Family BBQ

Today we enjoyed Lepik Palooza where we celebrated our house warming, my birthday, Josh’s birthday and our anniversary and I have to say I had a grand time!!! This was the first party that Josh decided that he wanted to be in charge of so I temporarily denied my party OCD instincts and gave him the reigns.
He had the invitations designed 6 months in advance I kept thinking that I created another OCD party monster (I was so proud). But after giving my hubby 3 friendly reminders to get the invitations printed and mailed out at 8, 6 & 4 weeks then me freaking out because he hadn’t mailed out the invitations much less printed them (remember I DID say temporarily) then since I hit my 3 strikes rule I no longer mentioned the invitations…and then about a week before the party my darlin hubby sent me a text that he asked me to forward as the party invite to my family & friends list (I was thinking that we were definitely NOT going to have much of a turn out) but boy was I wrong!
We had about 50 close friends and family show up today to enjoy the day with us. My mom got Lyss a pool that ALL of the kids enjoyed with Beach Balls and Floaties. We hung out and enjoyed our time with our amazing extended family, so thank you ma famille for a wonderful day!!!
I love you all so very much 🙂

Muddy Princess

So lately Lyss has been on a mud kick. Friday evening when I got out of work and Josh & I went to pick her up from my parents; we find her in one of her pretty dress up skirts, a white t-shirt, high heels and a purple tiara playing in the mud! When my mom asked if I was mad I just laughed and Josh & I said “god made dirt and dirt don’t hurt” yes I know corny old saying but it’s totally true.

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So yesterday when I walked outside to bust her made her own mud pit I wasn’t all that surprised but had to snap a few incriminating pics as evidence! At least this time she was in a swim suit lol.

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Daddy

I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts about Daddys, because it has always been my view that any guy can father a child but it takes a real man to be a Daddy.
Josh shared with me that as a kid the thing he wanted to be most when he grew up was a husband and daddy. Well…my loving husband is just that, partly thanks to his best guy role model growing up; his neighbor (Doug Cox) who took time to take Josh places to see new things and experience truly amazing sites (Josh grew up mainly in Montana so their hikes involved glaciers, grizzlies and big horn sheep in the national parks…definitely pretty amazing). Josh has taken this mentality with Alyssa. He always takes the time with her, he ensures we involve her as much as possible from taking her on our easier hikes now that she is still little, to playing a daddy daughter basketball game he wants her to look back and know how much he loves her. When she is having a melt down and I send her to her room he will go and talk it out with her to ensure she understands what she did wrong and how we can work together to fix the problem in the future.
It makes me so happy that Alyssa looks to Josh the same way I look at my Daddy. She thinks that he is Superman and argue with anyone who tries to say otherwise! 🙂 She is always thinking of him and will point out anything that is his favorite color lol (lime green). She runs and will hide behind him whenever there is a scary part on Scooby Doo because she knows he will protect her and the way she looks at him with admiration and love when he isn’t looking is breathtaking at times.
So honey, even when Alyssa is being difficult and continues to argue over every little thing and your patience is starting to wear thin remember that she only has one Superman Dad and loves you so very much!!!

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Having a wonderful husband

I wanted to take a few minutes and say I have the best husband in the world.
He has to start the day off by leaning close and kissing me good morning, he fills my car with gas so I don’t have to, he makes sure to tell me that he loves me and says it with meaning (which makes it mean so much more), he cook dinner when I get out late, he lets me eat cookies and milk in bed whenever I want and he does little things to remind me exactly how much he cares.
For these plus about a million others I know exactly how lucky I am and I will cherish every moment we have together.

Sunday morning cuddly photo shoot

Sunday morning Alyssa snuck into our room already fully dressed, cowgirl boots on & hair combed and popped up at the foot of our bed and shouted WAKE UP MOM & DAD!!!! It was super cute and very surprising to say the least lol. She then pulled me out of bed because she needed help with her photo shoot. As soon as I walk into her room I immediately see her toys carefully posed on her bean bag ready for their 15 minutes of fame (seriously our little girl is so darn cute! I know…I know I’m totally biased)

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Mommy took these of Alyssa and her babies.

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Alyssa’s artwork.

Day on the water

Today we decided to chill out on the water with AnnaMarie (my Dad’s pontoon). Boy oh boy was it chilled alright. I forgot that Walsenburg is usually about 10 degrees cooler than Pueblo so we did not prepare for it to be as cold as it was…thank goodness for Auntie Dorothy who came to our rescue with extra jackets! I think my favorite part of the day was watching Cole who was super infatuated with the boat especially when he asked if this was the first time we had the boat out on the ocean (it was super cute because it was his first time he has been on the boat since he was a baby). Lyssa’s favorite part was fishing with Pampo (she didn’t even care that they didn’t catch anything). After the day was over it was completely worth freezing our tails off because it was a great day spent with family.

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Thank you Captain Daddy/Pampo for a wonderful day!

Last Day of School

So today is the last day of school and I can only say that it is bitter sweet. Us parents were gathered around lingering just kinda taking in the sight of how much our little ones have grown before our eyes. We stood there watching them cling to each other because they know its their last day together in school.

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City Cowgirl

So Lyss had the opportunity to pick her own cowgirl boots and what does she find…the most city slicker boots in the WHOLE store (they light up). I love her style…I kinda wish I could have worn light up shoes as they seem super cool. I just imagine dancing with a pair and making them light up to my own beat! Lol…ya I will forever be a big kid 😉

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