Friday, July 31, 2009

Pink would think that I am the new Mom with the lack of postings here! On 070809 my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Brooke Ryann. I was lucky enough to be there for the birth. I missed my older niece, Paige, being born...because I was 36 weeks pregnant and couldn't get to Japan!! So, being in the room for Brooke's birth was more than a gift. I feel a special connection to Brooke. I miss her after a few days, I want to hold her, cuddle her, love her. Maybe it is because this might be the last baby in our family for awhile?!?! Or maybe it is because I witnessed her coming into this world. Whatever it is...I love this little girl, and all the PINKness that she brings into this world.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Proud to be an American

What a FUN 4th of July! It was a busy one, but well worth the bags under my eyes this morning. The weekend started out at Jazz in the Park on Friday evening. We got home and our friends (The Holme's) from Jackson Hole arrived for the weekend. They brought their beautiful baby boy. My boys loved having a baby in the house. They thought it was so fun to bring him toys and make him laugh... I know what you are all thinking, maybe another baby for us? NOPE.... I love having them around, but I have my hands full with the 2 I already have!

I knew it was going to be a great weekend when I woke up to a bright sky on Saturday. It would be sacreligous (is that a word?) if it was cloudy on the 4th! After a breakfast of Soyrizo Burrito's and fresh squeezed OJ, we headed to my parents pool for some pool time. We swam, ate hot dogs & watermelon, and were sooo tired...but we mustered up the energy to head on over to the Engelman's for the 4th of July bike parade & BBQ. I made a trifle...yum yum....

We played with sparklers, and had a mini fireworks show. My kids stayed up way too late, 2 nights in a row...but they are troopers. It made for a 3 hour nap on Sunday after a morning of slip n sliding & gardening... and then off we went the beach this time, with friends to listen to music & catch the last rays of sun from a glorious weekend.

Thank you Summer for arriving! We are loving you right now!