Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Trip to the Fire Station!

We decided to round up some friends and take a trip to our local fire station as a fun end-of-summer activity!  Here are a few pictures...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Camping Adventure!

We had the blessing of camping with our dear friends the Lampmans last month.  I would consider the Lampmans to be some of our most adventurous friends....and it's good to have friends like them because they push you (in really unassuming ways) to do things that you would never think of on your own to tent camping for the first time with your two small children in Arkansas in the heat of July.  Although we left Dallas with a phone number for a hotel near our campsite (just in case), I am happy to report that we never had to use it!  We all had such a blast!  We decided to camp at Buffalo Point National Park in Arkansas because the Lampmans live in Nashville, TN with their three sweet kiddos, and we wanted a "halfway" point for both of us to drive to.  A couple highlights of our trip included a canoe trip down the Buffalo River and a trip to the Blanchard Springs Caverns.  I included a few pictures below as well as a link to our whole "camping trip" album on Shutterfly if you are interested in viewing more. :)  

Katelyn, Ben, and Anna

 Blanchard Springs Caverns

 Blanchard Springs

 Our little tent (that fit all four of us comfortably!)

 Katelyn and Conner playing slap jack

 Our campsite

 Anna (and if you're wondering...that brown spot on her nose is a souvenir from a face plant she did in the McDonald's parking lot on our way to Arkansas)

 A content little passenger...not looking too bad for an 8-hour road trip each way!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cow Appreciation Day

This summer our family participated in Chick-Fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day on July 13.  If you're not familiar with this awesome day, let me bring you up to speed...basically, you dress up like a cow (from head to hoof) and you get a free COMBO meal (that's right, COMBO meal!!) at Chick-Fil-A!  Now, if you dressed with a cow "accessory" you could get a free sandwich, but I say, why stop with the accessory?!  Four cow costumes and four free combo meals later...we are one happy family!  

18 months

A little late in posting this, I know....