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Friday, July 29, 2011


I'm too tired and frustrated right now to come up with some cutesy title for this post. But enjoy the pictures...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Never Go Beach

A couple of weeks ago, Hannah and Kate watched a Dora episode where they were at the beach. Later that evening, Kate asked if we could go to the beach. I told her not today. She replied with, "I never go beach." Later this came along with crossed arms and a pouty face. That was the day I realized I was already living with teenagers. She was right. She never gets to go to the beach. Well, since that day, she has gone twice. Today we went with my family (minus the youngest Lantz). These pictures may not be great because the sun was so bright and it was hard to tell what exactly I was taking a picture of.

One of my comments to George today was, "We should do this again without the kids." I love seeing the girls have fun, but a day at the beach with kids is no day at the beach. There was sand EVERYWHERE! I guess that's the nature of the beach though. We had some much needed family fun time.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


We have been super busy with VBS this week at church, so my post will be short. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Dancing Diva & Her Doll

Hannah loves to dance to her Snow White and Cinderella CDs. They play about 4 songs from the movies and then re-tell the story. Here she was kind enough to dance with her baby doll. Notice the real live baby laying on the floor nearby. Don't worry, there was no real baby harmed in the taking of these dance pictures. Hannah and Kate are very careful to dance around Reagan.

I've actually gotten to enjoy this little peanut all to myself this morning. Hannah and Kate had a sleepover at Nanny and Grampie's house and then went to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie. It's their first theater movie. I'm a little jealous (in a good way...I hate missing out on firsts) that I didn't get to take them, but I'm so excited for them. I can't wait until they get home so I can hear all about it! Daddy is off doing one of two scuba dives this weekend. He has been in scuba school these past two weeks getting certified. He is off on his annual trip to the Keys in a couple of weeks and he's very excited!

So while they were all out playing, I was doing some playing of my own. A couple of weekends ago, I painted our playroom. I decided to do an aqua color on three of the walls and a chocolate brown on the wall facing the front door. I thought the brown would blend a little better with the neutral family room. I got the colors from the curtains I already had. I love the colors and ordered some wall stickers to go with them. I'm not really sure why, but I love the owl decor that has come out in the past couple of years. It's so cute. I found these stickers online and knew they'd go perfectly. It took me about an hour to place them this morning. I think that I am also going to stencil above it, "Remember whoooose you are." I'm trying to find the Bible verse that coincides with that, but I thought it'd be cute given that owls say whoo-whoo. And I know you know what owls say, but my mom wasn't quite catching on to the theme when I texted her and she reminded me to spell whose correctly.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shower Silliness

Here's a picture of the playset George is still working on. This is an old one, but someone asked to see a picture of it.

The girls like to wear my shower cap. They remind me of Strawberry Shortcake or Little Miss Muffett when they have it on.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independence Day Pictures

As the kids get older, I'd love to participate in more activities on July 4th, but we laid kinda low until our dinner party. I painted the playroom and George mowed lawns. We then headed over to our friends' house. The girls were decked out in their "special alie" (how they pronounced it) shirts that I got on clearance last year. The shirts had been sitting under their bed for so long that I almost forgot to pull them out.


Our friends rented a bouncy house and it was a HUGE hit with the kids. The girls are the ones in the white shirts and jean skirts.

Kate is on the left and Hannah on the right


The guys set off some fireworks and the girls loved them. Kate just laid back in the grass and watched them.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pre-Independence Day Cuteness

The girls and I headed to church yesterday afternoon to participate in some Independence Day activities. There were not the children's activities there that I thought were going to be there, but we made the best out it! And a big thank you to Nanny and Grampie for sticking out the heat and helping me! Hannah and Kate got to enjoy some red sno cones and a bag of popcorn. They also got a red, white, and blue butterfly painted on their cheek. Since the sno cones left them sticky we had to head to the showers as soon as we got home and the butterflies were lost in the water. However, I managed to snap a couple of pictures before they were washed away because I knew the girls would be very disappointed.



And these pictures were from before church yesterday. I just thought Reagan looked too cute to pass up a picture opportunity!

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