Monday, August 31, 2015
Wills' school has bike rally every year. They make a track in the parking lot and have some of the older kids come out to run the "gas station" and to give out "speeding tickets". There is also a snack station ran by the parents. This was my volunteer commitment for the school year. It was a lot of fun! The day was actually cloudy and cool which was great for Wills. He does not like to be hot!
We headed to South Bend, IN the first weekend in May for one of Charles' cousins wedding. She had asked Wills to be the coin bearer. I actually tried to talk her out of it, but it didn't work! At this point in time, he was extremely uncooperative with pictures and I really wasn't sure how he would do walking down the aisle and sitting through the full Catholic mass. He surprised us all by totally rocking the actually ceremony. He walked down the aisle like a champ and was quite and attentive all through the service. Unlike his little bother. Ephram and I spent most of the wedding hanging out in the foyer. Wills did hold true to form with the pictures though. I'm not sure they got a photo with him in it. On this trip we also discovered our children will stay up forever if you let them. The night of the wedding was the mayweather pacquiao fight. We went to a cousins house to watch it and let all the kids play since they don't see each other very much. I was just sure that at one point I would turn around and they would be passed out. Never happened. They boys were up until 1AM and would have kept on going had we not gone back to the hotel and put them to bed!
When we found out we were expeticng Te3, we decided we better take one last trip without kiddos before we wouldn't be able to for a while. We wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been before and we wanted something relaxing! This led us to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. A friend had recommended we stay at one of the Secrets resorts, but since we booked somewhat last minute (in February for an April trip) it was booked. I did some research on Trip Advisor and we ended up booking the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults only resort. Punta Cana is gorgeous, and we would definitely go back, but we would pick a different resort. Our resort was beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, Charles and I both love to eat and the food was very disappointing. The last night we were there we ate in the Mexican restaurant and both thought it was the best food we had all week. We aren't sure if it was really that good or if the rest was so bad it just made it seem that great!
Monday, August 24, 2015
We had our annual Easter Egg hunt at my mom's house the Saturday before Easter. My best friends from high school and college come out with their kiddos. It is so much fun!
Waiting until the last minute and dyeing eggs the night before!
We did some major backyard renovations this spring that started in late February and actually still isn't complete. We had a ton of weather delays due to it raining practically every week when they started until about June. What little is left to still be completed is actually on OGE and will hopefully be done in the next week or two!
We also gutted our kitchen. This started in April and was complete at the end of June.