Monday, May 28, 2012

A Country Wedding and a Holiday Weekend

This past Saturday my sister got married and Makenna was one of the flower girls in the wedding.  We survived being in 90 degree weather for about 7 hours without air conditioning and the kids did great.  Needless to say, we are spending our holiday today just relaxing at home and luckily I get to spend the rest of the week with the kids before summer school begins next Monday.

The place of the ceremony
 The black snake that really wanted to be a part of the wedding.

The beautiful flower girl.

 Mak and Beck

 Family photo

 Makenna again

 The entire family

 Her moment finally arrived

 And she is done

 Justin and Beckham during the ceremony

 Poor Beckham was so tired of being out in the 90 degree heat

The kids with Cooper, Tori, and Shelby--a ring bear and the flower girls
from our wedding.  Where has the time gone?  Below is a picture to compare.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

18 months (a few weeks late) and an awesome weekend

Beckham turned 18 months old a few weeks ago, but things have been so crazy that I haven't had a chance to post.  At his check-up he weighed 23 pounds and was 32 1/2 inches long.  His vocabulary has exploded over the past month and some of his favorite things to say are "I want down", "Ma" (which is Makenna), "sissy", "go-go-go", "ball", "I'm done", etc.  He loves to read and play outside and he is definitely just all boy.  I also had planned to take his 18 month pictures, but everytime we were going it was either raining or extremely hot so those will come soon.

We had a pretty fabulous family weekend.  Yesterday morning we headed out early and ate breakfast at a small cafe near downtown, the Brown Egg.  It definitely wasn't our favorite place, but it wasn't bad either so we might possibly venture down there again.  We then headed to a local nursery to get a few more plants and flowers for our beds and pots and then went to the new farmer's market in town.  We loaded up on fresh strawberries, asparagus, bread, tomatoes, and grass-fed beef and let's just say we had a great dinner last night.  After all that we headed home and I began working on some craft projects I needed to get done (retirement gifts for co-workers and teacher appreciation gifts for Makenna's teacher) while everyone else rested.  We spent the rest of the day just hanging out at home, grilled some dinner, the kids played outside in the water (yes, pictures will come of that soon), and ended the evening watching "We Bought a Zoo" after the kids were in bed.

Today, we finished planting all our plants, I finished a new landscaping project in the backyard and just mowed.  We decided to not go to church because I knew we had several hours of yardwork to do and we wanted to get the majority done before the afternoon got so warm.  We then spent the afternoon and evening hanging out as a family and we just now got both kiddos to bed.

This week should also be an amazing one because we are celebrating two groups of people near and dear to us--teachers and mothers.  Don't forget to honor those in your lives that fall into either or both of those categories.