Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I had a date with Andrew.
A special "Game" before leaving.
Then, a new bike helmet (his broke).
The ONLY one in the store that fit our boy's head.
(He has LOTS of brains.) :)
It's crazy but he LOVES it.
Wore it through the store, in the car, during dinner, swinging, in his PJs.
It makes me smile.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Dan took this photo without me knowing.
He's getting great about taking Project Life photos.
Matthew and I spent an hour in the sunshine reading in the backyard during quiet time.
It was pure heaven.
I lost my sunglasses during our beach trip.
I was missing them in this photo.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
This photo was actually taken by Winnie when Dan and I were away in Seattle for the weekend.
Winnie recently sent it to me and I just loved it, so it's the picture of the day.
A Jacuzzi Bubble Bath in Mama and Daddy's bath tub.
A favorite luxury (for more than just my 3 little loves).
3 Pampered little kids.
(I especially love Andrew's little feet). :)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
In front of the Falls in Idaho Falls prior to Aaron's service.
Dan had the honor of being a pallbearer.
It was a beautiful service.
Aaron's sister did a fantastic job honoring a life well lived.
Including lots of laughter ~ which was completely appropriate for Aaron.
He will be greatly missed.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
(This was actually taken the day before, but I spent this day trying to get ready for our two trips and wanted to include this photo instead).
2 friends from Pre-school days
3 stops: The Bonneville Dam, The Fish Hatchery, and a hike to Multnomah Falls
Saw fish swimming up the fish ladders, fed more at the Hatchery and saw some HUGE Sturgeon.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We lost a friend today.
Much too soon.
A devoted husband & father.
Not in the cliche' sort of way, but in the get-in-there-and do the dirty stuff sort of way.
And in the thinking of others before himself, sort of way.
The kind of way that has other moms/wives elbowing their husband and whispering,
A friend whose gentle manner & smile conveyed kindness and sincerity.
Words are inadequate.
Remembering him and his family with much love....
Posted by Kathy at 10:45 PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
After sorting, sorting, sorting, we have officially finished cleaning out the Bonus room toys.
What a job!
It was a family affair.
Truth be told, I enjoyed it. :)
The boys are enjoying the results, but the process was painful at times.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Matthew made a "sword" out of a branch from the backyard using the jigsaw that Dan got when he was a young boy.
He was thrilled.
So was I.
These spontaneous little moments of fun are exactly what I was hoping the summer would be for the kids this year.
(Don't worry ~ the spinning circle by his hand is just sandpaper.
Dan demonstrated to me how it wouldn't cut his finger.)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Lists are being made, emails are flying back & forth, errands are being run...
One week until we leave for the beach!
We're getting ready to go!
PS. The purchase of sunscreen (bottom right) is quite the bold and optimistic move.
Keeping our fingers crossed that we'll break 70 degrees while we're there..I'll even take a sunny 65. The forecast is low 60's (but sunny!) right now...we'll see!