Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunday Funday.

This past Sunday we were lucky enough to get tickets to the Nascar SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. We were debating if we should take the boys or my Grandma who loves Nascar, we decided to take the boys but we will be take Grandma next year when they come back. After going and experiencing it we HAVE to take her. She will love it!!! We are happy we did take the boys. They had so much fun. Cameron enjoyed himself the most and was pouty when it was time to leave {we left a little early to beat the some of the traffic and he was not happy about that. He is already asking when we can go to another race. I have a feeling he will be watching them race this weekend on TV.

We left bright and early Sunday morning around 6am so the boys were not too excited about that. The raceway is only about an hour and a half from us with no traffic. It did take a little longer because we hit traffic as we got about 10 miles out but wasn't too bad. Once we got there and parked the kids were super excited. All Cameron wanted to do was see the race cars. We walked around and checked everything our for awhile. The kids had hot dogs for breakfast/lunch. After awhile of walking around and the kids starting to complain we headed to our seats for the start of the race. 

I really don't believe you have to be a Nascar fan to enjoy yourself and have a good time. We are not die hard fans at all {my Grandma and Aunt...yes they are!!!!}we will watch the race on TV on occasions and we know the drivers names and we don't own anything Nascar gear but we still had an AWESOME time. It was very cool to see that cars race around the track. We will for sure be going again. Such a super cool experience. 

This was over looking the race track from the parking lot, it was quite the hike in and out.

 I had the super lens on the camera so a close up is all i got.

 Easton could barely see out......

He is always doing these "strike a pose" pictures with funny faces.

 There Easton is again hugging Cameron for the picture. 

 We had to get a picture in front of Jr.'s trailer....that's Nino's { that's what the boys call my Grandma} favorite driver:)

 Cameron was so into checking out all the trailers selling all their merchandise. He had to check them all out.

 Getting a decent picture is not easy. 

 There was a 30 minute air show which was cool and the boys loved it.

 Bentley watching the jets.

 This picture isn't bad. He's always got to be moving around, can't just stand there...LOL

All the trailers and RV's at the campground.

 This thing was hauling butt around the track. Looked a little scary.

 The old school bombers flew over right before the start of the race. 

 This guy ran out of gas.....

 Easton being Easton.

 Not a great picture. B was passed out and it was windy.

 A crash right in front of our turn. It was scary seeing it LIVE and the driver was OK.

So there you have it. Our first Nascar race, so much fun!!! If you ever get the chance to go to one highly recommend it. We would love to go to a track and not a road course. Here they were only going about 100 mph and on the regular tracks the go like 200 mph. oh and my hair totally smelled like the track the next morning when I woke up. I thought Ryan was nuts Sunday night when he was getting ready for bed and said his shit smelt like rubber and fuel. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014


OH MY GOSH..... can you believe my last post was like forever ago. August 18 I think. I posted a pic of Cameron's first day of kindergarten. Well he has finished kindergarten and here is a picture of his last day.   Easton started pre-school in February and will go all next school year as well. 

Oh and school has been out for 2 weeks and I am so ready for it start. The boys are at each other non-stop all day long. The fight, wrestle, and horse around all day.......oh and Cameron's attitude....seriously he is SIX......it's going to be a long summer....8 weeks to go! But you know what is going to be really sad when school does start up and I realize Cameron is going to be in first grade ***tears*** Yes I am thrilled he will be going all day but at the same time it's so sad because that's like super big boy status now, going to school all day:(  At least him and Easton will get some time apart doing their thing.

 The sun had just been blazing right in his eyes so of course he has a funny look on his face.

This was also taken the last day of school. The whole school took a field trip to the aquatic center.

No clue why he has a funny look. I took like 4 or 5 pictures and in all he looks funny...ugh.

 Well I am hoping to make a come back here. Not that my blog was all that big to begin with. I know of a few family and friends that always kept up to date with it and are currently giving me shit because it's been forever since my last post. I have been keeping up on my bloggy friends through instagram {just started back on there recently} and facebook. Some have moved and some have had babies and others babies are growing so big and fast just like my Baby B. 

And here's crazy #3......hanging with daddy at Cameron's school on field day.

No idea how I am going to catch you all up. Maybe a 30 day blog challenge??? I have been thinking about that for while now. Anyone going to do a 30 day blog challenge???!!! Anyone? 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Friday Rewind.

Okay......well this Friday rewind is a couple days late....surprise, surprise.

