Monday, August 24, 2015

back to school

Summer has ended and school has started.  Everyone was excited to get back into the routine and see their friends.  Happy first day of 4th grade, 3rd grade, and pre K!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

visiting our old ranch

Cody has kept in touch with the people who bought our property in the country.  They are running a farm and selling the produce and meat.  We bought half a cow from them and arranged to go out to the ranch to pick it up so we could see the old house and show the kids.  Annabelle was 1 year old when we moved away so she really didn't remember much but she had a great time playing with the pigs and goats and chickens.  Animals love her! Kyle is really into growing vegetables and gardening so he enjoyed that and learning about their hydroponics system.  We came home with our half a cow, a blue chicken egg, homemade soap and lots of memories.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Barrett's birthday party

We celebrated Barrett's birthday at Top Golf with some of his friends.  It was a fun party!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Viva Las Vegas

Cody and I have been saying for years, probably since before we were married, that we wanted to get our vows renewed by Elvis in Las Vegas.  Our 15 year anniversary seemed like the perfect time.  This was my first time in Vegas and we had an awesome time.  We stayed at the Mirage which was great. Chris and Heather went too and Jeremy and Tammine came later. 

We had lots of good laughs and quotes to remember (most of them would be inappropriate to write here). 
For our memories:
Casino Royale
Craps Machine
Hot dogs
double entendres
"Yo!" ~ Chris
The picture Heather took in the limo

For the vow renewal, "late in life" Elvis had us say some special vows that went like this:

"I, Cody, promise to always Love You Tender, to never leave you at Heartbreak Hotel, to never have a Suspicious Mind, and to always be your Hunk, a Hunk of Burnin' Love."
"I, Jessica, promise to Love You Tender, to never Return you to Sender, never Step on Your Blue Suede Shoes, and to always be your loving' Teddy Bear."

After we said goodbye to Elvis at the chapel, we took a Limo ride out to the Las Vegas sign with a photographer to get some great shots with the awesome city icon. We also went to the Neon Museum which was really cool and interesting, but very hot. 

Oh! And we went to see a very entertaining show called Absinthe where we sat directly across form the human dream catcher himself, Steven Tyler!  I love him! (There was an Aerosmith concert the night before.)

Moulin Rouge Sign rearranged to say "in love"

Steven Tyler and a heart-shaped cloud 

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