:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Father's Day 2013 ...just a tad bit late

I am trying to catch up a bit with June events and love this photo of my darlings from Father's Day.

I am grateful that my kids have a dad who is involved in their lives and offers them so much as they grow into adults. I know it is not something to be taken for granted.
June 2013