Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Growing Up Fast...

All about Mr. Henry:

We found his first tooth last week. He can now sit up fairly reliably on his own, and he's eating more and more real food everyday. Today, he thoroughly enjoyed drinking milk from his sippy cup at dinner. Such a big boy. Pictures to come...

Being back at work has impeded my blogging & photo taking ability. Thanks for your patience. :) This shot is from our Huckleberry trip last week.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

FHE: Picking Huckleberries

Shane worked the day shift so he could come with us this year to pick Huckleberries. We went with a few people from our ward. It was a beautiful day, and we rode up to the pass, and then took an old logging road out to the middle of nowhere. The view was AMAZING! I really couldn't believe how beautiful it was. We watched the sunset, and were able to see clear out to Mt. Ranier. The clouds were below us, and it was just an amazing view. We took turns holding Henry, and Emma ran around non-stop with her friends picking berries and hiding in the bushes.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 National Day of Service

(Emma and I collecting food--Thanks for the picture Mark) :)

What are you doing today to remember? I must say, I appreciate President Obama's call to service today. Each year, the memories are painful, the footage disturbing all over again and its a little return to the horror of that day. I'm grateful today that we have a new focus--not just about pain & suffering and sadness, but about helping others. Serving in our communities. Our stake organized us into a project called "Feeding the 5,000". On Wednesday we passed out fliers to homes in our area, and this morning we will be running around gathering food left out on doors and then delivering it to our local foodbank.

I hope we can all not only remember what happened this day, but also channel that energy into something positive. I'm looking forward to the project today.

That and I'm really looking forward to date night tonight. Since Shane's been back on the night shift, we are down to seeing each other less than an hour a day. The kids get to see each of us a ton, but we're not home at the same time during the week anymore. So, I can't wait for some one-on-one no-kid time with Shane.

Monday, September 6, 2010


My Henry loves licorice. I don't mind the mess because just look at how yummy he looks with red smeared all over his face. How could I not let him, when he obviously enjoys it so much? So I admit, I must fall under the umbrella definition of a "bad parent" because after trying only a few solid foods, he got to jump straight to the sweets.