Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Campers

We are so fortunate to have such great friends and friends that don't mind sharing their comfy cabin in the woods :)  This past weekend we were able to get away from it all with the Callahan's, the Meyer's and the owners of the cabin- the Henkenius family.  Such a treat!
BJ and one month old baby Ellen Paige

S'mores!!!!!  Soren was so excited to make the s'mores, but then realized he didn't like the goo.  You take it Daddy.
But I sure do LOVE the chocolate :)
Heather and Avi- stranger danger has set in
The kids!  Avi tried to jump in there.  She got mad at me when I politely asked her to get down!
Malia, Anna, Soren, Hailey, Chloe, Dylan and Carson.  They had a ball!  Soren's thinking about it.
Watch out world!  This says it all!  Dylan's holding up the dead crayfish he found.  NO MORE CRAYFISH in the house please.

We had great weekend away from TV, phone, computer and laundry :)   I think I need weekends like this more often... how about weeks like this more often??

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Great News!!

We are sticking around!  Pretty much the second I posted the last post we got wonderful news about Michael's job.  It's finally all coming together.  I am thrilled to be staying in my little town, in my little house, with my little kids!  Speaking of little kids, they are growing big fast.  Avi is now 3 1/2 months and rolling over, smiling, laughing, spitting (we think it's very clever), doing lots of tummy time, playing with "Pinky" her first dolly.  Soren is starting preschool in 1 month!  I can hardly believe it and he's been surprising me quite a bit lately with what he really knows.  This little man has had us fooled now for most of his life, but we aren't falling for it anymore.  He knows exactly what's going on and especially knows how to egg on Dylan... he's almost becoming a bad influence on his big brother!  Still, he's our most snuggley snuggle bug and as sweet as pie (99.9 % of the time ;)).  Dylan will be a big 1st grader in a month and for now is enjoying building massive, complex cities and machines with Legos, I swear he has an engineer mind.  He's playing soccer and says he likes it, although I'm guessing what he really loves are the junky snacks they have after each game.  Both boys did swim lessons this summer and really improved and both did a week long summer camp and learned some hip-hop moves!  We are headed for a quick vacation soon for a little R & R and SURFING!!!!  We are super excited.  I'll post new pics. soon... stay tuned :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

What To Do, What To Do, What To Do

So, I haven't posted in awhile.  Things have been a little hectic.  Michael's job is going through some changes and we are feeling like we are stuck between a rock and a hard place with no easy answers in sight.  Like many people we bought our home at the peak of housing prices and although a move is not imminent, we have a lot of what-ifs in the back of our minds.  Stay and risk the job situation not turning out as expected and then what? or go and risk regretting a move from a place we are so in love with?  Here we have family close by, amazing friendships, a wonderful school and neighborhood and we love the friendly community, but do we risk our financial situation to retain those things?  Where's the book with the ANSWERS?  Anyone?  Advice welcome!