Monday, June 25, 2007


Well our photos have a new home, all 3174 of them! Actually there are more now...I've just uploaded some more into the June 2007 album. Sorry this is was another action packed weekend and I'm ridiculously tired. I'll be back sometime soon though, we've got a weekend home this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

relay for life...

If you know know I hate asking for anything, but a couple times a year I make an exception to that. There are two causes that are near and dear to my heart.

One, is the March of Dimes, in which I point you to Dale and Suzanne's blog (which most of you read anyway!) because they are much more versed and eloquent in speaking of this organization, if you're new to their blog...browse through their archives and you will see just how important your support of the March of Dimes is.

The other is the American Cancer Society, and specifically the Relay for Life. This is my 3rd year participating (although I don't know if you can count the first year because I wasn't really there...having just had my baby girl!)...anyway...not the point. For the last 3 years my family has participated in the Dyersville Area Relay for Life. As most of you know my grandpa passed away from his brief battle with lung cancer 2 years ago. For most of us, cancer has touch our lives in one way or another, and if it hasn't touched your life on a deeply personal are lucky, and I'm asking you to donate to this wonderful cause so that maybe you can live your whole life never having been affected on a personal level. Don't wait until you've lost someone you love to this disease to wake up and start doing something about it, what, I'm ashamed to say, is what it took for me.

I'm asking you all to look inside your hearts and donate or come walk with us on August 3rd, or both. My personal page where you can donate is linked here, but honestly...donate anywhere you want, the important thing is to get money for research...we're all in it for the same reasons.

My love to you all, and thank you to all who choose to donate!

*I'm also creating a link on the sidebar for when you can't see this post anymore*

Sunday, June 17, 2007

busy weekend

Hi all! Its been a busy weekend here at the Carroll house. We took off Wednesday night after work for Iowa where we dropped Brianna off at my mom and dad's house. On Thursday morning we headed to Galesburg where Bob was playing in the Harley Knosher Golf Outing.

That's Harley in the picture here with Bob.

He played a practice round on Thursday and while he was doing that, I visited with the Business Office ladies and then worked out in Knox's new fitness center (which is fabulous!). After that Holly and I went to get some much deserved pampering in the form of pedicures. After the boys finished their practice round we had dinner and headed out to enjoy some good company and beer!

We had a great time hanging out with everyone. Friday was the actual tournament so we spent all day on the golf course which was also fun. The team Bob was on (Andrew Isaacson, Jeff Ancelet, John Hawkinson, and Bob) won the low gross score (55), so all in all it was a good day.

On the way back to my parent's we stopped by to visit Alli and Steve and had dinner with Alli, which of course is always a treat! :o)

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing with the family for the most part. Braden, Brianna, and Kelsey got to go swimming and had a blast playing with each other, even if they did get a little cranky towards the end.

It was a fun-filled weekend for us...never a dull moment. Although I think we'll be paying for the action packed weekend for a while with Brianna, because she is definitely out of her routine. Hope you all have a great week! I have a bunch of new pictures, but since Yahoo! photos is shutting down my pictures are not being moved over to Shutterfly, so I won't upload any new ones until I see how this goes. Hopefully I don't lose everything! Keep your fingers crossed!
Our love to all!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


I guess summer is officially here! We filled up Brianna's pool today and she went "swimming" for the first time. She had a blast. She spent yesterday and part of today at Grandpa & Grandma Carroll's so Bob and I went shopping today to get her some new summer clothes and a new swimsuit. (Bob picked this out) but we thought it was too adorable to not get it. She did not want to get out of the pool, but she was alittle prune by the time we pried her out of there. After she came in and got dressed she still wanted to wear the grass skirt so we put it on over her shorts. Anyway there are a bunch of pictures up of her in her pool. Hope you enjoy! Have a great week everyone! :)