Sunday, August 22, 2010


First, Congratulations Nic and Stef! They were married this weekend and had a rocking party to follow. I was honored to be a bridesmaid. I hired Stef six or so years ago for our MOPS program. Somehow . . . she was always Everett's teacher. She quickly became our favorite babysiter, and Nic too became a family favorite. Three years later, when we found out we were pregnant again, I asked her if she would be Aunt Stef to the kids.Isobel was a flower girl.
Our children started dancing at the first song (me too)
Bel lasted a long time,

But Everett just . . . kept . . . going. He was quite the hit! His feet were moving so fast, it was amazing. People kept asking where he learned how to do that. They were shocked to learn that he is a homeschooler without cable.

I gotta say that there is no better way to remember why you got married than to attend a wedding of close friends, and hear the vows you too agreed to.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010


My sweet husband has know for a few days that my family was coming to surprise me for my birthday. So Sunday went on as usual. The four of us had been watching a movie, I was school prepping . . . and there were my parents and sisters pulling up outside our house. So surprised!! Here they were with a chicken dinner, every vegetable and fruit, plus my favorite desert and a cake. Balloons too. My son and daughter presented me with a Shuffle and an App Store gift card that they thoughtfully sought out with their dad. More wow! Thank you Ian, Moma, Papa, Tracey, EJ, Tiara, Everett and Isobel. I totally feel spoiled.

Friday, August 13, 2010

This summer is on warp speed

Since my last post, we've went to camp:
Group Camp Picture (E middle of blue line, B front of pink) Kalina reading Isobel a letter from home (my hand writting of what Ian would have said)
The highlight of Isobel's time may have been holding Apollo
Everett making a straw cross bow
Getting ready for bed in the tent
Isobel waking up after a night in the tent
Bel's dirty feet. See the flip flop lines
Us going to sleep
Camp fire and smores

Knot tying craft
Rejoiced in two more babies born, Papa had surgery, one Scout hike, one Scout bike ride, was rear ended on the Guide by a hit and run driver, went to a wedding shower, attended boot camp repeatedly, helped a friend pack to show her house before they left for a camping trip. A few more things too I'm sure . . . .