Saturday, August 29, 2009

wedding pictures

I promised pictures the other day, and here they are. We took some really great ones at Allison's wedding, but there were too many to share them all. We had such a good time at their wedding - it was quite the party!
The gorgeous bride. (Her dress and flowers were so, so pretty.)
Landon in his summer tux. All the groomsmen were jealous that he got to wear shorts and they didn't.
Another picture of Landon in his tux, because can you really have too many? Plus, in this one you get to see his cute little boutonniere (I sure hope that's spelled correctly).

Now, on to Coleson. He is doing so many new things these days. He started eating solid food, doing some baby signs, sitting, scooting, and crawling. He is also fond of the idea of pulling himself up to stand, but isn't quite strong enough yet. He is also showing the makings of quite the temper. He is really easy going most of the time, but every once in a while he can really let you know that he is not happy. Cole still has a big grin on his face for almost everyone he meets, and we often get greeted by wild flapping of arms and legs, a huge smile, and some shrieks. He is quite a charmer!
Coleson enjoying chewing on a corn cob at dinner.
Yep, it won't be long before he is terrorizing the house. I am equal parts dreading him being able to crawl well and being excited that he will be able to get around on his own.

Last, I went to my long-time friend Sarah's wedding a few weekends ago. We had such a good time seeing lots of people that I grew up with and their parents. It's so fun to be able to get together once in a while. Here we are at Sarah's reception.
These are the ladies I grew up with, and they are still some of my best friends. I think it's so great that we have been friends since we were ten and we still talk and hang out when we get the chance. I wish I had a photo on my computer of us as kids to compare. Then again, we looked pretty dorky in some, I'm not sure I really want them on the internet for all to see!

Anyway, those are my pictures from all the festivities of the last month or so. It's been a busy summer for us, and now we are starting to move into focusing on preparing for the fall and winter. We are doing some repairs around the house and working in the yard to get everything ready for cold weather and snow. Hopefully not as much snow as we had last year. We still have about a month left of good, warm weather though. Ok, off to go knit in peace while the baby naps and Landon is at the neighbor's house.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

you could win!

Check this out! Each of us could get one of these for free. How cool would that be?
Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

I still have yet to download pictures from the weddings and such. I will this weekend though. Promise.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

weddings and funky days

We have been so busy the last few weeks, so no updating has taken place. Sorry. Here's a run-down of what has been happening with us.

About a month ago we traveled to Olympia to visit old friends and attend a friend's wedding. We were there for a week and had a great time just hanging out with our old buddies. It was ridiculously hot while we were there, though, but we just spent a lot of time playing in the cold water and we even took a day trip to the ocean. The boys did great in the car both there and back. I was so impressed with them.

The weekend after we got back from visiting Olympia, Tyson's sister got married. I took some really nice pictures, which I will have to share in another post. Landon was the ring bearer and even wore a cute little tux. A lot of family was in town for the wedding and we spent about six days just visiting with everyone and enjoying having company.

Last weekend a friend of mine from childhood got married, so off we went to another wedding. I got to see a lot of my friends from grade school/middle school/high school, so that was a lot of fun. We didn't get to stay too long, because Cole was really tired and couldn't stay asleep with the loud music, but at least we got to enjoy seeing people.

Then this week, and a little of last week, have basically been spent recovering from all the activity. We have been trying to settle back into a routine which I hope will carry us into the fall. Landon has been having some major melt-downs and I have been very short on patience. It's been a bit of a rough transition back to real life for us the past couple weeks. Today, Landon sobbed and screamed for at least an hour for a toy he saw at the store with my mom that he wanted me to drive back and get for him. When he finally stopped crying about it, he fell asleep, took a nap for an hour and a half, and then woke up and started crying about the darn toy again. I just keeping hoping tomorrow will be better.

I will try to be back here again soon with pictures from our adventures.