Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ashley’s Big Birthday–A new Decade!

Ashley celebrated the big 3-0 in July! We did it big!2014-07-23-13-14-41_DSCN0855

First we started with a lunch celebration with Mom, Dad, Janice, Andrew and I. 2014-07-23-13-14-55_DSCN08562014-07-23-13-15-01_DSCN0857

We gave her a few gifts…2014-07-23-13-49-59_DSCN0858

After she blew out her candles.2014-07-23-13-50-05_DSCN0859

One gift was a packet of mustaches. 2014-07-23-13-56-54_DSCN0860

So we all got mustaches. 2014-07-23-14-01-48_DSCN08622014-07-23-13-57-21_DSCN0861

The second gift was a scavenger hunt and on it led us to TJMaxx for some specific items. 2014-07-23-13-37-59_IMG_3414

We all sported our mustaches proudly.2014-07-23-13-44-41_IMG_3425

Birthdays are exhausting….well, they are in my family! Breaking at TJMaxx.2014-07-23-14-50-45_DSCN0863

We did get quite a few funny stares.2014-07-23-14-09-10_IMG_3435

I have no idea why.2014-07-23-14-09-17_IMG_3436

Then we headed to cold stone for some ice cream!2014-07-23-14-23-49_IMG_3438

Check out Al’s bowtie mustache tattoo.2014-07-23-14-30-29_IMG_3440

The photo scavenger hunt was in full swing! She was marking the items off as she found them.2014-07-23-14-30-50_IMG_3443


Once she completed the list she could open her birthday gifts!




She makes good faces when she is excited!2014-07-23-16-08-19_IMG_3479


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY! We had a blast with you.2014-07-23-19-05-49_DSCN0866

Later that night, Ashley had more visitors! 2014-07-23-20-00-28_IMG_3491

What a freaking awesome birthday!2014-07-23-20-00-37_IMG_3492

I hope you enjoyed it. Andrew and I are glad it is over. Smile

Love and hugs, Lizzie

Monday, September 29, 2014

Doubles Volleyball Tournament

In July, John and Doug played in a sand volleyball tournament at White Sands.

There seem to be a great turnout. 2014-07-20-10-16-02_IMG_3389

When I arrived it was sunny, hot and beautiful. 2014-07-20-10-16-03_IMG_3390

Doug and John were on the far side…2014-07-20-10-16-11_IMG_3391

Then the clouds rolled in…2014-07-20-11-19-00_IMG_3393

But they kept playing…2014-07-20-11-19-09_IMG_3394

and it got darker…2014-07-20-11-19-28_IMG_3396

and darker…2014-07-20-11-21-01_IMG_34012014-07-20-11-21-06_IMG_34032014-07-20-11-22-50_IMG_3407

Until finally I decided I needed to vacate the area with this nice camera.2014-07-20-11-23-45_IMG_3409

I took a few more and bailed. 2014-07-20-11-23-47_IMG_3410

The guys had a great day playing. I left just in time and evidently the tent they were under got picked up and tossed around. Glad I left when I did. Smile

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BG and Jenni’s last day!

The Sunday that BG and Jenni left, we stopped by and had breakfast with those two kids.

We put Bailey in a a box and she seemed to enjoy being pushed and pulled all around. I mean, who wouldn’t?


I think she knew what was coming as she clearly states in this photo – DON’T LET HER TAKE ME BACK TO MEMPHIS!2014-07-20-07-34-38_IMG_3377

We walked them out and Jenni got the car ready.


Uncle Doug got some hugs..2014-07-20-08-05-26_IMG_33802014-07-20-08-05-29_IMG_3384

and then the dreaded moment hit. We had to put her in the car seat and tell her bye bye….2014-07-20-08-07-34_IMG_3385

She was not happy and told us exactly where we should be sitting!2014-07-20-08-07-35_IMG_3386

She was so stinking cute and so sad, but all I could do was giggle. SO CUTE!2014-07-20-08-07-36_IMG_3387

Jenni and BG headed to the Nola Aquarium and we got a text a few minutes later with a photo of her petting some water creature. She seemed to recover from leaving us ok. Smile

COME BACK AND VISIT! That was so much fun.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie