Tuesday, August 25, 2009

**Double Diner**

Sunday afternoon, after a much needed nap, Ran and I were lead to the kitchen to find it had been transformed into "Double Diner" :) The girls had gone all out!!
menus, decorations, the table set beautifully, pics of Ran and I around the room!!!
It was so sweet and simply adorable!! oh, and the food was way yummy, too!!
The beautiful table setting!
(not my best pic, barely awake! but enjoying the diner none the less ;)

Flowers they picked from the yard and a grouping of some of my favorite willow tree angles.

The menu =)

The waitress: Ali
The cook: Randee
Our diner guest: Rae
They are So cute!!! I'm so thankful they are mine!!!
Ran and I are truly blessed!!
A quiet Sunday nap and a romantic dinner at home!
Thanks, girlie's!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back in the Saddle!

Randee riding Jessie!

Randee started back taking horseback riding lessons again yesterday!!! We are SO excited that we were able to get her in at a barn that is only 5 minutes away!! It always surprises me how well she rides! Her confidence and ability is a true talent~ I could sit and watch her ride all day, it so peaceful. I'm thankful she has a hobby/interest that has lasted since she was 5 yrs. old. Although she doesn't ride year round, each time she starts up again it's like she hasn't missed a week. We love you "Dee" and are so happy to see you back in the saddle =)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Day of School!!!!

Wow! Summer went by crazy fast this year!! And like it or not, kick and scream if we must the first day of the new school year has come and gone. Yesterday was a hard one with my baby starting kindergarten=( I began tearing up about it weeks ago, so there was no surprise when I burst out crying upon entering the school. This did little to console Rae or Ran for that matter. Moments after the below picture was taken we were ALL crying!! I'm happy to report that she had a wonderful day and told me she was only sad, "for about 5 seconds or minutes"!! It was also emotional as I really took a moment to S.T.O.P. and look at each of my kiddos.......my how they've grown over the last year! I'm so proud of each of them and I just love them more than words can convey and it is my prayer they have the best school year ever!!!
Rae seated at her table, ready for Kindergarten!!

Rae 5 yrs., K

Ali 9 yrs., 4th grade

Randee 12 yrs., 7th grade

Nate 15 yrs., 10th grade
(yes he leaves when it is still dark out)