Monday, June 30, 2008

To the TOP!

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!

Yosemite Pictures

Thursday, June 19, 2008


So we seem to be in preparation for several things in our lives these days. Namely...packing for a week in Yosemite, the arrival of a my friends' new baby, and their sudden departure from our lives here in California. :( As we played at the water park this afternoon, it dawned on me that Luke has had his one, true friend Nathan since he was 1 year old. Granted that's only been 3 1/2 years, but for him it's basically been his whole life. I can say goodbye and be sad and still be okay. But how do you help your 4 year old say goodbye and then re-tell him everyday where Nathan went everytime we go the park, go to church, ride our bikes, etc? Being a parent is hard! Ugh!!

Here are a few pictures we have of the boys along the way...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Drummers and Kings

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

Summer Time!

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...