Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
You can tell that she is very proud to be in a big girl bed and paired up with big girl underwear, Hannah is unstoppable these days! We've even started working on writing the alphabet (I know I thought it was a little crazy too, but our Pastor's Wife assured me she'd grab a hold of it and run!) That she has done! Huge improvements on the letter A in just 6 days!
So thought I'd post round-a-bout shots of Hannah's renovated big girl room. As you can see in the above picture (This is what you see when you enter Hannah's room) we have taken the changing pad off of the changing table (In the corner) and turned it into more of a shelf. This is also where Hannah's new lava lamp has been placed, replacing the Fischer Price baby aquarium that hung in her crib. (She was so attached to that, still having a hard time believing she let it go without too much dispute!) Obvious bed in the left corner.
If you continue to pan your gaze left while standing in her room you will come upon the "Sitting area" =) This is where she colors and reads her books, sometimes just relaxes, or pretends to be at school with her stuffed animals. The "table" is the big thimble thing that John made Hannah for Christmas which can pretty much turn into anything as she utilizes her imagination. Very exciting!
Continue left and you will find the door and her bookshelf. We're pretty happy with how it turned out and again Hannah couldn't be more excited! Growth is such a positive thing and it is absolutely amazing to watch Hannah do it!
Here is Hannah this morning... Very uninterested in the camera. It takes a while for this sleeping beauty to wake up and face the world!
On to other things... or thing. Here is the "Goal Board" we made over the weekend to help celebrate our anniversary. I designed it in my head, spit out all of the details, and John took my jumbled thoughts and ideas... Designing the exact thing I had pictured in my head! The various colors are for various things... Green = Financial Goals; Blue = John's Goals; Orange = Family Goals; Purple= Hannah's Goals; Pink = Christina's Goals. The rest of the squares are to be determined, along with just some room to grow. It is such an important thing to keep your goals in a place that you visit often. It's not too helpful to write them down in a place that you only visit once a year. Our brains are too busy to keep something so seldom visited as a priority. So what better place to put it than the kitchen? We are definitely there everyday! We are excited to begin adding things to our boards. Pictures, words, phrases, unidentified objects that mean something... The sky is the limit as we can personalize our section in any and all ways we want to. I highly suggest you and your family make one of these! We can't wait to fill ours and watch as we begin to replace accomplished goals with new goals! How exciting! =)
Monday, May 26, 2008
This is in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. We spent 7+ days in the backcountry, armed only with a canoe, 2 paddles, supplies, and our arms and legs to do all of the work while portaging everything through the thousands of lakes there. It was amazing!
These are the "Squirrels nest" that our group camped in on the trip where it all began.... Awww!
And this is me... super intense while kayaking! One of the loves John and I share... One of the things that we love about each other!
This is another Boundary Water picture... At the time we learned that we were definitely solo paddlers. I perfected the skill of "Lily Dipping" and John's canoe skills increased significantly! ;)
Nice purple helmet John!
This is why I fell in love with him! =)
Yep we've even survived an accident together! I rear ended John in his truck while he was driving in front of me during a weekend kayaking in Wisconsin. It was John's fault, his Dad believes me, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! =)
I got to experience my first pit toilet while on a trip with John!
This is just one of my favorite pictures!
When John had hair! He lost it AFTER we got married! =)
We had absolutely no idea what we were signing up for!
6 years ago digital photography was still not very popular so this is one of the only pics of our wedding that I have on the computer. We want to have all of them scanned, but until then you'll just have to trust me that I am really the bride standing there! =)
After 6 years our future is looking stronger and brighter than ever. We have recently ripped out the original foundation of our marriage to replace it with a rock solid one. Our marriage is becoming stronger on a daily basis and we have more unity now than ever! Our lives are continuing to take of the shape of what we are purposed to do and we couldn't be more excited! It's great to be in Love! In 44 years I can only imagine what my post will look like! Until then... we're gonna keep on diggin'!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Hannah does a great job of feeding Susie and is the first thing she runs to when we get home to say hello! She even hugs the bowl goodnight. Sometimes it's the littlest things! Thank you Caleb and Ashley!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Hannah got a new pool since she outgrew hers from last year and was very excited! We are excited too, because we can actually fit into this one with her!
After swimming we decided it was time for smores. We have burned some weird stuff in the chiminea and don't have a gas stove... could have pulled out the camp stove or used the grill, but we decided to nuke our marshmallows!
Good thing we were at home to clean up!
We still love going to our favorite trail in Nampa... I'm telling you this cow knows us already! It only took a few seconds of Hannah talking to her until she came over to say hello. She's pretty darn cute if you ask us! And really sweet too... her and Sadie have become friends as well!
This is the section of the trail Hannah always gets to walk. Here she's getting in her last bit of snacks before the "petting zoo" which after she's not allowed to touch anything and put it into her mouth... for obvious reasons.
On Sunday we headed to a section of the Boise greenbelt to enjoy some new scenery and have a family picnic. With all of the warm weather and snow we got this winter, it is melting so fast that the river is at flood stages. Normally runs at 900cfs and is currently somewhere around 5500cfs! For those who don't know this language... Those numbers would make any kayaker excited! But what those numbers mean for a walk is that the path is closed unless you want to swim through some really cold water!
Ice cream we found, ice cream we enjoyed, and ice cream we cleaned up!