Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pool Time

Abby and Silas have been loving pool time this year.  Sometimes we get to be in a big pool and sometimes just our little inflatable one on our porch.   
Abby all ready to get outside in the pool at Grandpa and Grandma's house.
Silas in our little pool.   He is so content just to sit and play.

Abby is not so content to just sit and play.  She always has to be moving about or running around.  In the big pool, she loves jumping off of the edge.   At our friend's house, she even jumped off of the edge over the waterfall and into the water.   She goes under about a foot and then pops right back up with a huge smile on her face.   She is quite the daredevil!   I'll have to post some pictures later of her doing this.

Just playing around with this last one but thought it was kind of fun.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Accidental Cinnamon Rolls

Paul had bought a bag of frozen bread dough but in little balls for rolls. So one evening, I tried to have rolls but the dough had apparently dethawed and refrozen at some point in time. As it continued to thaw, it became on large gooey mess. What could I do with all of this? Cinnamon rolls sounded good. I put them in a baking pan, let them rise and then put them in the toaster oven (since we are trying not to use our regular size oven). I guess I put way too much in this one pan for they rose and overflowed quite a bit. Also for the sauce, I didn't have all the ingredients so I substituted. I thought these were going to be a lost cause but instead, oh my! these were the best tasting ones I have ever made.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

One year Anniversary

One year ago my sister Debbie and her fiance Erick got married.  Mind you, this was only a 2 week engagement (long story short, my missionary family was about to go back to Africa and in order to have everyone at the wedding, we had the wedding in Colorado at the seminary where Paul attended).   It was amazing - God gave us such beautiful flowers, a friend helped with the cake, another did the photography, another friend arranged the flowers, more friends helped with the reception, and on and on it goes.   What a blessing everyone was!    But here are so great photos of the grand event.

Check out the beautiful bride!
 Her handsome groom
I think they make a pretty good looking couple, don't you?

We were blessed to have the whole fam-damily there for the event.   (Silas was in my tummy at the time)
One of my favorite pictures is this one with Debbie and Abby and Ian.
Here's to many more wonderful years together Debbie and Erick!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Debbie!

This is my youngest sister Debbie and today just happens to be her birthday!!!! I feel very blessed to have her in my life and am so thankful to God for renewing our friendship in the last couple of years.
Debbie and her main squeeze, Erick (but more on that in a few days)
Sweet Debbie! I love you - have a great birthday!
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Early Mornings

Abby spends the early mornings outside before it gets too hot.  (And obviously before we do her hair!)   She is still adorable though I think.