Friday, March 13, 2015

Funny Friday Foto(s)

Well -- Heyyyyy -- look at this.
Blogging twice in one week.
That's right - if you are reading this and didn't realize I did a post earlier this week, you might want to keep scrolling down and read.

**A few of my favorite phone pictures**
 She was suffering from 'basketball delirium' --  we started that day with an 8 am basketball game for Addi, and this picture was taken at 6:30 when Ali was just finishing up her last game.  Thankfully (cousin) Hope stepped in a came and picked Ainsley up for a bit and took her home and hung out with her so she had a break.  Next time I'm going with them.  Ha!
 Last Sunday morning, Ainsley was still at her sleepover, so RB and I decided to put these two to work.
It's been a loooong, cooooold winter and no one was brave enough to venture out and return the pop cans, so we had quite the stash growing in the garage.  We loaded them all up, and Addi and Ali helped us return $25 worth.  You would have thought we asked them to do the most miserable, horrible chore ever by the amount of complaining going on in the back.  Ha!  While they didn't get to keep any of the pop can money, they were treated to breakfast for their hard work.

 I know most of you probably already saw this on my Instagram -- but it still makes me laugh.
Aggie wasn't in the mood for a selfie with me.  Ha!

Happy Friday!  We're officially on SPRING BREAK.
Whoo Hoo!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


 So.  Yea.
I feel like I need to do some introductions again... Ha!

I've been asked about the blog and whether I'm done with it, or just taking a break.
I guess I'm just on a long hiatus... life got busy and as much as I love blogging, something had to go.

This could be the first of many posts... or the last post for months.
I guess we'll see.  :)
 It's pretty safe to say that the A Team has gotten their father's love of sports... and all of their athleticism from him.  
And this has caused me to have a major case of bleacher butt.
Addi tried volleyball this year... and loves it.

I don't know why or how she looks so old in her volleyball uniform, but if it were up to me, she would be forced to quit because she looks 15.
(And just FYI -- she's #15 in this picture).
 There's not a lot of volley-ing in 11U volleyball -- but the girls were having fun and learned some of the basics.
I would like to say this about volleyball -- I'm NOT a fan of their little booty shorts.
It's like this -- take a step, pull your shorts down, take another step, pull your shorts down, serve the ball, pull your shorts down, huddle with your teammates, pull your shorts down...
I'm not saying they have to wear pants - but maybe just an inch or two longer would keep them out of their you know whats.
And I'm officially an old lady because I'm complaining about the younger generation and their short shorts.

Ali played 3rd grade Rams basketball this year --
She has to wear a mouth guard because of her playground incident in 2nd grade -- but I think it just makes her look tougher.  :)
They won several tournaments -- and were a fun team to watch.

Addi also played 4th grade Rams basketball this year --
 She was the 'tall girl' on her team this year -- so that made things quite interesting, but it gave her a chance to be more involved with the game.
 Hey -- who knew??  White girls CAN jump.  
(Sorry, couldn't help myself).
She's come a long way since she started playing basketball - it will be fun to see just how far she wants to go with it.

When we weren't in a gym (which, by the way, was like every single weekend for 59 weekends in a row and 8 am basketball games should be against the law) -- we were off doing other fun things like....

 Dates with Daddy!
They went out with a group of 20ish other dads/daughters to my most favorite restaurant for dinner before the dance.
I said I was okay with it... but I was so SO jealous.
So the next weekend my favorite in-loves were in town so I begged RB to take me there, and since he's awesome, he did. 
 And on a day off from school, we had some fun with Aggie and took Valentine's Day pictures for or V Day card.
 While I love everything about this picture... the girls all bundled up, school cancelled, the massive snow storm... I truly hope that we don't have a chance to take another one of these pictures until next year.  Winter - we are over you.
 We may have a little performer on our hands...  Ainsley was pumped for her kindergarten concert and sang and danced for the entire concert.  All 22 minutes of it. Ha!
I love our music teacher and she does the most fun concerts.
And last but not least... we have a 6 year old.

Just a note -- I do have an Instagram account and post pictures on there quite a bit, so if you need an A Team fix -- get yourself an account and look us up.
I'm under BrunnerCircus (betcha could've figured that out on your own though) - Ha!

