june 23rd through the 29th
here's a little about what's been going on. before this week, we hadn't really done a whole lot of fun summer stuff yet. i've been busy working on posts for groupon. i (1825) received an email from socialspark after we returned home from our last trip to utah. it sounded like a great campaign, so i signed us up. (i don't think jen was too interested. i don't think she thinks it fits in with our blog.) but, HELLO?? we received $4,000 in groupon credit to use to purchase different deals in the summer shop that groupon was going to be promoting. we have to write 12 posts in 4 weeks about the groupons we purchase. come to find out, there are only 5 other bloggers participating and one of us will win $20,000 for having the best summer ever. so i've bought some groupons and we've used some of those groupons. i wrote a few posts, submitted them, only to have them rejected and sent back. first, i had too much craft and not enough groupon (i thought i would try and please our readers with providing downloads and stuff). and then they wanted me to switch my second post to be my first post. so, i'll have to go back and totally re-write that first post again. as much as it's stressing me out to write the posts, i'm also enjoying it. i'm blogging the way i'd really like to be blogging. words and photos. not just printables.
• madi and max sleep on the couch and sleep in for as long as i'll let them.
• american ninja warrior is pretty popular in our house right now. the crew gathers in our bed to watch every monday night. max swears he can do the obstacles, no problem. (i'm sure he probably could)
• this week we went bowling, had dinner at the sugar factory and went and played mini golf. darric had a check-up at the oral surgeon on friday. he got a plastic syringe to help keep the spaces cleaned out.
• sunday, i took the girls and we went to cafe rio for lunch. and then went over to old navy to look for some clothes. we found some shorts that were long enough for me and short enough for the girls. they got some shirts too and i grabbed max an outfit too. the boys had gone out for a little fun together too. they went to big 5 and max got a new nerf football, they went and looked around at the bike stores and had lunch at red robin. later that afternoon, we went over and visited grandma + grandpa carter. there were no bake cookies and the kids tried out the wii fit. kenzie and madi had a mean hula hoop competition going on. it was pretty funny to watch.