Sunday, June 27, 2010


Mark's brother Kurt got married this weekend. Here are a few pictures from the rehearsal. I hope to post wedding pictures in the next few days.
Rachel & Amelia were so excited to be flower girls.
Grandma bought them pretty white dresses for the rehearsal.

The groomsmen practicing.

The beautiful bride and her father walking down the aisle.

Everyone figuring out were they're supposed to stand.

Rachel & Amelia again.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Boys

Just a few pictures of the boys over the last week or so.
Anton at 4 months old. He weighed 17 lbs. 7 oz and was 27 inches at his check up.

Doesn't he just look NAUGHTY!!!! :)
Elijah covered his head with hydrocortisone cream.

We will have Anton in our room for as long as possible. I'm not sure how safe he will be in a room with Elijah. :)

Anton started eating cereal last week. He's loving it! Although this has brought on a new challenge. Elijah likes to try to feed him, so far he's tried cake and a cherry.

Ethan goofing off on a bike we have.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Elijah Turns Two

Elijah turned 2 years old on Saturday. He is certainly acting his age. :) The words he uses the most are "mine" and "NO". He also likes to point to pictures of himself and say "Me". He's a fun kid to have around and highly entertaining. :) For his birthday we celebrated by going to Grandma and Grandpa's for supper and swimming. The kids love to splash and play in the pond with their cousins! Unfortunately I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures, but here are a couple of Elijah with his semi cake. I made one side for him and the other side for his cousin Elliot's 1st birthday.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


This morning we had 5 1/2 inches of rain in addition to the rain we had earlier in the week. As you can see from my pictures we are very soggy!

Ethan in the puddle/pond in front of Mark's shop.

The creek at the bottom of the hill is out, closing our gravel road and Hwy. 92 as well. Since the road is flooded most people turn just around in our driveway, but we a few teenagers attempted to make it across this evening and ended up stalling out. Remember folks, "turn around, don't drown!" :)

My garden is slightly lower than my yard, which created a another pond in our yard.

Ethan riding bike through the ditch. The water was knee high at the deep end.
We had a couple errands to run in town and a birthday party for my niece and this is what we came home to! BUMMER!!!! The carpet, couches, toys... all full of water. From what I hear we're not the only ones with water in the basement. What a mess!

I thought tile inlets were supposed to drain water out of bean fields not fill them up. Glad this guy isn't our field. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Saturday afternoon we went to my parents for a little birthday party for Elijah. We had hoped to spend the afternoon fishing but it looked like rain so we just hung out in the machine shed. When Mark and I headed to Monroe to get pizza we met a convoy of government storm chasers about five miles long! I felt like I was in the movie Twister! :) This made me feel a little nervous about being in the machine shed during such questionable weather. :) We ended up getting a HUGE downpour, thankfully with no tornadoes. :) I didn't take much for pictures, but you can see a few more on my facebook page from my sister if you like.

Elijah with a little cake Grandma bought. He LOVES the dirtbike!

Elijah and Anton (almost 2 years and almost 4 months)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Valley Motocross

Ethan rode in his first motocross race on Monday! He was so excited to get up early and go to the race! Here are a few pictures from our day.
Ethan relaxing before his race.
Kids with their dads at the starting line.

Mark giving Ethan some pointers.

Ethan rode in the 50 Jr. class with 10 others. He got 7th place.

He looked so small out there!

Mark rode in the +30 B/C Class and got first place.

Mark at the finish line.