This week was kinda a big week for us. Lots of things happening here in the Mink household. We went to Cameron's little school picnic to meet his teacher and say hello. Cameron had his first practice for fall ball, which is going to be coaches pitch. He's done with the T-ball {of course I have a post dedicated to his T-ball season but who knows when that will be up}. 

We took the kids out to ice cream which is always an adventure taking them anywhere. They used to hate ice cream but now they love it and of course they will only eat certain flavors. Cameron will only eat vanilla. Easton will eat vanilla with chocolate and/or caramel syrup and chocolate.  

Then Thursday was Cameron's first day of Kindergarten. I cannot believe our kids are already starting school. It's only 3 hours a day but it's every day. So this week will be interesting since it will be our first full week of coming and going to school. 

I also found wedding shoes and picked up my dress for Cynthia's wedding {which is only 2 weeks away from today....EEEEEEKKKKKk}. And I still have some things to finish up for the wedding....crunch time!!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday Rewind.

Well the weather here has been great all week for the month of August but that has me a bit worried because I know the scorching 100 degree temps are not over with, heck it can be 100 still in the month of October. I sure hope it's not. So that means lots of time outside this week. Actually the weather doesn't seem to bother them half the time. 

We found out that Cameron got into the morning session so that's great news. I would have gone nuts with an 11:40-3:00 schedule.

We all went on a family outing to the driving range and has always Cameron ends up in trouble and crying by the time we get back to the car. I didn't do all that bad for not hitting a ball in over a year but I took it easy and only hit a handful. The kids love it cause the balls pop up from a dispenser onto a tee;)

Bentley and I went to Cynthia's dress fitting {wedding is just 3 weeks away} while Cameron and Easton went to John's Incredible Pizza with my mom and grandma. It was nice to come home and have the house quiet for a bit. Bentley decided his 10 minute nap in the car was good enough so nap and actually that happened like 3 times this week. 

All three crazies got hair cuts and they were actually pretty good the whole time we were there. We had to wait a little bit even though we had an appointment which was annoying especially when I am waiting with 3 kids but oh well. 

And this was Thursday. One of the days Bentley decided not to nap.......

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are off to a birthday party today and who knows what we are doing tomorrow:)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Rewind.

Good Morning!

I got some great news yesterday that totally made my day or actually made my week or better yet made my month of August! I am not going to get any news better than this. We finally got a call that Cameron got into the school we want him to go to for Kindergarten to 8th grade....WHOOOHOOOO. I was so freaking happy and relieved. So this morning I am off to enroll and register him. School starts in just 2 weeks so I was getting anxious to find out any information and getting annoying with calling the district every week to be told something different every time. 

Sunday afternoon Ryan and I made it back from our 4 day camping Jeepers Jamboree trip. A shower and real bed never felt so good. It was a ton of fun and I can't wait until next year. 

This week we finally took our pup Mattie to the vet. She has had this bump/lump kinda by her nose on her muzzle area. One day about 3 weeks ago we just noticed it and thought maybe she got stung by a bee or something but it hasn't gotten smaller but hasn't gotten bigger either. And she hasn't been inhaling her food like she usually does. So we got her caught up on her shots and they tested the bump for abnormal cells and everything came back ok. So for now we are just going to watch it and do hot compresses to it.

Nothing exciting this week going on besides Cameron getting into our school of choice. And now all the fun begins. Oh and If I have time today I need to stop by Macy's to look at wedding shoes. The wedding is only a month away so finding a pair of shoes is top priority right. I know exactly the shoes I am looking for so I hope they have them and they fit right....fingers crossed!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This and That.

So I meant to post this earlier this morning. So here I am at 9:30 packing for a camping trip and getting things ready. 

Okay so I think I am just going to have to get over the whole blogger thing and just keep going with this one. BUT if it continues to delete my pictures I am going to be so PISSED!!! A lot of time and effort goes into to this whole blogging thing. 

So now that I am over it and going to keep plugging along here:) I am BACK! I have so many things I want to share and I am hoping after our little camping this weekend I will be refreshed and ready.

