Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Edit: I saw this in the window of the Louis Vuitton window in the Galleria in Houston and loved the quote... now I see the YOUR type-o.... nice one LV!! :)


That's the number of pictures I have taken since my last blog entry... sad, yes I know! I will do my best to summarize our fun & memories for you.
*Zoo Trip*
This time the girls got a chance to do some unique things, like ride a camel & feed a giraffe.

Reese is still getting IVIG treatments. She goes every 2 weeks. We still have not seen any improvements from these. We are also trying out a sleep aid. It is not helping her sleep through the night, she is still waking up SEVERAL times throughout the night. They talked about starting a day time medication to stimulate her during the day so she is not so tired during awake time, however, just before issuing the prescription they decided to schedule an EKG prior to starting... we are going to re discuss the side effects and such with her neurologist tomorrow during her IVIG treatment. Here she is with the Des Moines Menace soccer team that stopped for a visit.

I worked for Rusty Pickle setting up their booth & selling in Des Moines at the Creating Keepsakes Convention.
Little did I know a week later I would be doing the same thing in Houston, TX :) But it was fun! I met some new friends and was happy to get the opportunity.

*Science Center Fun*
Michele and her boys joined us for a day at the museum :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Story Matters

Today is launch day for July! "How I spent my summer vacation" is the kit this month! It is a perfect kit to scrap all of your 4th of July pics... and all your summer fun! I made these 3 layouts and still have lots left for later! Enjoy, and stop by The Story Matters to pick up your kit and see more inspiration!

Happy 4th

We had a great weekend. Even with the rain it was fun :) My mom was in town and Ryan's parents came down for a day of celebration, too!

Mom and I got up bright and early and ran the Urbandale 5K!! This was my first race... and it went great. My goal was no walking... and I didn't :) Yipee! My time was 37:21. Obviously no world speed record, but I felt good about it for my first time!

As soon as we got home we got the girls ready and we all headed to the parade!
Hallie was in it for Apex...
Reese was in it for MidIowa Gymnastics.

Piper was all about the candy and watching everyone go by and waving!!

We had a yummy BBQ lunch...

And headed out to the pool!

I hadn't gotten any pics of the girls in their 4th outfits, so we took them to take some pics. {too late in a busy day... they were tired and not cooperating... oh well... home for more fun!}

This picture is great to me... it shows their personalities so well. Hallie is all about adventure, hopped right into the fountain, Piper does anything her sister does... and Reese stays back and watches... it was the perfect picture of them right now...

And we ended the night at the Ladwigs Drive-In :) I am so excited to get to watch movies outside!! I have wanted one of these for years (literally) So the first night we watched Twilight on the smaller screen.... for the second night Ryan and Ron built us a BIG SCREEN!! :) We watched Alice in Wonderland!

...and that was all on the 3rd!!!

The 4th rained, we stayed inside most of the day and ended the night at the movies... Eclipse. So good!!

Tonight (the 5th) is supposed to be the rain date for the Fireworks... but we are having a downpour as I blog! Not sure we will do fireworks this year... but celebrated the 4th in style none the less!