Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day of rest

We are taking full advantage of the day of rest over here.... I did it once again. I started more projects than I could possible finish right now. Since I never made it over to Kodiak, I pulled out the sewing machine to play with my bonus days home. I finished the quilt top I've been working on. I started a 2nd top and got that one sewn up. With the kids still being awake I was not even going to try attempt laying them out and pinning, I started blocks for a couple more. Ack! Why, oh why, do I do this to myself??

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Roller Coaster

 If this roller coaster of life isn't fast enough I booked a ticket to Kodiak to go visit Ryan. I'm flying out this afternoon. No, I haven't packed my bags yet and still have a mountain of laundry to fold. I gave myself 1 cup of coffee to drink while I blog. I am taking little sips. My sister Anika is in town for a few weeks visiting and helping out. She's been a huge help. It seriously helps to have another adult in the house. One doesn't go coo-coo as fast. But it's been busy since she got here. 

We did make it to the park while the sun was shinning. The kids had a blast! It was fun to run around and play with them also.
The kids really enjoyed feeding their french fries to the birds before we left. I think this is why we played on the play ground so long. I told Nolan that we would go by the water when we were ready to leave and if he chose to do so before, we'd leave. 
We did sneak and get some just girls time with pedicures and manicures. Then yesterday we went to Anchorage for a little shopping and errands. I finally bit the bullet and bought a new camera lens. Not a super high dollar one, but a bigger lens nonetheless. 
I am excited to be able to play with it and see how it preforms in Kodiak.
Well the coffee is long since gone and it's time to get busy....

Friday, May 4, 2012

Whoa, who's that baby? 

Hand shake?


Oh, it's just me!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Two years

Happy 2nd Birthday Naomi!
We celebrated your birthday early since dad was suppose to be out of town on your birthday. You were very shy and unsure as to why everyone was looking at you and singing. You didn't want to blow out the candle. Nolan was more than eager to help you.
You have grown so much in the last year.  It is so exciting to watch you learn and discover new things. You are quiet, strong minded, independent & full of adventure. If your outfit isn't laid out before you wake. You'll pick out your own and won't give in, even if it doesn't match. If mom dresses you in something else, you will go back and change. Distance and height hasn't scared you to get what you want. Don't be afraid to keep reaching for what you want. You'll continue to soar and go many places some day! 
We love you more and more each and every day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A day at the park

Just couldn't resist sharing a few more pictures from our day at the park.
I have been picking up the camera more and more.
Starting to really feel more comfortable behind the lens.
Have to admit I think my models are pretty darn cute!