Friday, July 31, 2009

Show us Your Life-Bridesmaid Dresses/Flowers

I thought I would participate in Show Us Your Life again this week. Here are some more pictures from my wedding.

Matt and I like doing things unconventionally. Our wedding was no exception. We wanted something that represented our style. Matt and I are both obsessed with anything tropical so our wedding represented that. We had tropical flowers and our colors were orange and red. .I just loved the bridesmaid dresses!! ( I seriouslly wish I could of worn one because they were so cute!!) My maid of honor was My best friend Leah-She's in the orange dress closest to me in the picture. My cousin Cindy, who is also in an orange dress was a bridesmaid in my wedding as well. Megan and Renae were also bridesmaids. I've Megan since 4th grade and Renae since 7th grade. (Megan is in the red closest to me and Renae is right beside her.) Our flower girls were both cousins of Matt. I just absolutely loved their flowers as well!! Our wedding was at 4pm in a chapel on the campus of the same college both of my parents graduated from. I fell in love with the chapel because it was so pretty inside!! My dad walked me down the aisle but not to anything traditional. I walked down the aisle to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" By Aerosmith (My favorite Band!) My Maid of Honor Leah sang "When You Say Nothing at All" by Alison Krause.

Check out more Show Us Your Life posts here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Day in the Life- Writer's Workshop

I haven't participated in this for a while and thought I would give it a go again. So here is a typical day in my life.
Here is a typical day for of my life ( Thought this was such a neat prompt idea.):
4:30 am- Rudely awakened by hubby's alarm clock.

4:45am- Yell at Matt to shut alarm off and get out of bed.

5:oo am- Matt finally gets up and makes me get up with him so I can make his lunch.

5:10am- Crawl back into bed to try and get some sleep.

5:12am- Matt comes in bedroom and turns all lights on. He can't find his keys/wallet/belt. Makes me get up to help him find it. I find whatever hubby needed within seconds.

5:15am- Matt leaves for work. I try to fall back to sleep.

5:20am- Layne wakes up. I go get Layne and change his diaper and bring him back to bed with me.

7:00am- Wake up. Feed Layne breakfast. Get dressed. Let Chloe and Tater outside to potty. Put them in respective kennels. Check email while Layne plays for a little while.

8:00am- Leave house to go over to my parents house.

8:05am- Walk into parents house and immediately get bombarded by crabby screaming kids.

8:10am-10:00am- Contemplate on how to make time go faster so all 8 crabby screaming kids can go down for a nap. Break up fighting of children. Attempt to do activities with kids but ended up nixing that idea when kids don't like any of the activities that you chose to do that day. Play with Layne as he is the ONLY non crabby child there.

11:00am- Make daycare kids lunch. Hear them complaining about not liking what was made for lunch or that so and so is looking/breathing/eating wrong. Wishing I could be at home playing with Layne or taking a nap.

11:30am- Have reading time with kids. Getting ready for naptime!!

11:40am to 2:oopm- I'm in heaven because all of the kids are sleeping or supposed to be sleeping. Hoping that a certain 4 year old doesn't decide to pee/poop his pants during nap time.

2:00pm- Wake up sleeping kids. Have a snack. Get ready to go outside.

2:40pm- Finally are going outside after all children have finished snack.

3:30pm- Come back inside. Have each one of the kids go to the bathroom. Give Layne a snack.

4:00pm- Try to keep kids occupied till parents come.

4:30pm- Kid's gone. Layne and I leave to go home. My headache is instantly gone.

4:35pm- Get home. Let dogs out. Play with Layne either outside or inside.

5:00pm-Feed Layne Supper. Then get a beth ready for Layne.

5:15pm- Give Layne a bath. Put him in his pjs.

5:45pm- Figure out what Matt and I are eating for supper. Get countless phone calls from Matt but unimportant things while trying to cook. Entertain Layne while trying to make supper.

6:00pm- Matt comes home. Wonders why I haven't got food made. Let Matt entertain Layne while I finish supper.

6:45pm- Eat supper. Layne helps me eat almost all of my food.

7:00pm- I work on laundry/cleaning/etc while Matt watches Layne.

7:45pm- Start getting Layne ready for bed. Change diaper, brush teeth, read a book, have a bottle and in bed by 8:00pm.

8:10pm- Layne is in bed but not sleeping. Go to check on Layne. Realize that he has taken pjs off.

8: 20pm- Layne is redressed and in bed but still not sleeping. I try to get more work done. Matt yells at me to get him food/beer as he is in recliner watching tv.

8:30pm- Get Matt food/beer and tell him that he should really be up and doing something to help me. Layne is still not sleeping. Go check on him. Find him banging on window trying to get attention of neighbor dog, Maddie.

8:35pm- Layne is finally in bed and laying down. Finish doing laundry/dishes/cleaning.

9:00pm- I shower and finally get to watch some tv. Find that Matt is sleeping in recliner.

9:30pm- Try to wake Matt up and tell him to go bring Tater in because he is barking at the neighbors outside.

9:40pm- After failed attepmt to get Matt up, I get up and put Tater in his kennel.

9:45pm- Go back to watching some tv and find that Matt is now awake and has change the channel from what I was watching.

