Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dollar General Picnic

Today was the Dollar General Family Picnic. This year we went to Beech Bend Park. It's an amusement park in Bowling Green, KY. They also have an area called Splash Lagoon, but we didn't go into that area. We got to the park and road a few rides, ate lunch, and rode more rides. The kids had a blast. Alex is centimeters from the height requirement to ride all the rides. But Janie rode them all and had a blast. She got to ride the Sea Dragon which was purchased last year from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. She thought that was pretty cool.

We took a break from some rides to go play bingo, which is always a hit at the picnic. Check out our loot!

We got a DG fleece blanket. A DG racing golf umbrella. A camouflage DG Racing cap. A travel coffee cup, and a DG racing helmet that is for chip and dip. And Janie got a Nike Golf Polo that is from the Dollar General 300. I say we made out pretty well.

After bingo we rode even more rides. Last but not least we went to the petting zoo, and got to feed some goats. Janie is definitely prissy. She cried so much about the goat with the horns that even the people working there were calling her by name. I'm not sure we will ever let her live it down! It was a great day. We are all worn out and ready for bed.

Can't wait till next year!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Today was my last day at Sun Tan City! Fallon, one my Tanning Consultants, brought me a nice bouquet of flowers and a card. She is such a sweet young lady. Starting Monday I will be working for Dollar General in the accounts payable department. I am very excited! Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

School Spirit Day

Today was spirit day for Janie. Their school shirts haven't come in yet, so they got to wear their favorite jersey today. They also had Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins tonight. Since Janie doesn't really have any jerseys she wore Alex's Rams jersey. I got a little nervous when I dropped her off and saw nothing but Titan's jerseys. But she said she had a good day!

Tonight her and I went to Baskin Robbins to get ice cream. We didn't all get to go because a certain 4-year-old decided to throw fits tonight. He missed dinner all together and had to go straight to bed, and if you don't eat dinner, you don't get dessert. So maybe that certain four-year-old could use some prayers right now. I'm hoping he gets dinner tomorrow night!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Vacation

So I took a break from blogging this summer. I guess that means that we were pretty busy. So let me catch you up on the happenings of the Tennessee Steffes.

Our summer started out in Ozark, MO. Adam turned 1! We had a great time that weekend. We did a little shopping, a little golfing, and just some fun playing around. Here are pictures of Adam with his cake, and the boys thinking they were kids again, playing football in Karen & Tim's backyard!

Both kids stayed in Missouri for two weeks, while David and I returned to the real world in Tennessee. The kids stayed one week with Grandma Joy and Crappaw Gary, and a second week with Grandma Jane and Grandpa Jack. They got to spend time with all of their cousins and had a great time. At the end of their two weeks, Grandma Joy and Crappaw Gary met us in Paducah. It was a great reunion.

Father's Day weekend we went back to Missouri. Unfortunately Gary and Joy were on their way to Hawaii, so we didn't get to see them for Father's Day. We did have a good time though. David, Dad, and Jude got to golf. I got Emily to fix my hair for the third time in two months. IT WAS A DISASTER! Another story though. And then David and I got to meet up with some friends at the winery for drinks. It was awesome to see everyone!

July started with lots of visitors. Grandma Joy and Crappaw Gary came for the 4th. We had an exciting 4th. On the third we had our neighbors, and David's boss over. We slowed cooked a pork tenderloin and great food and great company. On the actual 4th we went with our neighbors to Clarksville, to a friend of theirs. The kids had an awesome time, playing on a giant inflatable water slide. Then the weather turned on us! A tornado went through right where we were staying so we totally missed out on fireworks! What a bummer!

Unfortunately Crappaw had to leave on Sunday. But Grandma stayed the rest of the week, and Susan and Kelley came as well. So we got to celebrate Susan's birthday with her. We went to a Nashville Sounds ballgame. It was a lot of fun.

The next week, Jude and Emily, and their family came to visit. We had a ton of fun. We went to the zoo, Grand Ole Opry, celebrated Janie's 7th birthday and just hung out together. It was definitely a full house but lots of fun!

After Jude and Emily left we got a week to clean house. Then Traci and Cindy came with their kids. Again we had fun. They didn't stay as long, but we still got in some shopping and just catching up. It was great girl time, because David was gone for work, and the boys didn't come along.

After they left we headed back to Ozark, MO to finish out our summer where it got started. We again did a little shopping, played some golf, and got the kids pictures taken. We also went to Table Rock Lake with Karen, Tim, and Adam, and our friends Chris and Dawn. The kids had so much fun out on the lake. They went tubing for the first time. IT was a blast to see them giggling and screaming with delight. Unfortunately I left my camera at home. I have to depend on Karen and Dawn for those pictures!

On Wednesday Janie went back to school. I guess summer is officially over for us. We had a great one. And now my little girl is in Second Grade! I can't believe it! Alex is a Blue Whale. Which means this is last year at daycare before kindergarten. I can't believe how big my babies are getting!