Monday, December 13, 2010


Miss Madelyn will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. What a little joy she has been to our family. She is truly a gift sent straight from heaven. I feel so blessed to be called her mother.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Water show at the zoo

Miss Madelyn May came as a little bit of a surprise.

It began Monday night. We had just enjoyed a good dinner at Max and Ermas's with my mom who flew in just an hour before. It was a gorgeous night and I was feeling great so we decided to check out the lights at the zoo.
We walked around forever, and just as we were leaving I had a sudden unexpected gush in my pants, and no it was not pee. It was quite embarrassing as it did not stop. So I tied my coat around my waist, which was just drawing more attention to me as you could still see water flowing down to my shoes.
So we drove home, so I could shower, said my goodbyes to Ashton and my mom and headed off to the hospital. Just as soon as we got in the car my contractions started getting really hard and they were not stopping. When we got to the hospital I was wanting to scream.
2 hours later and little Madelyn was born.
7 lbs. 11oz.
20 in

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

We had so much fun at the Hayslips' Halloween party. Ya, Laura is not pregnant. Though she does make a pretty cute prego for Halloween. Tyler went as a flower, while I was his honeybee.
We had a great time with Danelle, Brendon, and their little ones at the pumpkin patch.

Those two are such cute buddies

This is my darling friend Heidi and her daughter. Kaitlyn was definitely the cuter bumblebee.
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Short busses and Bob Evans

Our friends Matt and Nicole Cragun, and we can't forget that baby bump. I think the baby liked the crazy loud hollering at the short bus did I. The elephant ears on the other hand-- could have, or should have passed on those.

Look at that bus-- it is tipped over on its side! It was crazy watching these buses race around a figure 8 and crash into each other.So I'm sad to say this might be our last year for the Bob Evans Festival, unless we get a job in Ohio. All 4 years we have been coming out and making fools of ourselves at the competitions and camping out, mud or shine. My favorite this year was the pie eating contest. Ya I don't think I touched that pie, I was laughing to hard, but it was sure fun to watch everyone else gorge themselves.
Well we got ourselves a nickel. Maybe next time Ashton will understand the game a little better, that your supposed to pick up the money, not the sawdust.

I love this pic of Trinette. Go Trinette, Go!!! (She is the one flying:))

Tyler and Nate shucking the corn. That hurts!!!

You supposed to hit that Ashton!
So long to the good ol' days

Friday, September 10, 2010


If you ever got to Chicago, you have to visit the Shedd Aquarium. I found the cutest penguin there.

The aquarium was incredible. I have never seen an octopus like this before.

This is one of the actual U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.

Anyone a fan of Transformers? This is the junk yard where they are throwing away parts of the set for Transformers III.
You thought Shia LaBeouf was pretty tough... well look at this guy. Ya, it's all fake.

My first ferris wheel. A little slow for my liking, but what an incredible view.

Dawson, Ashton, Tristan, and Emerson

She is not mine, (I still have 2 1/2 months left), but I will take this little angel... any day. Meet Emerson Sue May "Emery".

Pelotonia 2010

These 3 boys raised $500 each and rode 102 grueling miles. There were over 4 thousand riders who raised over $8 million altogether. 100% of that money went to cancer research.

We celebrated the night before eating, listening to inspirational speakers and jamming out to Counting Crows, Augustana, and Notar. It was pretty cool.

Ben and Kacey

Josh and Krystal
Way to go boys!