June 28, 2010

I'll take "Yah" for $1000...

A quick video of Jack Henry answering us. So cute!

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Happy First Birthday Jackson!

Hard to believe this little stinker is already 1. We had a great camping birthday party and hope for many more as wonderful at this one. Thank you to all who came out for lunch to celebrate our baby entering toddlerhood!
First Presents:
Thank you Uncle Matt, Auntie Nicole, Logan and Cameron for my Fridge Barn!
Thank you Uncle Dustin, Auntie Erica, and Alden for my foam building blocks!

Blowing Kisses!
If you don't eat that cake, Emmett and Cousin Soren would gladly do it for you!
Yeah, Swimming Shorts!
Got my own big boy plates!

Thank you to all the Grandpas, Grandmas, Aunts and Uncles that pitched in for his new big boy carseat. He loves it!

Father's Day Camping

For Father's Day weekend, my dad, his girlfriend Nidia, and her grandson Shamus came up and we went camping right here in the comforts of our own backyard, Indian Mary Park. We had a blast, the boys loved camping, and it was an all-in-all great weekend.


First Day - Skipping Rocks!


Hammock Fun!
Campfire times!


Day 2 - Fishing Lessons


Perfect end to a great Father's Day weekend!

June 23, 2010

A Boy And His River

Nolan loves fishing!

A more complicated type of piggy-back ride...

June 22, 2010 - Us And Them....

Thank you, Grandpa and Grandma, for sharing such a special day with us.
May we be just as blessed as the 2 of you have been all these years.
We love you!


53 Years
8 Years



June 14, 2010

What did you do this weekend? Us...oh, we just painted our house!

Lets be honest...our house was pink and it drove Sy crazy! Deciding on colors to paint a house is one of the hardest decisions we have had to make. It's a BIG deal if it doesn't work out, nobody wants to repaint a house, right? It took us months to figure out what colors we wanted and then at the last minute, as we were getting into the car to go buy the paint, we changed our minds completely and ended up with what we call "slightly olive/earth tones." The colors are Harvest Brown for the base, Mississippi Mud for the shutters, above the garage, and above the doorway/livingrom, and Raffia Cream for the trim.
We taped up all the windows and doors Friday night for about 4 hours. Saturday we worked from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday we worked from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. We went through 10 gallons of paint (ugh), borrowed a paint sprayer, went through tons of rollers and brushes. We got sun burns, after all this rain it decided to be 90 degrees all weekend (go figure). We got over our fear of hights (Good Job Hubby!), and the end result is absolutely stunning!
4 years later and every square inch of this house (inside and out) has been painted.
Done. And. Done.
Before....



We pulled off the shutters to find another horrible color of pink.
And After....