Sunday, September 29, 2013


Every year the United Way puts on a Triathlon.  A couple of us girls from work decided to have a team....Team Home State

We look pretty happy---oh yeah that's because this was taken before the race :) 

Shirt Saying Courtesy of Laurie and Shirt Making Courtesy of my mom.......

 We were official and they wrote numbers on us.....nice self portrait huh? :)

Events were a 200m Swim, 7 mile Bike Ride and a 2 Mile run.  Cassie Swam, I rode the Bike and Chelsea ran.  We did great considering this was our first year and I had never biked that far before :) My teammates did awesome!!!


We have had lots of Birthday parties that we attended in the last few months....a few pictures....

Mal's 7th Birthday-Princess/Spa Party

 Reese's 7th Birthday--Glow in the Dark Swim Party

Cole's 5th Birthday--Cars Construction Party 

Hayden's 1st Birthday-Rainbow Party

Sunday, September 22, 2013

1st Days of School

I can't believe the kiddos are both in school this year.  Reanna is a 2nd Grader and Hunter is in Pre-K.  He goes 3 times a week in the afternoons.

Before school started for Reanna, Nana took her to Wichita for a day together.  Their day included pedicures and manicures :)

The school started something new this year where they go the night before to find their classrooms, meet the teacher and take their school supplies.  It was so nice having that done and out of the way before the "1st" day of school.

Reanna and Mrs. Cooke

 They had supper as well that night.
 1st Day of School, she was up and out of bed, ready to take on the world!!!

 And of Course mom had to take tons of pictures in different places......
 When Reanna started preschool, I started buying books each year for the grade they were in.  We usually read them the night before school starts. 
 Her and her principal Mrs. Beam

A few weeks later, Hunter started Pre-k at Sonshine Preschool, he too was so exited and ready to go that morning....again he is in the afternoon class!! It makes me happy that my kids love to go to school.  I hope they continue that :)

The preschool also did a before school start night to meet the teachers, see the classroom and take supplies.  Here he is that evening with his cubby.

 Ready to go!!!

 The backpack is bigger than he is.

 He wanted to take a picture with his brother.  I can't even describe how happy it makes this mommy that he doesn't forget about his baby brother.....

 He is very particular on how he hangs up his bag....I am not sure where he gets that from :)
 His teacher Ms. Treva

So blessed for great schools and educations for my kiddos.  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Our 11th Anniversary

For Steve and I's 11th anniversary I surprised him with supper at Granite City in Wichita and then on to the Rascal Flatts Concert.   It was a great evening together to celebrate.

 The concert started off with Cassadee Pope--One of The Voice show winners.
 Next up was The Band Perry.  They were great and were full of energy.  They put on a great show.

 Singing my favorite "If I Die Young"
 And the main event....Rascal Flatts.  Steve has liked this band forever and really likes their songs so thought it would be a good surprise for him.   They too put on a good show!

Thank you Nana and Papa for keeping the kids while we had a night out. 
Each year I just keep saying I can't believe another year has gone by!  What a great evening!!!