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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seven on Sunday ~ Week 25



Day 1: Sunday ~ I am blessed enough to have two great "dads" in my life! MY dad and the dad to my kiddos! We spent Father's Day morning at church then just hanging out and grilling--it was nice to have a day where we didn't have to DO anything or GO anywhere!

My dad & I at our wedding over 14 years ago ~


Quick pic in the backyard with the crazies! They are blessed!


Day 2: Monday ~ Brooke's first day of her intensive theater summer camp. It runs from now until August-- EVERY SINGLE DAY!  I stayed for orientation on Monday I can't tell you how impressed I was with all of the instructors. I was blown away.

Not only are they teaching these kids (6th grade though high schoolers) about acting, dancing, voice, theater, etc...they are also teaching them LIFE skills that they so desperately need. For instance, one of their classes is on how much money a "starting" actor makes and makes the kids go through a budgeting exercise on exactly how much money they will need to live. There was also a lot of emphasis on trying new things, going outside their comfort zones, how to deal with rejection and just allll of these amazing life skills. 

So far, it's the best money we've ever spent!


Her dance class was on the Young Rep Facebook page! LOL!


Day 3: Tuesday ~ Heat Wave! It was in the 100's every day this past week! Sarah has been enjoying swim lessons to beat the heat!! We go everyday while Brooke is at theater.



Day 4: Wednesday ~ Brooke and her friend at the water park to beat the heat! All the kids are getting nicely tanned! HA!


Day 5: Thursday ~ I think this was Tuesday, but whatever! Enjoying time with friends at the Thai Restaurant that opened in our 'hood. It's SO YUMMY!!


Day 6: Friday ~ Look at the pretty petunias and how out of control they are!! They started as 4 very small plants and now look at them! They survived the heat wave, thank goodness!



Sarah and Daddy playing "corn starch" (i.e. CORN HOLE) in the backyard. She likes to call it corn starch! LOL!


Day 7: Saturday ~ Fellow coach and friend, Missy and I went to Sacramento to a Beachbody event on Saturday. It was SO MUCH FUN and such good info. We laughed and cried! Ah, #coachlife!!


We had a fun and busy week! This is how we all felt at the end of the week!



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seven on Sunday ~ Week 24


This week was the week of VBC--Vacation Bible Camp! My kiddos have gone to it every year since they could but I have never have been able to help out and volunteer because I always had a baby/toddler at home!

Well, this year Brooke got to volunteer and Will and Sarah were both campers so I got to help! It was a CRAZY exhausting week but such a treat to teach the kiddos about Jesus in such a FUN way!! We had some much fun!

Fun in ROME--Will and team making aqueducts.


One day there was a petting zoo! The kids were THRILLED!


Sibling "love"-- Sarah!!!!!! GET OFF ME!!


 Halfway through the week!!! We are crazy-tired!


See??

They had awesome camp leaders!


Last day! Woot!!!!!!


Finishing off the HOT week with backyard roses and Vietnamese "Wrap Night."



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Seven on Sunday ~ Annual Midwest Trip!!


I know, I know..it's been awhile!!!! The end of the school year kicked my BOOTY and I swear it's taken me over a month to catch up from the cray!! The day after school let out, we headed out for our annual Midwest trip--even more cray!!

Here are some of the highlights from the trip!

At the Sacramento Airport...they are SO READY! They look forward to this trip all year long!


We made it!!!!!

The weather was just gorgeous almost the entire trip. This was our first morning at the lake (Brooke was still sleeping) :)


Cousin Benji arrived!! The 'lil bro Will never had!


The cousins reunited at last!!!!!


They didn't waste any time swimming in the lake!!


Boat ride time!!!

This trip was especially awesome because on Sunday my niece Kate was baptized! It was a beautiful little ceremony! Super proud of her !!!


Sweet girls :)

More lake time! The Rooney siblings!


And these siblings...love them!


The next day, we drove about 3 hours to Bloomington where Scott went to school. We took a tour of the basketball and football stadiums which was SO MUCH FUN! The kids were in heaven!


But the best part? Walking around the campus and seeing REALLY big dudes everywhere!!! Of course we assumed they were football or basketball players!! Ha! And how did we find out?! The girls went straight up to them and asked them!!!

Every single one of them was so nice, autographed random pieces of paper and took pics with all the kids!




More "famous people!" The guy on the left is the QB of the football team!


With Daddy walking around campus.

 A basketball player!

Wow! More famous guys!!!! :)

 Fun at the IU track!


One last famous guy!!! :)

 What's a trip to Indiana without shucking corn?! Her Indiana roots!


 Kids and their popcicles at Uncle Chris' and Auntie Khanh's.


Headed to Michigan and Amish Country with the kiddos!!

We had a great time hanging out with Grandma T and walking around Amish Country! I'd love to go back next year and see even more!



 That day also happened to be our 14th wedding anniversary and Trisha's bday so we went out for a bit to celebrate!

Cheers to 14 years!!

These two crazy cousins spent the day playing mini golf and eating snow cones and hot dogs. These two crack me up--they are like brother and sister!


Then later we all met up and went to the Tin Caps game...in a suite! How spoiled are these kids??!


Picture in the suite with Johnny Appleseed!

 More pics with Johnny...

The next day, we drove back to Chicago and had dinner at Jen's parent's home...we had so much fun and Sarah clogged their toilet and flooded the bathroom...I have no idea what they were thinking when they invited us over!!



Final hours of the trip....still laughing and having fun! But the goodbyes we SO SAD as they always are!!!!

Headed home! Until next year, Indiana!!! We had a blast!!!! XOXOXO


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