Friday, July 31, 2009

I would love to cuddle this little one again. She was so soft and chubby and baby smelling.... :)
For anyone who missed the Miller Reunion and would like to see pictures, go here- MILLER REUNION
My camera was passed around a bit, so I can't tell you who took all the pictures!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Last weekend, after the Miller Reunion, Kalei went to Lancaster with Jeff and Larissa. Then on Monday Cameron left for Ohio, Steve left for West Virginia/Kentucky and Victoria, Antoine, and me headed to Lancaster with Steve's mom and sisters. They talked me into going to their house for part of the week since Steve was gone anyway. :) I felt a bit lost for a little bit there with my family scattered 'to the winds'. When we finally got to mom's house, Kalei was waiting for me with these beautiful roses that her and Larissa picked from Larissa's Grandma's garden. They were so beautiful and smelled so good! And I forgot to bring them home with me....
yummy picnic food....
We had a lazy week. Carolyn spent so much time playing with the kids and going on walks with them. I read, shopped a little, slept in, and had a wonderful surprise from MaryLou. :) We went on a picnic one dayand saw this baby miniature horse at a farm along the way. On our way back, we stopped and asked the girls who were outside if we could look at their horse. They said we could and even went out to the pasture to bring the horse over to fence so we could see it better. It was unbelievably small! Like the size of a lamb. The kids were in awe!

Lots of coloring.....

And campfire time. Marshmallows, toasty toes..... :)
And this was my delightful surprise from MaryLou. Two blissful hours devoted to my feet with absolutely no effort on my part. My feet never knew what hit them. I read and ate grapes and cheese and pound cake. And sighed with happiness.... And like a fool, I could not find the words to properly express my thanks to MaryLou.
I still smile at my toes at random times throughout the day. ;) (forgive me for posting two pictures of my feet!)
Being in Lancaster helped the time go faster, but the week was still loooong. I couldn't even talk to Steve because they hardly had any cell service where they were at. But the week did finally come to an end and Steve is back where he belongs. Cameron is coming home tomorrow (finally) then we shall be complete once more. :)


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th!

We actually got to see fireworks down at the lake again this year. The last few years it rained and they canceled. The lake is always full of boats. We'd love to be able to be on the lake sometime to watch them, but we don't own a boat or know the right people. :) Kalei was sick, but she still wanted to go, so we left and before we got there, she threw up a couple times. (I was prepared for that, so all was well!) Then she felt better, so we went on and had a good time. I got the best fireworks pictures I've ever gotten. Since you only get about half an hour once a year, (if it doesn't rain) there's not much time/opportunity to practice!

By the time we got home, I was feeling quite sick myself. I collapsed into bed and prayed there would be no more throwing up by anyone. Steve graciously assured me that he would take care of anyone needing anything during the night. He ended up being the only one going to church today. Bible school starts tomorrow morning- I hope we all feel fine till then....