Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dennis Visit

Dennis has worked at UPS for almost 10 yrs…he recently decided to get his CDL A.  After graduating from the driving school and becoming licensed, he was hired for an OTR truck driving company.  He is in Columbus for 3 wks for their orientation and training.
We decided to go down to visit for the weekend.  Luckily, we chose a weekend full of free activites!
I had a giftcard for Applebee’s, so after checking into the hotel, we headed over for lunch.
  On the way there, we saw a free Church event, so as soon as we were done eating, we headed over for play time.
I had read about a hot-air balloon festival about 25 mins from the hotel, so that was our next stop.
How awesome is this?  Also, a free event – it included bouncy houses and free art stuff. 
On the way back to the room, we grabbed some pizza and treats.  The girls were pretty worn out from all the activities and crashed shortly after they ate! 
It was great to see Dennis, we miss him so much.  Can’t wait til he’s able to come home!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday, my little Duchess

I feel a little bad at my slacking off for Bryleigh's b/day this year.  It's true, you know, the 2nd child always gets the short end of the stick. 
Our tradition is b/day parties every year..until they are 10..then it will be on their 13th, 16th, 18th and 21st..
This year we had a lot going on..we are getting ready for Dennis to head on the road now that he has his cdl...I never put together a party for her.  Next yrs will have to rock.  But this year, we went to dinner w/the family at Applebee's and it was nice.  No prep stress, no decorating/cooking/cleaning..

I do enjoy putting the parties together - but the break this year, while she isn't old enough to realize it..totally rocked!

My poor Gramma had fallen shortly before her party and looked pretty beat up...her bone around her eye felt funny, so we took her to the ER to have a x-ray done and checked out.  Thankfully everything was good, but she sure did look rough for a few weeks..