Here's to the sun shining, snow melting, and Softball season.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Funny Friday Foto(s) - Disney Edition

 One of the best things we did for Disney was purchase the photo pass before we left, and then linked them up to our Magic Bands, so anytime our picture was taken, it was loaded up into our personal photo account.

And it was completely worth the money after seeing our roller coaster pictures.  Ha!

We took Addi on this roller coaster 5 years ago, she just barely met the height requirement, and I thought we ruined her for life.
What we failed to know was that this particular roller coaster goes outside and the inside to darkness, comes to a complete stop half way through, has a Yeti (abominable snowman) come out of the shadows... and then GOES BACKWARDS.
Yea.  We did not win Parents of the Year award that year.
 This was Ali's first time riding it and although she looks scared... she said it was awesome!
 Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom
(I sat this ride out -- not a fan of getting wet and then walking around an amusement park...hello chaffing).

Side Note:  Ainsley was a trooper and went on every rollercoaster she was tall enough to go on.  She's also a fan of putting her hands in the air when going down the hills -- ha!
On our way home, our landing was a bit... bumpy... and while all us adults grabbed for our arm rests to hold on, Ainsley threw her arms in the air and yelled WHOO HOO as we landed.  Our entire area burst out laughing -- it was so hilarious.  Talk about a tension breaker.
One of my FAVORITE Disney roller coasters -- The Rockin' Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios. Riding in a 'stretch limousine' and going from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds with Aerosmith hits blaring in your ear... what's not the love?!  I *may* have neglected to tell the girls that you do go upside down on this one... Ha!  They survived and we even convinced them to go on it again right away before the line got too long.
 Ali looks TERRIFIED -- and I've come to realize I make the same face in all rollercoaster pictures.  Ha!
I've convinced myself that you can't throw up and scream at the same time... so once the rollercoaster starts moving, I start screaming.
 Second time around -- I think Ali and RB are making the same face, and then Addi and I are the same.  I love this picture!
And then comes my second favorite ride -- Tower of Terror (also at Hollywood Studios).
All 7 of us rode this, and I saw the picture, but I downloaded it from the Disney site to our computer, it was lost somehow.  Bummer.
But -- Papa, Ali and I were brave enough to ride it a second time and here's our picture.
Check out the weirdo behind me -- HA!
While waiting in line, we made friends with a very nice teenage boy and his father, and we were told that each ride on the Tower of Terror is different.  You ride up the same way, but you will drop and go back up as many times as the computer is programmed to do.
This time we rode it we went all the way to the top, dropped, back to the top, dropped, back to the top, dropped, back to the top... and then dropped all the way down.  Felt like the longest ride EVER.  Awesome... but my stomach hurt after that one.  And I didn't have a lot of voice left - Ha!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Disney. Day 1. Part 2.

 Please note the chocolate chip cookie in Ainsley's hand.  It was #1 of about 348 cookies she ate that week.  Anything to keep her happy and I was hoping the cookie was soaking up some of the grease from the chicken nuggets and french fries she ate for 7 days straight.
Judge all you want but the wrath of an unhappy, hungry five year old is worth searching the MyDisney app for the closest chocolate chip cookie stand.

Disney Parades -- hands down one of my FAVORITE parts.  A little unknown fact:  In high school I marched through Disney World with our high school band.
I actually missed the high school band this day because... I was waiting in a line for a cookie.  Ha!
 The Sleeping Beauty dragon was SO COOL.
 ...and then it did this and was was so much COOLER!
 If you look closely, you can see a spinning wheel.
The attention to detail that Disney does with their floats, and attractions -- everything -- is just simply amazing.
 I think someone else was enjoying the parade also.
 We saw these happy smiles for days and days... there was so much walking and waiting in lines, and taking turns picking which rides we were going on -- The girls were so awesome.  More than I could have hoped.
 Our little Minnie seeing Minnie Mouse for the first time.
 She used her hard earned cash to buy an Elsa doll.
Too big for a stroller = quick piggy back rides on Daddy to rest the legs.
 Waiting for the fireworks.
 Sooo... you can't tell they are related, can you?  Ha!
 Almost time for the show!
 I have no idea how Disney does it, but they project images of different movies on the castle -- all set to music.  I know I keep saying it -- but it was so awesome!
 And of course, they ended with a little song you may have heard of... Let it Go.
 Here we go...
The end. (of Day 1)