Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Life in a Flash

I have no idea what has happened to the time over the last year(?) since I posted an update. I always wonder to myself why others don't keep their blogs updated, but I really have no room to complain! So here is our "life in a flash" over the last year. In no particular order, might I add! After all, that would be too easy for the few readers I may have.

One of Cody's good friends got married in November in Peoria. We loaded up all 3 kids, put on our finest, and had a wonderful evening! Cody was a groomsman, so the kids and I spent most of the day shopping and hanging out together.
 The kids were super excited about the cameras that were placed on the tables. I'm sure the Heinbaugh's are loving the 25 pictures of the kids and me that they took.

 We spent a lot of time at Mark Twain Lake working on trails this year. This was one of my finer moments?
 We took the kids on vacation to Lake of the Ozarks the 2nd week of July. This was at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. We stayed at Bear Bottom Resort and the kids loved the pool and water slides. It was a great week with very few meltdowns. By kids OR parents!
 Brody got to show his first calf at the fair. "Woody" did well for Brody and they graced the front page of the local paper. Brody was a trooper and wanted to show him again at another fair.
 Brody ready to ride his first sheep at Tri-State Rodeo in Ft. Madison, IA in September. He turned 4 later that week. He is wearing some of his early birthday presents and sweating like a wildman! It was plenty warm that day.

 Christmas 2012 at Mom and Dad's house. It was 12:30 am. We were all beat, so I'm surprised the picture turned out even half as good as it did!

 My cousin, Jami Bliss. We hadn't seen each other in close to 20 years. I finally tracked her down through Facebook and some mutual friends. She brought her husband and came to visit us. They are expecting their first child soon, as well. It was wonderful to spend a few hours getting to know her again and visiting!