Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let the festivities begin!!

Hey all! As most of you know - Palisade Pioneer Days is coming up fast!
(June 13 - 15th!)
A few of the things I'm excited about this year:

Scavenger Hunt - We took part in this last year & let me tell you - It was a BLAST! I think this year is going to be even better! They're only taking the first 12 teams that sign up. Max of 5 to a team & it only costs $10! Register at the Smith building at 12:30 Saturday!

Photo Contest - This is new this year. My mom & I are in charge of it. Anyone that would like to enter - just get me your photos! Judging in 3 catergories: Community, general & people's choice. We hope to get lots of photos to display and we need them by next Friday (the 6th!)- so give me a call!

Guys As Gals Softball Tourney - This is sure to be a HOOT! This is also something new this year. The Palisade & Hayes Center Fire Departments will be competing in a softball tourney... the hilarious part - "They'll be wearing dresses & high heels!!" So be sure to bring your friends, your camera & get ready to laugh! Starts at 4pm on Saturday, the 14th down at the ballfield in Palisade!

Stagefright Karaoke - This is always my favorite! Come join us at the Legion Hall, Main Street Palisade! (Starts at 8pm on Saturday)

I've attached the full flyer for info on all the other fun stuff going on that weekend! Hope to see ya'all here!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The new deck!!

Finally! Some pics of our brand new deck! My wonderful husband has really been working his tail off (with the help of a few others) for the past several weeks & it shows. 'Cause it is AWESOME! We LOVE it! There are still a few things that need finished but all in all - we've been enjoying it immensely! Thanks honey!

"Joe's Bar-n-Grill!"

Had to add this adorable pic of Peytie & Addie Cat hangin' out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mother's Day Post... a little late!

Peytie & Laura baked a cake but it was too hot to frost when I got home from work, so mommy & Peytie got to frost it that evening. She picked out the sprinkles!

The best part...licking the knife!


She also made me this neat 'Mothers Day' card. She does a lot of crafts with Laura & she's always so proud of them. And so are her parents!!

**A side note - Peytie has officially kicked the potty training thing (we hope!) She's been wearing big girl underwear & hasn't had an accident for over a week! We are SOOO proud of her!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our trip to Kearney!

Last weekend, Joe & I had actually planned on going out to Denver to see Jaime, Jason and the twins. That didn't pan out, so instead Peytie & I went to Kearney with my mom & Hank to go visit my brother. (And of course - the best part... swimming at the motel pool!!) Well, the funny thing was - when we got there, we were in for a surprise. Missy, Jared & the kids apparently had the same plan, as they were there too! So Peytie got to swim with her cousins for awhile and boy did they have a blast!

It was pretty late in the evening, so Jared stayed up in the room with Nathan & Jacob. Matthew, Luke & Peytie had a great time!

My brother had to work like the WHOLE weekend, so we were only able to spend time with him for a while on Saturday. He & his girlfriend, Jess came to see us at the motel, so we all went swimming for a while that morning. It was a good time!

Peytie's favorite... the hot tub!


Poppo Hank finally talked her into going down the BIG slide. Of course - she wasn't really afraid, just didn't know what to think of it. I, on the other hand, was terrified! Big surprise, huh? Ha! After the first time down, she was a little hesitant but didn't take long to jump back on that horse! She went down with Uncle Trav & Jess several more times after that. She kept saying, "Woohoo! I wanna' go again!" (She IS definitely her father's child! ;o)

There was a little arcade/game room right outside of the pool room. Peytie spotted the 'stuffed animal' machine while walking back to our room. Well, it was a good thing Uncle Trav was there 'cause he's a master at that thing! He won her 2 animals!
Thanks Uncle Travis - we love you!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Yes... MORE trampoline pics.

What can I say? Peytie loves her tramp!!

G-pa Matt came over last Sunday for a visit & the two had a BLAST on it! Some of these pics give me the giggles... Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just a quick update...

Hello all! Just updating everyone on the pregnancy. I am 18 weeks now & am starting to FEEL like I'm 30 weeks!! (And LOOK it too! It's amazing how fast ya' grow on your 2nd pregnancy! Yikes! ;o) I had a regular routine Dr.'s appt yesterday and things are going well. As some of you know, I had some problems a few weeks back with placenta previa. My Dr. put me on a weight-lifting limit among other things, until the placenta moves up. I'm still not in the clear on that but we're continuing to pray it resolves itself as it has plenty of time to do so. Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good! My next appt is June 9th and I will have another ultrasound then. Hopefully we'll be able to find out what the sex is!? (If he/she will hold still long enough... as it's pretty active!) Joe & I are so excited. It's going to be a long month! (I'm a pretty impatient person, even when I'm NOT pregnant, crabby & irritable! LOL!)
Well, that's it for now! Hope everyone is doing well & enjoying spring!
Love you all...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Jaime!!

We love you & hope you have a great day!

~Joe, Sarah, Peytie & baby

Friday, May 2, 2008

Springtime at the Vrbas'

One of Peytie's poses...such a cheeser!

So, our new deck is coming along very nicely. Joe's been chompin' at the bit to get it done, but the weather doesn't seem to be cooperating lately. He was able to work a little on it last weekend and Peytie was quite the little 'daddy's helper!'

The other night we hung out on our 1/2 finished deck & grilled some brats. Peytie & daddy had some play time on the tramp! It was rather comical!