Sunday, September 27, 2009

Great Weekend!

As you can see from the pics above we had a great weekend with Justin's family. It started Friday night, Justin and I went out with a bunch of his friends while Clayton hung out at grandma and grandpa's with Aunt Shannon, Uncle Dave, and Aunt Heather. Saturday, Justin got some golfing in and then we were both on the run. I headed to Matt and Megan's house and then on to our college friend Megan S's wedding, while Justin went to his 10 year class reunion. The wedding was beautiful and a great time. After the wedding I drove back to Taylorville and met Justin. I missed out on getting any pics at the reunion, but I think a good time was had by all. Today, we did a bunch of fun stuff. Clayton got to ride on the Combine, we picked pumpkins, popcorn and Indian corn. I even got tomatoes and apples to take home from the farm. We also celebrated Julie's birthday with a yummy lunch and got to see all the great-grandparents!

We packed a lot into the weekend, and Clayton and I slept the whole ride home. I know Justin is ready to crash any moment. We had so much fun though and are so excited that fall is here!

P.S. Go Bears!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bad Mommy!

Ok, so the title is a bit of an exaggeration, but I felt horrible today after taking Clayton to Stride Rite to get new shoes. I would have to say and my sister would agree that shoes have been my weak point in motherhood. I don't like wearing shoes and walk around barefoot much of the time, so I have never really been in a hurry to get Clayton in shoes. I didn't see the point of buying $40 shoes when he was laying or crawling around. Then when he started walking I figured it was easier to do so barefoot. He had a pair of Crocs for awhile and then at the end of the summer seeing as he was about to be 17 months at the time Justin and I thought he needed shoes. We got a pair size 3. Don't ask me why we picked size 3, but the seemed to fit. Thank goodness he only wore them once. When I took him today to get some good ones, they measured his feet and he is a size 5 1/2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy cow, no wonder he wasn't walking so hot in those other shoes. Needless to say he is a pro in the new ones. He was flying around OldNavy while I was shopping today. I will post a pic of his new kicks tomorrow. By the way, still rediculous that a kid 5 1/2 shoe costs like $40. I won't even spend $40 on shoes for myself and that takes a lot more leather. :)

Big weekend starts tomorrow with a good friends wedding and Justin's class reunion. Hopefully I will remember to take some picks of all the fun. I am sure there will be some good ones of the Taylorville crew.

P.S. Going to a highschool football game for the first time in years, and I am super excited. Just something about the fall, hometowns, and football. Makes me think of my favorite book, "Friday Night Lights"!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Galena fun and then back to the craziness of life!

I know everyone says this, but time goes too fast! I can't believe we are already home from Galena. In fact I am in Georgia for work. We had so much fun with my parents and grandparents and can't wait to spend many more weekends in Galena. I think Clayton is going through Nana and Papa withdrawl. Good thing daddy is home to take care of him. :)

After a week of fun it is back to the grind. As I said, I am in Georgia today and tomorrow. We have lots planned the next couple of weekends too. Justin and I are getting away for the weekend this weekend, while Aunt Anna and Uncle David come to babysit. The next weekend Justin has his 10 year class reunion and my friend Megan is getting married. Then the following weekend we are off to Champaign for Clayton's first Illini football game. They play Penn State so it should be fun. Needless to say we are busy as usual. I keep waiting for our entire family to buy a jet. I think it would be a good investment!!!! :) Or we could all move North, right mom!!! :)

Hope everyone has a good week. So excited for some cool fall weather!!! More pics from our Galena adventures below.

Clayton and Great Grandpa at Happy Joes watching the train go around! I think great grandpa put 10 quarters in so Clayton could keep watching the train. He loved it.
Clayton at the farm with his camo seat.

Waiting for Great Grandpa to bring the ride around.

Oh boy, not ready for him to be driving yet!

My kids, enjoying the ride around the farm. Keely got tired and had to hop in with us.

Grandpa and mom in front of their deer stand.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend/Move-In Weekend

What a weekend!! We have all had so much fun. We all converged on the new house in Galena on Friday and have been busy, busy! We had dinner with Super Aunt Jane, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa on Friday night. We have been on the run since; helping move, going to the farm, taking walks, going to the farmers market, etc. We all love mom and dad’s new house and it already feels like home. We couldn’t have asked for better weather either. Justin, Anna and David have to go home today, but Clayton and I will be staying all week. Justin will come back for next weekend. We are all sure we will have lots of wonderful weekends and holidays here!

All of us in front of the house

Papa, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa watching Clayton eat

The guys tossing the football with Keely in the backyard

Clayton and Nana cleaning the corn

View from the back deck!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

19 Cameron Here They Come!!!!!

My parents have loaded up and made the trek to Galena. They will move into the new house on Thursday and are camping out with my grandparents in the mean time. :) Here are a couple of pics my Aunt took this summer of the new house. I will post more once we get up there on Friday. We are so excited! Anna, David, Justin, Clayton, Keely and I will all be converging on the new house on Friday. Clayton and I are staying for 9 days!!! I can't wait to spend some time with my parents and grandparents. We hope to make a huge dent in the unpacking too!