Monday, June 14, 2010

Our Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Sweet Salem!!!

We celebrated Salem's 1st birthday this past weekend. I still cannot believe he is 1 years old. This year has flown by. Time just seems to be going by so fast now that we have two little ones. We had a really fun weekend. My mom was here to celebrate and help with our little party so that made it a lot easier! The boys are having so much fun with Nanny! We decided to have a whale themed party for Salem complete with a sweet little whale cake and fun cookies! Here are some fun pics from his sweet little party we had last night. He was such a happy boy!! He loves the crowd!

Also added some pics of our morning, we went to potters marsh which is about 5 min from our place! Amazing place to watch birds and the scenery is quite breathtaking! The boys loved walking on the boardwalk!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Texas Trip

Me and the boys just got back from a 2 week stay in Texas. We had such a great time hanging out with friends and family. It was Salem's first time to go to Texas so it was a lot of fun for him to meet everyone! We got to go to Dallas and see Grandma and Grandpa, Uncle Sam, Aunt Shelby, and cousin Cade. Miles still talks about the "green" bath water that Grandma made for him. While in Dallas we made a pit stop at the new Whole Foods near North Park mall, can I say amazing! I miss that place so much!

We had a great time in The Woodlands with my parents and also my brother Wes and his wife Linda came in for a visit too while we were there. It was so much fun to hang out, cook, and eat at some of our favorite Texas restaurants! Some of the highlights of our trip were, playing in the fountains on the waterway, eating at Little Pappasitos, our many wagon rides, playing at Becky's pool, our fabulous playdate with all my lifelong friends, Wes and Linda's amazing meal that they made, Mothers Day picnic, our long excursion into Houston, getting to hear Zach and the band at crowded house, letting the boys play in their diapers (this doesn't happen to often in Alaska, hanging out with girlfriends, just being with family (there's nothing like it!!!

We had so much fun!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

mid week pics

So this past weekend it was pretty warm outside which meant we actually got to get outside a little and walk around and explore. On Sunday we went to this really neat area in midtown called the lagoon which is a big frozen lake which backs up to the coastal trail. There were a ton of people out playing hockey and ice skating. Corey got some really fun pics of Miles. The camera bag app on the I phone is a must have!

The pic of the little girl, is Finley, Mile's new best friend. He loves her!

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What a wonderful, yummy treat!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Well it's Friday, again, I feel like the weeks are just zooming by. Not much new to report. We don't have much planned for this weekend, except for possibly a movie night tonight with homemade popcorn! We had a fun week and were actually able to get outside and walk around a bit. Miles loves pushing Salem in the stroller. He also likes getting outside to push his lawn mower and wagon. I am so looking forward to warmer weather, and late night summer walks. The longer days have me itching for summer! Here are some fun pics from our week, and some random pics of my Easter/spring decor! Much love to everyone!

St. Patty's day

Sweet Salem

The start of our special painting in honor of cousin Daniel who has been in heaven with Jesus for 5 years on the 23rd. Miles loves to paint!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

this and that

This weekend has been a lot of fun! On Friday we had some friends over for homemade pizza! Miles loved helping me make the dough, what fun! As you can see we are having to get a little creative with activities in the house (playing in laundry baskets), but hey they loved it! It's the little things, right!

weekend pics

We had a great day today! We decided it was time to get out of Anchorage so we went on a little daytrip to Whittier and Girdwood. In order to get to Whittier you have to ride through a tunnel that is 2 miles. Miles loved that part! It's a little creepy and claustrophobic. Here are some pics from our day.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Nothing new under the sun

So this week is off to a pretty slow start. It's been pouring snow here all day. It's finally let up a bit. We've just been staying in the last couple of days having hot chocolate and making crafts. This morning Miles and I painted on this huge piece of paper, I really like painting, maybe I'll tackle that one of these days. Corey and I have started this new study in sunday school called becoming a good samaritan. It's right up my alley and I am really enjoying it. This past Sunday our lesson was about seeking social justice and reconciliation. There is a really neat part of the study in which you tackle on your own at home, this week I've really been fascinated by the following site: One of the challenges for this particular session was to shop responsibly. This website provides the latest information on more than 100 of the largest U.S. companies with the most popular brands across twenty-five industries. You can use the information on this website to help know which companies to avoid and which ones are moving toward economic, social, and environmental responsibility. This is becoming such a passion of mine, I really feel the need to be a good steward of what God has given me while here on this earth. Anyways, now on to what everyone really!