Monday, August 24, 2009

Again...Just a Reminder!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

A New Blog

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Friday, August 07, 2009

This & That

Summer Recap:
Where did the summer go? I purposely didn't plan a lot and yet I felt we were completely busy every day. Sigh. Here's what I do remember...
-2 1.5 weeks in Oregon and Seattle
-running a marathon
-swinging on the play set
-grant in swim lessons
-a quick weekend in Idaho
-swimming at the pool
-a few photo sessions and play dates
-4th of July with friends
-visit from Jessi and trip to Disney
-watching two children laugh and grow
-being busy, but content

Back to School
Grant will start first grade Monday. We met his teacher yesterday and Grant is very excited! He even has a friend from last year in his class. Gracie and mom will sure miss him!

What can I say about this little bit? She has a spring in her step and sure knows what she wants. With Grant off to school she'll be overflowing on my posts (you've now been warned)!

12 Years
Mark and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary last month by exchanging homemade notes of love. I think those are the best kind of gift.

Mark's b-day
Mark's a year older, happened a couple weeks ago while he was rafting in TN.

Mark's Travels
Mark also has been traveling a bit more this past month. Both with work and the Young Men at church. He had a meeting inside the pentagon on one of the trips. I prefer to have him home and so do the kids.

Cardinal Update
He's goooone!!! (knock on wood). But the owl is left out, just in case.

The Garden
Well, it was an interesting go at it, didn't produce much: a few strawberries, over a dozen tomatoes, a few peppers, an egg plant is still growing and a few very tiny sunflowers.

Looking forward to:
A routine with Grant back in school. My sister Diana's visit soon! Gracie's face when she sees Grant getting off the bus. Cooler days of fall. Running. Taking pictures. Trying a garden again next summer.

Show me the love!
They really do love to play with each other, but Gracie can show him who's boss!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

16 + months, shurgging shoulders, saying words and on the go.

And I love this one just as much and kiss her cheeks all day long.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Loss of tooth #5, a hair cut and starts 1st grade on Monday!

Have I mentioned how much I love this boy!?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A Vacation...

We took a little wasn't quite long enough, but a great way to end the summer. It was wonderful to just be with family and Disney World is always a fun place to go! My camera took a little vacation too, which was nice. So here are a few pictures to share.

Gracie was so good for being stuck in a stroller most of the day. She was able to go on many of the rides, we took her on Nemo four times. The aquarium at the end was probably her favorite part.

Grant was very apprehensive about the rides. But, he was brave and tried most all of them, even though some scared him to death! His favorite was Soarin at Epcot, he road it four times.

Having some fun:

We learned quickly to be prepared for any type of weather...even torrential downpours!

It was so great to have my sister, Jessi come along. She is so good with the kids and was such a help!!

Two tired kids.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet Ella - 12 days old

I love newborns so fresh and new...and Ella was so wide awake! She brought along with her this great Aden + Anais muslin wrap, if you are going to be having a baby I think you need some of these!

Getting sleepy...

What a little doll! So nice to meet you Ella!