Sunday, July 5, 2009

She's Aliiiiiiiiiive!

What's this? I have a blog? Hmm...maybe I should update it, what do you think? (Thanks for the subtle hint, Marisa. ;) I don't think I have ever been this absentee for this long in the world of blogging before. Life just hasn't slowed down, and any spare time that I don't have a raging headache (all ten minutes of it) is spent writing my novella. (Yay!) Check in Tuesday for some teasin'.

So, what has kept me so occupied? Here's a look in pictures.

I got to babysit this sweet little boy (my newest nephew, Calvin)

Jasper was so curious about the strange creature infringing upon his territory.

For Father's Day I made this for Bill:

Yup, a candy bar poster. I'd never made one, and I had soooo much fun doing it.
He loved it.

The other morning I woke up to my kids yelling and laughing hysterically.
Upon inspection, this is what I saw:

That would be my cat up on the built-in shelf just below our ceiling. After five months of living here, he decided that morning was a good morning to trying jumping up there. Needless to say, he succeeded.

(Macy offering to catch him if he jumped.)

Our 4th of July was fabtastic. Every year the whole fam goes to my parents for a BBQ and a whole day of swimming.

Despite the fact that Macy got her usual sun-and-heat-induced headache, we still managed to watch fireworks for the first time in years. It was great.

Between swimming lessons and spending every day at my mom's pool, we're pretty water-logged. I'm fairly certain my kids are growing gills. It's turning out to be a great summer.


tharker said...

So glad you're still aliiiiive!

How did your cat get up there? So funny!

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

Looks like fun! Wish we were there enjoying that heat.

Aubrey said...

Welcome back to the land of the living! Summers are so busy! That little Calvin chap is a cutie. Isn't it awesome to be an aunt? Amazing! So.....I am looking at your pool pictures and thinking a trip to Washington for my little family needs to happen soon.

Miss you guys!

Marilyn said...

Your candy bar poster turned out so good, you are mega clever!

Dandee said...

so excited for tuesday teaser.

love the poster!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Great to see that you're aliiiiiiiiive!! :)

Keep it comin'!

meohmyers said...

Those pics of Calvin and Jasper were cracking me up! So funny. That cat is crazy. So glad he keeps you all entertained!

Your poster was awesome! I can't believe that's the first one you've ever made.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with fish for children. See you at the pool!

Amy J. said...

I loved the pictures of Calvin and Jasper! Really...your very first candy bar poster?! I made one after mine and John's first date in high school and I still have it! (minus the candy of course) Summer didn't feel official until spending some time in the pool this past week! I was so glad you made it for the fireworks...I'm so glad I made it for the fireworks! :) Great update post.

MARISA said...

Hooray for coming back to life! I just got back from Priest Lake, so it's fun getting caught back up on everyone. Happy Anniversary!