The Homecoming

We were so excited to welcome my brother home from his mission in South Korea. We waited two years for Jorden’s return and we were all giddy as we waited in the airport with balloons and signs. Upon completing his mission, Jorden traveled around the world for 19 hours to…

{Almost} Boating Trip

June 20, 2009 in Boating, Summer Activities - 1 Comment

We had high intentions of going boating this morning. Sure, it was overcast and raining as it has been every day for the last 3 weeks, but we didn’t want to wait any longer to take the boat out on it’s maiden voyage of the season. After a late start…

Mr. Clean

June 18, 2009 in Blake - 7 Comments

Blake started begging and pointing at my napkin holder for no apparent reason yesterday. He couldn’t reach it on the counter, which was good, because I figured he would create a shredded napkin disaster. Over the next few minutes, he got more and more hysterical about wanting the napkins. Tears…

First Day of Nursery

June 15, 2009 in Blake, Church - 6 Comments

Blake wasn’t able to go to nursery last Sunday because his dad and him were both home sick. So, yesterday was our first attempt. Thank you for all of your suggestions to make the transition run smoothly. To endure the afternoon nursery time, I decided to try to get him to…

18 Months

June 12, 2009 in Blake, Blakeisms - 4 Comments

Blake is 1½ already! It seems like he was just halfway to one, and now he is halfway to two. I’ve been meaning to make a list of words he says so that I can remember in years to come what he was saying at this age. Here is what…

Anniversary Party Day

June 7, 2009 in Anniversaries, Dates, Troy - 3 Comments

Troy volunteered several weeks ago to plan our anniversary date and surprise me. We decided to celebrate over the weekend since our anniversary was on a Wednesday this year. We dropped Blake off at his grandparents’ house on Friday evening, and then Troy drove downtown. We pulled up into the…

Where Are Your Clothes?

June 5, 2009 in Blake, Videos - 4 Comments

I was sweeping the kitchen the other day when all of a sudden, Blake came sliding down the stairs at lightning bolt speed, with no clothes on! He previously had on a snap down romper, and somehow figured out how to unsnap it and get his legs and arms out….

Golden Anniversary

Obviously it is not our 50-year golden anniversary, but if golden anniversaries were like golden birthdays, today would be ours. This June 3rd marks our 3-year anniversary. Another “3” to add to the crazy chain. It’s hard to remember what it was like to not spend every day with the…

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