Sunday, July 31, 2011

Congrats Zach and Daiane!

We spent the day yesterday celebrating at Cabana Boy's cousin's wedding. Guess who was the photographer? :) Never thought I would say it but,  "It was me!!!!!" I will be honest and say I was an absolute nervous wreck about the whole thing. Like trying to throw up all morning nervous. But... in the end it was an awesome (HOT) day and we got some beautiful photos. They are seriously the most photogenic couple so it made my job a breeze.
Here is just a tiny taste of some of their pictures. I will put a load more up on my photography page in a few weeks but wanted to share these on here for family.
Oh and side note... sorry to all our family that I didn't really get to talk to. Like I said before, I was so nervous and focused that I just couldn't concentrate much yesterday. Anyhoo... congrats to the couple!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Lovin'

I am lovin' summer (not the extreme heat) but summer still.
And... I am lovin' this little boy.
Whoever said you don't take as many pictures of the third baby hasn't met me and my big fat camera. I have ridiculous amounts of photos of his little mug.

Actually on second thought all of these were taken with the little puny point and shoot. The combination of clumsy me and my big dog camera at the fair didn't seem like a good idea. Still great pics.

We LOVE the fair but it was just too hot this year. We ended up at MD's for lunch with the cousins.

Our annual "Big Chair" picture.

Baby Punk cracking up at his Papa's mouse trick in Pioneer Land.

Going to school in 1850. He was a terrible student.

I wish I looked cute all hot and sweaty.

The rain is coming down outside and I am hoping it is going to cool everyone off a little bit.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just another Sunday night

Cabana Boy and the punks husked 108 ears of corn last night and then he and I froze 17 quarts of corn once they were in bed. That should last us until next summer!
Oh the joys of living in the country and having a neighbor that grows the best sweet corn we have ever tasted! So thankful for these blessings!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Red, White and Blue Crew

If you have read my blog for any real length of time you may remember that my Punk #2 is a firecracker baby. I love the 4th of July! It is my favorite holiday. Always has been.
Here are some pictures of us celebrating his golden birthday. 

Cabana Boy wanted him to have a set of gloves and ball for his present from us.

He's got an arm!

Charlie immediately ran in the house and came out with his glove marked. :)

Nana and Papa Tonagel got him this ice cream cake. yum!!!!

Sawyer had a birthday party with all his friends back home. 

Water balloon toss

Blowing out his candles on my poor pathetic "fighter jet" cake. It ended up looking more like a clown cake. Some else said it looked like "Lake Wawasee" oops. 

It was great b/c the boys cousins from TX got to come this year. Brooksie giving his famous kisses.

Check out the jet he got!

and just a funny pic. :) 
have a great week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Is this Heaven? No, It's Iowa. :)

I know I have used that title before but it cracks me up every time we make our annual trip to Iowa. Once again we packed up the ol' swagger wagon and headed out to see our wonderful friends the Grady family (Charlie's middle name).
Their three kiddos- Addison, Lucas and Dawson and our three punks have a blast together.

Here they are getting ready to head out for their first trip to the movie theater.

Look how excited they are!

Cabana Boy refilled popcorns three times and took a punk to the bathroom. :) He still enjoyed the movie.

One of our favorite parts of the trip- Japaneese Steakhouse night! Each year we ditch the kids with a babysitter and head out just us adults. So fun!

Athena and Matt

Matthew being a little silly. :) Sorry couldn't resist putting this up!

You can check out some more pics of their kids over on a.tonagel photography.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Calling ALL LaPorte Blog Readers!

I have attended the LaPorte parade every 4th of July except for 3 years. This year I decided that I am going to do a service for the citizens of LP and make up a "LaPorte Parade Sightings" BINGO card. I need your help though! Each year we kind of laugh and keep track of some of the usual sightings you see when you attend the parade each year.

You know...
-shirtless beer gut guy
-snake guy
-family walking their ginormous dogs on the parade route
-teenage girl with gangsta guys
-large girl hanging out of window watching the parade
-former high school love interest

You get the idea. Submit your comments on who you love to see at the parade so I can get these cards made up. Come on! It will be fun!

and for your viewing pleasure...
Punk 2 mesmerized by belly dancers

My adorable birthday punk. :) 

candy punk

baby punk waving at everyone

Oh and Cabana Boy says I need my own card slot because I now have feather extensions. I love them!!!! He hates them. :)

Ok, leave me your ideas for my BINGO cards. Can't wait to hear what you look forward to seeing at the parade every year! :)

peace and feathers,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Grandma Sensow got the boys these awesome Aviator Sunglasses. I think they look so handsome in them!  When I asked them to pose for me. This is what Punk 1 broke out into.... 

Heaven help the girls he likes in middle school and high school. oh my!

Couldn't resist getting a pic of froggy. 

Here is my birthday boy!
Don't mind my ridiculously large reflection. :)