Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beautiful home

Friends of ours invited us over for my birthday last month.  It was a beautiful May day and I kept noticing the artistic look of things around their home.  Sitting by the water was so peaceful (except for when the boys wanted to throw rocks).  I especially liked this way of storing and displaying their canoe paddles on their nice wide front porch.

We had a lovely grilled dinner outside on their front porch.

And I have to include a picture of strawberries.  They're one of my favorite things about summer!!

Monday, June 28, 2010


My sister Esther came to visit with her two children, Kylee (almost 5) and Zane (1).  Our mom came too and bought the children matching t-shirts.  We loved them!!  Here they are after a wonderful outing to the Chutes and Ladders Park.

33 weeks and counting!

I'm feeling less like I'm desperate for an afternoon nap

I'm happy that I don't know the gender

I'm not quite as hungry anymore but am glad it's summer and can eat LOTS of fruit!

I'm growing out of some of my maternity shirts

My legs bother me but have improved with some herbs recommended by my midwife of last pregnancy

I am trying to mentally relax about having a vbac

Kent and I are not any closer to picking names

I'm treasuring the moments of this last pregnancy even though it's uncomfortable sometimes

Levi keeps asking if the baby is still inside me and Kade points to his belly and says, "baby" but he knows it's a joke which makes it even funnier

Looking forward to meeting this new little one and am surprisingly unanxious about how this little person will fit into our already busy family.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer SO FAR

We've enjoyed:

1.  A visit from Grandpa Bud and Grandma Vineta

2.  A visit from my mom

3.  Tana's graduation and open house

4.  A trip to Teddy Bear Park

5.  A night of roasting marshmallows and eating dinner outside on our porch

6.  A half-way successful attempt at potty-training Levi

7.  A date out with Kent to Red Lobster and St. Paul Symphony Orchestra (and we only spent $ that!)

8.  Watching Kent teach Alyssa and Kalai how to drive

9.  Having flowers planted in my front yard by my mother-in-law!

10.  A trip to camp to help work and enjoy sunshiny hours by the lake with the boys

11.  Reading a book with Malia

12.  A garage sale of our own

13.  Rearranging all the kids' bedrooms and getting used to new sleeping arrangements

14.  Planting my first hanging tomato plant... a gift from my mom

15.  Taking Kent out for Father's Day to Famous Dave's

16.  A bike ride to Caribou with Kent the other night