Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Beach Boys

I love this picture. Are they not the two best buds you've ever seen?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer BBQ

Temps soaring well past the hundreds called for a summer BBQ with plenty of cold water and swimming. We had some friends over for the first annual backyard BBQ in our new house. It was a hit. The kids loved it and the adults did too.

the kids enjoying the pool
Jax & I
the adults enjoying the pool (Jared & Heidi, Maury & Me)

the adults enjoying the AC (Lindsey, Jodi & Baer)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


During our years in Chicago we made great friends that we'll never forget nor let go -Reagan & Luke Hayes, Wendy & Brandon Labrum, John & Jenava Tait and Cameron & Jack Schwieger. The best kind of friends... Sunday afternoon pajamas and movies, date nights, game nights, movies and fun restaurants. Over the years we all grew extremely close through various church callings, pregnancy, child births and other life changes. The hardest part about leaving Chicago was leaving our best friends and family. We love all of them and are so glad to have them in our lives.

the girls and kiddos

the boys and kiddos

the girls

Since leaving Chicago we've all had children and our little families are growing (some a quicker than others). Despite missing John & Jenava, we had a blast with the reunion of our Chicago bunch. We spent the week in Destin, Florida where Luke and Reagan so graciously hosted us in Reagan's parents gorgeous condo. Despite the fear of our active and curious toddler destroying the condo, we had the best time and so many memories to cherish until next year.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Swimming

Between swim lessons and water parks we can't get enough water to cool us off from this summer HEAT. 

We had such a great time in Florida last week. We spent a lot of time in the pool, by the beach and the playground.  Our trip was amazing, I'll post more pics later.

He loved his floaties

My little boy is growing up.