Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Weekend Getaway

This weekend, Doug and I did something we haven't done
 since our honeymoon.

We took a trip away for the weekend by ourselves!
This past weekend was Doug's birthday AND my high school reunion so we made a weekend getaway out of it and headed to 
Ft. Worth, without any children.

The FIRST time in 23 years of marriage!

We had dinner and strolled hand-in-hand down 
the streets of the Stockyards.

We ate at our favorite:  In-N-Out Burger.

We toured my Alma Matter.
(For more on that story, click HERE)

And we partied like rock stars at my reunion after party.
Well, maybe not exactly like rock stars...
probably more like middle aged parents of five 
who like to be in bed by 11pm.

But you get the drift!

It was awesome and I'm really looking forward 
to next year's high school reunion,

It will be my 30th!

Hard to believe, I KNOW!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

How to know if you're a good dad

I just wanted to take a minute to wish my husband a happy 
Father's Day!
Doug is a wonderful father to our five children 
and this is how I know:

You've never been on the Maury show.
"Doug Creamer, you ARE the father!"

You don't call it "babysitting" when you are watching the children by yourself.

Gorillas don't get shot when you take the kids 
to the zoo.

You are the kids favorite pillow.

The kids know you love them,
but you still tell each of them every day.

You're still here.
In an age of broken families and absent fathers,
leaving was never an option for you.

You put your children before yourself.

And last, but not least...

You love their mom!

Happy Father's Day,
my Doug E. Poo!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sorry I've been M.I.A.

My goodness it's been a minute since I've last visited this space!
The Creamers have been on a whirlwind since spring began with Ryan moving away from home, two of the boys playing baseball in two different cities, JP's art classes and shows, and little Mary Grace's dance lessons.  I was also working five days a week to get us to Florida for the Homeschool World Series and family vacation!

Here are the highlights:
Pensacola Beach

 The Homeschool World Series

Kyle's last game as a Senior
JP's recent art show entries.
He took 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd in his division!

Mary Grace's dance recital.
Yep, she's the one in the middle...in tears.

Danny's team won the league championship
Now we are on to the All Star games!

I look forward to getting back here more often because I have so many new projects, the garden is in full swing, and the kids have been doing lots of interesting things.

Pop in again soon!