Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer Days 2014








































Park days, day trips, lazy days at home, visits from friends and cousins, beach days, firework nights.  These summer days are coming to an end.  This summer brought the best weather ever, better than any summer I can ever remember.

We made the most of our summer but had some major distractions aka quickly throwing our house on the market, selling our house in one week, putting offers on three homes with no luck then suddenly having a reversal of luck and buying the last (and best!) house we tried for after someone else's offer fell through.

It's been chaotic and stressful to say the least on Mom and Dad's part.  Although it is always hard to say goodbye to summer, we are looking forward to school starting this week, autumn and all of the changes that it will bring.  Here's to smooth sailing with the purchase of our new home and then relaxing and making new memories with Grandmom under our roof as well!

Our Garden 2014





Andrew built two 8 x 12 foot raised garden beds this year.  We planted everything from tomatoes to broccoli and lots in between.  We had major successes with most plants and some that never came to fruition.  It was a great learning experience for all of us.  The kids loved plucking the little red cherry tomatoes, even Amelia.  We've enjoyed lots of fresh organic produce every week since June.  The tomato plants grew as tall as my shoulders.  Everything looks like a jungle right about now but that little garden is still producing!  Can't wait until next spring to take what I've learned and create some even better, more bountiful beds.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Amelia, 22 months








Amelia at 22 months is smart, chatting up a storm, loving the outdoors, silly, sometimes bossy, independent, feisty at times, snuggly, popsicle loving, smily little blondie.  Her personality is unique and always amusing.  She is our sunshine for sure.  I can't believe she is almost two!