Sunday, July 27, 2008

The first of our pictures from Colorado

Last Monday Chris, Bekah and I flew out to Colorado to visit my sister Megan, her husband Phil and my little neice Taeya. The trip from start to finish took about 10 hours. Only a few meltdowns (most of them Bekah). Can I tell you how hard it is to travel when you have to stop for someone 6 months pregnant to find a spot to use the restroom litterally every 30-50 min?

I loved seeing Megan and Taeya. Bekah loves her cousin and took very good care of her.

We went to the park and had fun. It was almost 100 so we didn't stay for long.

Bath time for the cousins. Bekah really likes to hold Taeya and she isn't too bad at it either.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blue Eye's Baby

Bekah's blue eyes melt my heart.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hartstone: Family Camp 2

Bekah and Mommy sit out during the balloon slingshot toss.

Lilly joins us so Jen can get some pictures.

Most of the food at camp was not Bekah's favorite (salad, meat, fruit). However, the cookies were a different matter. Yum!

More! More!

Our family

My favorite picture.

The evening time as the sun sets and things really slow down is so relaxing.

My Aunt Jen, Uncle Scott, and cousins Johny, Catie and Michelle served in the kitchen. Boy can they cook! Thanks guys.

Am I cute or what?

Hanging out by the fire.

I have hardly any family photo's, so I twisted some arms and got a few pic's.

This was our cute little cabin that we shared with the Writebol's. The little cabin is split into two. We had two really comfy beds, a desk, chair and light, a rocking chair, carpet and curtains. It was wonderful. Not quite sound proof, but wonderful non the less. We spent lots of time hanging out on the front porch just talking and relaxing.

Our cabin's name.

I had lots of fun swinging on the rope swing. Good thing my belly isn't too big yet. Bekah had fun on it tool

Bekah enjoyed playing in the sand.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bekah and the Baby

This starts out with her just being silly but ends rather sweetly. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Bekah always folds her hands,

Closes her eyes,

and prays to Jesus with us every day.

She was so adorable here I just couldn't resist snapping some pictures of my little girl.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My New Deck

This is one of those projects that I needed done before the baby arrived. The sandbox was wonderful when we moved in. The kids loved to play in it and spent hours building in it. However, when our cat and dog came to live with us the sandbox became a problem. Little by little the sand was walking right into our house. Soon the cat began using it as a litter box and tracking sand all over our couches and tables. The dog liked to dig in the sand and track all of that sand into our house. I sweep up 1/4cup to 1/2 cup of sand every other day. It is horrible. We tried covering it with a heavy tarp but they dug right through it. I needed to have something done with the sandbox, and soon.

Chris and I started coming up with ideas and decided to make a deck over the sandbox and seal it in- away from the animals. Saturday we started the project. I helped a little bit but Chris did most of the work. Here he is working on getting the pier blocks set.

Bekah would cry and panic everytime Chris turned the saw on. She really didn't like the loud noise.

Bekah tried helping mommy clean up the scraps from the sandbox. She was very frustrated that she couldn't push it at all. Our little one loves to help and watches all we do.

Chris' brother Kevin and his parents came over for dinner on Sunday and helped us finish up the deck. Actually, I did nothing today, just watched Chris and the other guys.

The deck was finished in two days. I was very impressed and soooo happy. The deck looks awesome and the animals can't track sand into my house anymore. My hubby definitely earned some brownie points today.

This is me being very pleased with my new deck and my wonderful husband. Thank-you for humoring and loving me, Chris. I love you.

Megan, this is for you. I am now 5 1/2 months pregnant and my belly is growing just right. Don't worry, our baby will have some belly pictures. :o)