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Friday, September 18, 2009


I woke up in the middle of the night to a sick, crying 18 month old and when I got back in bed I noticed on my phone (I was turning off my alarm for 6:20am!) an e-mail letting me know that today
Callie's Fancy Nancy party was being featured over at Creative Parties & Showers! If you've never been to this awesome website, you must check it out! It's a really great resource for all things party!

Thanks for the feature!

If you're new to my life (via
Creative Parties & Showers), please stop & stay awhile. I love visitors!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Labor Day Camping

For Labor Day we went camping with our good friends Brit & Summer & most of Brit's family. We had a great time & Brit's family was awesome, making us feel totally welcome & like we were one of them. My parents were gracious enough to let us take their home on wheels, and can I just say how awesome it was to not have to sleep in a tent for 4 nights! Not that I wouldn't have, just saying!

Despite the overall wonderful weekend, the trip got off to a rough start. We left a couple hours later than planned, I got a flat tire & we had to wait almost half an hour for the boys to catch up to us & fix it, and then the dually that Jeremiah was pulling the travel trailer with overheated on the dirt road on about the 2nd of 10 miles to the campsite! Brit drove Summer, me, the kids & the trailer w/the 4-wheelers & dirt bikes to the campsite, which we rolled into a little after 12:30am! Around 1:00am he took off on one of the quads down the mountain to get Jeremiah, and Summer & I finished getting the kids into temporary beds. Around 2:30 Brit got back into camp, and about 40 minutes later the trailer was in camp & parked. We had to move a few things around to get the slide-out out & get the beds made, so we finally got into bed around 4am!

The rest of the weekend was much more fun than the first night! Here are some highlights:

camping cuties.


beautiful area.

time together.


new friends.

swing naps.
beauty shop.
horseshoe tournament.
(and not pictured) card games & good eats!

Thanks Brit & Summer and all of the Haws family for such a fun weekend! Let's do it again!

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Day of School!

Get ready for the cutest first day of school pictures you've ever seen! Especially the boy on his very first of any first days of school!

Callie's first days were already recorded.

On Jack's first day, even though I'd been hoping & praying he'd do okay, I really kind of planned on having a crying, fit-throwing little guy that I'd just have to walk away from. Oh me of little faith! He did awesome! I walked him into his preschool & with a big cheesy grin on his face he took off his backpack & hung it on the hook. Miss Cami reminded him to tell me goodbye so he quickly gave me a kiss & said, "Bye Mom!" and turned around & started talking to his best bud Tyler! It was SO GREAT! And he's been very happy to go to preschool every time! YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!