Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog Catch-Up : Part 1

WOW, it's April 20th!!! We have been so busy that I haven't even opened my laptop in a week now! I have lots of things to blog about, and "many" blog friends that I need to catch-up on....I've missed visiting:) I could have written this blog post without pictures BUT really what's a post without pictures? I'm like one of my littles who made the comment not long ago "Mama, what's a book without pictures"?....So, I like to blog with pictures;) Plus, this blog is to help journal our happenings for our children, that means pictures and "words" I better get on the stick!

The last weekend in March, this was the sight I saw in the girls bedroom floor. Bags packed and ready to head out to Vision Forum Father/Daughter Retreat at Callaway Gardens. Arthur and the girls had a wonderful time, you can see some pictures from the retreat on their blog.

Well, that left 6 boys, 1 toddler girl, our store with over 30 dogs boarding (last weekend of Spring break), and Me a very pregnant Mama at home to hold down the fort! We were very blessed and with a team of very good boys and an awesome young man leader Madison, the weekend went very smooth! The littles enjoyed their time at the store with all the dogs, the above picture was lunch time at Great Doggie Doos!

Miss Ruth Ella did just great Friday and Saturday at the store, which we such a blessing! I wasn't sure how she would do spending so much time in the Pack & Play....since we only use it for sleeping while on vacation. She is a "Dog Lover" so often we found she was just watching all the dog happenings, and calling out to us to bring them for a closer look.

The kids have been working on learning to Fly Fish! Their PaPaw has been teaching them to cast, and we're hoping that we can all hit the water soon to try our hand at it!

It was my birthday on March 29th, and my sweet family gave me a wonderful birthday party. They decorated, Elizabeth made yummy cupcakes in my favorite color green, and they took me out for dinner to our families favorite place Cracker Barrel. What a treat for this Mama!

My birthday gift, was ordered and arrived a few days after my birthday. This is something I have wanted for a "very" long time!!!! I was beyond shocked to be given this for my birthday! I absolutely love it, and as much as I have always like my Kitchen Aid mixer, well, the Bosch rules!!! The Bosch has kept me busy trying to think of what to try making next, and being pregnant it isn't hard to think of something :)

The city dug up our yard and all our neighbors as well....making a big mess!

This is what they were doing, putting in new water lines and hydrants. We now have a hydrant near our mailbox! Our yard still remains a nasty mess, that needs to be leveled and have seed put down. With Spring here and all the rain and storms we have been getting, it makes for lots of "MUD"! As all things this will be but a memory soon and new grass will be growing, nice thing is we now have a hydrant close by.....I pray we and our neighbors NEVER EVER have need for it!

There are a few that have enjoyed the dirt and mess!

This dirt mound in the from yard has severed well as great place for adventure and play...and not just for little boys!

So, that gets me started on my blog catch-up. Next I'll post the more on what is keeping the family so busy, besides daily life.


The Mayo Family said...

Hello Munck Family~
Wow what a very nice treat!
We really enjoyed seeing a up-date & look forward to part #2!
You all look wonderful!
Happy be-lated Birthday to you Momma!
The Mayo's

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! Cracker Barrel is a favorite place of mine too.
I can understand why you were so excited to get your Bosch. I have had mine for quite a few years and it's great. I know you'll enjoy using it, and they really last!
Looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon.


Christine @ Live to Learn said...

Wow, a Bosch! That will be such a delight in your home I'm sure. :) We are the proud new owners of a NutriMill and we all love it. Right now I have two loaves rising and they look delicious. I'll have to go update our blog as well. We finally got a family picture taken, in a casual setting after Sam's Bible Drill event this past weekend. Enjoy these last fews days or weeks! I can't wait to see and hear all about the new littlest one.

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet friend!! You look beautiful. I love the family picture. And the hands all over the doors are precious ♥

I love my Bosch. I bought it when we first moved here 5 yrs ago and it works just as good as it did when I got it. Enjoy~ We make homemade tortillas, garlic french rolls, cookies, waffle/pancake batter in it. Anything that needs mixing. Oh and Soft Oatmeal Bread that turns out perfect every single time :-)

How I would love to sit in Cracker Barrel with you and enjoy visiting over lunch. Maybe someday :-)

You are so busy, but it looks as if it's all a good busy. Are you feeling well? Resting at all with being so busy?

You are in my prayers for a rest now and a healthy baby soon~ Cinnamon

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Oh happy belated birthday my dear Laura. What a great birthday present. I have an electrolux mixer and love it. I think they are similiar.

I love the matching luggage. Be still my heart. I can't wait until the littles are a little older and go to the retreat. What a blessing.

Can't wait to read part 2.

Still want to get together soon but Lord willing & baby Munck waits we will atleast see you at the conference!!!

Love you,

Deb said...

Happy almost-a-month-late Belated Birthday, Laura!!! I hope it was a special time for you--sure seems like it with all the celebration at home, a meal out at Cracker Barrel, and a wonderful new kitchen toy! One of my daughters has a Viking, and the other has always just used her sister's. She just within the last month got her own Electrolux. Now what will I do when they both have their own homes and take their mixers with them??! :) Enjoyed your post.

Sharon said...

What a delightful birthday gift Laura; I love my Bosch and use it nearly every day. If you lack for some reason to turn it on, let me know. It is great for so many things. :) enjoy!

Lynda said...

I LOVE all the handprints on the window behind your family picture. That is definitely a 'keeper' pic.
Thanks again for sharing your family's love with us.

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Happy late Birthday Laura! Looks like it was a good one. Glad to hear you are doing well! So excited Baby Munck will be here soon. Have a wonderful Sunday! Missy

Theresa said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I am sorry I missed it. I guess it's been a little while since I've been by. I am so glad that it was wonderful.

Love T