Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wisconsin Dells

We met our friends the Misners at the Wisconsin Dells and we made a weekend of it. We had a lot of fun hitting all the waterslides (not Krista of course.) This is the second time we've gone to the Dells with friends and both times we've had tons of fun.

Andee and Jaden floating around in the kiddie lazy river.

Brock was having a rough day and concked out for about a half hour floating in the lazy river.

We had so much fun. Thanks Misners for meeting us half way.


Our Camera is officially crap. If we are not up close the picture is blurry. Frustrating....hopefully we can get a new one soon. I can't believe it doesn't work very well. I think I stepped on it only once, dropped it across the driveway once and the front lens is completely off.

Brock loved sledding. He would say "more" at the bottom everytime. Andee ventured down by herself and didn't wreck...but she didn't really want to go down much after that.

Continuation of updates

NOVEMBER CONT.: Andee turned 4 and had a Rapunzel party where we made Satchels and hid them with surprises inside. We pinned the tail on Maximus.

DECEMBER: Adam turned 32. Old Timer....

We finally got some snow....a skiff. Andee had to go make a snow angel. fun this year. Andee was so excited for Christmas day. Her and Brock would make piles of their presents just about everyday.

JANUARY: My parents came to visit for a few days. We didn't go home for any holidays this year so it was great to see family. The kids loved it!


Blogging. I have totally forgot about it and really have needed to update for a while now. Life has been a rollercoaster lately but we are making it through. I don't even know where to start on updating. So much has happened.
OCTOBER: Here is my Zebra and Cowboy. Andee loooooves Zebras. She chose her costume. It was kind of hard to come up with but we did it!
NOVEMBER: We headed to Florida with my parents, sister and her hubs. We went to the Everglades and beaches. It was warm and wonderful.

Monday, September 5, 2011

McCall, Idaho

The Matthews' Family Reunion this year was in McCall, Idaho. It was heaven! Adam's parents rented a huge house by the lake. It was the most relaxing trip ever. It was great to just have time together. There are tons of pictures of all the fun we had. Andee was in heaven with all her cousins, plus she got to watch more shows than she ever dreamed possible. Since I am pretty strict with her shows. I know I'm a mean mom. This first pic is bad quality but Brock was just too cute, I had to put it on here.
We all had matching shirts too. Each family had their own color. This is a bad picture but surprisingly the only one I have that shows what the shirts looked like.

Here's Andee with her cousin Brandon getting some candy from the pinata.

Adam and Andee collecting their BINGO prize. There was awesome prizes. It was so much fun!

Family pic

We played tons of games in the water. Here they are playing some kind of sharks and minnows game, I think. All the boys posing. We also played games like catch the frisbee before you land in the water, who can jump the furthest off the deck, the list goes on and on. So fun.

Andee and her cousin Brooklyn.

Adam and Brock. Brock took a while to warm up. He was kinda whiney. I thought girls were supposed to be drama but Brock seems to be more drama than Andee. Crazy boy. :)

Andee and I

We rented a jet ski for a day. Here is Brock with Adam and Grandma Matthews'. Both kids seemed to like it just as long as we went slow.

Andee played in the sand constantly. She didn't seem to like the cold glacier water. The trip was so fun and I wish it could've lasted longer. Adam and I didn't want the week to end.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I know you probably expected to see pictures of fireworks on here. fireworks. I just didn't want to write the fourth of July. On the 4th we went to a parade in the morning. There was about 10 Firetrucks and ambulances at the beginning. It was so loud. Brock was crying and so scared. It was the loudest and longest Emergency vehicle part of any parade I've seen.

It was Andee's first time at a parade. The whole time Adam was getting after me to help her get more candy. This little or big kid, I guess I should say, kept coming over and stealing the candy in front of the little kids. So I pushed him down and gave him a piece of my mind. He never came and stole the candy again! Just kidding. I can't say I wasn't tempted but I left the boy alone. :)

We had a BBQ then headed to fireworks. Our friends brought glow sticks and the kids loved them! We tried to find sparklers but I guess they are illegal in Illinois, who knew? The real firework was a good show. All in all it was a fun 4th. I love fireworks and I love the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catch Up!

The weather has been great and hot! The kids love playing outside with the hose and in the mud. Sometimes I give in and let them get as dirty as they want. This is Brock covered with mud and loving it.
My parents, Kara and Koree came out to visit for a few days. It was a lot of fun to have them here. We did all the Chicago things. They wanted to come visit before Karson moved home. Kourtney and Dustin came out for a few days too. They drove one of Karson's cars home for him. I don't know why I didn't get any pictures of them. It was fun and it ended too soon!
Then Karson and family moved home to Idaho. I cried, like always.
Adam and I had our 6-year wedding anniversary. We had a sitter so we headed downtown. There is a restaurant at the top of the Hancock building that I have been wanting to go have dessert at for a few years now. So...we headed up there. It was really fun. I can't believe how the time is flying by.
Andee started swim lessons. She hates putting her face in the water. Maybe I am rubbing off on her too much. She loves to swim around with her floaties. She could be in the pool all day if we'd let her. This is her jumping with excitement for swim class. She had the floaties on the first couple days and now they are off.

Last but definitely not least Adam is done with being on CALL for residency. Woo HOOOOO!