Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Next Mastercard Commercial?

Graco Pack & Play: $150 Various Children's Toys: $40
Mommy's 30 Minute Lunch Break: Priceless

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Adelyn is 9 1/2 months and oh my...I need a nap! This girl is an endless bundle of energy. In the past couple of months she has added lots of new abilities to her bag of tricks. From clapping & waving to constant chatter she can do it all. One day we were talking and our conversation went something like this...

Adelyn: "Hiii-ya!"
Mommy: "Adelyn, are you going to be the next Karate Kid?"
Adelyn: "Yaaa"

She definitely keeps us laughing. Matt & I have certainly noticed her budding personality more and more, but it seems that others have too. The general consensus is that this girl is TROUBLE! But don't take my word for it. Here's what everyone else is saying... Gigi: "What a BUSY BEAVER you are Adelyn! I don't remember any of you girls being so busy & talkative all the time." (By busy she means intently focused on something at all times.)
Dan & Jaaron (parents of 2 1/2 year old Brody. Jaaron is always reminding us that boys use 50% more energy than girls): "She is such a WIGGLE WORM! I don't remember Brody being this much of a wiggle worm at her age."

The Pediatrician in response to my question about separation anxiety: "Well, you know, she's a bit of a STINKER. So I think she's just putting on."

Last Sunday after church our friend Brian sought me out to tell me: "That girl is TROUBLE! I was sitting in the nursery holding Jackson when Adelyn crawled over and untied both of my shoes!" So there you have it. TROUBLE! She keeps us on our toes that's for sure. And we wouldn't have it any other way. It is so cute to see her tease & play with us. She loves to chase Dakota, swim, swing, climb the stairs and open & close doors. She also loves to snuggle whenever she can hold still long enough to do it. I always cherish those moments. They don't last long.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today Matt & I are celebrating 6 years of wedded bliss! I can not believe how quickly the years have flown by. The other night we were talking about relationships and what makes them work. We decided that while we may not like the same movies or read the same books we do agree on the big stuff. You know...that ice cream should never be fat free, Asian Sesame Ginger Salad dressing is the only way to go, & that a king size bed is the key to any good marriage. Last night at dinner we were reflecting over the past 6 years. The trips we've taken, the ways we've celebrated our anniversary and what we want the next 6 years to look like. We are so grateful for all the ways that the Lord has blessed us and can't wait for what's next. This is a picture from the night we got engaged. We look so young! We were so young! Thank goodness we do not still have those couches!

P.S. Happy Anniversary to all the other July Brides. I can think of at least 9 of you off the top of my head! : )

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Better late than never...Hope you had a great 4th!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brake the Ache

This past Saturday Matt & I got to enjoy a few hours on the lake baby free. It's been a looong time since I've done this but I actually got in a little wakeboarding action... Why did I agree to this?
Ok, I guess it's not too bad. Plus, check out that million dollar home behind me. Not too shabby.