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Friday, September 28, 2012

Might as well jump!

Jensen has been talking for the past few months about wanting a trampoline.  He just thinks it would be awesome and sadly we will NEVER buy him one.  Jonah and I were coming up our street the other day and this mini trampoline was sitting on the curb just wanting someone to drag it away, he loaded it up in the back of the truck and took it home and put it in the backyard to surprise Jensen.  Jonah even put some ribbons on it to make it look festive.  Jensen got home after his football game  and we told him we had a surprise waiting for him in the backyard.  We all thought it was pretty funny!  Just not quite the same as having a real thing, but it's as close as he will ever get!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A beautiful bride and a beautiful day!

My cousin Tom's daughter Brittany got married yesterday in their backyard, she made a beautiful bride and had such a nice wedding.  It couldn't have been a more perfect day!  Congratulations to Brittany and Brandon-her is to many laughter and love filled years ahead!!

The bride and groom

Some of the decor on the tables were mason jars with family and friends wedding photos inside--here is Aunt Dee holding hers.  What an awesome idea!!  

Here is mom and dads!

 Love this one of the father-daughter dance with  Kathy the  mother of the bride looking on!

Kathy dancing with her 2 boys during the mother-son dance!

The boys had enough wedding fun at this time and decided it was time for some ball!

Shell still has it!!

Big Sexy Dawson took this photo--great job bud!

Nice photo bomb JENSEN!!!

Me and my boys

Robert and Dawson


I guess to get a smiling photo of mom , you have to get her off guard!  :-)

Me and my Aunty Kay

Brystol was injured during football and a timeout had to be called for some snuggling

They had an area set up to take silly photos--so cute!

The little boys decided to take Jensen on a wagon ride after he had taken them on one--love it!

There's nothing quite as special as a family wedding!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Ankeny Junior Football began last Sunday on a perfect September day.  Jensen's team started their season with a win!  1 down---5 games to go!

Here's to a great season!! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hard to believe I have been married to Tony for 21 years--that makes me having spent half of my life with this guy!!  I was 21 when I got married and I am now 42!  Wow--where has the time gone?

What a handsome groom!!!

Love this photo of my mom and dad!!

We miss Dale and Marge so much--sure wish the boys were able to remember their grandparents--they were such a wonderful couple and I feel blessed that I had such an inspiring mother and father in law.  I am so lucky to have married into such an AWESOME family!!

Oh how i miss this little guy too--Preston you were about as cute as they come and there isn't a day that I don't think about and miss you  ;-)

I have such fabulous memories of this special day 21 years ago, I had never felt more special and more loved .Thank you Tony for making me your bride and giving me such a  loving environment to create our family!!  Here's to 21 more years!!  Happy Anniversary to us!!