My Renovation Blog

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Backyard Reno

It's finally happening!!! I'm doing updates on the renovation blog

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monster Jam!

You read that right, I went to Monster Jam!  It was actually really fun!  We had about 15 kids, tailgated beforehand, and the kids had such a great time!!

We had three rows of seats, and they were super close!!

What would monster jam be without the $15 cotton candy?!

Like our hats?

It's Baseball Season!

HURRAY!  We've waited 4 years for this...Everett is finally eligible for tee ball!  And it is as cute and fun as I imagined.

On January 22nd, we had "cap night" where they announce all the teams, and we found out that Everett is on the Washington Nationals!  We also got super lucky that two of our friends are on the team as well!!!!

Next up, buying allllll the "stuff"...pants, shirts, socks, cleats, bat, balls, glove, backpack, helmet...this guy is READY!

Then came his very first practice on January 28th...oh the cuteness...

Tracy is 40!

I usually don't post a lot of adult only type things on the blog since it's supposed to be about the kids, but I had to give a shout out to one of my oldest dearest friends, who had her 40th birthday bash on January 2nd!!  There are A LOT of us turning 40 this year (yikes!) so we may have more adult-only postings this year!

The new friend I made at one of the bars...check out that fly outfit, including mismatched socks!! ;)

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve 2015

We hosted a little NYE get together that turned into a super fun crazy night with dance offs, loud music and moms embarrassing their kids with our killer moves (they're just jealous!).

Lots of Whip and Nae Nae going on!


Group selfie!

Christmas at the Beach

We were so excited that our friends who moved to New Jersey came home for Christmas and rented an amazing beach house right on the sand...we had such a great day visiting them!!  We miss them!

Gary lost his wedding ring in the sand while playing football with the kids!! So Dee searched and found a guy who will search for it...after an hour, we gave up, and tried to give him money, but he wouldn't take any money unless he finds the ring, and he kept saying, "I WILL find it!" We were all packed up about to walk out the door, when he tapped on the glass because he'd found Gary's ring!!!!!!  Nowhere near where Gary thought it was.  We were so happy!

Christmas 2015

The kids were super excited to open their stockings...

And their gifts from Santa...

Matching family pjs!

After presents, we starting watching the original Star Wars for the first time! Santa brought the kids all 6 movies, and Gary insisted we start with the original (#4) rather than going in order. ;)

Grandma and Grandpa came over for Christmas dinner, and Everett and grandpa were twinsies!

Grandma and Ella worked on Elsa's castle...

The day after Christmas, we went to see Gary's family and had such a great time!  The kids always have so much fun together!!

Christmas Eve

We hosted our annual Christmas Eve morning brunch and gift exchange with the godsisters- it's one of our very favorite holiday traditions!

Then after naps, we went to Christmas Eve mass and Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and presents!

Neighbor Holiday Party

We hosted our neighbor holiday party and white elephant gift exchange this year on Christmas Eve Eve (12/23), and it was so fun!  We have the BEST and most fun neighbors!!

All the goodies I made for dessert at the party. :)

Christmas Lights

On December 19th, we had our annual dinner and Christmas light night with the godsisters.

Ella's Christmas Show and Party

Ella had her Christmas Show and class party on December 18th...she was really hard to see because she was at the very top corner!