Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Date Night

As I am typing this I have Lady Antebellum song, "I don't know why you don't take me downtown anymore" repeating in my head.

I absolutely love having kids. Wouldn't change it for the world. But I do understand why people say its important to date your spouse still. I miss my one on one time with Russ.
Its so fun when you take the time to get away and remember what its like just the two of you.

Russ's very best friend, and Lila official/unofficial Godfather got married.
We are so happy for him and absolutely love his new wife.

We had a day long date for their festivities and it was such a great time.
And just for my records, to remind myself of this uncomfortable moment...I had one job. One stinkin job for this beautiful wedding day. I was to stay back with the couple (They rented out a top floor room of the Energy Solutions Building with a beautiful view!) and let them know when everyone had lit their sparklers and their ride was ready.
Well what someone didn't tell me, was that someone took their keys to go put stuff in their car and hadn't come back.
So a very anti climatic moment...I send the bride and groom out for their big send off, everyone waves their sparklers and wishes them well, and they had nowhere to go because the dang keys were gone!

Oh well. They didnt seem to remember when I shamelessly apologized the next time I saw them.It was still a beautiful day and evening and we are so happy for them!

Monday, April 27, 2015


One of my most favorite things in this entire world is the state fair.
My Grandpa Kemp and all of my cousins would go every year! My Grandpa would always buy me a Navajo taco and we would walk every square inch of that fair ground.
I literally look forward to it every year. And since Russ wouldn't let me take Lila as a newborn ( He thinks its too ghetto and dirty to take a new born.  I had to remind him that my  niece ate a piece of someone elses bacon off the fair ground cement before any of us could stop her and she turned out just fine!).
This particular year it had rained all day. I was feeling pretty crappy with my morning sickness but of course still wanted to go!!
I got lila all dressed in her fair clothes and cowgirl boots and we wished and wished the rain would go away and it did!

It wouldn't be the fair without starting it off right with fair food with cousins.
Heres my cousin Garrett with Lila.

Because I wasn't feeling well, I opted for a rather plain dish of chicken and rice, while Russ went all out with this donut burger. Russ never disappoints when it comes to eating at the fair- partly why I love him so much.

We love surprises! Like running into our sister in law from Russ's side!
Shes so fun.

These little cowgirl boots kill me.


I decided whether I lose my cookies or not, I cant go to the fair without going down the big yellow slide, especially the first time as a family!!

Lilas first time on the big yellow slide.
Ignore my really annoying laugh. I was borderline scared/ incredibly happy for her.

Russ humors me with rides, I humor him with outdoor booths.

This is a look of a little girls first time to the fair, with fair food in her belly, and way past her bedtime. We are going to keep her.

PS- I don't know if its just because she is at the fair, but this picture looks just like me as a child :)