Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Saturday after Thanksgiving we took the boys along with our friends and their kids to cut down our own Christmas tree. The weather was absolutely perfect (considering the time of year and location in which we now live) and we all had a great time. We took a hayride out to the fields and took our time selecting the "perfect" tree. I can truely say that I've never seen a tree like ours before! Nate says it has 'character'. Ha ha! We hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season! Merry Christmas to all of you! In His name...Love, The Maiers
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Here's a picture of Luke and Logan on the moving sidewalk playing the roll of Superman!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting. Things have been crazy since we’ve arrived in Indiana with little down time. Even as I type this…Grandma and Grandpa are here visiting from Kansas. Our house is wonderful! I have so many awesome plants to care for that I’m afraid I won’t give them the justice they deserve. There’s also a small garden with tomatoes, jalapeño peppers and onions. When do you pick onions? Who knows…not me!!
Our lot is just about a half acre and the boys are enjoying every inch of it! They’re outside most of the day…riding their bikes, making bark stew in one of the 4 bird baths or chatting our neighbor’s ear off! OH! And the neighbors…we’ve had chocolate chip cookies delivered, welcome wishes and more babysitting offers than I know what to do with! Everyone is sooo friendly here!
Nate is enjoying his job (actually ‘enjoying’ doesn’t even come close to covering it!) and I’m afraid he might like them more than us at this point!! The promotion he was to wait a year for actually came last Friday…so things are moving right along for him. I’m so happy that he’s finally happy!
I attended a MOPS meeting this week while my grandparents stayed with the boys. That was fun experiencing a meeting at such a greater scale than I’m used to. I also received the gift of watching a miracle happen while witnessing our friend’s baby arrive into the world last night. How truly amazing!
Luke loves his preschool. I was worried that we’d have a repeat of the drama we went through together when he started last year, but much to my surprise, it was drama free! Logan on the other hand is having a hard time adjusting to children’s church each Sunday. We’re really hoping he comes around…for our sake and the poor volunteers too!
Hope everyone is well! Happy Fall!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The boys and I are staying with Nate's parents and we're definitely in "adjustment mode" still. Bedtime is the hardest. Logan's confused and asks for his own bed and his own house. Luke and Grandpa decided to start building a Go Cart from scratch yesterday so he's having the time of his life. But by the end of the night, he's way over-tired...you can imagine what that's like! We're all just grateful to have a place to stay during this transition though.
I don't have any pictures to post with this because I don't have access to those at the moment. But as soon as I get some, I'll pass them along! Hope all is well with all of you!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Have you ever procrastinated so much on something then when you actually want to do it…it’s just too far gone to tackle? Well, welcome to my blog experience! So much has happened in our lives since Yosemite that it’s almost embarrassing to ever post again. But I’ll give it a try anyway. In a nutshell…here goes:
- Nate has accepted a position with his previous employer in Indiana!
- We’ve been in the packing stage for the past month and Nate, Cali and our things will be relocating to Winona Lake, IN on Sept. 1st.
- The boys and I will still be in West Sac at Bruce & Beckie’s until we (hopefully) close on our new home there.
- We took our last trip to Monterey (sniff sniff) to visit my brother and sister in-law and have the most amazing beach pictures to commemorate the weekend! (I’ll attach those in a later post….hopefully!)
- We visited Fairy Tale Town with our local CHD support group, Hearts of Hope. Channel 10 news was there and Logan made the 5 and 6 o’clock news. (Of course he wouldn’t give the interviewer the time of day when it came to asking him questions…so his appearance consisted of sliding down “Owl’s Tree House Slide”.
- The boys had their last well-baby checks with Dr. Warden (BIG sniffles there!) and I’ll have to post that picture too. Greatest doctor EVER!
- Logan had his last check up and echo with Dr. Fallah and everything looks great! Finally, our most recent adventure was a day at the fair where we were treated by Hearts of Hope with free admission and free ride bracelets too! Again…separate post to follow.
I think that sums it up. I will TRY my hardest to keep this thing up to date. This next chapter of our lives is sure to be an adventure…a very COLD adventure!
Monday, June 30, 2008
That’s what Nate, Luke and I accomplished while visiting Yosemite National Forest this past week. We made the 3 mile round trip hike to the top of Vernal Falls. And I won’t lie…it was torture! But we did it! I’m most proud of Luke. He only asked a few times for a quick ride on his daddy’s shoulders but aside from that, he did it all by himself!
Relaxing…this camping trip was NOT! But everyone had a good time. It’s so nice to spend quality time with family that we only get to see usually this one time a year. The boys had so much fun. But you know, anything involving dirt qualifies as ‘fun’. It was nice to be away but it’s always nice to come home too!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here are a few pictures we have of the boys along the way...
Friday, June 13, 2008
I just had to share this precious little face with everyone. How does a person resist giving in to a face like this? I just happened to have the camera in my hand when Logan was pleading with me to have his markers back. They were taken away because he was using them as drumsticks (like he does with most things) and splattered the ink all over the kitchen! Guess who got a second chance??
This picture is what I woke up to the other morning. "Pillow Mountain" is Luke's most recent design. It's now become a regular in the living room. He uses it as his purch to watch his morning cartoons. Do you think we have a king in the making??
Monday, June 9, 2008
With the last day of school behind us, we now feel as if we're officially into summer! We took the boat out on the river last night with some KFC to start off the season properly. Nate had his first wakeboard pull, first flip, and we enjoyed our first sunset while on the water. Here are a few pictures...
Friday, May 30, 2008
One more eventfull thing that has transpired in our house is that Logan had decided he'd like to take the rail off of his crib so that he has a "big boy bed" like his brother. 2 nights down and let's say that it's a work in progress. But he's so proud!
Also, here's more May pictures for you!
Nate won Area Manager of the Year throughout his company nationwide and got to go to San Diego for the annual meeting from the 20th-23rd. He was able to play golf, attend a Padres Game and receive a plaque which he had to give an un-prepared speech for. We’re so proud of him!
This last weekend Nick and Angie visited and we all had so much fun! We played Guitar Hero until the wee hours of the night, card-making into the same wee hours, BBQ’d at Southside Park and then BBQ’d again on the boat while hanging out on the river. FUN!!!
Finally we ended the month with Luke’s Preschool Graduation Ceremony. Even though he’s going back next year, it was still fun for him to participate with all of his friends.
June, here we come!!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This week Logan also received THE CUTEST pair of shoes! He thinks he is such a big boy in them! They are Keen 100% Hybrid and they are the coolest. Totally waterproof and designed to be breathable at the same time...which is a good thing for big chubby feet like Logan's! When he saw me taking pictures of Luke, he had to get in on the action too. So here is Logan and his new shoes!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
p.s. I opted to stamp this afternoon instead of downloading our pictures from our trip to Monterey this weekend to visit my brother and sis-in-law. So there's more updating to come...