Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spending Time

As I mentioned before, Mark was blessed with a couple of weeks off to spend with us before starting anesthesia school this last Monday. Although he was super-anxious to get started with classes and the next 2 1/2 years of this journey, there was nothing better for all of us than having some restful family time together before the craziness started. {And by craziness I'm not just talking his school, but also a certain baby's appearance and new homeschool adventures in the near future!} I've been absent lately, and for good reason, right!? We packed so much into the last two weeks while balancing it with good plain hanging out at home.
There were {little} things like...

* Eating out at old and new favorite places

* Shopping excursions to Costco and Toys 'R Us {Have you ever tried to keep a handle on a crazy 1 1/2 year old darting around Toys 'R Us?! Good thing I wasn't further along in my pregnancy, or I might have gone into labor smack in the middle of the Power Wheels aisle...}

* Giving haircuts at home to one Daddy and three children {Bella's hair got chopped -pics to come- and Brigham accidentally got "Dumb & Dumber" Lloyd bangs -pics not to come...}

* Lazy days and near-summer evenings spent at home


There were {medium} things like...

* Wonderful trips to quaint towns we love, just strolling and enjoying the sights


* Celebrating our 7th {already!?} anniversary... I Love You to the Moon and Back, Hon!

* Another trip to the drive-thru wildlife park to see crazy ostriches that made us keep windows rolled up, zebras that liked to bite children's fingers to make them cry, unnaturally large longhorns that smelled so icky that it almost made Mommy lose breakfast, and lots of other more gentle, well-behaved creatures


Those are just a few of the adventures {big} and {small} that have kept us busy the last couple of weeks... More to come tomorrow!


Amy@My Front Porch said...

You have been busy! I know the feeling of trying to get some rest and relaxation in before the baby comes!! I'm trying to take full advantage of the times we have this summer!

Chris Brown said...

Looks like summer is so much fun there. I especially like the mowing photos... brings back memories.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Busy ! But so wonderful you are together as a family! Happy Anniversary!

Lissa said...

It all just sounds wonderful. I didn't realize your were pregnant. Congrats on that!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Sounds busy, but wonderful! Hope you had a great Anniversary!

GapGirl said...

Sounds like so much fun!!!! We are very close in our due dates. How exciting!!!!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Stopping by to say hi! Hope you're having a great week!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

This is what Summer's all about! We have loved having Cory home more, too. Today we all took Calvin to his doctor's appointment, then had lunch at the divey Korean place. I felt like the luckiest girl ever to have us all together on a random Thursday afternoon.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Hey again! I wanted to answer your question... Ruby's flower girl dress is Cherokee brand from Target! $11.99, Baby. :)