Ryan and I are lucky to be the godparents of our nephew Brayden. For each birthday we hope to take him on a special outing! This year we went to the Disney store and the Rainforest Cafe. As he gets older we will do more exciting things. It was so nice to have the one (or 2) on one time together. Happy birthday buddy!!!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Carissa was the last in our group of 8 to turn 30. It had to be a special day and for sure it was! In fact, it was one of the most fun nights EVER! She expected a small group but was surprised with more family and friends. We made a fake photo booth complete with many awesome props (Thanks Eileen!). There was plenty of green, and more than enough food and drinks to go around. We made a Harlem shake video and even a couple music videos. We really lived up the night celebrating Carissa!
Lucky for Ryan and me, my Dad and Janet had our kids and surprised them with Disney Live. They spent the night and we had a kid free night and morning. Thanks to them!
Happy 30th Carissa! I hope you always remember your special day... I know I will!
These pictures keep me laughing. I think if I am even having a bad day, I know where to come for a good laugh.
Ron, Ryan, Sabrina, Jonathan, and Eileen.
Me and Eileen.
This may possibly be the funniest thing I have EVER seen.
Carissa was pretty surprise and looked so pretty!
Everyone waiting in the kitchen to say surprise!
Is this guy creepy or what?!
Brooke-- Deep in thought.
Jonathan and Jen's taxi driver - aka Mr. Heil even got in on the fun.
Dude, who is this guy?
Ryan and Sabrina.
Eileen and Ron.
Me and Ryan.
Jeff and Christine- Loved their wigs!
This was Mark and Jonathan acting casual as Carissa came in. Because they typically sit on this chair together?
Group shot. (Carissa was kind enough to pretend to share a jello shot with me!)
Christine and Jeff.
Carissa and Dave and the awesome birthday cake.
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Make a wish.
Jonathan and Carissa.
Dave, Ron, Mark, Ryan, and Jonathan. This one is a keeper for sure.
Sabrina and Mark.
Jen, Carissa, and Erica
The birthday girl!
Is this guy for real?
Sabrina and Me.
Jonathan and Brooke.
Jello Shot anyone?
This is love.
1) Adults can have a lot of fun.
2) Parents can have even more fun.
3) Enjoy life and live it up.
4) Birthdays are a good reason to celebrate.
5) We all act like crazy people sometimes, but it makes for good laughs.
6) Laughing really is the greatest.
7) Pictures really capture some awesome moments. Don't forget the camera.
Have and awesome week.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The beginning of the year is full of birthdays, all of which deserve to be celebrated!! I guess the entire year really is packed with our large family, but Feb- March gets busy! Jonathan, Papa, Grandpops, Dylan, Brayden, Nate, Noah, Carissa, and Ryan all have a special day in the first quarter of the year! I don't have pictures of every one, but here are some moments I captured.
Carissa turns 30 tomorrow! She will make 30 look awesome! Dylan turned 2.
Nate turned 4!
Brayden is almost 2! Our little godson!
Look at my oldest godson in action. I can't believe he is going to be 7. He told me 7 is still little but I told him that I knew him when he was 0. But he said he was 0 when he was in his mom's belly, otherwise he was at least a day old.
Blake doesn't have a birthday for a while, but he really liked this picture because he is a Ninja Turtle!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I am over the snow. I love it, I love the kids being able to play in it, I don't even mind shoveling, but I am ready for spring. The kids have been wearing their winter boots and snow pants and really getting in the snow. We even went sledding and it was kind of awesome! That will be in another blog, because I am getting back to my blogging too. Have to keep the memories here.
Blake loves the snow, but hates when his hands get wet or cold. He is usually the first one in.
Reese could play outside all day and night. I don't think she ever gets cold.