Photo(s) of the Day: If It’s Not Broke … I’ll Get To It

This weekend my husband and I celebrated our niece’s 7th birthday. She chose a peace sign/rainbow cake and practically got a whole new bedroom – a full-sized bed, psychedelic bedding, and a lava lamp. Reminds me of when I was her age! (And no, it wasn’t the 70s.)

Her little brother was wearing a shirt absolutely fitting for him: “If It’s Not Broke … I’ll Get to It.”

Family Portraits | Darn Cute Kids

Ok, so I’m a little biased. I did a portrait session for my in-laws last week, and I can’t help but think these kids (my 6-year-old niece and 4-year-old nephew) are pretty cute. Their best features? Beth’s pretty smile and Caleb’s ornery facial expressions.Which photo is your favorite?

Hang tight, photos with Mom & Dad will be posted tomorrow. I didn’t want to post too many at once, and I love keeping you all in suspense.

Project 52 Week 25: An expensive weekend

This weekend we traveled to my in-laws’ to celebrate the 4th of July a little early. Holidays are ranked as follows in this family: #5: Birthdays. #4: Easter. #3: Thanksgiving. #2: Christmas. #1: 4th of July. In fact, we had our very own $600 fireworks display. My father-in-law says, “This is a man’s holiday. We get to drink beer, eat, and blow stuff up.” I hate to burst his bubble, but this female really likes the holiday too.

Since I was in the driver’s seat on the way to my in-laws’ Friday evening, I pulled over to snap a few photos of the sunset.
Another shot of a beautiful sunset in Southeast Kansas. The sun looked bigger than I’d ever seen before!
Nephew Caleb, very serious about shooting his bubble gun.
Niece Beth, acting a bit embarrassed about having her photo taken, but secretly loving it.
Fireworks from our family display Saturday night.


Days 260-262: Birthdays X’s Three

Big surprise … we were on the go this weekend again. Friday evening we stopped by a tattoo parlor to get a price quote, because my husband and his brother are getting tattoos for their birthdays here in a few weeks. Saturday we drove down to Joplin, Mo. to see Jerod’s friend’s new baby girl, Tynlie, who was born that morning. After a short visit, we went to a bonfire at a family friend’s house in Southeast Kansas. Sunday we celebrated Jerod and Jacob’s birthdays with the family. (Did you know Jerod is a twin?)  As usual, we were thoroughly entertained by his niece and nephew. After a long weekend we finally made it home by 10 p.m. Sunday evening, just in time for bed.

Artistic graffiti covers the outside of Freak's Tattoo parlor in North Kansas City.
Baby Tynlie, just a few hours after being born. They say she has her dad's ears.
Beth and Caleb, our niece and nephew, have a blast spinning in a computer chair. Kids are so easily entertained.