Hey Guys! Sorry I went on a break. We have been sooo busy at the Shuta household! Birthday Parties (4 total), starting school, starting soccer, and every day normal life thrown in there....hectic to say the least. I think we have finally gotten back into our "routine" though!
Jake and Mary (pictures from her party coming up) both had great birthday parties!! And I turned the big 3-0!!! Oh no! I hear 30 is the new 20 though, so maybe it will be great. Soccer has begun and I couldn't be more excited about it. This is my favorite time of the year. Fall is on the way, football season is about to start, and I love the weather and the trees. There is nothing I love better than being on a soccer field every Saturday morning and then planning for football parties later in the day! :) Fun Stuff!!!
This weekend is a busy one too. We all need a break! :) We are all going to the local High School's first football game this Friday night. Saturday we are going to the mall and to run a few errands. The new Lego Store has opened at the Galleria and Jake is about to die. He has already been with Nana (I think they were the first in the door), but this weekend is the "Grand Opening" and they are having a guy out in the food court building a 6 ft tall R2-D2 that the kids to get help with! Jake is going to need Ritalin that morning. His two favorite things....Legos and Star Wars! Should be a great day. The kids both have tons of birthday money to spend as well.
Sunday is the best day though! We are starting to a new church on Sunday! Let me tell you how excited I am about this. The kids are super excited and so are we. We have visited this church several times and after "shopping around" we have decided this is the best fit for our family. There are tons and tons of kids there age that go to this church and they are always having special functions for the kids. All of our friends are members of this church. This is going to be a great thing for the kids and for Michael and I. I cant wait!!!! Sunday afternoon we have a Birthday party to go to on the lake. It will be nice to finally be at a party that I am not stressing over and I can just sit back and relax! :)
And I don't know if I have mentioned this before but, Gatlinburg is my absolute favorite vacation spot EVER! I just love it!!! We have never been able to go with the kids b/c going to Gatlinburg during the summer is just foolish (no snow, no Fall leaves, etc.) but we have figured out a time this Fall/Winter that we are able to go with the kids for 4 days!!! We have already booked our cabin and planned the trip. Jake is so excited. I showed him the cabin with the pool table, hot tub, etc. and he can't wait. He has been before, but he was so little I doubt he remembers any of it. The only bad part is that it is soooo far away. Gives me something to look forward to, but I am not very patient! :)
I hope I got you all up to date on our busy lives. I am sure there is MUCH more that I am not recalling at the moment. I will try to get better at posting, but this is the first time I have been able to breathe in about a month!
H0pe you all have a great day!