Monday, June 27, 2011

My brother and Erika are married and officially off, on their way to Mexico! The day couldn't have gone any smoother. It was a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful reception. My kids walked down the aisle successfully-- Addie walking at a snail's pace, dropping each petal individually and taking her flower girl job very seriously... and Eli walked down with a mouth full of Mike and Ikes :) The dinner was delicious and the dancing was a blast! Lynn took Eli home about 8:30, but Addie stayed and danced the night away with us. She loved dancing with her dad or being the center of the circle and trying some cool feet movement. It was an exhausting day, but one I will never forget.
Had to say goodbye to both Phil and Kylee and Jeff and Erika yesterday, so that was hard. We enjoyed every second we had with all my siblings this weekend... wish they all lived here, but our lives have taken us in separate directions.
Congrats, Jeff and Erika!! Happy marriage!!! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I feel like there's a lot going on right now.
My siblings are in town this week because my little bro is getting married this Saturday. Addie and Eli will have another chance to walk down the aisle... they were perfect at the last wedding, so we'll see how they do this weekend. Addie's looking forward to dressing up, eating cake and cookies at the reception and staying up late to dance!
We scheduled an August surgery for Addison to get her tonsils and adenoids out. She also has fluid in her ears which is causing her to have some hearing loss, so they are going to also make an incision in her ears and try to drain the fluid, putting in tubes if need-be. I just told her she was going to get to eat a lot of ice cream and yogurt afterward, and she was excited :) I'm anxious about it-- but it's awhile yet...
Brandtis has been busy with the yard the past month. The trees in our front yard are trimmed and look incredible! We almost have two working spigots outside for some sprinkler action. We got gutters just in time for all this rain. And now we have plans to lay some mulch and plant a couple things :) Fun to see it all start to come together!
As the kids and I are home every day together (ALL DAY), with no preschool, dance, or extra activities, I am continuing to learn patience. The days are long, yet the weeks fly by... and before I know it, Addie will be in elementary school, so I'm trying to savor each day and each moment with these two.
I'm so thankful for where we landed here in Maple Grove. Our neighbors are incredible, generous, and just simply great people! We feel so blessed :)
I'll post pics after the crazy wedding weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to my dad and my hubby-- both incredible men. I love you both!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

We spent the weekend up at Trout Lake Camp putting in benches in honor of Dale. The benches are beautiful and the spots chosen for each one were just perfect. There was MAT training while we were there so already we got to see kids spending time with God on them :) How perfect! Our kiddos were great this weekend- off their routine of course, so we're playing catch up this week... but they enjoyed every second of being up at camp! Hope to do it a couple more times this summer.