Thursday, August 27, 2009

HILLSONG Concert!!!!

Last Tuesday night, the Worship band at our church got to go see Hillsong in concert!!!

I'm a little obsessed with them, some would say a lot obsessed with them, so I had been looking forward to this for months.

And it was AWESOME! We had such a blast worshiping and being totally crazy jumping up and down for 3 1/2 hours! My right arm was actually sore the next morning.

Check out this crowd on the floor. Now these are the hard core fans. I don't think I would have been able to handle this for that long and that close to people. But they were fun to watch.

Brooke Fraiser!!!! Who doesn't absolutely love her?!

It was a great night! Thanks Jared!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ella In San Antonio

Last weekend, Heath, Ella, myself, and my parents spent the weekend in San Antonio which is where my sister and her husband live.

We had a great time.

On Saturday we headed to the River Walk. We decided we wanted to walk the "new addition" of the River Walk. Well, little did we know, it was about a 2 mile walk. A 2 mile walk in 103 degree heat = not a good idea. Despite having very funny memories of our MISERY, it was awful.

At one point, I was so delirious from the amount of walking and the heat that I literally got the giggles and could not stop laughing. So then I just looked crazy to my family.

Half way through our walk, our goal was just to make it to Le Margarita, which is a restaurant we always go to when we visit San Antonio. After 1 1/2 hours of walking, we finally made it there.

Resting from our long walk.

Ella finally gave in to the exhaustion and the heat.

Dada bought his sweet girl a puppet at Market Place.

Sunday, we forgo another 103 degree/2 mile trek and decided to spend the entire day in the my sister's pool! Ahhhh...amazing!

The point of this trip was to leave Ella with my sister for the week. My sister has been wanting to do this for a very long time, and we finally thought Ella was ready. Boy, did she have a good week. My sister bought her a season pass to Sea World so they could go for a few hours everyday. And they swam everyday. And did all kinds of other fun things.

So while Mama and Dada were at home so sad missing our sweet girl...Ella was having the time of her life. Thanks Aunt Michelle!

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The Amazing Race

A few weeks ago, Heath and I came up with the brilliant idea to try out for the Amazing Race!

Heath and I have watched this show since season 1. We love it. We had been meaning to try out for the past few years, but just never did.

But we finally went for it a few Saturdays ago and it was so fun. We stood in line for 3 hours and then finally were called into a room and had to record a 2 minute video. So we made up a little skit of why we would be perfect for this show. It was really funny, thanks to Heath.

If you know us, you know we would be perfect for this show!! Heath is the funniest man I have ever known...and some might think that I am slightly dramatic and highly emotional. And by some, I mean me. Just what this show is looking for.

Well, despite our best efforts, we didn't make it on, but we'll probably try again next year. They really have no idea what they are missing out on. :-)

It was a fun memory for us.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Swim Lessons

For the last 2 weeks, Ella has been in swim lessons.

It was so neat because we signed her up and since she was in the very last session of the summer, there was only one other boy that had signed up and it happened to be our neighbor boy that Ella loves. So it was so fun. It was like private lessons because there were 2 teachers for the class. I could not have been any happier about how this worked out.

Ella was so cute to watch. The parents had to sit in the bleachers across the pool from them, so from that far away she looked even tinier than she already is.

She was so brave! She did everything they instructed her to do.

Of course, she was in Level 1, so I think the main point of Level 1 was to get them used to the water. They did a lot of under water stuff. Ella definitely learned how to hold her breath, which is huge! I am so proud of her.

They tried to teach her how to float on her back, but I'm not sure how much she caught on to that.

Ella actually got swimmers ear really BADLY after the first week. Her ear hurt her SO badly after week one that we ended up taking her to our awesome Dr. friend late Sunday night before week 2 started. Sure enough...she had an outer ear infection otherwise known as "swimmers ear". So we had to keep her out of her lessons Monday and Tuesday. But she got to go back on Wednesday and they so sweetly let us put her in her normal class and then the class after to make up for the 2 days she missed.

Ella was so cute to watch and SO BRAVE! She loved her swim lessons. She is quite the little fish this summer. As amazing as she is...her summary sheet on the last day said, "Great job, Ella. See you again for Level 1". We thought that was funny. So we will be repeating Level 1, but that's okay. She'll do even better the next time.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Circus!!

Last Thursday, my parents treated all of us to THE CIRCUS! It was so fun. Heath and I went to the circus 7 years ago, right after we got married, but like most things, it's so different going to something with a child and being able to look at it through their eyes.

We had a blast.

We made sure to get to the circus early enough so we could go down on the floor and see some of the action up close.

Granddad and Ella being silly with their clown noses on.

This guy was insane. It was amazing what he could do on those things. Here he is jumping rope.

Ella's favorite part was the elephants. Her second favorite part was the "funny clowns".

Little miss priss sat on her daddy's lap with her legs prop up on the chair in front of her almost the entire time.

This was crazy!! They fit 7 motorcycles in that cage all going around and weaving in and out of each other at the same time. I was sweating I was so nervous.

Such joy!

It was so so so fun! Thanks Mom & Dad!

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