Monday, July 31, 2006

Tonight was the first time Violet sat in her inner tube the way it was intended to be used. At the beginning of the summer, she laid on top of it like a pile of mashed potatoes. Now she's floating around independently!! Before we know it, she'll be a high school graduate! Time goes so quickly.

Family Resemblances

After Curves today, my mom sat Violet up in the corner of the couch. (at right). She looked like such a big girl! The funny thing is, she did the same thing with Amelie when she was the same age (below). Interestingly, they are both exactly 2 days shy of their six month birthday in these pictures. How weird is that? Do you think they look alike? People either say they look nothing alike (Amelie looks like Duncan and Violet like me) or that they look exactly alike. I can't really tell.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Imitation is the kindest form of flattery.

Or however the saying goes. All this to say my husband has finally decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon. We'll see if he does as well as I've done since I started last fall. Maybe we'll be an encouragement to one another. Here are some pictures of the campout he mentioned in his post:

-Walkie Talkers
-Happy Camper
-A Good Camping Breakfast: Cocoa Wheats (Notice tent in backyard.)

Saturday, July 29, 2006


I don't usually consider myself to be a trend follower, to an extreme, at least. However, I've joined to Crocs wave. I bought a pair of knock-offs for Amelie on Thursday. This was an attempt to put a stop to the Flip Flop saga. "I want to wear my flip flops. I want to put them on myself. AAAHHHHGGGG! I need help!! No.No.No. I don't need help. I want to put them on myself. I CAN'T DO IT!!" (Fingers into mouth.) And this occurs AT LEAST five times a day. Oh, to be two and a half. So, I was thinking about how UNsupportive my flip flops were--especially while in the kitchen making dinner/doing dishes etc. I've heard about how comfortable the real Crocs were, so I broke down, spent $30 and am now the owner of a pair of chocolate beach crocs. I guess I'm now officially trendy. There are worse things, I suppose.

Friday, July 28, 2006

July Photos

When Amelie is near Violet or holding her, she'll often exclaim, "Two Sisters!" She's such a great big sister and Violet adores her.

A rare picture of the two of us. We're all dressed up to go to a wedding.

2 July 2006
Violet's Baptism Day

My Best Friend how terrible is it that I couldn't remember how to sign on to write a new post? So much for a "new beginning" back in June. It's just that I hardly have time to go to the bathroom, no less do this very often. Enough. I'm doing it now. So, for the topic at hand:
Last night, I was having a hard time falling asleep and I started mentally reminincing about the summer I met my husband. I had SUCH a crush on him and, because of my lack of self esteem, thought he'd never be mine, except for in fantasy land. A flood of memories came to mind...all of the laughter and goofiness of that summer. How all I wanted was to be around him. When I wasn't, I was wondering what he was doing, who he was talking to, what was on his mind. When I perfect it felt to just be in his presence, to have his attention. Partly, that summer, it was infatuation. But as I grow deeper in my love with my husband and as we "grow old along" together, I realize what a treasure that time is for me. I feel so blessed that he picked me! He chose me to be the woman with whom he shares his life. He is so amazing. I often feel undeserving of the blessing that he is to me. He is such an amazing father to our two little girls. He has such patience and tenderness. I often marvel at his wisdom, both in things of the Lord as well as things of this world. What an amzing man the Lord has given to me with whom I get to share my life!