Saturday, July 28, 2012


A dear friend, Deborah, asked a while ago if she and her family could have Carson and Gabe over for the night.  At first, I thought it would only be Carson to go and have a "camp out" in their pop tent trailer.

When it came down to the planning of it, they wanted to have both boys over.  I was a bit concerned since it would be their first time together, at a house that we aren't blood related to.  But, Deborah was sure she wanted to have them both.  So.  I stepped it up and got OK with it.  Kinda of.  :)

When I went to pick them up before nap time the next day, I was greeted with "Mom!  I don't want to go home.  I want to stay here!"  I am so happy that Carson missed me so!  :)  Everything went well, from what I have been told, and the boys had a great time!

It is so weird to keep having that feeling of "are they really old enough for this?  I am sure they are just little babies and aren't ready for this..."  I know that I will continue to have this feeling for the rest of their lives.  I wonder if it ever gets easier, or if it always feels like a little piece of my heart gets cut out with the next big step they take!?

Carson and Gabe ready to head to the Quast's house.  7.26.12 
Thank you Quast family for having the boys over!  It is greatly appreciated!  Love you all. 


Monday, July 23, 2012


Last night Jodie, Gina, Tracy, Arica, and I got home from being gone on a weekend girls trip.  We had many laughs and saw just lovely sights!  The weather could not have been any better, it was amazing!  Such a blessing!   

Hoh Rain Forest, Port Angeles, and 1st Beach WA.

Hoh Rain Forest, WA, and the Carver Cafe, OR.
The Hoh Rain Forest is amazing!  The water was clear as glass.  It was so beautiful!  We had a great walk looking at all of the moss covered trees, clovers, and ferns.

Thanks for the laughs ladies!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


 Hope you have been enjoying your summer!  It was pretty hot here last week so we enjoyed the pool as much as we could!  The boys are getting so much better in the water!  Here is what has been going on with us... 

Carson and Gabe playing Lego's on the front porch.  7.10.12

We caught two grasshoppers in one day!  Here, the boys are checking out their friend, Hopper.  7.11.12

Pool time!  Gabe asks all of the time if we can go in the "cool."  They are jumping from the ladder and ducking under the water a bunch now.  7.11.12

Carson pulled out his top tooth!  7.14.12

Trever is the white spot spying on the Coyote that visits.  He is behind the far right bush, in the shade.  7.15.12

The Coyote walking from one bush towards the creek.

Carson and Gabe on their new bunk beds!  7.16.12

After the first night in the bunk beds, we are all tired!  Gabe was up several times to have his nose blown and needing a little comfort.  Carson was up, b/c Gabe was up.  Trev and I were up b/c Gabe was up.  Needless to say, we survived the first night and are looking forward to more sleep!  :)

I am about 7 weeks away from being able to meet the baby!  And we are so excited!  These last 33 weeks have gone by fast (looking back)!  I am happy we are able to be outside enjoying play time and pool time!  And this cooler weather this week is great!

Enjoy the rest of your week!