Saturday, September 24, 2011

Louisburg KS 1882

Louisburg KS; gotta love small-town America! Oh how I love going to the Louisburg Cider Mill during the fall. Ciderfest is such a fun community activity. They make their own cider on location and cider donuts. We have actually never been to the opening day of Ciderfest so this was a fun day for our family. Lots of craft booths set up, live music, food, shopping, corn maze, inflateables, and so much fun.

Happy Fall everyone!
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Friday, September 23, 2011

MT vs CST Drill Team Performance

Sorry this was so dark. Forgot our camcorder and had to use the camera. MT Drill Team performance during half-time. Savannah is the back row on the left in the middle.


First night game of the season. Was loads of fun! Close game but we pulled it off by the end of the game. And did I mention I REALLY LIKE these 8 minute quarters in middle school football as opposed to the standard 15 minutes!!!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

This place is pretty spectacular. Free Open House yesterday that we went to.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weight Loss

I just had to make a comment on My Fitness Pal tracker to your right. I really wish it said ** lbs gone. I have NO INTENTION of ever 'finding' these 'lost' pounds again!

Runnin' With the Wolves

It was supposed to be 72* today for this race. Not even. This is the first annual Runnin' With the Wolves 5K. Mike registered to run and Savannah and Drill Team volunteered throughout the route. We had to be there at 7am which was a little too early for little Haylie.

The race started at 8a with runners and walkers. Mike's time was 24:12. They rented some inflatables for the kids and then this place provided breakfast. They are pretty well-known around these parts. We had pancakes, sausage, and juice (and I brought bacon from home).
This design is being completed by the MT Art Department. Pretty cool timberwolf if you ask me!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Old Settlers Days 2011

The fam was up at 6am this morning to get ready for fun. Got to downtown Olathe early to nab our seats for the parade. MTMS drill team, band, and cheerleaders were one of the entries.

Parade started at 10am so we headed over to one of the parking lots to check out the car show. Oldest one there was a 1912 Ford. And of course we had to take a pic with Mater! We had such an awesome time! I can't believe in the entire 8 years we've been here that we've never gone to this shindig. We ran into our neighbors the Oberle's and hung out with them for lunch and checking out all the booths. The girls were allowed to bring $20 of their own money and they definately spent it!
Olathe Northwest High School is the one our girls will go to so I had to get a pic of them. Local funeral home had an awesome entry. One of our young men in our ward "CW" was an entry also. He is really into building robotics and I think won first place at some competition.
And then came our Timberwolves! Unfortunately we weren't at a place where the drill team did their routine so all I got was them marching. Savannah looked gorgeous and had a great time. Her friend Parker plays trumpet in the marching band. ;-)
Happy Birthday Kansas! 150 years old!
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Friday, September 9, 2011

8th Grade Football Game

First drill team performance at football game half-time! We didn't stay for the entire game but we were up 14 - 6 at the half. Go MT!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Festivities

What an awesome holiday weekend! From my previous post Mike and I went to the Royals game Friday night. Saturday was a day of football. USU vs Auburn 42-38 but it was a GREAT game. BYU vs Ol' Miss hanging on by a thread 14-13. Sunday was church and Savannah had her friend Heather sleep over. Also had a spontaneous block party that night. Can anyone say hot dog? I bet we had about 50 people show up. This does not however take the place of our annual Halloween Block Party so stay tuned for more pictures later. Monday morning our ward had a 5K run and pancake breakfast. Mike's friend Ryan from grad school was actually out in the area on vacation from Utah and decided to run it with him. Mike came in #4 out of all 50 entries. Later that night we had our good friends the Whites over for a BBQ and back yard games. Just total loads of fun this weekend!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Date Nights

Two weekends, two sports. I LOVE living in a city where there are two major league teams! However, we did lose both games but thats ok. The fun is in just being there! Kansas City Chiefs vs St Louis Rams 14-10

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 5-4
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