Friday, August 12, 2011

Wherever you go, there you are!

So... remember how I mentioned in my last post that we were in Utah? Well, guess what! I forgot my camera on that trip. That's why the professional photos are the only ones we have. But then, a couple of weeks later, we went to Pennsylvania and (huzzah!) I remembered the camera. We had some good times at the Army heritage trail, despite the abominably hot, HOT heat. In that first photo everybody is taking a relaxing break in the relatively shady life-size replication of a WWI trench.

My children were terribly uncooperative. They just didn't appreciate the many adorable photo opps around all that period stuff. Luckily, Johanna and Caroline obeyed me and posed for a photo. Aren't they pretty!

And Jude, since he was restrained, didn't really have a choice. He gives a good stink eye, doesn't he?

Speaking of Jude, he had his first haircut while we were in Carlisle! Well, technically this was his second haircut; my grandma sneak-attacked his bangs while we were in Utah, thereby accentuating the mullet and encouraging us to finally get our shaggy boy cleaned up. Here's the before and after.

Other highlights included swimming in Grandma and Papa's pool and watching a movie with the cousins. (The pool photo was taken before the haircut, by the way.)

Back at home, Stella puts up with Isobel's love and Brooke plays our NEW (to us) PIANO!!

I found the "free to a good home" piano on craigslist. It needs some work, but it has a beautiful, rich tone and it looks GREAT in our living room. After we get back from our trip to the beach, we're going to have it tuned/repaired. I'm pretty much giddy with the idea that we can FINALLY make music in our own home. Hooray!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

A thousand thanks to Kelly Anderson, who took these beeeeeautiful pictures about a month ago at the Meibos Family Reunion in Bear Lake, UT. She made us look so good! Go ahead and click each pic if you want to get up close and personal.

And my favorite photo of all: