Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Before Katelyn was born Bela and Emilia's friend Taylor gave us this bike trailer. It needed a part replaced, and last year we never even thought to take the bikes down. This year we have the bikes ready to go, and found the part for $20 bucks online, and we've been riding almost every day.
The other day I asked K if she wanted to go for a walk, and she said, "No, no, nnnooo." Then she ran to the garage and started patting the bike. So, we went for a bike ride...and let me tell you, that is much more of a workout than walking! My goodness- my legs were feeling the burn!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Last weekend we posed for our season pass pictures, and spent our first day of the summer at Indiana Beach. The season passes were on-sale, and each pass came with a "Bring-A-Friend" coupon...so they have already pretty much paid for themselves already. We thought this would be nice to try this year since K loves spinning around and hanging upside down. She had a great time! (And it's not too bad of a drive, so we never have to worry about doing everything in one day if it's too hot or busy!)
|The family waiting in line to ride 'The Scooby-Doo' Ride..aka...the Pirate Ride.|
|K entertaining herself in line.|
|Grandma and Grandpa going into the darkness!|
|She loved, loved, loved all the car rides.|
|ha! This was her first time driving...maybe a little too fast?|
|Now she's got the hang of it!|
|Devon driving his parents around.|
|After a few times around, Katelyn drives around with ease and style.|
Friday, May 17, 2013
Right after Victoria got out of school on Friday we headed to Danville for the legendary Mother/Daughter banquet at Grandma's church. The next day we played with the girls, and went to Grandma's (Great Grandma's) house to chat while dad (grandpa) watered the grass. Katelyn borrowed some of Blaike's toys to pass the time...and then Grandma found a bunny in the yard, and it let us get close enough for a cool picture. And then Grandpa took Victoria on a motorcycle ride, and we all met at Custard Cup for yummies! On Mother's Day we went to Aunt M's house for lunch before heading home....about 20 minutes from the house and we get rear-ended at a red light! A sophomore, just got her license, and bringing her car home after just picking it up. She said the brake pedal fell right to the floor. Her boyfriend just passed me before the light too, man, if only...he would have stayed behind me! =/ We're all ok, she was in tears, but ok. It looks like only a little damage to my bumper, and I'm hoping the shop will say the same thing when we take it in this weekend to be looked at.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Last week Katelyn was being super quiet...and we all know what that means! Well, what it usually means, anyway. This time Katelyn was caught laying in her room reading to herself. She has been on a reading kick lately. Every night she brings her potty book to me and has me read it, then she takes it to Chris, and then brings it back to me in a never ending in cycle until neither of us can read it again.
K really had fun with her pinwheel that she picked out at Menards in the morning. And yes, as you can see she played so much- and got so filthy that I had to strip her down outside half way through the day to toss her in the tub.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Nothing feels as good as finishing a goal you've worked on for a long time. I've started many, but I think this is the first one I've completed from start to finish.
Emilia wanted to read more, so here is another teaser:
I wasn’t sure what to wear, so he picked me out a pair of heather grey gaucho pants and a blue and white striped three-quarter length shirt that ties in the back. I slipped on my pink Fox Racing hat and stuffed my cellphone, driver’s license, credit card, and room key in my pants pocket. I tossed a five dollar bill on the night stand for the maid, and headed out.
We raced down the stairwell. I spun out the door laughing hard, and slammed into someone, and then Jake slammed into me. The poor person took a heck of a hit. I’m surprised that the shock of our momentum didn’t knock them over. “Oh my gosh,” I apologized with a laugh before I had even taken into account what really happened. “I’m so sorry. Are you ok?” I asked turning to the person.
It’s Trevor. He’s wearing an LA Lakers hat and purple Lakers t-shirt. I quickly diverted my eyes from him, tilting my head away. I’d rather he not take the time to notice me under my hat. I couldn’t risk him or Jake noticing that my heart was beginning to race at the sight of him.
“Capri?” he smiled wide with beaming eyes, bending over slightly to make eye contact with me. His smile lessened, and his eyes turned serious. “Listen, can we talk?” he asked quietly, taking note of Jake behind me. Jake is a sexy, bigger built guy. He can be intimidating to even the most confident of men, so I was surprised that Trevor even risked talking to me in front of him.
I looked back at Jake and gave him a curious look. “Would you mind waiting at the car?” I finally asked him.
“Sure, babe,” and he leaned over and kissed my cheek. No one else may have known it, but he was looking out for me. He’d just given me an escape route in case I need to pull the old ‘Yeah, that’s my boyfriend’ routine, which I use a lot at work because of the influx of racers coming in and out of the facility looking for a goodtime. I get asked out a lot, but I don’t want to upset the clients by turning them down, so Jake plays my boyfriend, and we direct them to a bar ten miles outside of town where they can pick up girls from the city.
“Your boyfriend is really obedient.” Trevor scoffed as Jake left the lobby.
“Look, I’ll pay you back for the spa. That-”
“No,” he interrupted. “It was a gift to thank you for saving me from those crazy girls at the bookstore.”
“A bit extravagant is what it was, really.” I laughed nervously. “And just so you know I only went because the driver told me you were going to have him fired if I didn’t go. He’s got kids to support, you know?”
Trevor starred at me with his lips in a tight 'almost' smile. “Well, he couldn’t convince you to join me for dinner, could he?”
“You didn’t have him fired for that, did you?” I asked in disbelief.
He gave his head a slight shake, “I’m not a total monster.”
“Just mostly,” I added.
His smile dropped. “Yeah. Something like that, I guess.” He lifted his hat and ran his fingers nervously through his hair. “You could have told me you have a boyfriend…Save me some embarrassment. I’ve been hanging around this hotel looking for you.”
“You never asked if I was single, and I think we both know that only would have encouraged you more.”
He smiled in what I can only assume is agreement. “Touché,” he finally spoke, “I guess I’ll leave you and your perfect tattooed boyfriend alone then.”
I watched him disappear out the front lobby doors. He did a double take at Jake sitting in his red convertible Mercedes at the circle drive waiting for me. Trevor walked over and said something holding his hand up before climbing into a silver Navigator and driving off.
“What was that about?” I asked once I got into the beautiful car with car with Jake.
“He said I’m lucky to have you, and wanted to let me know that even when you’re showered with expensive gifts you’re faithful. Then he apologized for trying to sway you to go out with him.”
I rolled my eyes. “He’s not that good of a guy. Believe me.”
Jake put the car in drive and left the hotel. “He looks kind of familiar. Should I know him?”
He stared at me for a beat, and then grunted to himself in amusement.