Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yeah, that's my brother


For those of you who know my brother Casey you know how cool he is. We are only 13 months apart and I've always pretty much worshipped him. He is hilarious, never afraid to make fun of himself. He has always had a really strong sense of right and wrong and has NEVER liked bad guys. I think that explains why he was afraid of America's Most Wanted when we were kids. So when he wanted to be a cop I was not surprised. I hate how competitive it is to become a cop because, I'm telling you, Casey was born for it. But bad guys should know that they aren't safe just because Casey isn't a policeman yet. He will get you anyways!

For those of you who don't know, Casey works at AT&T wireless at the mall. They have this big, nice new store right outside of the food court. When Casey came into work yesterday he saw two guys at one of the displays trying to cut through the wire that held the iphones so that they could steal them. Of course Casey confronts them and he somehow ends up wrestling with one of them. The guy wriggles loose and runs. Casey then chased him down and tackled him right outside of Auntie Annes. Then he held the guy until the "real" cops got there. The guy's brilliant friend was waiting outside so the cops got him too. Their car was full of stolen goods. Isn't that an awesome story?

About a year ago Casey was working the kiosk outside American Eagle when he noticed two cops go in and hang out around the entrance. Curious, Casey walked in and pretended to be looking at stuff. There was a guy in the back that had his clothes stuffed with stolen clothes. Pretty soon the cops walked up to try to corner the guy. He darted around the cops and ran strait towards Casey, so he got low and plowed into the guy knocking him down. The cops then ran over and got him.

What a STUD! He should be able to get on at the police department with those two stories alone!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Old Hat New Hat

I was inspired by these hats and this Bloggy Book and Craft-a-thon Day 1 and this book:

We made our own crazy hats. The kids loved painting and decorating their hats to look like ones in the book. They were all so proud of themselves and I thought that they looked so cute!


Last week we had so much fun with my five year old niece Cassie, my eight year old nephew Josh and my practically ten year old nephew Tommy here visiting for a whole week. We went to the beach a couple of times, to the park, shopping and camping. We stayed up late and slept in different beds and different spots on the floor. We played Rock band and started our own group called The Wright Family Rockers. We had fun visiting when their mom Stephanie came to pick them up and were sad to see them go. This week has been very boring compared to last week. We can't wait to do it again next summer!!! Here are some pictures from our camping trip which was cut short when we woke up to puddles of rain in our tent.

This is Tommy swimming in ICE cold glacier water!

My mom has a "NO RULES" rule while your camping and so the kids go to eat as much junk as they wanted!

Here is Cassie taking care of HER baby :)

The kids loved playing in the river despite how cold it was

Josh REALLY wanted to stay up till midnight!

Quinn FINALLY passed out in Mark's lap around 11:00