Getting Caught Up

Getting Caught Up

Let’s play catch up of life from the last post to right before our vacation.

We had Father’s Day dinner at my dad’s nursing home. He was pretty interactive, and Remi LOVED seeing Grandpa. She wanted to bring her doctor’s kit to work on him. It was precious.

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They had spirit week at school and this was our crazy hair- cupcake hair!

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We met daddy at the park while he worked one afternoon. We LOVE getting to see him!

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And we celebrated my friend Rebecca’s birthday at a winery here. It was a GREAT night with my friends with wine, yummy food and LOTS of laughs.  LOVE these girls!

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Memorial Day Weekend Part 2

Memorial Day Weekend Part 2

Sunday after naptime, we headed south to a horse camp where Tyler’s family was camped out.  My MIL Nancy goes down there with her brother, niece and some friends…and we went for the afternoon and dinner.

It was basically a nice RV park, but with horse stalls.  They ride trails during the day and cookout and enjoy RV life in the evenings.

Remi had to ride Rex, Gigi’s horse, and she waved to everyone around the camp.

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We also made friends with two younger kids there who were VERY excited to share their horse with Remi. They let her feed the horse a popsicle (miniature horses are known for eating just about anything…I had one growing up!).

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And then she rode it bareback with a little help from daddy! She’s so brave!

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Monday we headed over to my mom’s for breakfast with our Hot Springs family who was in town. Remi LOVES Luke, so wherever he was, that’s where she wanted to be!

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After breakfast we swam. The water was SO nice.

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Remi isn’t a normal kid- she complains about the water being too cold, so Nene helped her bundle up. I love that she knows her great grandma!

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We all walked down to the lake to feed the fish. Well, we walked. Remi rode her 4 wheeler down (and Gavin carried it back).

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I think Remi ate as much bread as she gave the fish!

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We all ate lunch together (while she entertained us with gymnastics) and then the family headed home (and we headed home to nap!).

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While Remi napped, I set up our hammock on the back porch and started a new book.  This one is a bit “racy” in some parts, but it’s kept me interested so far!

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Tyler had to work a VERY long day. Over Memorial Day weekend we got crazy flooding in our area- the Arkansas River went beyond the 500-year floodplain.  But he’s such a good daddy.  He came home and helped put Remi to bed.  This is her version of “snuggling”- we just lay halfway in her bed while she pats us on the head.

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(I wrote this on June 5, and at this point, Tyler is in his second week of working 12 hours every day because of the flooding.  I feel for the people whose homes were demolished, and I’m glad he’s called to help…but we miss him!)


Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

I’m a little behind on posting, but I’m going to try and get caught up.

We had a full weekend at the beginning of May. On a Friday evening, Tyler had to work, so me and Remi had a quiet evening at home- where she drug out ALL the toys. (Side note: we got rid of our coffee table and I don’t miss it! Love the open space).

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Saturday morning, we went to see our friends for their garage sale. In fact, I took them breakfast. Tara asked for cheesecake for breakfast, and you better believe I delivered!

Remi and Amelia played together (somewhat…Remi wasn’t feeling well…turns out she had a UTI, so she was borderline bratty). But it was fun watching them together. They were throwing Easter eggs in the yard together.

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After the yard sale, we met Mimi and Gigi to pick strawberries! It’s always our mother’s day tradition- and since we were going to be out of town on mother’s day- we had to do it early. Remi wasn’t totally into it since she wasn’t feeling great, but we all got a big bucket full of delicious berries.

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After a nap and a dose of antibiotics (PS yay for at-home UTI tests from Walgreens and telemedicine to call in antibiotics after Facetiming a doctor!), she was feeling a little better.  Tyler was working a motorcycle rally downtown, so we ventured down there for dinner to see him.

Remi LOVED all the loud bikes! She wanted to stand on the side of the road to watch them.

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This picture cracks me up. Sometimes she’s my mini, and other times, she is Tyler’s carbon copy. This was one of those times.

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I’m thankful for family time, no matter how we have to get it.


Police Department Awards

Police Department Awards

Tyler got invited to the annual awards ceremony for his police department. I was incredibly proud of him – being invited meant he was nominated for some sort of recognition (we didn’t know what until we got there!).

We got to get a little dressed up for a Friday night. He pulled out his dress uniform, and I got spiffed up after work.

They gave out awards for officer and rookie of the year, dispatcher of the year, civilian of the year (which was an amazing story of every heroes), and also special awards from the chief. Tyler got a special award for the chief for exemplary service during a burglary. He and a few other officers went above and beyond and ended up helping to solve several cases of stolen goods. I was proud.  He got a certificate and letter.

And afterwards, we had a great dinner out at one of our favorite spots. A winning night, for sure!