My life lately has been pretty crazy with trying to raise three little boys. Very challenging at times and feeling like my head is going to explode. Ryan and I are going on a 4 day camping trip with like another 100 or so jeeps called the Jeepers Jamboree. He's wanted to do this forever and it just happens to fall on the same week is on vacation. This is a no kids trip so I am to de-stress and refresh my mind {a little}. But this isn't your average camping trip. It's a four wheel drive type of trip where you need a 4x4 jeep to get to where we are going, in the middle of the Rubicon Trail with nothing but trees, dirt, and granite slab. Oh and did I mention there will be no cell service up in the middle of nowhere. Sounds great maybe to some but to a mom with three little ones I am freaking out a little not being able to call and check in on my little crazies. I know they will be in good hands but still cannot help but to worry about what we will be going on. 

So the week has already been quite busy and today is just going to be another one of those days. We have swim lessons this morning then we need to run a couple errands for our departure tomorrow morning at 430am then we are going to the fair this afternoon with the kiddos. Plus pack up the jeep and pack up the kids for Grandma's house. Oh and this is will be the longest time away from the kids without seeing or talking to them:( Oh and still have a bazillion other things to get done.

Okay I do not have time to proof read this so please forgive. I hope it all makes sense and there are no terrible typos. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blogger Problems.

I am not a high tech computer saavy person at ALL. I cannot even remember exactly how I set up this blog. I go to do somethings on here and can't remember how to do it and cannot figure it out then I just give up because really who has the time to sit at the computer for hours on in and try to figure the crap out?!  Sure in the heck not me. 

I noticed a while back that my pictures on older posts were missing. A giant square with a minus sign right in the middle. At first it was on posts from like 2 year to 18 months ago well now it's doing it on post just from like a year ago. This is really frustrating. One of the reasons I have not been around because I get so upset I cannot figure it out and it's very discouraging.

Anyone who blogs knows its very time consuming and takes a lot of work {even on my little simple blog}.Well just think of all the stuff you posted over the last 2-3 years and now it's all gone. I don't want to continue posting things then to have it just disappear and gone. I think the missing pictures has something to do with Picasa web album. Some of my pictures are missing and I have no clue where they went or why they disappeared. I just wish I knew what the hell I was doing. 
I was thinking of deleting this blog and just starting fresh with a new one. But then it would be sad to just see this one gone. I could try and transfer this one over to a new one but who the hell am I kidding....I would never be able to figure that out. I did sign up with Wordpress for a free blog but have no clue where to start or what to do. 

Okay I guess I am done complaining for now. I hope everyone has a great week. The boys started swim lessons today so that's where we will be every morning for the next 2 weeks or so. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Rewind.

Another week has come and gone. Seems to be how it is lately. The weeks just fly by and before we know it another month has passed. This week was much like last week. Nothing too exciting going on which is perfect for right now. A couple weeks to unwind is always nice.

Ryan has been wanting to take the boys to see Iron Man 3 so he took them one day after work this week and he says he will never take them again anytime soon.  First of all he took them by himself and second Easton is just out of diapers.  And next time I will be there with them to take them to the bathroom. And we probably won't take them to go see a movie he wants to see. He said they went pee about 10 times and Easton went poop twice....lol. I was laughing so hard when reading his text. 

It was weird to only have one child home with me. That doesn't happen very often AT ALL, like RARELY!!! 

  Today I finally went and exchanged our modem thingy and I think it's all hooked up correctly and now we should have no issues and it should be back to super lightening fast because apparently we have the fastest Internet they offer, so we shall see. 

Yesterday Bentley was in the worse mood EVER...like EVER! Cranky pants all friggin day. I think it must have been his molars bugging him or he's starting to get sick or something. It was bad. 

Plus he decided it was going to be a no nap day. So when that happens this happens...............

I think Cynthia and I have come to the conclusion that I might be making the guest book for her wedding. I just hope she likes whatever I make and if not she can always just use it for a little scrapbook of the wedding. But it's going to be challenging because I need to make sure there's enough room for everyone to sign and possible write a little note to Mr. & Mrs. Walsh...it should be interesting. I am excited because I already have ideas running around in my head and visions of what it will look. I need to start getting my supplies so I am not rushing around last minute trying to finish it....just a little over 2 months left now until the big day.

On Sunday we had Cameron's baseball party at the park. That was interesting. And of course he  did not walk up and get his trophy. He thinks he's shy or something but he won't go up in front of people when he knows they are looking at them. He did the same thing at preschool graduation {a post on that is coming sometime}.

