Monday, August 19, 2013

Hesston Farm Parade

On Saturday Aaron and I decided to take Casey to the Hesston dog park.  Bad idea.  It's been so rainy and the park still had wet grass and puddles all over.  Casey got a bit dirty playing with the frisbee!  Oh and he got tired fairly quickly. ha!  After our quick and fun excursion, we saw some big machinery taking their places on the road so we took a little walk up the street.

Whoa.  Big stuff.

Casey was such a good boy!  And some little kids were very interested in him :)

School work days have begun!  Classroom cuteness to come!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Virginia Trip

At the end of the summer I was able to make a quick trip back to Virginia to see family and go to the beach!  Mom and Phil picked me up from the airport and we spent one night at VA Beach.  

For dinner we went to our regular George's Seafood Buffet, which is right across the street from the hotel. Yum-O!

 After dinner we took a walk on the boardwalk, and listened to some live music.

Here's our hotel, The Seahawk!  Last year Aaron was with us, but we were only engaged!  Time flies!

Next stop was driving to Christiansburg, VA to visit my brother and sister-in-law.  We had a wonderful lunch together with tons of fresh produce, grilled chicken, and Maggie's delicious pesto.  And of course we had to make Salsa together.

Thanks Nate and Maggie for hosting us for the day! 


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What's new at our house?

One week ago we decided to take the plunge and get a dog!  Now you may be asking yourself, Maria with a dog?  Yes.  In fact, I have overcome most of my fear of dogs since my younger years.  This pup is so well trained, loving, and playful!  (Thanks to Danielle and Bryan Stucky!)

We walked to the Hesston Library and the boys rested while I went inside.

Always eager to play!

Oh, and did you know that Kansas has had NON-STOP thunderstorms this summer?  Here is a picture of the Billings' backyard.  It was literally a lake, along with every field in South Central Kansas.  We like the rain, but oh my goodness!

And finally, a tasty treat for your eyes!  
My mom's recipe for Busy Day Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream!