September Wrap-Up

Has September really come and gone!? Here are a few happenings to wrap up our month.

This month…
My girls got creative with their jewelry once again. (add picture to this post)

Addison decided she DOES like the double jogger after all. Only took three years.

we celebrated birthdays

and my roses started blooming

a few laughs were heard

and help was given when needed

Addison improved her car washing skills (cost per wash: small bag of fishy crackers)

Kenny and I celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary

we’ve known each other way too long and are completely opposite from one another…which is why we work

Here we are at age 15 and 17. I think we took this picture of ourselves at a park, under a blanket. We will never let our girls go to parks. And hang out with guys under blankets. (not that my parents knew that was where we were) But for us, here’s to many more years of making out under blankets together. Minus the braces. Love you babe.

we said good-bye to care free days at the beach and took on a more scheduled routine

but still managed to spend a few more warm days playing in the water

and at the swimming pool

now we’re finally ready to say good-bye to Summer

and hello to Fall!

Grandparents and Disney

Kenny’s parents came to visit over the weekend so we headed to Disneyland for a couple of days. I know – again? I seriously can’t get enough of the place. We actually had this overnighter planned for quite awhile. I didn’t even need a Charger win to pull if off. :)

We love the princesses…
and the parades…
and the family bonding…
and we especially love the frozen lemonade.
Another great trip!

Thanks for coming to visit grandma and grandpa! Love you guys.

A good reminder

Last Saturday we were driving home from a pool party and Kenny and I started a conversation that often comes up about our “someday” house and our “someday” yard. We were going on and on about how great it will be to someday have a bigger yard, a swimming pool, a huge area for entertaining, oh…and wouldn’t one of those Costco swing sets for the kids be fun? Wouldn’t it be fabulous if our house included a theatre room for Kenny, an exercise and scrapbook room for me, plenty of room for all of our kids, and how about a HUGE playroom? If only …someday. Ellie stopped us mid-conversation and asked what we were talking about. Kenny answered, “wouldn’t you love to live in a big house someday with a swimming pool?”

“NO, I don’t EVER want to leave our house!”

“Not even for a swimming pool?”

“But dad, we already have a swimming pool!”

You’re right Ellie. We do already have a swimming pool. We get a new pool each summer. A great pool. Thanks for reminding your parents that life is all about being content with what you have. And thanks to you, my wise five year old, what we have is more than enough.

Dear Chargers,

Hi team. My name is Erin and I am a fan. My husband’s name is Kenny and he is a MAJOR fan. You may remember us from the Christmas card we sent you all a couple of years ago…dedicated to you. Did I mention we were Charger fans? Well, we are.

Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that you need to step it up a bit this year. I know you won the first game you played, but just BARELY and it was against the Raiders. The Raiders? Way too close for comfort. And today. A loss against the Ravens? What happened?

You see, when you win and are doing well, my husband (who is a MAJOR Charger fan) gets giddy like a kid on Christmas. He lives for this all year long. Nothing can compare to the happiness that emanates from him when football is going and the Chargers are winning. In fact, he gets in such a good mood that I tend to benefit immensely. It’s during these winning streaks that I choose to discuss extremely important issues with my husband, like how I MAY have spent a little more than planned on the girls’ Halloween costumes, how the dishwasher MAY need to be fixed, or how I MAY have run another red light with a camera earlier that day. I might choose a winning game day to casually show him the new dress I bought, to mention that the girls and I would love another weekend at Disneyland, or to even discuss our Christmas budget for the upcoming holidays. Now normally these topics might not make his day, in fact, in the off season, they might even cause a fight. BUT… if football is on, and the Chargers are winning…everything is wonderful! “Overspent on Halloween? What’s new! Dishwasher? Call someone tomorrow! Red light? My babe and her crazy driving! (said with a smile and a ruffle to the hair) New dress? You look great! Disneyland? Name the day! Christmas budget? What budget??!!”

So Chargers, as you can see, I’m in desperate need of a few wins this season. I’ve got a “honey do” list a mile long and several items of business that need discussing. Think you can pull it off? After all, I am a Charger fan. And my husband, Kenny, is a MAJOR Charger fan. Did I mention the Christmas card? Made in your honor?

Yours truly,