And maybe just maybe you will be hearing from me for 30 days straight......I've been giving it a lot of thought, it's really going to be a challenge. Only other bloggers will understand how hard it is and how much time it takes, especially if you have a post with lots of pictures and links. I am terrible at the whole thing. Takes me forever to figure anything out and now pictures from way back when are not showing up and that pisses me the EFF off because I have no clue how to fix it. I will let you know when the 30 days is starting....

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Friday Rewind.

First of all this post was meant for yesterday....But the damn Internet was acting up all day. Monday I will be going to Comcast and exchanging the modem. I swear that's the problem. It's been acting up for awhile now and I finally just called yesterday. Hopefully that will fix it.

So this week has been so calm compared to last week. The kids and I did NOTHING!

Last Saturday we had closing ceremonies for Little League. Nothing too exciting just somewhere to go and something to do. The kids played some games and ate a hot dog .....oh and Easton had several tootsie pops.

They played in the backyard all day everyday the past week. And It's been warming up here. Going to be 106 or something today.  Since it's been warming up my mom finally gave the kids the pool she got them for the backyard and Ryan aired it up last weekend.

On Sunday I got to venture out of the house without my crazies. Ryan had a game in 
Yountville which is right by Napa so Beth {a good friend, her husband and Ryan are the coaches} and I went into the cute little town of Yountville and found a couple of tasting rooms. We did watch a little of the game but took off after about 45 minutes:) Then once the game was over the guys met up with us, we finished our tasting then headed to get some lunch. It was a lot of fun and cannot wait to back, definitely need to do that more often!!!

This little guy can now climb onto both couches. At first he could only get on the couch in living room because it sit a teeny bit lower but he finally mastered this recliner and coach in playroom. He was so proud of himself. 

We did this yesterday. We got Bentley's one year pictures taken.  I got a great deal and joined their rewards program thingy. That means we will be getting lots more pictures taken of the kids, maybe a family picture but I really wanted that outdoors so we shall see. It was such an awesome deal I couldn't pass it up. I've never been one to want to sign up for the rewards thing because who really needs that many pictures of their kids?! Like what the hell do you do with all the damn pictures. My wall is already almost filled and I am not rotating or taking any of these down. Maybe only the school pictures will get rotated in and out. Plus I take so many myself. Oh well I will have to plan out our trips to Picture People so I can make the most out of our freebie items we get.  Of course I got the disc of pictures so I can't wait to show you guys. And maybe just maybe all our friends and family will finally get their copies of all the other pics we had taken months ago:)

That's it for now! I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday!!!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

This and That.

WOW...its been very busy around here the past couple of months or so, lots of things going on and so much to tell you about.

*** Cameron had preschool graduation last Friday:( More to come on that.

*** T-Ball has come to end for the season. Also more to come.

*** High School baseball is over and now American Legion has started. Ryan I think has officially resigned             from coaching. This summer will be his last year until I think he starts coaching the boys.

*** My children drive me nuts on a daily basis but I love them to pieces.

*** So glad last week is finally over and in the past.

***I wish I knew how to work blogger so I could fix my blog. Old pictures are not showing up and its pissing me off, even more so because I don't know why or how to fix the damn thing.

*** Trying to convince myself to a challenge....30 days of blogging...eeeekkkkk, not sure I can do that. Got the idea from my friend Michelle at So Wonderful, So Marvelous.  And please go check out her post........Such a great read!!!


*** I just picked the house up this morning and by noon its already a freaking diaster. Nothing new....happens every day.

*** I think Easton is done with the diapers!!!! Whooohoooo! He's been doing so good and hasn't had a diaper on in weeks.

*** So tired of saying the word NO and most days I think my head is going to explode from the kids not listening........

*** I am hoping sometime soon to start blogging about my couponing experiences. I want to share with you all how addicting it can be and how much money you can SAVE. And how embarrassing I have even been on a local morning show twice. I got an awesome birthday present from my BIL and SIL last month to help me with me coupons....more on that as well:)

*** I joined Stampin' Up! and now I can attempt to earn a little extra cash and get back into scrapbooking. Maybe finish Cameron's first year by the time he is 6 and maybe start on Easton and Bentley's first year sometime in the near future.....of course more to come on this as well.

DANG....looks like I have lots of "more to come".....Well I have been on this little ole post all day here and there. We will see what happens tomorrow. Maybe a surprise and 2 days of posting!!

Friday, May 17, 2013


Happy Birthday Bentley!!! WOW...where does the time go?! Already ONE! 

Mommy and daddy love you so much...xoxo