And well thank you. Summer is nearly half way over and it has really flown by. I always am amazed at how quickly it comes and goes. Been extremely busy these last few weeks but not creatively. I did take a day a while back to finish a large order from the beginning of June but other than that, nuttin. Our whole family went to church camp this year and had fun. My experience was a little less than fun but now that my daughter has gone, she won't let me get away with skipping out next year. At her age, she is only allowed to go if I go so you can see my dillema. All I will say is this. Cricket Spiders.
After camp we came home for some much needed rest. A few days later, my sweet sister Carla called me and asked me if the kids could come and stay with her a few days. She lives about 3 hours away but I couldn't resist the temptation of having some time alone with Paul. They had so much fun, in fact, they didn't want to come home. Paul's dad met us at her house and picked up Jaden and let him stay at his house for another week. Maddie came home with us and cried about how much she was going to miss everyone! Carla has a pool, and a new play area in her backyard. It's like having your own McDonalds playplace, I'm tellin' ya. On top of that, she took them to a sprayground, chuck e. cheese, and more. Thanks again Carla for letting them stay with you. They had a terrific time and have already asked me when they can come back!
Maddie on the Playground at Aunt Carla's
Making cookies at Aunt Carla's
In front of Carla's house
Kissing cousins, Bella & Maddie. I love this one!
While Jaden was at Grandpa's, me and Maddie, and her friend Ally spent lots of time at my mom's pool. Both my kids are so tan right now. I'm so jealous I have the skin that burns and then peels off to the whiteness it began as. Jaden enjoyed being at Grandpas, especially since he got to play Rock Band and Monopoly and Risk, and any other game he wanted to play. They play it all with him. They are so special and Jaden loves being with them. He came home yesterday and Grandpa bought Rock Band for us here because J liked it so much. I took pictures last night of them playing. Grandpa on Guitar, Jaden on Drums, and Maddie on Lead Singer. They even got me to play the drums a couple of times and it's HARD! Fun but hard!
My very own RockBand. Grandpa, Mad, and Bear
While both kids were away, Paul and I took advantage of our time off and drove to Tuscaloosa for some Japanese and a movie. We took pictures before we left and I love how they turned out. We were just fooling around really with the camera on a timer in the backyard since we were all dressed up. Which one do you like the most?
This past weekend, two of my sisters were able to come up for the 4th. My friend Brandi and her family came over to my mom's house and had a big lunch. Food and family, is there anything better? I only wish Carla could have been there with us. We missed her so much! I'll post those pictures later.
Who knows when I'll be able to get back on here and blog more consistently but I'll try my best to not have so much time in between as the last time. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
p.s. On a business note, I am thinking of offering my products at wholesale. Any one care to comment on how to go about getting started with that? What's the best method?