Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Father's Day

Next up in our summer fun:  Father's Day!

We are pretty blessed in our family!
I love that our children have a super loving and caring daddy

and

two grandpas who love and spoil them like crazy!


(It doesn't look like Maddox has either one wrapped around his little finger, does it?)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Long Live Summer!

It's NO secret, our family LOVES summer!

Vacation!
Swimming!
Special treats!

To capture all the fun memories, I will be taking a bazillion pictures!  

Which brings us to this special message from my favorite picture people:

Shutterfly’s Long Live Summer Photo Contest on Facebook launched on Monday July 9, and it runs until August 12. 


By entering, you could win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.

PHOTO THEMES
•       Week 1(7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

PRIZES
       Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
       Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
       Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
       Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

       Shutterfly Sweepstakes - Official Rules




Head on over to Shutterfly's Facebook page and enter to win! 
Be sure and let me know if you win!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bug Zone!

 Next up in June:  a HUGE week of Vacation Bible School!
The BUG ZONE!
Our kids love all the fun and excitement that goes with VBS!
 Bug shirt day--we had the whole life cycle of a caterpillar going on!
(Thank you, hot glue gun!)
 The kids had a goal to raise money for the Friendship Baptist Center.
With each $100 raised, a pastor promised to eat a cricket.
(No worries, these were dried, bacon and cheese flavored crickets!)

 The kids blew everyone out of the water and raised over $1,000 for this great center that helps impoverished people right in the heart of our city!
Of course, that meant more people needed to eat crickets!
It was not-so-tasty, but oh-so-worth-it!


Not to be left out of the excitement...although he did catch a great two-hour nap everyday at VBS!

Five super speedy, fun-filled mornings...
'til next year, VBS!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What happened to June?

Our entire month of June was packed!
The weeks just flew by!
Here's a glimpse of our fun during the first week.

We had some exciting visitors come spend a few days at our house!

Here are all the Crigger cousins!

These pictures were taken by Rachel Lea Photography as a special surprise for Grandma and Grandpa C.
These cute cousins are moving to Chile in just two weeks and will be living there for two years.
You can read all about them and follow their journey here.

 Here's our little crew.

 This is one of my favorites! 

***Just a funny note to remember...after doing awesome for the pictures, we loaded up all eight tired little people and tried to head home.  Unfortunately, our vehicle wouldn't start!  Thank goodness for Uncle Cory and Aunt Calli.  They had come along to help with  transportation and "crowd control".  They stayed with us until Cody could get there and start the car.  Eeks!***

Besides hitting the pool with all eight kids, we also had a great day at the zoo!
Some very special memories were made with our cousins!
We can't wait for these two years to pass so we can see them all again!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First things first!

Our baby is
ONE!
What an extra sweet surprise you've been, Maddox!
Happy 1st Birthday!