Sunday, August 30, 2009

August pictures

Here are pictures for this month....I wasn't too good at keeping pics up to date on here so I did a slide of most of them. There are some from beach days, Melinda's visit (Dave's sister), Traci and Dylan's visit (my sister and our nephew), our NYC trip and maybe a few others. Have a great week and I'll try to post in the next couple of days.

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's been so we have any readers left?

What a horrible blogger I's been more than 2 weeks since our last post....horrible I know. I'll be shocked if anyone is still reading since it's been so long. Because it's been so long, I can't even remember what we need to fill everyone in on. Back on Aug. 6-7th we went to NYC. We saw the Yankees beat Boston on the 6th. That was good because the last time I saw a Yanks/Sox game, it didn't go so well lol. (I don't have a blog about it and don't really want to relive it, but if you don't know us too closely, let's just say we got stuck in Jersey City for a weekend with no place to stay...) This game went much better. Yanks had such a lead we left a little early because Karissa was tired and wouldn't sleep in that noise. The energy at the game was great as always, but there are definitely no open seats when the Red Sox are playing the Yankees so it was packed and loud...and little miss nosey won't sleep if there is something going on. So we left the game and headed to our hotel. Took a little under an hour to go like 10 miles to our hotel. Everyone else decided to leave early too I guess. We drove through the city (my first time in a car in the city), right through Times Square, to our hotel. Our hotel was very nice. However, I had forgotten our Pack n Play. Can you believe it??? As many times as we have traveled with Karissa and I forget one of the main things and we weren't spending the money to buy one (if it were formula or something, we could just buy more). So we asked about cribs (I swore she would never sleep in a hotel crib, but thought we'd ask for one and I could see how bad it was a very nice hotel after all lol). Waited about 15 minutes and finally get a call back that they don't have any left. We asked for some extra blankets thinking we'd lay Karissa on the floor, and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally I put a towel on the floor because it was going on 1am and Karissa needed to sleep. Of course, then they came with the blankets. So, their night staff wasn't the best, but I'd still stay at that hotel again. It was very nice, two blocks to Times Square, yet out of the way enough where you don't have to worry about stopping on a super busy street to unload your stuff. The next day we went to Union Square, Times Square, and Central Park. Karissa loved Central Park, including the fast carousel. She also loved all of the tall buildings. She was looking up and talking the whole time. She loved NYC, which is great, because we do too! So after NYC, we were busy with family because Dave's sister was in town, then my sister and our nephew were in town, then we had teen things going on...whew! So here we are almost 20 days since our last post. And this post probably doesn't make much sense since I'm not fully awake yet. Hope we still have a few reading our blog. Karissa and I are off to return DVD's and books to the library, get new ones, and then probably spending some time at the park since it's right next to the library. I'm also hopefully going to work on pictures today and put some on here. Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Catching Up

I'm sorry it's been so long since we blogged but I will attempt to catch you up. This could take you an hour or so to read so grab a bag of popcorn or something. Just kidding. Sorry, I hope I didn't cause any of you weight losers to gain weight from that. OK, let's see, softball season is over. I always enjoy it but this year was challenging for me as a coach to not get too frustrated and not to lose my testimony because of bad umpiring. Well, we ended up next to last in our division and lost the first two games in the tournament. Not very impressive. I did get to play in the all star game and that was fun. I entered the home run derby and hit none. (I didn't feel bad because nobody hit any except one person and he hit one and was the winner. lol) Last Monday, July 27th we left for Baptist Bible College in PA and took 3 of our teens from church to Teen Leadership Conference. This is a conference I went to as a teenager and loved it and wanted to take our teens to it. At first we were disappointed we only had 3 go but it was well worth it. My mom was going to go and help with Karissa but she wasn't able to go so we just took Karissa to the sessions (we didn't want to use the daycare when it was people we didn't know). She did very well except the late session each night was too much for her so Megan usually had to take her back to our room so she could go to bed. We had a good time and learned a lot that we hope to implement into our youth group. One of our guys accepted Christ as his personal savior!! It was so awesome and we are very excited to see what God does in his life. Please remember him in your prayers. His name is Zach. Tonight we are going to our second Yankees game of the season at Yankee Stadium as a family. (I went to a game back on July 25th with a friend from work.) We are seeing them play the Red Sox. Hopefully they can get a win and break out of the funk they are in against the Sox so far this year. We are staying in New York after the game and spending the next day doing some fun things in the city. This is our anniversary present to ourselves. Oh yeah, we celebrated our 4th anniversary back on July 23rd. We celebrated by going to an awesome restaurant in Ocean City, MD called Horizon's that has a great buffet with snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, prime rib, fried clams, and tons of other stuff. We realized all of our anniversarys including our wedding have been overlooking the water except 1 but that was very close so we decided from now on, we will always eat at a restaurant everlooking the water (by water we don't mean a pond or lake) no matter if we are celebrating at home or away. Karissa has been growing like a weed. She is now 8 months, 2 weeks old. We aren't able to get a good length check on her ourselves but we keep track of her weight with our baby scale. At last check a few days ago she was at 16lbs 11 ounces. She started saying dada while we were in PA. That has been so cool. I love it! She talks all the time now. She still isn't crawling but she is getting close we think. She would much prefer to stand up and try to walk with mommy holding her hands. Well, I think that mostly catches you up. I'll have Megan blog on her couch to 5K fun she is doing!! Ha ha.