Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We had a Wedding in our family!

My little brother John married his beautiful fiance on the long weekend, and although family can be hard, and there is a lot to set up, take down and remember - the wedding was beautiful, and the reception was fun, and they had a party that was all about them! Even knowing all this, I must put it out there that they had the prettiest little flower girl, and most dashing little ring bearers, even if Ethan was in the middle of a fit as he walked down the aisle.Ryley did pretty good with her flower petals, but may have enjoyed putting them back into the basket as much as she enjoyed taking them out.John was perfectly fidgety and nervous as the morning went on, and Amanda was late for her own wedding. Amanda was brilliantly beautiful, and radiantly happy as she pulled up late for said wedding.

The ceremony was held on the beach, and those in attendance got a little sun, which is actually nice since it was raining by the time the reception started.
Jordan put together a slide show in the hour between the ceremony and reception sitting in the van, on his laptop, and it was beautiful, and fun to see pictures of both of them growing up. It will be fun to see the pictures that are still to come as they build their lives together.The cupcakes were good - Ethan told me so.
My Dad was there, and held up quite well, at least until after the reception. He golfed at his favorite course on Friday, and I made Jordan babysit. It was interesting to hear Jordan say that he thinks my Dad should start golfing 9 holes since my Jordan beat my Dad on the first 9, but by the end of 18 Jordan still lost. Had they just played 9 Jordan would have won! Not to worry, I mentioned the idea of just playing 9 holes to my Dad, and he quickly refuted it saying that playing 9 holes is like kissing your sister.

Weddings are fun, but I am ok if there is a break before we have to do it all over again.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

I love watching my kids grow up. Skyler 'gets' a lot more things now. He and Jordan devised a secret plan to clean the house for me while I was sleeping - to which I totally ruined by going to a baby shower for a dear friend, so Skyler made me promise that I would punish daddy if i caught him cleaning. Not the kind of promise that I like to make, but I was ok with it this time.

My boys cleaned my house! Skyler swept and mopped, and Ethan vacuumed - of course Jordan supervised ;)

I was brought some strawberry's in bed, and everyone was super well behaved. We went to my beautiful Mom's where my brother and his girlfriend had made a delicious brunch for us. We were able to enjoy some time with my mom before we went off to church, and ended our wonderful day at my in-laws for dinner.

Sometimes it is the simple things, or the excitement or serious tone of a child that make the gift. I was touched by how serious Skyler took the cleaning of the house for me - even though I know a huge part of that was because he would get to stay up late.

Enjoying the Sunshine

We are soo happy in our house that we have finally seen some warmer weather and sunshine. We have taken full advantage of this as well. The Summer toys have resurfaces in the back yard, regular trips to the park, and plenty of walking and biking has been going on around our house.