Sunday, July 27, 2008

On my mind.........

I just had to take a minute and express a few things that I cannot get off of my mind. My sister called me yesterday and told me of a story about a little one year old girl that had drowned about a month ago. It made my stomache churn. Kate is just over a year and the thought of that immediately makes me want to grieve for whoever has to endure such a thing. She gave me the link to their blog to read their story and so I immediately went to read. As I was reading about 15 minutes into it I realized that I knew the Father of this sweet little girl. We knew each other in college about 10 years ago. I immediately started balling and my heart sank for their loss. It is amazing what happens in 10 years and also what changes. I am amazed at the strength of this family. The mom is a writer and writes often on her blog. She seems to be a strength to others even though she is the one suffering. I thought and thought about posting the link to their blog and decided that it would be a good thing for people to read. She talks about safety around pools and saunas and I figured this may help someone in the end. Their blog is public so I thought it would be OK to post their link.
I'm sure any extra prayers going their way would be appreciated.
This has made me once again realize how precious our kids are. We never know how long they will be with us. We can only do our best and love every second we have with them. I know this has made me want to be a little more patient, loving, and not sweat the small stuff. A lot of what we worry about really doesn't matter in the end.

Ice cream, modeling, Alexa..........

For some reason this summer seems like it has been busier than during the actual school year! We just finished up swim lessons this week which Makenna and Taylor loved. Now we will move onto our next adventures planning Grandma and Grandpa Warrens 50th anniversary party. I guess it is always better to be busy! Here is Kate with her first ice cream cone. Don't ask me what I was thinking handing it to her and walking away. By the way I did actually get the clothes clean that she is wearing!!


This week we decided to venture downtown Yuba City to Plumas street and find a cool place to take pictures. Davis won a contest to be I guess you could say a "model" (that makes me laugh) for my friends boutique!! I was terrified that he was going to be awful considering the fact that I would be taking the pictures. Here is the site to the final pictures (Sorry couldn't get it to post as a direct link)
The rest of these are just you know random shots of the kids!!!




We are soooo happy to have Alexa back for a few weeks!




Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa Tim!!

WE LOVE our Grandpa Tim! There are so many things that I remember about my dad but the thing that I love the most is that I know my Dad loves his kids and grandkids more than anything. I know that my dad would love us and not judge us for mistakes we make. Love You Dad.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More Utah

We had so much fun at Nana and Steve's house in Idaho. It was constant swimming, treats, water fights, and riding go cart like devices!!! Dune buggies is the correct terminology. Sorry this is another short post. I am falling asleep while writing...........

We're home...

We have been in Utah/Idaho for the past 8 days. The kids loooove being with family and we had endless adventures.... here is one of them.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jibber Jabber.....

This little one can't stop her jibber jabber.....seriously all day!! We've got a talker. I have more to tell you about too gymnastics meets, pierced ears, the list goes on. Just had to post this picture for now.