Monday, July 29, 2013

Baby Shower! {Kansas}

My sisters-in-law from Kansas threw Ronny and I a baby shower for our Kansas family and friends last weekend.

Ronny’s sister, Marie, made this adorable “diaper carriage” – she’s so creative!

We have some very creative friends who made some awesome one-of-a-kind onesies, t-shirts and a custom canvas painting (I’ll have to blog separately about that one!). I also so enjoyed my niece and nephew helping me out. :)

My Kansas girlfriends that came to the shower.

And Grandma Pope came all the way up from Texas!

Thank you ladies for a great shower. Baby Pope is so loved and we are so blessed! DSC04203

P.S. – Speaking of Baby Pope, he/she has grown just a little bit from my last shower! Geez!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Kansas-kind of weekend

Much like our long weekend in Colorado before the baby shower with my family, Ronny and I had a great weekend in Kansas this past weekend spending time with his family, celebrating birthdays and baby showers!

The guys, of course, had to get some pony-time in to doctor a cow. 2013-07-21_09-45-09_735

Hank was thrilled to practice his skills. Although part of those skills are getting tired of walking and riding in the saddle with Ronny. I’m glad Stormy the horse was tolerant of this with both of my boys in the saddle!

Later on at the ranch, Ronny and his brother, Russell, decided it would be fun to get all of the family instruments out. And boy, it was quite the concert!

Silly Uncle Ronny!

Then this little doll showed up, and we were able to celebrate her first birthday!

All of the cousins helped her blow out her candle.

And she so enjoyed the antique pedal tractor that Uncle Ronny restored for her!

She thinks he is pretty great. And I agree with her!

Update from the baby shower to come…

Friday, July 19, 2013

July Garden

Oh, wait. I have a garden?

That’s kind of how I’ve been feeling about my garden. Thankfully, Ronny has been taking pretty good care of it. As I told him, “I’ll plant it, but no guarantees on harvesting it!”

I like to look at it from my kitchen window, but thinking about going out in the heat these days – no, thank you!

Anyways, it really has enjoyed our hot, humid weather. Remember this from June?

Well now it is this. Kind of out of control. I haven’t had luck with tomatoes before. Well now I apparently do and they are prolific! Ronny put the pallet in to keep the cucumbers from growing over everything else. Kinda redneck, but it works.

And remember the random spots for the pumpkins that we picked out?

Yes, well here they are now.

Ronny set up a fence for them to grow on, but it’s going to need to be reinforced soon with the weight of the growing pumpkins. There are probably a dozen growing so far! image

The best part has been consuming what has grown. We’ve enjoyed some broccoli and lettuce so far, and are just starting to get red cherry tomatoes. Baby Pope likes these! I should have some cucumber ripening soon. It’s hard to say about the green peppers – the tomatoes have kind of over taken their area, so we’ll see if anything comes from them!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Gone fishin’

Last Sunday afternoon, my nephews and niece begged their uncles to take them fishing. So they did and the grandparents joined us.

It was a warm day and unfortunately all they caught was moss, but fun nonetheless!

Hank (the non-water dog) wasn’t a fan of fishing or the heat. But he became a fan of water for a little while to cool down!DSC04159DSC04164DSC04184DSC04174

Grandpa and Grandma – there is not much they wouldn’t do for these kids!DSC04176DSC04182

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nursery sneak-peek

Ronny and I worked on the baby’s room two weekends ago. He was pretty adamant about getting it all ready! And I’m glad he did. I still have a few things I want to put up on the walls, but I’ll give you a sneak-peek to what it looks like.

It’s a little different than my home-office redo. But exciting at the same time. I’ll still be incorporating some of my favorite things from my office.

Ronny is so excited. :)

Hank claimed his spot in the room.

New shelves!DSC04110

The final product to come!

Monday, July 8, 2013

A class reunion

This weekend, we went back to Ronny’s old stompin’ grounds for his 11-year class reunion. Yes, 11. They couldn’t all get together last year for their 10th, but 13 of the 16 from his class were able to make it this year! They joked about making their next reunions odd as well…16-year, 21-year, etc.

Ronny was kind of nervous about going, but I was pretty excited to meet his classmates – and mostly to hear some good stories of Ronny in his high school days. And I did. :)


The class recreated their 8th grade photo on the bridge.DSC04119

One of Ronny’s classmates had brought all of his classmates’ senior pictures, and Ronny’s was easy to make fun of. So they posed like him for one of their pictures. :)

Probably my favorite candid shot.

Class meeting to plan the next reunion.

Nice to meet you all, Blue Valley Class of 2002!