Sunday, August 28, 2011

First day of school

Talvyn started his first day of 1st grade last Thursday.  First time at school all day.  First time eating hot lunch (corn dogs- his favorite).  First day with Mrs. Browne.  First day with stupid playground rules (he can't play with 4th graders on the playground, in other words, Drew).

Trevor had his first day on the 12th of August.  It is going well.

I started on the 22nd.  I have no lockers, no locker room, no computer, no air conditioning in 102 degree weather and no office until October.  It is shaping up to be an exciting year.  I also get benefits and 5/7 of a full time contracts.  I love change and all of the growth and challenge that comes with it.

The Brett Williams Family Reunion

We hosted a family reunion this year the first weekend of August.  We ate, visited, golfed (the boys that is), ate some more, visited, shopped a little and swam.  It was fun to see family, but we forgot to take pictures.

Volleyball!!

Yes, it is that time of year again.  Team camp done at the end of July.  Try-outs two weeks later and then practice twice a day until school began.  This last week we practiced two days and played the other four.  Sunday as a rest day has a new meaning!  

Our First Camping Trip Together










For some reason or another (pregnancy, work, etc.) I have never been able to go to Girls Camp. Well this summer there really wasn't an excuse.  Trevor and I were asked to speak to the girls about Finding your own Happily Ever After.  This is our version of roughing it (port-potty, pedicures in the stream, ball gowns, tiaras and high heels).  It was fun.  Maybe we should actually take our poor children some time since they have never slept in the woods.  Who can blame them it was my second time ever!  The first being right after high school with my parents.

Because I love my lips...




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Always Fun When...




...Grandpa comes!  If he saws then we saw.  If he hammers then we hammer.  Grandpa helps us do lots of projects.  This summer we painted the shed and put soffit board on our porch and then painted that.  

We also painted the bathroom, put in a new cool toilet (if a toilet can be cool then this one is), redecorated the bathroom, put a loft bed in the boys room for Talvyn and reorganized, rearranged the living room, rehung pictures throughout the house, rearranged the master bedroom and closet and got a new to us table and painted the top black.  It was a busy summer, but well worth it!  Thanks Grandma for sharing Grandpa with us and thanks to Grandpa for all of the help.  We love you!  Thanks Wrangler for the toilet removal and the cool addition!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Talvyn turns 7






July 17, tacos, presents (money, Ramone's paint station, Beyblade Arena, video games and Cars 2 toys), cake balls and ice cream.  It was a great day!

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!


I am so behind on posts.  I celebrated my 32nd birthday this summer.  Trevor got me some amazing shoes.  It was a great and relaxing day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Strawberry Fields

Forever...well, it seemed like forever.  We froze a lot of strawberries this summer.  From our own patch and a ton from my parents patch.  I actually got a little sick of strawberries for a few weeks.  I also got myself some new spectacles.  (This was in June)

Monday, August 1, 2011

What to do on a hot summer day...

Eat an ice cream cone!
Wanna lick?  Psych!
Our favorite TV show this summer has been Psych and we have watched one episode per day.  

A fun hat

Daxtyn loves to watch movies.  He also like to wear this strainer on his head.  On this day he put the two together and it was a funny sight.

A New Toy

We finally bought ourselves a back yard toy at the beginning of the summer.  We have spent a lot of time on it.  We found it for only 199$ with all of the safety features that you see here.