Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun with Iowa People

Two weeks ago we got a call. It was from my brother Jared. He and his wife Stephanie and my niece Brenna were wondering if they could make a spontaneous visit to West Palm Beach. Of course we said yes! So, last Friday they flew into Ft. Lauderdale and stayed until Wednesday. We had a BLAST! Micah and Brenna got along great for the most part and it was super fantastic having some blood around! We went to the beach almost every single night (cause it was too hot to go during the day) and we even got some snorkeling in the morning that they left. Thank you so much for coming guys! You really brought a good time with you. We miss you alot and our house seems very very quiet....
Meeting Beatrix for the first time. Jared and Steph are due with their second little girl in November.
Reading books together the first night.
This is how they rode EVERYWHERE together. so cute
Saturday morning was one of the only things that I had planned before they got to our house. I threw a baby shower for a very good friend of mine who is having a girl after two boys. It was a crazy busy Saturday morning!! While I was gone everyone else went to the Sailfish Marina and fed the fish and looked for tropical ones.
Saturday night we all went for a walk on the beach. Well, everyone except Matt. He was working. He took on a night job this summer 3 nights a week driving an electric taxi around downtown West Palm Beach. We missed him, but it was a nice relaxing evening. Brenna was pretty nervous with the waves, but she started to warm up to it.
A great picture of the three of them.
Iowans aren't very good listeners!
My little man! This boy is Florida through and through. The hotter the better in his book.
Beatrix happy in her pouch and enjoying the sound of the waves and the wind in her hair. She becomes very relaxed and content at the beach.
Micah and Jared riding the waves the evening of one particularly hot day!
This is how Brenna's little cheeks looked almost everytime she stepped outside.
Having fun together after church on our porch.
Brenna was all ready for the beach and so she spent some time entertaining Bea. This is only a representation of half the pictures cause I didn't have time to download all of them. We packed a ton in to 5 days. What fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Anniversary/Birthday Hair Cut

It was time for a change! I needed one desperately so for my anniversary/birthday present Matt got me a haircut and color. And what a color I got. I don't know if I will ever be able to replicate how she blew it out, but I'll sure try. Last night for our anniversary we were able to go to dinner (thanks mom and dad!) A very good friend of mine watched the kids for a couple of hours so we could go alone. It was so nice to just sit there and look at each other. It was a great way to reconnect and think about our 9 years together as husband and wife. Love you babe!

birthday love

33 today.... how did that happen? Anyway, today was a nice day. I started off my birthday on the early side. At 6 o'clock Bea woke up so I fed her bleary eyed. Then Micah woke up cause he heard her. He came waundering out to the living room and wiping his eyes said, "Mommy, is it your birthday today?" Micah and I had a nice little date this morning. We went to a movie together. Just the two of us. It was wonderful! I haven't done anything with just him in a long time. We went to a kid special showing of Kung Fu Panda which is hilarious and I highly recommend it. This afternoon the house was quiet with nappers and then tonight we had this lovely cake that Matt and Micah made for me. My night ended with having just one more bite! Thanks for all the birthday love today! You helped make it very special.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

moments like these...

After my last post you all were probably wondering, "well what did she decide to do?" I have been silent on here for a while cause honestly I still don't really know what to do. For now I have decided to enjoy them while they are little and breathe deeply. I am trying to soak in the moments like these.

Monday, June 1, 2009


To cry it out or not to cry it out....that is the question.