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Basketball Fun for Everyone

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We do a lot of random stuff at the Fun House to entertain ourselves and the kids.  This day, we decided to roll the basketball around to each other inside the house.  With the sweltering heat in the summer, no one wants to be outside unless it’s in a pool somewhere.  This video is particularly enjoyable because it shows Kyle squealing with joy at the sight of Ella and Seth playing with the ball.  While we are at it, is that Kyle not the cutest little guy you have ever laid eyes on?

Kyle is such a good baby

 

Emily and I have decided that he’s an obvious tenor as you can hear in this video with the squeals he lets out.  Emily and I can’t get enough of him.  He is soooo easy going, which is such a blessing.  I told Emily that if all babies were like him, the world would truly be overpopulated.

By the way, it’s not coincidental that the kids are using a basketball as I’m a basketball junkie myself.  My goal is to get to the point where Emily HAS to learn and understand basketball because her kids love it so much.  In our earlier years of marriage, I used to bribe her to watch a sporting event on TV with me.  Even with bribes, she rarely had the desire to sit through a single half, much less the full game.  So, it is one of my goals to make the TV programming at the Fun House dominated with sports, and my methods of brainwashing my children to this end will be innumerable.  You should also check out Seth’s ballin’ video as well as Ella’s hit off the tee.  The Fun House WILL be a house of sports.  It already is and will always be a house of music and singing.  But, why shouldn’t it be both.  Who’s with me?
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ABC- Anniversary, Broadmoor, Colorado

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June 30th marked our 10th anniversary this year and earlier in the spring, Joel suggested that we plan a trip to Vegas.  I was very excited at the possibility because my all-time favorite, Celine Dion, was coming back this summer to start a new show and I wanted to see it.  Then, Joel called me one day to say that he’d been awarded a trip to Colorado through his company…all play, no work, all expenses paid.  Do you see where I’m going with this????

What a spectacular place!

SO!  Joel and I were fortunate to celebrate our 10th anniversary this past week in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor.  All I can say is “WOW!”  Everything about the trip was over-the-top, starting with a generous babysitting venture from Mimi and Poppa…just a couple of our favorites around here.  The kids loved every minute of their time with grandparents since they don’t see them very often, and Joel and I were able to relax and enjoy the trip without worry.

Tuesday morning, Joel and I hit the Arkansas River with several other excited first-time-river-rafters.  Once I was melted and poured in to my wet suit, booties, life jacket and helmet, we loaded a bus and drove up the road several miles to the “put in” spot.  During the drive, the guide began talking to us about survival skills, should one of us fall out of the raft. “Grab the OS line, keep your nose and toes out of the water at all times, the red and yellow rope is your last hope, swim to the bank for safety and stay in one spot until someone comes to find you, etc.”  I’ve gotta be honest, I started to get a little anxious and made Joel swear to save me at all costs!  BUT, once we hit the first set of rapids and were told to “LEAN IN!” by our guide, I was sold.  That was, by far, the most fun thing I’ve ever done in my life.  Joel and I jumped out of the raft and swam a little bit (in 45 degree water) toward the end of the journey and we laughed about it the whole way home.

We looked goofy, but we had a blast

Wednesday we headed off to the Garden of the Gods and hiked through red rocks and pine trees with a picnic lunch amidst some friendly chipmunks.  Once we got back to the hotel, we spent some much needed R&R time at the resort spa and then headed downtown for a fine steak and lobster dinner.  It was an amazing, extravagant time that we truly loved. Several people asked if we had children and we gushed about our three little darlings at home….yes, we were those people.  It didn’t take much for us to flash their photos and talk about how much we missed them.

Taking in God's creation

The best thing about our trip was a renewed bond of friendship that can easily be missed with dinner, discipline, diapers and dirty clothes.  It was our first time out of state together, without children, in more than 5 years!  We talked and laughed and had SO MUCH FUN.  I must have told Joel a hundred times, “Now I remember why I fell in love with you!”

As a matter of fact, I like him a whole lot too.

Praising God for 10 years~  Emily

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Vacation now, potty training to come

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Seth and Emily will be starting potty training bootcamp when we get back from our wonderful trip in Colorado. Start praying now!!!

We need your prayers

Here is a shot I took with a cool app on my iPhone called Pano. It allows you to stitch multiple pictures together to create a panorama. We are staying at the Broadmoor. Emily has decided she likes the treatment.

This place is amazing

Joel

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Video: Noah Has Some Fun With a Swing, Bounce House, and Friends | Noahs Dad

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We spent some quality with some quality people. Rick, Abbie, and Noah joined our family in Tyler on Sunday to hang with my mom and dad and my brother and his family. Rick and Abbie have a six month old son with Down Syndrome. We’ve really enjoyed their friendship. You should check out their website daily for a one minute video of Noah. Rick and Abbie, who is very close to finishing her residency as an MD, want to educate and encourage other families who are working through all the new things related to having a child, born or unborn, with Down Syndrome. Importantly, they are doing this from a God-centered perspective, which is truly the only source of lasting hope in this world.

Swings are Fun!

via noahsdad.com

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A wonderful day 10 years ago

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She's even more beautiful today

Emily, I love you with all my heart and it keeps getting better!

Joel

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One handsome dude

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Seth is one handsome dude

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Video: Ella, Seth, and Kyle dance.

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Quite possibly one of the cutest videos ever made!

Seth is moving!

 

 

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Video: Seth rocking it at the pool and loving his brother

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Video: Seth rocking it at the pool and loving his brother

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Video: Seth and Kyle in the morning

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Video: Vacation June 2011

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Ella, Seth, and Kyle enjoy Galveston.

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