Strikz does a kids bowl free thing in the summer so we thought it would be a great idea to take the kiddos! It was made clear that our kids are not quite ready for bowling. They didn't understand the whole "we take turns" concept.

Look at that form!


It's a team thing

A lotta bowling shoes!

After a game and a half, we gave up and let the kids go "play" games. I don't even think they realized that they needed tokens.

I worry that this will be a sight in our future.


Dallas Arboretum

I spent part of the day at the Dallas Arboretum in the children's area. It was so much fun! We met some friends and their kiddos there. 

Hanging in the turtle eggs. 

The boys loved the touch screen games

Sadly this is the best pic we got of the kids together.


Slip N Slide!

There are days that I don't feel like loading up everything to go to the pool. Yet it's too hot just to play outside. So we got a slip n slide! The kids had a lot of fun with this and I had fun relaxing and watching them.


4th of July Part 2

For the long weekend, we headed out to Flower Mound to visit some of our faves.

I LOVE these kids and I'm so glad that lawnmower made the pic too.

Who knows what these two are doing

I love love love doing life with this gal!


Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America! To celebrate, we had some friends over to hang out and watch fireworks. Conveniently, we can see the Frisco ones from our backyard and don't have to deal with any of the traffic!

We also got the kids some sparklers. Big hit!

Another big hit were the mass quantities of glow necklaces. Max had fun collecting a bunch for his dad!

Addie loving on Eden!

Yay fireworks!

Happy birthday America!


iPhone Randoms

Relaxing with the big kids 

Crazy hair!

Rocking the hat

Brothers gotta hug 

Look! I'm dressed like daddy!

Building an outdoor waterbed

The fun lasted about 10 seconds before they realized it was more fun to jump on it and pop holes.

Addie playing a little concert for Gray and her animals


Wedding in Iowa

Nate and Rachel are going to the chapel and they're going to get married...in Iowa! John and I left the crazies behind and hit the road to Iowa. It was a pretty long drive but a lot of fun to have some alone time.

To start the drive off right, John got pulled over in Oklahoma. I have NO clue how he did it but he got a warning...even after having an expired insurance card!

Filling up the tank but first, we'll take a selfie.

We couldn't pass this little publication up. I mean seriously, why do they even have this?!?

In Nebraska!

I'm sure John is thrilled I had him stop at all of the state signs

Soaking up a little history

Finally in Iowa!

A beautiful rainbow over the corn fields. I have to admit, I didn't give Iowa much credit. It is a lot prettier than I thought!

John was super excited to head to the Ice Cream Capital of the World. I felt like the folks in Brenham would feel a little cheated on but he was ok with it.

Rehearsal dinner

Nate and his parents

The ONE cop we saw in Iowa.

John taking a pre-wedding snooze

Handsome man in a tux

Love this moment that I caught between besties.

Nate and Rachel

On the way home we took a detour through Missouri and stopped in Kansas City for the night.

And almost home!

Ahhhh...the sign I've been waiting to see! We had a lot of fun but were ready to get home to our crazies!