Micah turns 1

I just found this. I'm sure I took it, I just can't remember it...but how could I have forgotten?!? HAHAHA! This is a keeper...the kind I might pull out when he's engaged to a girl I don't like and I'll ask "Are you sure you want your babies to look like this?" Then I'll put on the movie Shrek. hehe, j/k
This one was intended for a mohawk shot, which didn't work because it just flopped over....but we love because it shows how happy he usually is.
Micah just had a birthday, his first. Or second depending on how you count. Here we are making the mandatory messy dark cake.
At first he didn't like the cakey texture and kept spitting it out, but....with a little convincing he ate it all up. Here's the result:

Science Center

Our science center has the largest electric guitar in the WORLD. It actually works! There's also a crazy big acoustic that we got to 'play.'The boys loved this water play area. Actually, about 90% of our time was spent here. They weren't really interested in anything else, despite my animated enthusiasm to encourage moving on.
And this is my favorite shot from the science center. Everyone knows this daddy is just a big kid right? So fitting...( :


My Brother's Wedding

Last week my mom came for a visit. Then we went to Denver to celebrate my brother's wedding. Here are the bride and groom:
Aren't they a cute couple?
Their wedding was beautiful, but the reception was amazing! Here was the balcony view from the clubhouse at the reception.According to my aunt, the best way to not have a cheesy camera smile is to puff up your cheeks right before #3. She then proceeded to take a picture of my dad and I at #2. I know we got in a good picture after this...I just can't find it.
This week hubby was gone on a work trip, and he worked out with a mega-fit coworker. He was so impressed with how hard he worked and how quick he looked big. He was swollen....even 5 days later and still really sore. So he did look great, but we started getting worried when his urine had pink in it. Off to the ER. I didn't think to get a picture, but it looked like he was right when he joked that he was allergic to working out---he looked like he was retaining water. Turns out there's a sickness he is enduring as a result which can lead to kidney failure (from trying to eliminate all the blood that released into his muscles) He is staying for about 48 hours with an IV to try to flush out his system. I gave him a book to read before he left....he's finally reading the Jane Austen book (Northanger Abbey) I asked him to read a year or two ago! He'll be fine according to the doctor. I am so happy we have great coverage, after all this is the second ER/hospital trip in a couple of months... Who knew we were such a drama-filled family?



June 28th James and I celebrated 8 years of marriage! I am happy to have my best friend to share my trials and joys with. This year was his turn to plan and organize our adventure, and he decided on whale watching. It was amazing! Of course my camera died and I didn't have backup batteries. We did get one photo:
We had a great time, hired a babysitter for the entire day and drove up close to the Canadian border. The little islands we went around were so pretty. On the way to find them, we saw lots of animals such as sea lions and various birds. The whale watching was amazing though, we found a pod of 3 orcas and followed them for a bit. The guy leading the trek said that they were mother, son, and daughter. We actually did wander into Canadian waters, so maybe I can count another country of places visited...j/k. We also ate at a seafood place outside on the patio because the weather was perfect! Thanks honey, I love you!