Monday, July 27, 2009

15 years since high school? no way!

I had my 15-year high school class reunion this weekend. It was Bix weekend at home, so lots of people usually head back for Bix. it's just what you do when you're from D.Port. So it was good planning to have it then, hoping to catch lots of people being home.
I was really excited about going and had a great time catching up with people. People I actually care about and legitimately just lost touch with.
I went with 2 of my girlfriends that I've known since junior high. They're twins and we've been friends through college, weddings, kids, you know, the thick of it! They don't live closeby, so we don't get to see each other much, but when we do it's always a great time. So we had a girls' night and went to the reunion. Unfortunately as we made the mingling rounds, we hardly got to talk to each other!?
Anyways, I'm sure many of you CAN'T believe I'VE been out of high school for 15 years. I couldn't possibly be old enough for that, right?! I can hardly believe it either, but it's true.
Sweet Abby, watched me getting ready. I have very few of these kinds of nights out; dressed up and all. She thought my outfit was amazing solely because of my shoes (high heels, she calls them)!! what a riot! She asked if she could have them when she gets older :)

north carolina

We bravely decided to take a road trip for our vacation this summer and haul 14 hours out to the mountains of North Carolina. We stayed in a cabin and got to hang with Adam and Laura a bunch.
We were busy the whole time we were there; hiking, playing wiffleball, driving go-karts, playing mini-golf, horseback riding, walking across a suspended mile-high bridge, more hiking, cooking s'mores, walking around downtown, and fishing. On our hikes we got to see a couple of waterfalls, and play in one (which do you think the kids enjoyed more? duh!), they were really gorgeous.

We also took advantage of the "road-trip" and stopped in Louisville at the bat factory and got to go on a tour of how bats are made (sounds boring but was really fascinating for baseball fans like us). Then on the way home we stopped through Cincinatti for the guys to go to a Reds game. They played the Brewers and we're not fans of either team, but Jason wants to take the boys to visit all the MLB stadiums so it was nice to get one crossed off the list! He said wonderful things about the stadium and wishes Wrigley were more like it in several ways..... with the ivy, of course. While the boys were there, us girls stayed back and ordered room service dessert to eat in bed, in our pajamas, which Abby thought was the most amazing thing EVER!! such a girl!

Best parts of the trip for me were driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, really beautiful, getting to spend time with Adam and Laura just hanging out, horseback riding (once we were done and I was sure none of us had fallen off; you can't believe how rugged the terrain was that we went on; I was expecting trail and pasture, but not so!), and all the time away from life at home just being a family.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

4th of July

We're been on another adventure recently that has kept me from posting, but I wanted to get a 4th of July post up before it was too old!
We had a great time at our annual breakfast at the park, except it was pouring rain and cold!! We all got pretty wet at the parade, but the kids thought it was well worth it for the amount of loot (candy) they received. Soggy and wet, alot of it went straight to the trash, but they still thought they had conquered!