Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Number One!!!

Last night Drew's softball team, The Bad News Beavers took first in their tournament. It was a ton of fun because all of us wives spend every Tuesday night out there at those softball fields. To see them win three games in a row was so great! It never fails that season after season after season, we seem to finish the tournament in third. They finally got what they deserved last night!

This picture is Joel (Drew's brother...also my sister's husband), Drew, and my dad... These are the stars! Good job guys!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

A work in progress....

My mom, sisters and I have been hard at work at Maddux's room. Does anyone have any idea how complicated it is to paint stripes with four different colors? WOW! I've still got a few little things to finish up, but for the most part it's done! I walk by and peek in every time I come upstairs! I LOVE it!

Baby Shower

I haven't had internet access in a week or so, but I'm finally on and ready to update! Last Thursday my sisters, with the help of many others, threw me and amazing baby shower! It was seriously one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. I have NEVER, EVER opened so many gifts at one time in my life (Wedding included!). They did such a great job and it was set up so cute. I even got to keep all the tonka trucks. I'm a little sad because I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted because as soon as people started showing up, my photo time was over! Thanks so much to all of you who put so much time and effort into this!
Love you Amber and Kasey!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our Babymoon..

As suggested by my friend Aubry... Drew and I decided to take a trip together before Maddux comes. We flew to Colorado and stayed with my sister Amber and her family. We had a blast!! Here are few of our highlights...

This is my old house in Highlands Ranch that I grew up in! It's funny how much things seem to change in just a few short years!
We stopped by the Denver temple which is only about 5-10 minutes from my old house. It's so pretty and next time we are out there we are going to do a session!
Best show on earth?!!? Not quite. We got free tickets to go to Ringling Brother's Circus and it turned out to be a total bust. All six of us (kids included) were bored out of our minds. There were a few good acts, but the best part was watching the people who weren't even part of the show!

The highlight of Drew's trip was taking Boston (our nephew) to Bass Pro Shop (he calls it the fishy store). Drew walked him around and showed him lots of animals and all sorts of fun things. It totally got Drew excited for a boy all over again!Here is Amber becoming one with nature in Boulder. She couldn't quite wait
until we could find a restroom, so she did what any Boulder hippie would do and went on the side of the road! That's my sis!We walked up and down Pearl street in Boulder which was gorgeous and a lot of fun. I can't believe that in all my time living in CO and driving to Boulder to run, I had never seen these parts of Boulder. I'm even MORE excited for the Bolder Boulder now! So get training friends!!! You have 223 more days till race day!

Brooklyn gets her ears pierced!

A week ago, I got to go with my sisters and mom and get Brooklyn's ears pierced! It was a moment to remember! She was so excited the whole day because she knew she was getting earings! She climbed into the seat, picked out her earings, and only started to get nervous when the lady put on her rubber gloves! She even let the put the piercing guns on each lobe and in went her pretty new flower earings. And then came the screams! Luckily they did both ears at the same time and before we knew it she was fine again. She looks sooo pretty!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Home for Rookie...

Well, this breaks my heart and I can hardly see the screen through my tears while I'm sitting here typing this, but I have to say goodbye to my Rookie. Through much frustration and contemplation, Drew and I have decided that this is the best thing for Rookie, us and our growing family right now. We just aren't able to give Rookie the attention that he needs while we are both away for 8-9 hours a day at work.

I know that none of my friends are dog-lovers, but could you guys please ask around and see if you know of anyone that could take Rookie into a good home? I am horrified that he will end up with someone who doesn't love him, cuz boy do I love him!

Info: Rookie is a little over one year old. He is a full bred, neutered chocolate lab. He is very well potty trained and he is a great dog. He would never bite or hurt anyone and kids LOVE him. His greatest downfall is his love for chewing, so toys and attention need to be plentiful!

Thanks everyone!

Drew's Cornbread

After several requests for the yummy cornbread recipe (or Corn Cake as Steve calls it), here it is... :)

2 sticks of butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups bisquick
1/2 cup cornmeal
3/4 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together with a blender. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.