Quite the weekend...

A few weeks ago, Rob and I were fortunate enough to go away for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Although I don't tend to care for the amount of traveling that Rob is required to do, it is nice when we can benefit from his frequent flier miles, hotel points and car rental rewards! We essentially went on our anniversary weekend for free... corner room, executive suite all included :)

As for what we spent while we were there, well, that was another story! I have no idea how we got so lucky, but we found so many clothes for Rob! Generally, we need to buy all of his clothes online... but while we were there, we found options for jeans in both 36" inseam and 38" inseam (I've never actually seen 38" before)! Needless to say, we bought one of each :)

While we were gone, the kids stayed at Uncle Dave and Aunt Kate's house (and cousins, Joshua and Levi). From the looks and sounds of it, they had a wonderful time!

Following the stay at their cousins' house, my parents watched them at our house. My dad was kind enough to be willing to stay with them on Monday until we returned late that night. At the last minute, my mom decided to stay the night as well... and good thing that she did! In the middle of the night my dad began having severe stomach pains. Long story short, they called an ambulance and he was brought to Spectrum for numerous tests. He said that he hasn't been in that much pain since he had Pancreatitis and was hospitalized for five days! The good news is that he hasn't been in severe pain like that since that day, the bad news is that they couldn't find the problem. We're praying that it was a one-off and won't happen again!

Needless to say, here are the pictures of the kiddos from the weekend (thanks Dave and Kate!):

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)