Monday, August 22, 2011

The dog days

Did you miss me? I know I sure missed you. I find that the summer months are usually quite a bit busier than the winter months, and therefore, I do not have time to spend in cyperspace (if you will). Right before I started writing this blog post, I checked my facebook and I had not been on in 11 days! And in this day in age that is unheard of. So, here is our summer in a nutshell (or a barage of pictures).

Our Vacation to Branson MO
Mini golf across from the hotel

Emma and Mommy

Korbin and Daddy at Silver Dollar City

Seeing Noah at Sight and Sound Theatre

Well it looks like it is only going to let me post these pictures for now. I will do some adjusting and post again tomorrow. I have to get caught up because Korbin's first day of school in Wednesday!! YIKES!

Friday, April 29, 2011

AWANA Cubbies

Tonight was a big night for Korbin. He finished his first year of Cubbies at AWANA and there was a big celebration.

We went up to the church where he got his Cubbie Bear patch for finishing the book and knowing all of his verses and a certificate as well! After the awards were passed out we saw a magician from Hutchinson and Korbin really loved that. He said when we left "Mommy, I wanted to see a magician." So I said "Korbin we did see a magician." and he promptly responded "No that was a girl! Girls can't be magicians! I want to see a boy magician." So apparently my son is sexiest... who knew.

But seriously, I am so proud of him and all the kids in AWANA. He worked really hard and I am so happy that the hard work paid off.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hockey, and Eggs and Candy! Oh My!

Well we had a great weekend filled with some amazing things. First off, Korbin had his first hockey class this weekend and he did a GREAT job! I was so proud of him.

He was sad when it was time to leave!

We also had a some Easter egg hunts to participate in and lots and lots of candy to eat! So that was how the weekend went pretty much. Emma has her ear surgery tomorrow and I will update everyone on that.

Friday, April 15, 2011

You shall now be redirected...

So I set up an entire new site dedicated to the eating habits of the Hodges family. I know sounds amazing right?! But seriously, I am going to have recipes, shopping/coupon info and pictures posted there so if you are even remotely interested or if you just want to poke fun (Mike and Arienne) please feel free to visit.

On a side note, I have been a little worried about this weekend for a few weeks now. I have so much planned that I was concerned I wouldn't have enough time for it all.
Starting tomorrow we have a meeting at church at 8:00 then I am hosting a baby shower for Amoretta at 1:00 followed by another baby shower at 6:00. We are planning on going to the drive-in tomorrow night as well to see Hop and Diary of a Wimpy Kid II. I hope to be able to fit some grocery shopping in there somewhere as well as finishing the cake for the shower and going to the Super Target to pick up something that the small Target didn't have. On Sunday we have a Palm Sunday service where the kids (Korbin) is going to be singing and after that I have to work in th 18-24 month room until the end of church. Luke's Grandma is coming to see Korbin so we hope we can convice them to go to Zen for lunch since we are starting the cleanse that day. After lunch it's off to the Great Plains Renaissance Festival for a few hours, followed by filming at the YMCA Andover at 3:00 and Kampman's birthday party at 4:00.
So... the point of telling you all this is that I have been stressing about it and I was looking forward to spending a quiet night planning out the weekend, however, when we went to Target, the car battery died and we had to call Steve to come up and jump the car. We had planned to eat at Old Chicago but since we couldn't stop the car, we had to get McDonalds and then Luke took the car to get a new battery.
While Luke was out, I noticed that the crazy Kansas wind had blown open our (insanely hard to open) gate door and the dogs had escaped. Once Luke got home, he replaced the battery and then spent over an hour looking for them. When it got dark, he called it quits and I still had to go to the grocery store for cake mix. But the good news is that while I was gone, Fodo and Sam came home and they appear unharmed. So my relaxing intrance into the weekend turned into a mess.
Now I still have to bake a cake. Oh the joys of being a house wife.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 21 Day Cleanse

So we have been very busy as of late. This has led us to decide that perhaps we should better our eating habits. I recently saw an episode of Oprah (FYI I don't watch Oprah) and there was an author on the show who was vegan. I decided that this seemed intriguing. So I checked her "21 Day Cleanse" book out from the library and we have decided to start it on Sunday. I thought it might be a good idea to document it here because I know a few of my friends are interested to know what we are going to be eating. So I just wanted to give you a little heads up before you noticed that our posts went crazy!