I took a zillion pictures per usual as we traveled from MN to MI to NY and back again, with a pit stop at Gwynnie's beautiful Linwood. Here are some of my favorites. Best parts of vacation: introducing my extended family to my sweet twinnies, being served by my amazing mama, and laying out in the sun one afternoon uninterrupted with my man for more than three hours!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
11 days. 34 hours in the car. 2 countries (1 being Canada-don't get too excited). Stops (some just for some Wendy's) in MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, NY, PA, OH and a ferry trip across beautiful Lake Michigan. Tons of sweet time with family and friends. Three littles that WIN WIN WIN at sleeping in unfamiliar places, meeting tons of new people, and driving with little conplaint/crying.
My heart is a little heavy leaving my beautiful home state. I enjoy my life in MN more than I could have ever dreamed of 6 years ago but I will forever miss my family SO much. Thankful that I don't live in the age where a newlywed girl boarded a train out west and never returned home. Until we meet again, Michigan...
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Picking peonies from the Z's backyard and filling my whole house with them. We love our besties.
2 dates in one week! 2!!!!! Thanks, ma.
Our youngest. The sweet, the steady and the calm of our family.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
This girl. Such a cuddly goof ball. So compliant and gentle spirited with a side of sass and daredevil.
Jose let her sit on a bar stool this weekend and now her main activity of the day is sitting on a bar stool, sucking on her blankie, watching over her brother and sister. She is our care giver. Offering blankies and cuddles to everyone, especially if they are upset, and especially to her brother.
If you ask "Ellie come give me kisses," she wanders over with her fast little trot and gives you a huge kiss, usually square on the lips plus a bear hug.
When Jose walks in the door she squeels with delight and is the first to run into his arms. She also has a particular love for her Grandpa Tom and Chantel. She is still a mama's girl and has the hardest time of all my kids being left anywhere, especially the gym. She is slowly getting better and I love the extra cuddles.
And she's always climbing something.
We treasure you, Ellie Grace. I love how you will sit in my lap for many hours of the day just because you want to. I hope you always seek me out like that. I still PRAISE GOD for your perfect sleeping skills. You are pure fun and a total DELIGHT!