Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This past weekend, we had the rare pleasure of seeing one of my favorite childhood homes, both inside and out. To make a long story short, I wrote a letter to the current owners telling them our story behind the house, about how my parents bought the property in the early 80's and farmed it for ten years before getting to build their dream house on it. And about how our time there was cut shorter than we would have planned when my dad got sick and we had to move back to town. The owners, being the gracious, wonderful people that they are, invited us out for a visit. It was a day I'll never forget, such a special treat to feel so connected to my dad's dream again, to see the views he hoped he'd see into old age. Thank you, Gary and Nancy, for blessing our family with such a sweet day!
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Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This one of Sawyer reminds me of a look my dad used to give, something in the eyes. I love it when he reminds me of my dad!
yes, vegging out, winter time, you've over-stayed your welcome!Here we have the "I'm too cool for Kool Aid" look. And I'll give you one guess as to which three year old girl taught him how to color on himself;). But what else can you do when you're one and cooped up in the house all day?Ah...pure sweetness! Sawyer has this thing about wanting to hold wrapped up dolls. Emma will wrap them for him and he just can't wait to get ahold of the little bundle. A daddy in the making... or a guy who will really like pigs in a blanket, one of the two. And last, but not least, here are some pictures of Emma's bike-riding lessons. I am amazed how fast she picked it up! Now from these pictures, it appears that Daddy taught her this monumental skill. But for the record, yours truely ran twice around the block and numerous times back and forth in front of the house with her and was the first one to successfully let go before these pictures. When I was beat and profusely sweating, I gave the reigns to Travis and grabbed my camera. But whatever, she learned in less than an hour, yay Emma! Now it's just perfecting the take off and stopping part. We'll try again on the next sunny day.
Wheh, I may need to blog twice a week to avoid these long posts, but it feels good to get them up nontheless. I'm happy to report, we are all on the mend...for now. Heres hoping AND praying we can have a little break from germs and that spring gets here soon!