Thursday, September 23, 2010

Family Pictures

Brian, Jacob, and I had our pictures taken at Garden of the Gods by the lovely Joyana of Treasured Photos a couple of weeks ago and love, love, LOVE how they turned out. Let me know what your favorites are (the jury is still out as to which picture will take up prime wall space). Enjoy! (Sorry about the duplicates at the bottom--blogger has a new system for putting up pictures and I'm still trying to figure it out.)


Monday, September 6, 2010

Grandpa & Grandma and Uncle Gordon came from New York for a visit. They flew to Utah first and picked up Brian's 92 year old Grandma and then drove here to Colorado. Despite Brian's crazy work schedule that week, we had a great time. We went to Garden of the Gods (of course...that's our standard when people come to visit...probably because we haven't been to too many other places!), took in a Sky Sox game--AAA team here in the Springs--Jake thought it was a riot!, worked out in the yard moving rocks and trimming bushes, and filled our freezer with Grandma's special rolls (thank you again!). We can't wait to see you all again! Love you!
Gordon's expression is very fitting for the Garden of the Gods--majestic!
Quiet time with Grandpa

Little Monkey!

Making rolls with Grandma

Keep on Truckin'

For one reason or another, we find ourselves renting trucks on a regular basis. When Jake woke up from his nap one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, he found this BIG treasure in our driveway, and loved every minute of driving it by himself! :)

Summer Vacation

We had a great time in Virginia this summer! Lots of time in the pool, kayaking on the Creek (more like a lake, but that's what it's called), lazing in the hammock, eating crab, and playing with cousins in the Virginia heat. So good to spend time with family that we don't see often enough.

at the Fireman's carnival--Jake loved the fire engine ride

in the boat with Papa

I thought you had to be 16 to drive??

Jake and Papa asleep in the hammock

celebrating Jake's 2nd birthday, for the second time

Jake did so well in the kayak with his Daddy!

Great Papa, Jake, Nati, and Aunt Kate

Blowing bubbles with Papa