Monday, July 7, 2008

Ahhhh, its summer!!!

Yes, yes, yes, I am well aware that I have not updated my blog lately. I am sorry for all of you who try to check every week and have only found victory arms for the last two months. Well, as you may have guessed it has been a little busy around the Lawrence Home, so here is a two month update on what has been going on:

I had my end of year performance for work and got to meet Ukee Washington, that was cool!

Both our moms came out to visit, and spoiled Annalise.
We went to Maryland for Memorial weekend to visit Kevins Aunt, Uncle, Grandma and Mom. Kevin got to drive me and Annalise around the backyard in a little trialer then Annalise went to her second baseball game to see the Nationals we watched some veterans ride around on motorcycles and on Memorial Day Annalise went swimming for the first time with her awesome sunglasses. In the meantime Annalise had been growing some bottom teeth sleeping in her highchair and finally learning how to take a bottle (thank goodness!)

We also had my family vacation in June, which happenend to also fall on Father Day, which is pretty cool since we are getting two new daddies in my family!

During our vacation we went to Kings Island (an amusement park in Cincinnati)

Went to a Reds Game
Played Golf

Did some Community Service

and ate a lot of food, and played with the cousins.

And of course the basbell season continues, we went to a Phillies game on the 18th agianst the Red Sox and got some awesome seats next to the Philly Phanatic.Unfortunately the Phillies lost, but we all still enjoyed it!

Then came the Girls Camp Yard sale, which turned out awesome. We made a good amount of money for the girls so they can attend camp thanks to all of the people who donated stuff from our ward......thanks to everyone!

We also attended the ward picnic that night,which was a lot of fun, I won the womens pie eating contest and Annalise enjoyed hanging out with Grandma, unfortunately I don't have pictures from this, but Alyson Peterson does, so maybe I will have to get those! Then right after the picnic we once again headed down to Maryland for a family Reunion on Sunday. It was a distant "Twigg Family Reunion" that was in "I don't know where", Maryland, and it was a perfectly sunny day.....for most of the time until it started pooring down rain.

The week after that was Youth Conference. This year was our service theme, so we got to clean up Benjamin Rush State Park just off of the Boulevard. It was awesome to see all these kids working hard and not complaining one bit, they were all amazing. We also got to make some blankets for the Lynus Foundation that Saturday morning before the Testimony meeting, which was also a cool project to do.

While I was taking youth home from youth conference Kevin, Annalise, aunt Amy and grandma Lawrence got to go to Terhune Orchards in NJ where there a lot of cool animals to see. Annalise loved the horses apparently. Then we went to little Fabios birthday party, which was also fun, and then I went home and slept for the next 2o hours because I was exausted.

Then this last week was the fourth of July which was also an exciting busy day. We spent the morning at the boy scout fundraiser eating some delicious pancakes with secret ingredients and pefectly made sausuage. Then we went to the Jersey shore to Belmar beach where Annalise got to swim in the ocean for the first time, and luckily the weather heald out for us while we were there. Then we spent the evening in Center City listening to John Legend and watching the fireworks in the rain. It was a nice drippy day.
So there is a summary of the last two months.........I hope you enjoyed it. I promise I will be better this month!! Hopefully life will be slowing down (atleast for a couple of weeks until Girls Camp and my brothers wedding.) Thanks for reading my novel!


Doug and Mallena said...

Ok, some of us don't check once a week, we check once (or twice, maybe even three times) a day. :)

It was a great update. Thanks for posting.

Maureen said...

woohoo for new pictures Kelsey! Annalise is getting so big! Where is that tiny baby? You are looking so fabulous and it looks like you have been keeping busy!

The Molen's said...

Wow! What an exciting life you've had these last couple of months! You are a busy woman!! Annalise is so cute!

dan and linds said...

Wow, you guys have really been busy! Kings Island was the first place I ever rode a real roller coaster. We will have to get together soon now that life will be a little less crazy for you (or will it? I forgot about Girls' Camp!).

Bonnie said...

Kels I miss you so much! I want to kiss that baby. I need to call you. I will call you tomorrow in fact. Tell Kev-O we said hello too!

Kendy said...

So is that ur mom in the pic holding Annilise in the train? Well she looks like a model. Kelsey is always busey well thats how you live life. U want to say you did it all. Text u later ; )

Lauren said...

Cute pictures - I love your way of telling a story ha ha It's so entertaining! Way to make the last two months a lot more concise! :D

Heather Stott said...

I enjoyed the novel very much! It was good to see updated pictures! We have been spoiled with how much stott family get togethers we have had out here in utah but I am still so excited for you guys to come next month! yeah!

krystal jolley said...

Whooo! That sounds like a busy summer! I'm glad you're having fun and keeping busy. I miss you guys too. Annalise is getting so old and cute. My mom always says how cute she is!

psampson said...

Wow! You sure got us caught up. Now I see why you did not post for so long. You have been BUSY!! I loved all the pictures. Way to go documenting everything!