Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lucy's blessing day

We blessed Lucy on August 2nd. It was so neat to be able to have so much of my family be there for the blessing. It was beautiful and I know that it was meant specifically for Lucy. We then had everyone over to our place for dinner. We are so thankful for wonderful family and our two sweet girls. Lucy is such a blessing in our lives and Jenna is a great big sister to her. What an amazing thing to know that I will be with these people for all of eternity.

The Gondas

I took some photos of my sister's family while they were visiting. To see more, check them out at


We went to Tahoe with my sister's family, and her in-laws. It was so much fun! I love all of those Gondas, they are great people!
Tyler checking out crawdads.

Just relaxing.

My sister loves to play in the sand!

Enjoying the COLD water!

Amy, Julie and Ryan having a fun time in the water.

Our rockin' husbands.

Jenna is a water baby for sure! She would not get out of the water for more than 30 seconds!

Todd trying to get warm and dry on the beach.

Sunbathing beauty!

Hanging Out!

My sister's family came for a visit and it was so much fun! Jenna loved playing with her cousins. They were thrilled to meet Lucy, and they were so good at being gentle with her. Here are some fun times at our house...
Let me start by saying that neither of these girls drink from bottles. However, I gave them bottles to feed two baby dolls. Audrey thought she'd try it out...

...and let Jenna try it out too.

The massive Jenga tower that Mikayla and Tyler built with Uncle Dan.

Meeting Lucy.

Lucy's first bath

Lucy's first bath was quite a while ago, but we just got so busy! Lucy loves her baths, it calms her right down. She is a water baby just like her sister!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A whirlwind of updates...

Okay, pardon the long absence of updating this blog... the pictures are coming, I promise! Life has been kind of crazy this last month- the week after having Lucy at the beginning of July, I broke out into a case of massively horrid hives. Mmmm... We aren't sure what caused them, but I was definitely miserable. That has been followed by some serious jaw and mouth pain, courtesy of the wisdom teeth that I should have had pulled a few years back. Especially now that I don't have dental insurance. To top it all off, physically at least, a cold was shared by all in the family. And Dan was let go at his job, leaving him to continue his job hunting. Great.
You know what's funny though? For all the not wonderful things happening in life right now, life is WONDERFUL. We have had the opportunity to have family come visit us and to have our sweet little Lucy blessed. We have an amazing 20-month-old that gets cuter everyday. There are so many blessings in our lives! It seems like no matter what stage in life we are at, we are always asking God, "What is going on?!! Why is this happening?" Yeah, that never stops. But it doesn't mean that life isn't getting continually better. Dan and I are so grateful for all the blessings and tender mercies that have appeared in our lives... and that includes awesome people like YOU! We thank all the terrific family and friends that we have been blessed with, who care so much about us and give us so much. In this mini "Job-like" time that we are having, we appreciate all of you that help us remember who we are and remind us that we are doing the right things. We love you all!