Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Be careful what you wish for!!!

Jeremy, Ava, and I have officially been Kansas residents for a year!  WOW has this past year FLEW!  Tonight on the birthday of this beautiful country, we are sitting at home with no plans and I don't mind this one bit.  I feel as if we haven't sat still since we crossed the state line 366 (thanks leap year) days ago.  However I have no regrets!  I L-O-V-E the fact that all of Ava's cousin's are within an hours drive and she's growing up right along side them.

This past weekend my grandma and uncle were in town for a wedding therefore my mom, sister-in-law, and nephews came to town for the day/evening.  My dad had to work that morning and my brother was sick so they didn't make the trip.  We had a wonderful day filled with a trip to the Splash Park, then to church, followed by a wonderful home cooked meal.  Max and Dean had never been to the Splash Park before and I believe they enjoyed themselves.  My mom took pictures but I don't have copies so I will try to get them uploaded soon!

Lucky for us...Jeremy and I didn't have plans for Sunday because we found out on Saturday afternoon that they were having a 75th Birthday party in St. Benedict for Jeremy's grandmother.  Everyone was able to attend except for three grandchildren and one fiance.  Currently there are 67 people in the Patty Stallbaumer family.  Breakdown:  Grandma Stallbaumer, 10 kids plus their 8 spouses, 31 grandchildren plus their 7 spouses and 2 fiance's, and 8 great-grandchildren.  (this part only took me about 10 minutes to figure out...thanks to the trusty family calendar)  We had a great time and it was fun to see everyone!

Jeremy parents, sister, brother-in-law, and nephew came down last night so the guys could get up bright and early this morning to fish.  We had a fun relaxing day that also included a trip to the Splash Park.  It's so great to have a house so they can come visit and we can spend more quality family time.

I will say I'm not a fan of a mid-week holiday.  Monday and Tuesday at work were rough and I have a feeling Thursday and Friday aren't going to be much better.  However we have another fun and busy weekend planned.  Hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday and I apologize for the lack of pictures.  I will try to upload soon!

Love to all!  - Brooke