Tuesday, July 29, 2008
My MIL took me out for a ladies afternoon...
We had lunch at Mimi's Cafe. They gave me a complimentary slice of chocolate silk pie.
Then we went to the movies.
She dropped me off at the Yoga Studio.
I had one student.
Rohan and Primrose drove me home where much to my delight, Brandon threw me a surprise birthday party with a New Orleans theme! And some of the best food EVER!
Lots of people came.
Even the neighbors dropped by for a few minutes.
The babies had fun.
There was a cake - chocolate of course!
Ethan and daddy chilled out.
Another year older but still awfully silly.
Kasha really wasn't impressed.
GG partied with us.
My fantastic MIL who played such a key role in this. After all, she is the one who took me out for a "ladies afternoon" ha! I had no idea what I was in for!
My awesome husband who planned all this.
I didn't do anything - not even clean up! See Adam there - he did a lot of work too helping Brandon with the preparations and the kids.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
If you'd like to play along, here is what you do.
How long have you been married: 4 years
How long did we date: 3 years
Who said I love you first: I did
Who sings better: he does
Who's smarter: who do you think?
Who does the laundry: me
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed: Brandon
Who mows the lawn: Brandon
Who cooks dinner: Me, but he does most of the grilling
Who drives: Brandon
Who's more stubborn: that's a toss up
Who kissed who first: he kissed me first
Who asked who out first: we went out first in a group setting - but the group never showed up!
Who proposed: me
Who has more siblings: same
How old is he? thirty-something
Who eats more? Brandon
Who is taller? Brandon
Who pays the bills? I do
Who is more sensitive? me, by a long shot
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We just can't get a break!
No pictures of game 3. I was home with Ethan and his ruptured ear drum and B didn't take the camera.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Brandon, in a moment of frustration, tore up our master bathroom floor and replaced it with this lovely floor. Much nicer. Job well done!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The game was exponentially better than the first.
The other team had only one good player. But he was so good that he kept getting the ball and kicking goals while his teammates ran behind him.
One of our players, Aaron, had an "ah ha" moment when he figured out suddenly how to play soccer. He kicked in two or three goals. Then he went to kick in another but it was going off and Gabriel swooped in and kicked it in! GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL! It was an exciting kodak moment that I missed (with my camera, I saw it, of course). I was so busy jumping up and down and shouting at the top of my lungs (as if I were back in Brazil) that I completely forgot about taking a picture.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
As mentioned on an earlier post, my SIL and her lovely family are preparing to move to Costa Rica for language lab then Peru for several years to plant a church. We all went on vacation to Branson as a last hurrah before they leave and we don't see them again for a long long long time. The crew was SIL and her family, our family, MIL & FIL. We had three condos so we all had some space which probably made the difference between bickering a lot and not at all. That's right, three families spent an entire week together without arguing! Its a dear diary moment.
It was also my FIL's 60th bday. So we had a little dinner for him at a BBQ restaurant and gave him a scrapbook of letters from his friends.
Here is a video I made for you - it takes the sting out of browsing someone else's family pictures.