i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

visit with a friend.

yay! yesterday was the 'big day' i got to meet jessica and her family. we went to the cutest little park. with the cutest little water fountain.

of course the two of us are pretty cute too. well at least our husbands would say so!
we also have eight very super cute children. just don't mind caitlyn. who was very unhappy about having to sit and look super cute. :0) btw these are eight cute children all under the age of 4 years and 364 days. ((jessica's son turned five today!))
we played on the swings. and had lots of fun.
we took a nice walk around the park and pond type thing. that's breigh pushing dustin. and on the other side of the bridge let the stroller go and he almost tipped on over. but thankfully jessica and amelya were there to stop him.
there was a fun little water fall thingy that the kids loved playing in!
even my caitlyn played in it. which i was surprised. she doesn't like being dirty!
jason and samuel watched on.
amelya and lela pose for a picture!
rose checks out the sand. and carried it in her skirt of course.
the girls all playing together.
the dads pushed the swings. and chatted.
dustin got some teething tricks and crawling/pulling up tricks from his new friend samuel.
awww. daddy and dustin bonded too.
we had such a nice time. and the time went by way too fast. it was like we had known each other our whole life. we talked and nothing was awkward. i was so thankful for that. shaun and jason talked A LOT! i was so blessed to see shaun talking to someone and having a nice conversation.
i feel bad sometimes for shaun because he doesn't have a lot of guy friends. so it was just so cool to see them chatting. shaun even said he had fun!! :0) now what do i need to do to get ya'll to move up to wisconsin?!?! it may take a lot. since jason thinks 62 degrees is COLD!! lol.
in other news. dustin is army crawling his way all over our house. and yesterday woke up with a TOOTH!! after literally MONTHS of teething. now if the other ones on the brink of breaking through would just come through!
my sister's wildtree party turned out super great! it ended up being over 600. yay!!
i got my hair cut today. my super sweet friend did it for me. and we even threw some hi-lights in. i'll have to have shaun take a picture of me later and show you all. shaun has his ten year class reunion this weekend, and i was hoping to look half way nice so it was way super nice to have a hair cut and some hi lights!!
tomorrow i get to go hang out with another blogging friend.
i just love all you new friends i've made! god has so richly blessed me!!
have a super greatly riched blessed day friends!!

18 loving words from you.:

Mommies-Miracles said...

Amanda it looks like you guys had a blast! The kids look so happy in those pictures!

-stephanie- said...

That's a lot of tiny kids. All so cute too. What fun!

See you tomorrow. Uh...what time?

Emily said...

Look at those cute adorable kids. I am so happy you were able to meet up with them and have a play date. I really wish I had friends with kids so I can talk to them while we watched the babies play. Your so blessed!

Stephanie said...

Aw - what fun! So glad your hubby was able to join you...and even more fun that all your kids are around the same ages.

Jennifer W. said...

Great pictures-it looks like it was a fun day! How lucky that you are getting to meet bloggy friends! You live WAY too far away for us to get together, but if you ever come south, let me know!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Awesome day! Looks like a ton of fun.
Also, congrats on the tooth Dustin, and you? Congrats on the party!

Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

That looks like a lot of fun!
All those cute kids too.

~*Michelle*~ said...

You guys look FAB-U-LOUS! Looks like you had an awesome time....all the kids are just beautiful.


He & Me + 3 said...

Love the picture of the 8 kids. wow. What a fun time. Isn't meeting bloggy friends in real life so fun? Glad you had a great time!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That is one big group of SUPER cute kiddos! Looks like you had a great time at the park and a great visit with your bloggy friend! We are dealing with teething too....it is NO fun!

Melissa said...

this park looks like the one right by my aunts house...do you remember what the park was called?
by the way, very cute pictures!

Heather M said...

All 8 of the Kids are adorable! Can't believe 8 under 5!! WOW!!

Jessi Dawn said...


I had a great time meeting YOU and your precious family! What a blessing to be able to meet up. Thanks for driving those two hours to see us; I felt so special!!

I love all the pics. Can't wait to get home and downlaod my hundreds [!!!] from our roadtrip.

Blessings my bloggy [and now real life] friend!!


Jennifer said...

My favorite pic without a doubt is Samuel and sweet Dustin! Looks like you guys had fun!

mummyof5monsters said...

love the shot of all the kids:) (even the tantrum hehe) looks like a great day:)

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh how neat that y'all got to meet in person!!!


I'm not sure most hubbies would go for it, so I'm glad both of yours did! =0)

Looks a fun time was had by ALL!

heidi said...

Looks like you guys had a fab time! B is a terrible teether, like Dustin. He's STILL teething his top teeth after months and months of trying. They busted through but will NOT come down. ACK!

christy rose said...

Looks like you all had a great time! These pictures are awesome! What a great opportunity to meet a blogging friend in real life!