10:00pm- I'm wanting to go to bed but Matt makes me stay up because he wants to talk with me.

11:00pm-Finally I get to go to bed.

11:05pm- Matt falls asleep before me and starts snoring very LOUDLY.

12:ooam- Finally he stops snoring and I get some sleep.

Well there you have a typical day in my life. Check out more Writer's Workshop entries here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Ahoy Matey!!

Layne loves playing with the Dora pirate ship we have at daycare. He loves to drive the ship. He makes noises of an engine and everything when he drives. Too Funny!!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Sioux Falls Air Show

Saturday, Layne and I went to the air show that was in town with my friend Megan. It was such a blast!! We got there just in time to see the Blue Angels. They were amazing!! I had never seen such cool stunts before. They flew upside down and spun and did all sorts of crazy things!! I hope that the air show will come back to Sioux Falls next year as I want to go back and see more!

Layne watching the planes from his stroller.

Blue Angels




Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swimming Fun at Mckennan Park

Last Sunday, my mom and I took Layne to the wading pool at Mckennan Park. I just absolutely love going to Mckennan Park. It is so gorgeous with all of the beautiful flowers everywhere. The pool is a blast too!! Layne loved splashing in the water as well as walking around in it and watching the other kids play. Such a fun afternoon!!




Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life- Wedding Dress

Over at Kelly's Korner she has been hosting a blog carnival for a while. I've been meaning to join in but haven't had the time so finally this week I thought I would join in!! This week they are focusing on Wedding Dresses.

The bottom picture is of my Grandma, me, and Matt. Our wedding day was so beautiful besides the fact that it was extremely hot!! (105 degrees!!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sandbox Fun

For Layne's birthday we got him a sandbox. Matt had found a big tractor tire through a friend and thought it would make a great sandbox. It is awesome!! Layne just loves it. The best part was that no one knew he was getting a sandbox and he ended up getting a lot of sand toys at his birthday party. It worked out great!!

"Mom, I seriously think you have enough pictures of me!"

Layne with all of his sand toys in his new sandbox.

He loves his sandbox!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Odds N' Ends

A few more photos from Renae's wedding. I promise I will be done after this!!
Layne was really enjoying Matt's beer bottle!!

And Again!!

I think I'm going to have my hands full when he gets older!!

Jessica, Me and Megan before the wedding!!

Renae's Big Day!!

Just some more pictures from Renae and Josh's wedding. I didn't have enough room to post them all in one post.

Renae and I before the ceremony!!
Cutting the cake!








Lil' Family Picture Time courtesy of my mom. (Layne was being a turd and decided that he wasn't going to smile for a picture with us!)

Renae's Wedding!!!

Yesterday was a busy day for me. My good friend Renae was getting married!!! She got engaged about a month after my wedding. ( She caught the bouquet at my wedding!!) Her wedding was just gorgeous!!! Thank you for letting me be a part of it Renae and Josh!!

Beautiful Centerpieces at the tables!!

Renae, Layne, and I dancing during the dollar dance!


Flower Arrangement at the candy bar. ( I was super excited because they had super ropes up there!!)


Megan and Layne dancing. ( She was the maid of honor.)


Garter Auction!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lil' Cake Eater

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Layne!!


I can't believe that you are already one, my little man. This year has just flown by!! I have loved every minute of being with you watching you grow and learn new things. I can't wait to see what this next year will bring! Mommy and Daddy love you so much! Happy 1st Birthday Layne!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Renae's Bacholorette Party!!

Last Night I went out with the girls for Renae's bacholorette party!! It was so much fun!! Had to share a picture because I found this too funny. Renae stole the parmesan container from one of the bars we were at. Too Funny!! She's getting married next Saturday and I'm so excited for the wedding!!



Getting Ready for the Party!!

For Layne's party, I made ice cream cone cupcakes. They were so good!! I also made a birthday cake in the shape of a cowboy boot. I was so scared that it wouldn't turn out right but I'm so happy with how it turned out!! My mom helped cut and frost the cowboy boot cake. (I'm not very good at frosting and didn't want to wreck the cake lol!!)


Delicious Cupcakes!!
The Cowboy Boot Cake!!


Getting ready for the party!!











Layne's 1st Birthday Party Cont...

The kids played for awhile on Layne's outdoor toys before we did the pinata. Emerson had so much fun breaking the pinata. It was hilarious to watch her!!

Emerson, Jack, and Layne playing in Layne's fort
Climbing all over the fort!!

Emerson hitting the pinata!!


Matt decided that he would help her out with it!


The kids picking up all the candy and sheriff badges. Michele didn't want to feel left out so she joined in on the candy as well lol!!




Layne's 1st Birthday Party

Yesterday we had Layne's first birthday party. It was such a blast!! We had cake and ice cream sundaes and everyone loved them. Layne got a lot of neat toys. He was very excited about getting to play with them all today! Layne had so much fun playing with his friends that came to the party!

Waiting for everyone to get done singing Happy Birthday so he could eat his cupcake. He LOVED it!!
Time to Eat!!

Opening presents!!


More Presents!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Larchwood Burnouts

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We went to Larchwood last night to see my friend Leah and to watch the bunouts. This Camero had the best one!

Pretty Flowers