Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leah's 'official' 3 yr photos

Our friend's the Davis' have the most amazing swing in their backyard.  When I saw it, I knew I would have to bring Leah back for her 3 yr pics.  I barely made it before the sun set though.  So between the dark, and the swinging, I only got 4 that were in focus!! Good thing Leah's making some normal faces in them.  And then Elena took some cute ones of the both of us.  So nice to have photos with me in them!  Thanks Elena!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The big 29

Ross had another birthday on the 5th!  He does a lot for us and I thought I'd show a few projects he's done over the last couple of years or so.   I don't want to be super mushy... but I do want him to know that I feel super lucky to have him.  (For a lot more reasons than just that he builds stuff.)

So when we re-vamped the kids room a few months ago, Ross built 1- their bunk beds in the closet, 2- some storage shelves because we had nowhere to put their toys, and 3- this desk in the corner that we thought would be fun for them to have.  I still need to paint their desk! Especially now that they've colored all over it.  

The biggest project he's done (besides the bathroom) is the shelving in the family room.  These have made an appearance in the background of other pictures on the blog, but I haven't really talked about them.  It has made such a huge difference!  He did a really fantastic job.  This picture was taken a couple months ago, I have since filled up all of the shelves.  
I was trying to find a before picture and this was the best I could do.  That wall behind Ethan with the TV is the same wall in the photo above!
He also built those storage benches/ottoman.  They were actually his first project.

He also makes most of the dessert in the house.  I should post pictures of all the cakes he's made, but that's too much work. :)

I'm really grateful for his love, and his support.  And for everything he does for us!  I couldn't have asked for a better match.    

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First time camping!

A few weeks ago we took a little camping trip down at Douglas State Fishing Lake.  The kids had a ball.  We only camped one night-- which was perfect.   

It was our first time using the tent!

We had a delicious meal of hot dogs. 

I bought a little raft at Aldi.. haha. for $15.  It held up just fine, but we kept it short, cause Aldi's not exactly known for its high quality products.  That, and we got stuck on a branch at the beginning and didn't know if that put a hole in it or not.
We decided to go on a walk around the lake.  It was getting late and the sun was setting, I don't know why I didn't grab my camera! I used my phone for these pics.  And Ross was a dear and ran half a mile to get my camera but when he got back the golden light was gone.  Oh well.

Ross is a fire master.  Smore's are sooo good.

We had a decent night.  Leah didn't sleep very well, I think she was cold.  I was a little chilly too, and finally pulled Leah right next to me so we would both be warmer.  

Cereal for breakfast.  Next camping purchase on the list: a stove!

By the morning the kids pretty much looked homeless.

And don't mind me while I post some pictures of rocks dropping into the water.

It was very fun! Next time we'll have to invite some friends join us.