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Trip to Mount Vernon

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Recently we took a trip to Mount Vernon to visit some of John's family. John was raised in this beautiful little town and it's always a treat to visit. We had a great time and enjoyed a lot of relaxation. Life in Mount Vernon is slow and simple - a nice escape from reality.

We had such a great time. As we always do, we did lots of eating, visiting and laughing the whole weekend. John's Mom, Karen, is an AMAZING cook so we are always well fed - breakfast, lunch, dinner AND the ever-important dessert. John got to do some fishing (one of this favorite hobbies) with his Dad (Mark) one time and also with our nephews Jacob and Isaac at another point over the weekend. He caught a 5LB bass when he went with his Dad and he was DELICIOUS! John's Aunt and Uncle have a tiny new pony named Cheyenne so Karen and I walked down to see it - so very cute. We also went to a couple of baseball games - Jacob had one game and Isaac had two. Both of the boys are really good baseball…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARIANA!

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We want to wish our niece, Ariana a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love you very much and wish you a wonderful day!

Aunt Riley & Uncle John

Busy, Busy

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It's been almost two weeks since my last post - wow, time sure does fly! We've just been really busy with various things here, there and everywhere. Life is great though and we love staying active in it.

Last weekend, we went to visit John's parents in Mount Vernon, Arkansas and had a really nice weekend. We have many pictures to share from that - so stay tuned! One of the highlights of the trip for John was this... He caught a 5lb bass and man was he tasty! As I said, I will do more of a recap of the weekend with several pictures from our trip soon.

We are really looking forward to Saturday night because we will be spending it with some of our favorite guys from the...Yippee - it's our first game of the season! They will be playing the Detroit Tigers and Third Day is doing a pre-game concert so it should be an awesome night!

Well this post is short and sweet, but I wish you a wonderful day!
Until we meet again...
Riley

A Plethora of Pictures

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**Quick Note** - the title is especially for my father-in-law, Mark (he'll know what it means - kind of an inside joke).

Okay, back to business! We have a variety of pictures to share. We have taken many over the last week or so, but we'll just share a few highlights.

We had a really nice Easter weekend! We stayed busy with a few things over the weekend and had some fun too. On Easter, we enjoyed a church wide Easter brunch in lieu of Sunday School and then a wonderful worship service. I made my grandpa's coffee cake for the brunch and I must say that it was quite delicious!! There wasn't a spec of it left. We had some things to do after church (count the offering and serve communion to a homebound couple) so we opted to go out for Easter lunch and then home for a relaxing afternoon/evening. We coordinated our Easter outfits again this year and went with the lime green and black combination - we had lots of nice compliments. It was fun!

We had a visit from the Easter bunn…

Birthday Wishes & Play Ball

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We hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend - we certainly did! Once we get them uploaded, we will share our Easter picture for 2010. We were matching in lime green and black ~ fun times!

Today, we want to wish our niece Alyssa a very HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY! We had fun at your birthday party on Saturday and wish you a wonderful day. We love you very much!
Today is also a VERY important day because...BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS! Time to "Root, Root, Root for the Rangers...and Cardinals". We are excited to welcome baseball back into our lives for the next six months or so. We already have tickets to our first Rangers game this season on April 24th. We are on the front row of the section we like to sit in - I can taste the hot dog now...mmm! We both bought new Rangers shirts over the weekend so we are ready to go. We love to go to the ballpark as much as possible, but we also have fun watching all the games at home. Happy Monday ~ until we meet again...
Riley

Things to be Happy About - March Edition

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A new month is upon us so it's that time again...time to post my favorite "things to be happy about" from my desk calendar in March. If you need to catch up, you can read about January here and February here.

Here are my March things to be happy about...
Coffee in an enormous mug ~ I love coffee and it's even better in a big oversized mug - we have LOTS of coffee cups in our houseM&Ms ~ Crispy chocolate goodness! They are dangerously small so you can pop several in your mouth, munch away and before you know it you've eaten a ton of them - such a simple, but tasty candy A house's welcome light ~ I love the sight of driving by or up to a home and all is dark, except the front porch light ready to greet visitors. For such a small amount of light, it really has a way of brightening the whole outside of the homeA place for everything ~ Simply said - for everything to have it's own "home" within your home is wonderfulAn utterly cloudless sky ~ The…