Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Weekend Getaway

So this past weekend, Channing and I went to Branson for a couple of days. My parents came and stayed with Shelby. Shelby loved having Nona and Papa all to herself! We were so thankful that they came to take care of her so that we could have some time together.

We got to Branson Saturday afternoon, checked-in at our hotel, and then went to Branson Landing for the evening. We had dinner at the White River Fish Company, did some window shopping, and saw an incredible light/water/music show. On the way back to the car, we got some yummy Starbucks coffee. Sunday morning we had to go to a presentation for a time-share company. You'll be happy to know that we stood our ground and did not make a purchase, but boy are we convinced that time-shares are the way to go! Maybe someday...hopefully! We spent the afternoon shopping at Tanger Outlet. I spent my birthday money and a little more at a couple of stores. I love shopping in Branson...they have the best deals!! Sunday night we had dinner at BT Bones Steakhouse. Don't ever eat there. It was a terrible experience and I actually ended up getting sick as a result of their food. (Thankfully I didn't get sick until Monday morning and it didn't ruin our trip!) After dinner we saw The Promise, a wonderful show about the life of Jesus Christ. Our weekend getaway was just what we needed...so wonderful and relaxing. I can't wait to do something like that again!

Us at Branson Landing

Light/Water show

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Her hair is really getting long!!

Playing with the Water Hose

Getting Daddy wet

Daddy's turn

Daddy said the fun with the water hose was over...time to finish washing the car!

Getting Her Sponge Soapy

Washing Daddy's Car

Shelby had a ball helping Daddy wash his car this afternoon. She loved getting her sponge wet, scrubbing the car, and using the water hose. What a fun day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Dresses

Thanks to a great sale, Shelby got some new dresses from my mom a while back. The weather has been unseasonably cool, and she hasn't been able to wear them until today. This one has umbrellas on the collar, quite appropriate with all the rain we've been having!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Date Night

Last night I had a movie night with some of the junior high girls at Downtown. This was the perfect opportunity for Shelby and Daddy to go on a date. Shelby was very excited, and even told Aunt Nunda about it when she called during supper. (Imagine Aunt Nunda's reaction when Shelby said, "I have to go. I have a date.")

For their date, Daddy took Shelby to Hastings and read some books together. Then they went to McDonald's where they shared an ice cream sundae.

Daddy and Shelby had a great time together!

Super cute in her jogging suit, Keds, and fancy pony tail ribbons!

Ready to go...with Kacey, of course!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Tornado Warnings

Last night around 11:00, one of Channing's buddies called to tell us to turn on the news. Good thing he called, because we were about to be under a tornado warning! We went through two rounds of warnings before it was clear around 2 a.m. The three of us took cover in the bathroom. (Well, Shelby and I did. Channing was in and out. He is fearless!) As you can see from the picture, Shelby slept right through it all.

Yikes, this is so not a flattering picture of me! Dontcha just love pictures taken in the middle of the night?!