Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Happenings

Well, it has been a full week (month!), but Jeff and I are finally back home. We were at my parent's house for a week, then we house and dog sat for a week, then we went to Muncie for my 5-year high school reunion, and spent the night in Indy at my brother's.


The month is nearing its end, and we've only been in our beds about four nights I think. :)

So, the reunion. I ended up planning it, but there was no budget or time to plan a big event with tickets (so that there would be budget), so I went for something casual. It was a tailgate before one of our high school football games, and then we watched the football game. So, I did it all through facebook, and 51 people said they were coming and 72 people said they would maybe come. So, that sounds like a lot right? Haha. About 20 came. 

I really enjoyed myself though, because most of my best friends were there, and other people that I like but didn't keep in touch with were there as well, so it was nice to catch up.

My old gymnastics coach also coaches cheerleading now, so I got to see her again and that was fun. She couldn't believe I was married, has graduated from college, and had a baby! I felt like one of those insurance commercials: "Life comes at you fast!"

So, I am glad I went and had fun. Jeff probably would have preferred going golfing, but he was a good sport. Speaking of golfing, Jill has gone twice now. The first time, she and I just walked around the course with Jeff, and the second time we had a free cart! Score! Golf courses are so pretty. I love 'em!

Annibelle really looks like she's sizing me up in this picture. :)

Another highlight of the weekend was spending the night at my brother Peter's house. They have a lovely house, and Mindee is always adding all of these beautiful new touches. There are some new paintings and pictures up that I just loved. I also really admire the color choices she has made in the different rooms. (Peter may have helped—I don't know.)

On Saturday, we went to NUMA, a festival that was held in downtown Westfield, Indiana. It was small, but fun. They had a car show there, and this fire truck was Westfield's first fire truck from 1923! Unbelievable! :) There were also cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Two of them had never been restored but still looked great, so I guess they had very, very good owners.

Here are my two favorite pictures from the day!

If you want to see more pictures, I put them on Facebook. We missed the rest of us that weren't there, but we had a lot of fun together. Yay for family!

This video isn't funny or anything (although Annibelle does show off her dancing skills), so it's probably only of interest to my family. :) Enjoy!


  1. It looks like it was a beautiful day and I loved seeing all of you! Thaks for sharing.

  2. Those are two awesome pictures... I love the daddy with stroller one especially, but I'm sad Devin and Hallie aren't in it.

    I hope we can all get together when we're there in October!

  3. Wow! I didn't know you had such a busy month! I bet you are glad to finally relax a little bit. Of course, I'm sure you enjoyed being with family. My sister and her husband are coming into town this Friday, and I'm excited to have a busy, yet fun week!

  4. glad to have you back- finally! you've been gone forever! i need someone there for me!!
    jill looks so tiny and petite next to the other babes in that pic- just like her mama:)

  5. o and i totally feel ya about the nationwide (except i never went to college) but so much as happened in our lives in the past 6 or 7 years. not this much will happen ever again in only 6 or 7 years. just this particular 6 or 7 years.


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