Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Well the day has finally come... July 17th 2008... today the Mazda turned over 100,000 miles!!! It has been a day that we have looked forward to with both dread and excitement. Excitement because let's be honest, it is pretty cool to see that perfect 100000!! To know that in just 3-1/2 years you have driven your car more miles than most people drive their cars in 8 years. That is talent my friends :) (A talent that must credit my mom for passing on to me! Her motto is "That's why we have cars, to drive them"!!)
And dread... because everyone knows that once a car turns over 100,000 miles things are usually on the downward slope. This was mine and Luke's experience with our previous car (which we ended up selling at about 125,000 miles). Thankfully we have not had any major problems with the Mazda!!
I thought this picture was worth sharing as well. For some reason I have a fascination with numbers, perfection, and order. There is something totally calming and soothing about seeing 1 of the same number in a row. When our car it 77777 I pulled off the road and took a picture of that as well. I know what you are thinking "sad april... definitely neurotic compulsive."
The Original Graham Children
Luke and April Graham :)
Baby Graham... he is getting so big!!
Savannah and Aunt April at Fireworks!
Aunt Kim with Aly and Savy
Luke and Cadence (how sweet is that!!)
Monday, July 14, 2008
On Sunday Em drove us down to Greensboro where Ashleigh met us and picked us up. We spent Sunday to Wednesday with Ashleigh, Chris, & Cadence.
It was fun for Luke to get to spend time with Cadence. As you all know Luke is gone most of the time, so he doesn't get to see our nieces and nephew very much. Cadence enjoyed having Luke around, and walked around the house for 4 solid days saying "ALUUUKE".
On Monday afternoon, while Ash & Chris were teaching, Luke and I took Cadence to the park. She is such a "DIVA" and covered her eyes and asked for sunglasses as soon as we stepped out the front door. The best part is that she kept those sunglasses on the entire time we were at the park :)
During our time in NC Asheigh and I did A LOT of scrapbooking! Ash finished her graduation pages for Mom's "Graduation" album, and I did a small "Beach" scrapbook for Mom's B-day. One day Cadence fell backwards into Ash's scrapbooking box... of course we had to take a picture of her before we helped her out :)
Slang was "Itchy" while we were there, so one morning we came downstairs to find him wearing one of Cadence's diapers... Poor Slang :(
The last night we were their Ash & Chris took us to this really cool restaurant called "Cookout". They had incredible milkshakes in every flavor you could imagine (even Watermelon!!)
But the greatest thing about Cookout was their menu... Take a look at their beverages... We all got a good laugh out of the "Huge Tea". (For those of you don't know HUGE is Luke's favorite word, and Cadence has recently started saying it as well!!)
Luke and Chris did a "Guitar Camp" while we were in NC. I will post those pics soon.