Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Country Baby Shower

* BEWARE * Very long post ahead! And if my camera wouldn’t have run out of battery, it would have been even longer! Ha! Angela’s Auntie Ruth held a Baby Shower at her farm in Wisconsin for Little Baby Girl Swan on Saturday… and I almost didn’t go. Oh, what a mistake that would have […]

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One Happy Girl!

“If you want to be happy, be.” ~Leo Tolstoy We had the privilege of attending a beautiful Baby Shower for Angela yesterday at her Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Wisconsin. I’ll be posting pictures soon. While the women were at the shower, the menfolk watched Ava Birdie for me. She hit the ground running from […]

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On sunny days, our favorite thing to do is call Marmie to go to the antique stores and junk shops in town.  And there just happens to be a wonderful Antique Mall  just down the road from our house called Annabella’s. It’s our favorite. It has a little cafe inside with wonderful food and treats… […]

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Cowgirl Baby Shower

I’m finally getting some pictures posted of the baby shower we had at the cabin for Angela and Sweet Baby Girl on June 5th. We decided on a cowgirl theme because Jamie is a big fan of all things western. It turned out to be so much fun! Jamie and Angela bought these little cowgirl […]

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Authentically Ava

Messy hair. Peanut butter-smudged face. Wonder in her eyes. Uninhibited. Loving life. I want to be just like her.

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Picnic at the Park

Our weekends have been quite busy for the last month, so we took full advantage of this beautiful Saturday to relax and spend some quality family time together. We are so grateful that we have 2 beautiful parks so close to home. It’s been a few years now since Mark and I claimed our “Picnic […]

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The Key to Intimacy

I read this quote on resolved2worship’s blog this morning and thought it was so good. Thought I’d pass it on: “All of us have a deep longing for meaningful relationships. God made us that way… You will never achieve intimacy with your mate to the level God intended if each of you doesn’t strive for […]

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Scenes from our Day

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” ~ Billie Holiday

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Lazy Summer

“Now in a cottage built of lilac and laughter I know the meaning of the words ‘ever after’. ~ Susan Branch Lilac days are coming to a close, and their brilliant color is fading. How quickly it comes and goes, and then we wait another year to smell their sweet blossoms. Sometimes I wonder about […]

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Waking up with Style

I just love when Ava wakes up rockin’ the Justin Bieber. I actually think she pulls it off even better than he does! And she’s always so gracious when the paparazzi starts snapping pictures so early in the morning. * {Check our her new molars she’s been working on the last 6 weeks. She’s such […]

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