Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Sorry for the long amount of time between posts, but as the title states we have just been way to busy for blogging. Jaren has finished t-ball for the season and now he and Bethany have moved on to swimming lessons two mornings a week. On top of that we had a couple of birthday parties for 3 of our favorite one-year olds and a fun camping weekend along with all the mundane things that need to be done around the house. This coming week will be filled with final preparations for the Cadet Counselor's Convention where we are going as chaperons. It will be lots of fun I'm sure and I'll make sure to share pictures after the event. Now I'm going to leave you with a bunch of pictures for our past couple of weeks.

It was really hot this weekend camping so Kurtis filled this container up for the kids to splash in. I also bought water guns for them but unfortunately they didn't work at all. :(

Erica being her natural self...she's such a goofy girl!

Working on their tans

Bethany loves giving horsey rides. She can handle Erica, but found out later that week that Jaren was a bit much for her. :)

Madelyn's birthday party...can you see she swiped a cupcake while we sang to her. :)

The 5 cousins...Erica, Bethany, Joshua, Maddy & Jaren

Enjoying the pool & hose at Luke & Reagan's house

Drew & Lauren were not impressed with our singing. They were by far more impressed with all the fun things on the table.

Birthday girl Lauren

The ornery birthday boy...also known as Drew

Jaren & Erica had a good time in the pool the other day while Bethany was napping. Jaren was actually getting Erica back since she started the water fight.

This is the picture that should be first.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This past weekend we were able to go to Mi to enjoy Joel & Sarah's wedding. Bethany was asked to be the flower girl and did a fantastic job! She loved every moment of dressing up like a princess, wearing fancy jewelry, the sparkling tiara and having her hair done up like the bridesmaids. The smile of her face when she looked in the mirror was precious & priceless.
Jaren had 1 loose tooth when we left for MI. On the way home it fell out and now he has 2 more loose teeth all on the bottom. Biting on the seat belt helped the tooth along a bit...we're still not sure why he bit the seat belt but as parents we have learned no to question too many things our kids do. :)
We had a great weekend and wish Joel & Sarah many happy years together bless by God.

Love is in the Air!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Random pictures of our life

I know it's been awhile since I last updated. You'd think with it being summer vacation I'd have more time to blog, but the days are flying by and blogging is not one of my top priorities. :) I'll just let the pictures do most of the talking tonight as I have a lot of things that should get done before we head off to MI this weekend for a wedding. Look for pictures next week of a beautiful bride and the most adorable flower girl you've ever seen. :) Besides today is Kurtis & my 9 year anniversary so I'd rather be spending my evening with him once he gets home.

Taking a break from biking and getting ready to go into the woods to geo-cache. Thankfully we were successful this time since 4 out of the 5 attempts were failed. I guess Jaren & I have some challenges ahead of us this summer.

Bethany & Erica were having fun taking pictures while we were biking. I made sure to delete the half dozen or so that they took of my rear-end. :) I thought this picture was kind of unique and worth sharing.

Pistol Pete as we like to call her.

Jaren thought this was a fun tree to climb in and I saw it as the perfect picture opportunity.

This is a picture just to make any boaters out there jealous of the 100% perfect skiing conditions that we saw.

The kids love to throw rocks into the lake when we go camping. Thankfully no one has gotten hit in the head yet by flying rocks.

Erica was very persistent in trying to pick up rocks that weighed more than her or that were mostly buried under sand.

This is just a picture to remind me that Jaren & Bethany can be very sweet to each other even though they do their fair share of fighting. Notice he's even reading her a Barbie book. :)

The 2nd to last day of school the kids competed in fun field events with their chapel groups. Here's Jaren's group waiting for the games to begin.

The worm race
Tug-of-War...Go Navy Blue!!!