Monday, August 23, 2010

A Day Later. . .

For most people, this is gross, but for John's medically-minded siblings, it will look "very interesting."

Needless to say, John couldn't fit a dress shoe on this morning and called in a 'sick day'.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


A pot of boiling water spilled onto John's foot today. I don't think I've EVER heard him cry out in pain like I did today. The closest he got to swearing, though, was "CUSS!"
Talk about pain!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Perfect Summer Vacation. . .

. . . Equals great weather, a beautiful and relaxing environment, super yummy food, fun activities, and good company. We enjoyed a week at the cabin with my parents and siblings. Visiting, swimming, eating, reading, snuggling, horse riding, visiting, biking, hiking, more visiting, playing games, fishing, exercising, more visiting. . . Life couldn't get any better than that!

Me and my dad on top of GreensPeak. He has always been, and continues to be a wonderful father, friend, and counselor.
EmmaClaire loved finding different wild flowers around the cabin. Because of lots of rain and snow this past Spring and Winter, the mountains were green and beautiful. And lots of wild flowers for EmmaClaire. She was in heaven!

Abby and her cousin are inseperable. They get along so well, and I'm glad they have each other!

Family picture (without the baby) on a hike.

Mountain biking on the country roads and trails. Super fun!

Uncle Sam and Uncle Spencer are pretty fun!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More pics from the cabin

Andersen loved swinging on the swings and playing with cousins.

Abby, getting ready for a trail ride.

Andersen, snuggling with Grandma and listening to a story at bedtime.

Hiking with baby Kate.

Happy Birthday Taylor!

He turned 11 today. John and I shared the story of his enterance into this world with the kids this morning. His life is proof to me that miracles happen and that the Lord is in total control. Taylor is our "miracle baby." I love being his mom.

At school today, Taylor's teacher video taped him being sung to. Check out the link:

**Make sure the volume is up.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

She's a growing girl!

Kate is growing each day. At her 8-week dr. apointment, she weighed in at 12.5 lbs and measured around the 85th percentile. She is smiling more, starting to coo, and sleeping for longer periods through the night--which means I'm getting a little more shut-eye too. As long as I stay away from anything DAIRY, she's a pretty sweet and happy baby.

Love the rubber-band wrists!

Smiling with Grandma

EmmaClaire asks almost daily to fix baby sister's hair. She came into the family room the other day with hairspray, a brush, comb, spray bottle, and lots of hair acceries. Kate was a good sport, and EmmaClaire was in girly heaven.
Kate received a beautiful baby blessing by her father this past Sunday. Here's a few pictures of Kate in her baby blessing dress, which her Grandma bought for her in the Domican Republic.

Kate was named after her grandma, Kathleen. I hope baby Kate grows up to model after her Grandma-so kind, cheerful, musically talented, generous, consecrated, thoughtful, creative, and everything that is good.