Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Last weekend David and I made the long trip up to Everson to visit with my family and watch my little sister graduate from high school. This was our last trip until after we have the baby, and we really enjoyed the chances we had to visit with our family and some of good friends. Graduation was Friday night, and although the day started off pretty cloudy, it turned out to be a beautiful evening... almost too sunny!
Congratulations, Steph! You're done with high school! I can't even believe my little sister, who I still picture as about 7 years old, is 18 and graduated! She's going to Corban in the fall to study to be a teacher, and is pretty excited about it. :) (I am too...) I know she's going to really enjoy herself there.
On Saturday, I went to a baby shower for Katie and little Noah, who arrived in May. It's hard to believe that he's already 6 weeks old, which means it's not very long until little Micah is here! David and I got to spend some time with Justin and Katie, and Jen and Ryan on Saturday night, where David got to meet Noah. Seeing him hold the little guy makes me pretty excited for our own little boy to come. David's going to be such a good dad!
I spent most of the weekend making cakes, one for Steph's graduation party and one for Katie's baby shower. They both turned out pretty well, and it was fun to be able to make something for people I care a lot about. Steph's cake is, of course, purple and white, (Nooksack's colors), with the top layer looking like a graduation cap. Katie's was white with little animals on the sides, and cupcakes with the same animals on them. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures of the cake for Katie and Noah, but I'll get them from my mom and post later.
Maverick was exceptionally well behaved this weekend, and has further impressed us! He's such a great dog, and it's really nice that we don't have to worry about him all the time. He enjoyed Steph's graduation party as much as anyone... maybe more! The party was in my parents' back yard and he just walked around sniffing people's legs and plates if they let him.
Mav greeted everyone at the gate when they came in, and even found some friends to beg for food from. There were two little kids at the party, and they loved him! He spent a lot of time at the party just like this, chewing on a stick:
We both really enjoyed the weekend, but were really tired afterward. It was really nice to have a relaxing drive home...
Monday, June 7, 2010
I should mention that Maverick was locked in our house during this time. He scared one of the first graders, and David couldn't hold him while he was swinging the pinata. At the end of this video, Maverick pushed the screen out of our bedroom window, and jumped off our bed into the back yard! Unfortunately I'm not very skilled at recording, and I missed it. :(
Sunday, June 6, 2010
One of the fun features of Packwood on Memorial Day (and Labor Day, but I've never been) is the flea market that happens. The small town, which takes about 1 minute to drive through regularly, and has a few stores, becomes a crazily-busy thrift shopping extravaganza! It was packed with people, vendors, food smells, and hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes. We went down to the flea market twice, for a long while on Saturday, and a short trip Sunday when Maverick got to come with us, and we were very successful. We ended up walking away with: 12 articles of baby clothes (9 of which were brand new with the tags still on) for $12, 5 childrens/Disney movies for $15 (including Finding Nemo, one of my favorites), Scentsy wax for my burner, a brand new video game that sells for $60 but David got it for $12, a box of baseball cards for $5, popcorn, some kids' books, and a package of Bacon Cheddar dip mix. It was a very successful trip, and we both really enjoyed ourselves.
We were able to relax, put our feet up, go for a nice walk back to the waterfall (which was beautiful as always), and play some games with family. This was a much-needed relaxing weekend, and neither of us wanted to leave at the end. We even got a really nice basket full of baby supplies from Gramma and Papa as we were leaving, as a gift for my shower. Such a wonderful weekend! Thanks for letting us come!