Sunday, February 27, 2011

A beautiful addition

I've wanted to post pictures for awhile of our dinning room set that was hand-crafted by my father-in-law. He has made our bed, crib, a toy box and now this table. It is not really sized well for the small duplex we are renting, but someday we will buy a home that will fit it perfectly. Hopefully, I will also find a piece that I can use for a buffet/china cabinet when, again, someday, I have room. I know in my mind exactly what it will look like. We'll see if I can find it! Also, he made a bench to go with it. I love, love having one of those. Since I was a kid I always wanted a dinning room table with a bench. Not sure, why, but I love it!

Oh, and this is the real subject of my title. My newest niece! We got to meet her yesterday, so precious and reminds me of my two girls.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

6 months and 6 years!

Here is a little of what we have accomplished in 6 years of marriage. 2 adorable girls.

Myles, our precious 6 month old son. Just look at those cheeks!

Two of Spencer's best friends who stood with him at our wedding. They are still very close and just spent last weekend in Minnesota.

I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband and family. Really, what more is there to life than to have the love of family and for them to love the Lord. I am so grateful for the 6 very full years we've had and for the 70 to come! Love you hp.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No more binkies, no more nuks, no more dentist's dirty looks!

Yes, I know she is four and it should have been gone long ago, but hey. None of the other kids take a binky so, I only had to do this once- ha! Anyway, on her second round of a stomach bug Payge gave us the opportunity to get rid of the pacifier. We took the opportunity. Two weeks later we are still working through it. I never realized how much she relied on that thing. Now I do. Anyway, it was a big moment and I had to write it down. The cute pictures that have nothing to do with this, just cute sledding moments. Oh, and Payge had a great time mailing the binkies to babies soon to come. It was very sweet really, and in true Payge form she couldn't stand having to wait to mail them. Of course, a couple of snow storms delayed me from getting to the "mailing place", she drove everyone in the house nuts until we got them in the mail. Oh, and yes, I have not taken her to the dentist since her first appointment because of the dirty looks, now I am glad to say I can take her and not get grief.