Monday, August 24, 2015

Photo Shoot

We have a local company in Pittsburg that designs and builds swingsets and playhouses. I responded to an ad for a casting call and the kids were selected, and invited to a couple different photo shoots on these new sets to be used in advertising and websites. The photo shoots are fun, but also a little stressful. I want the kids to do a good job, and they do - they are pretty photogenic and cooperative. They both did really great at our first shoot a month ago. The second shoot was last week, and it was longer (2 sets, more kids), so they got a little restless, and Caroline got super silly, but I think it went okay. I'm in no way trying to get them careers in child modeling or anything, but I thought it was a fun experience that most kids don't really get to have. I've been stalking the websites (Sam's Club for our first shoot and Walmart for our second) to see if they are up yet, but haven't seen anything. I will update this post if I find them.

School shopping Saturday

The weekend before Max started school, we spent the day in Joplin doing some school shopping - we needed clothes, shoes and supplies so we hit all our favorite stores - Ross, Target and Academy, grabbed a quick lunch/play break at Chick-fil-A, and then hit the mall, where we finished the day at the arcade to "reward" the kids for their (mostly) good behavior during our shopping trips.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Girls Day Part 2

Sunday afternoon, our church hosted a ladies event - Paint-n-Praise, where we did a guided painting, based on a verse, and the host did a devotional session about the verse. I invited Mom, Dawn, and her BFF Lindsey to come. It was less guided than we are used to doing at the professional studios, but we all had a good time, and came home with amazing art.
Excited to begin!

Selfie with my piece

All of our work

My final painting
The whole crew!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Girls Day

Mom and I drove up to Kansas City for a paint day, because they were having a summer special, and also, it was one of our last chances to see Dawn before they move to Texas later this month. :( We went to the same coffee/pottery place from my birthday a couple years ago and had a great time painting and just being together. Afterward, we had a quick lunch before Mom and I had to head back home. Luckily, it wasn't such a sad goodbye, because we will get to see each other again tomorrow!

Blank canvases

Froth-staches... kind of.

Finished works of art!

At lunch


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Camp Grandma

Last week, the kids made their second annual trip to spent the week in Tulsa, also what I like to refer to as Heaven Week. ;)

Will and Jackie came up on Saturday - After a quick lunch, Jackie and I took the kids to the aquatic center, and the men went golfing. (Side note, our a/c decided to stop working on the hottest weekend of the summer. I was happy the kids were leaving so they wouldn't have to deal with it; we decided to wait it out until Monday, so we wouldn't have to pay the weekend triple rate. :/  Side note 2, I also got incredibly sunburnt, so that was super fun to deal with that, on top of the constant sweating in my house).

Jackie kept us updated through the week with texts and skyping on our phones. The kids were living the dream, swimming all day, staying up late, eating ice cream, and sleeping in. Aunt Gretchen spoiled them rotten several days, and Aunt Audra popped in too.


Walter and I drove down on Saturday morning (narrowly missing a terrifying wreck right in front of us, but I suppose that's a story for another day). The kids were only slightly happy to see us. They were NOT ready to go back home. We spent the weekend visiting and headed home on Sunday afternoon. Until next year...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Instagram in July

This little guy caused quite a commotion when he ran across Walter's leg while he was folding laundry! LOL

Snuggling baby Hudson

First night of swimming lessons!

Our new car!! Mama loves!!

I had a fun visit with a couple December Mamas this month!!

Caroline gave us a scare when she cracked her head on the bricks near the fireplace!

Daddy and Caroline enjoying a quite moment at the Kauble Family Reunion


Staff meeting - go Pitt State!

These moments never last, but they melt my heart

A fun Throwback Thursday - Max in Branson

We spent the day at the pool, and I underestimated the amount of sunscreen I would need. It was bright red!

Of course the A/C goes out on the hottest weekend of the year!

Max's trees during the seasons. He moves the markers so we know what season we are in.

Another fun Throwback Thursday. 2006 - we had just started dating. So young and carefree. ;)

A couple more, not on Instagram, but from my phone:

Move night at the Aquatic Center - pretty fun!

Sassy little clown. LOL


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