Friday, July 10, 2009

Catching Up on Summer

I'm not sure why I'm so bad at updating this blog. I think with my baking blog the posts are pretty straight-forward. You show a picture of some food, talk about it for a little bit, then post the recipe. For this blog, though, I think I just have a hard time figuring out how to sum-up all the stuff that has been going on in our lives. For instance, how do I describe Jonathan's excitement when we tell him that we're going to feed the ducks or the pure joy in his voice as he repeats "baby duck" over and over on the way to the pond? I really can't, so I just need to content myself with giving little peeks into our lives in hopes that years from now when I look back on my blogs as a journal of my life in 2009 I'll remember it for more than food.
To start what I hope will be consistent posting from here on out, here are a few highlights from some of our summer adventures so far:

Disneyland: Peter and I went to Disneyland at the end of April. I love Disneyland. I hadn't been in 10 years. It was magical, enough said.

Captain Peter Sparrow:

Me knocking on the white rabbit's door:

Me again, fulfilling my lifelong dream to sail on the ship Colombia:

Peter and me. The Tom Sawyer Island natives apparently wanted to have us for dinner:

Mr. Clean attempts to pull the sword from the stone. Sorry it's so blurry:

Me with the appetizing snacks in the Monsters, Inc. vending machine:

And one last shot of Peter, because he's cute:

Shortly after Disneyland we went camping with our friends Eva and Jeremy and their baby, Mariah, at Flaming Gorge. It was beautiful and fun. However, we probably won't be taking Jonathan camping again until he's ten, considering the fact that we ended up sleeping in the car and driving him around every two hours to get him to sleep.

The family:

Jonathan helped blow up the air mattress:

And then ate a snack of a marshmallow squished in some tongs:

Maybe my legs aren't so big after all:

The whole group:

A dinosaur bone still in the ground. How cool is that?

And finally, some cute ones of Jonno:

Man, I love my boys. And boy do I love summer.


Lindsay said...

Your baby boy is looking so grown up! Isn't it fun watching them get older? :) Glad you are all doing well. And yay for Disneyland! Despite Garrett's recent issues with it, I still think it's the happiest place on earth.

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

Hooray! You're back! Tyler and I went to see Mary Poppins tonight, and I was telling him about the night we stayed up WAY late (probably 11) to watch it in your bedroom (so lucky to have a TV in your room) and then woke up super early to jump on the tramp.


The Loveridge Family said...

I love to see an update...looks like you guys are having a great summer! Jonathan is soo big and cute!!

Lindsay said...

Yay for updates!! I loved hearing about all the fun. Jonathan is sure a cute little boy--I love that smile of his!

Kiersten said...

Oh that all looks like so much fun! As much as I hate how fast Caleb is growing, it will be fun when he's a little bit older and we can get out a bit more for some big adventures!

Brandon and Lindsey B said...

How fun! I love the summertime for all of the exciting things you can do! Jonathan seriously is so adorable in those pictures!


Ruth Mannion said...

It's nice to see some pictures of Jonno. I hate that we don't get to see him grow up, and Addie doesn't get to teach him how to be as much trouble as she is!