Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July ya’ll~

Today didn’t start out great. My hubby was not in the best mood and got up way too early.  He didn’t have to work today and part of me wished he did. When he is in a bad mood…. It rubs off onto others, like me!!!
Anyways, for whatever reason my hubby decided he needed to fix the sprinklers today…. He went to menards bright and early, before anyone else got up. Bought what he was hoping would be the quick fix.  That didn’t work.  Then about 930this morning as I was folding laundry he walks in and says, hey you wanna change and take me to the hospital so I can get some stitches in my finger. I cut it pretty bad. So of course I jump up and go change. He came in asking for gauze and tape. I went and got it and then he says to me, it’s not so bad. I don’t think I need to go to the hospital.  

(Just like a marine…. A little tape and gauze and you are all good)

So instead of going to the hospital,  we spent a few hours back at menard’s getting more stuff for the sprinklers. Dang that stuff costs and arm **& a leg. We walked outta there spending way more money than I had hoped. And to top it all off, it didn’t fix it. My hubby told me we need to replace them all together! Oh the joys. All I hear is cha-ching. Cha-ching. Every time we turn around this house is costing us more money!

Well, we have spent the afternoon relaxing and watching tv, we bbq'd. oh and we took some pictures. (I made them do it)  

So here are my girls latest pictures, plus a few with daddy and mommy too  

 yummy watermelon
 getting ready to roast some marshmallows (although it didn't work out so well without a flame)
 so we microwaved them instead

 getting some love from my "twin" we both had the same shirts and wearing jean capris :) she loved it.
Sadly, this crazy place we live did fireworks last Friday night. so there will not be any fireworks to go to. No parade. No military honor band. (Life is so totally different not living on a military installation)  No bbq at the stake center or family time with gramma, papa and uncle david (like we have done the last few years) it is just our quiet little family at home.
We are so grateful for our independence and for those who have fought for our freedoms. This country is truly the greatest in the world.  I hope all of you had a fabulous day celebrating with family and friends.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Life has definitely been busy, to say the least, since the girls got out of school.  It seems like we have been going NONSTOP.  Something going on EVERYDAY!
Not only does my hubby work, as a Marine, he is also now the 2nd Counselor in the Young Men’s Presidency AND The Scoutmaster!  Then I am a full time mama and the 1st Counselor in the Young Women’s Presidency in our ward.  So not only have we been busy with the day in and day out “stuff” of life, but then we have our church callings and responsibilities. But like my hubby said- it’s all been GOOD stuff! (which it has been)

Just a week and a half ago, my hubby and I had the opportunity to go with the youth in our ward to the Detroit, Michigan Temple.  How amazing to be there with 26 youth... 17 young women and 9 young men. It was the 1st time I have been able to go with my daughters... It was Haylee and Sydney’s 1st time doing baptisms AND it was the 1st time Matthew has ever done a baptism period.  My dad has been the one to baptize all three of the girls so far (my hubby has confirmed them all) so it was an amazing experience to see my hubby baptize both Haylee and Sydney. Along with 11 other youth.  We did work for over 300 people. How amazing. 

my sweet girls (Sydney and Haylee) 

After the temple we went and INVADED Wendy’s for dinner.  We basically filled the dining room.  We had a great time visiting and just relaxing before making the 2 hour trek back home.  Just before leaving I went to refill my drink. I was complimented by the staff at Wendy’s. They asked where we had come from. I was able to share with them a little about our church and hopefully planted a seed.  They said that we were the BEST group they had ever had. They were excited we cleaned up after ourselves and they didn’t have too. What a great feeling. Who would have thought that 26 youth plus 10 adults...