Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

My mom and I promised Maddie we'd take her to see the new Lion exhibit at John Ball Zoo yesterday, and we did! They were absolutely beautiful, especially the male. We learned from the zoo staff that he doesn't quite get along with the two females yet (who are sisters and tease him a lot), but they are hoping to mate them within the next couple years and have babies! Can't wait to see them. Anyway, we all had a blast, even through the rain.

It's Gracie's turn to see them next...maybe when Aunt K.K. gets to hang out with you on July 2nd and 3rd?!?!?!:)

Friday, June 20, 2008

This is What Happens...

...when someone has gas in the Hosford family.

Congrats Brogan!!

Today Brogan recieved an extremely complimentary award from Coach Steve Majerle during the closing ceremony of the Rockford basketball camp. Brogan recieved the "Best Summer Camp Coach" award, which Coach Majerle has only given out two other times during his 23 years of coaching. Brogan was such a motivational coach to the kids at camp that Coach had parents calling him at home asking to have their kid be on Brogan's team! Congrats, Brogan! We are so proud of your hard work! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

3 Years and Counting...

Today is Austin and I's third wedding anniversary! We have actually been together for ten years now, and every day gets better and better. We have spent the best of days and the worst of days together over the past decade, but I wouldn't want to be with anyone else on those days, that's for sure! I cannot believe it's been three years already...time sure flies when you're in love! :) I love you more than you'll ever now, Austin Ryan Bibler!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the hands down best Dad we could ever ask for!! Thank you for all your continuous love and support year after year. We've also been thinking about you all day too, Dad Bibler. Love you both more than words can say. :)

Happy 24th Birthday Austin!

Friday was Austin's birthday, and we spent the whole weekend celebrating with friends and family! These are pics from tonight with Austin's Aunt Kelly, her two sons Dylan (who is pictured with both Austin and I, and we also celebrated today as it was HIS birthday!!) and Christian, their friend Alex, Austin's Grandma, mom, Blake, Brogan and me. We ate dinner at the good ole Corner Bar, watched the Start of Summer fireworks, and then had cake back at Mom Bibler's house.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fins Up

Well, we finally saw the man with our own two eyeballs. It was an amazing show, as expected, and BY FAR the BIGGEST party we have ever been to. So much so that I cannot go into all...

Never will you see more leighs, more tropical shirts, more hibiscus flowers, more flip flops and hear more steal drum music than at a Buffett concert. We were really in our element there!

Anywho, can't wait for his July 26th show near Chicago!! We love you, Jimmy!! We are true Pirates and Parrotheads, and will be forever!

~"Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call, wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall, you've seen it all, you've seen it all."

-A Pirate Looks at Forty ( my FAVORITE song of Jimmy's...which he played!)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Jimmy we come!

This coming TUESDAY is the big day!!! Austin, my sister Kellie, her boyfriend Tony and myself are traveling to Clarkston, MI to see Mr. Buffett LIVE!! Somehow or another, as self-proclaimed Parrotheads, this is Austin and I's first Buffett experience. We have been huge, devout fans for years and years, and are now going to see him with our own eyes!! T-minus 3 days until we take these tickets to paradise...

Happy 3rd Birthday Maddie!

Today we celebrated Maddie's 3rd birthday!! We got her a Dora the Explorer Patio set. Hope she likes it! She had a blast, and was cute as ever in her pretty dress. Happy birthday, Maddie! Uncle Aukin and Aunt KK love you more than you'll ever know. :)

New Neighbor

This giant guy was in the lot next to us yesterday. The picture doesn't do him justice....he was HUGE (as in, sea turtle huge)! There were cars pulling over left and right to see him, and I was the only moron who went up to a SNAPPING turtle to take his picture!