Thursday, December 17, 2009

You knit me together in my mother's womb

A little late but here is the ultrasound picture from the day we found out the baby is a girl. For some reason I was so shocked. It's so fun to think of Olivia having a little sissy; and I have to say so nice to be able to use her toys and clothes again. Though, we would have been thrilled with anything. I have 5 weeks until my due date. Cannot believe we're being blessed with another precious child! Thankfully the Lord does not give us what we deserve because I definitely don't deserve this!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We went on our first road trip this past August to Northern Washington to visit dear friends and family where Steve grew up. We were gone for 3 weeks. It was so fun and such a great time for our family. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip.

We went to San Francisco for a day
Alcatraz in the background

Steve with his parents and sister

Mark and Tara

Date night Mark, Tara, Petra and Kevin

Gorgeous Lake Whatcom

Pete and Kevin
Livy and Grandma "Lene"
4 months along

the drive to Mount Baker
Jaden fishing with grandpa

Livy enjoying some beat juice from Tara's garden

The boardwalk with Grandpa Rocky. This is right by the house Steve grew up in.

Grandma and the girls

Grandpa and the boys

Grandpa's cows
The deck outside the house Steve grew up in. Mt Baker is just to the right.

Livy and her special friend, Stephen. He doesn't know yet how much he loves her

Christine has a few inches on Auntie Petra:)

Planning to catch up, little by little.

Wow, I'm so behind on my journaling! I have this problem where if I get behind on something I avoid it until it turns into this huge monster. Well, it's time to catch up; or at least try to. So, I thought I'd just slowly go back and post pictures from our life since my last post in July. It's been a little strange lately, to say the least, because I've been on full bed rest for over 5 weeks and before that I was pretty much down for weeks (more on that soon.) It's been really hard physically and I haven't had it in me to try to catch up but I think I'm ready now- especially since our little girl is coming soon! More to come........

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Luke's Green Thumb part 2 -The Garden

I'm easing back into blogging. I love doing it so much but have been feeling pretty yucky lately so everything has kind of been on hold. I wanted to get some pictures posted of Lukie's garden. We've been taking pictures everyweek to see the growth. He and Steve worked a whole day in the heat to prepare the soil and get everything ready. (Luke actually passed up a chance to go swimming with cousins to stay home and work.) We took down our old swingset and gave hime that whole area for a garden. I'm so proud of him and grateful to God for the unique way that He made him. I remember in the weeks after he was born I would just stare at him and I would look into his eyes and I vividly remember thinking "there is going to be something special about this boy."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Too cute not to try

My friend, Emily, told me about this website with a recipe and instructions for these adorable little cake balls. The kids and I just had to try them.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Please allow me a moment to brag on my husband...

My cousin, Melinda

The original invitation

My (manly) artistic husband

The finished product

Here are some pictures of a gift that I gave to my cousin, Melinda, for her wedding shower today. I need to brag because Steve basically did it all by himself. It is made up of some lettering I ordered from Uppercase Living and the rest is a collage Steve made using two of Lindy's wedding invitations, and one save-the-date card; oh and also a white 12x18 frame. Let's just say it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and Melinda was speechless and she didn't even want to put it down. Thank you honey, I give you all the credit. I'm so grateful for you and how much you help me with so many things. I Love You, Stephen Randall!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Christine and Drew's baptism.

Christine's Testimony

Drew's final draft of his testimony

Drew's first draft

Our Youth Pastor, Kullen Welch

A couple weeks ago Steve and I got to experience one of the proudest moments of our life; while we were surrounded by dear friends and family, Christine and Drew were baptized. They both had a very strong desire to do it and I was so amazed when they sat down to write their testimonies. I have to say that I have been so blessed and humbled through it all; and most of all grateful to the Lord for putting His love in their heart.

Randy's property.

My cousin, Randy, has a beautiful property up behind Lombardi Ranch so I had to get some pictures. It's so nice and peaceful up there; I could easily get used to it.

This was the day after my grams funeral so my brother was still in town.
Matt and Randy are on each end.