Thursday, June 30, 2011


Happy Birthday Grandpa Dennis!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


7:00 pm: Vacation Bible School!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


9:00 pm: Soren and I have been gone at night this week for Vacation Bible School, so Maeta and daddy have been having dates at night. They made this castle for Soren to come home to!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011


9:00 am: Good morning!

Friday, June 24, 2011

D.L. X 2 for yesterday (with a few extras!!!)

7:00 am: Blueberry picking
3:30 pm: Cars 2 date with mom and dad!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


4:00 pm: Our neighbors came over in their new power wheels!

Beach School

Our beach has a program for 3-10 yrs. Monday-Thursday mornings and today was our first day trying it out. I was very impressed. For a free daily program, they sure did a lot. They had sand painting...
Group activities...
Relays on the beach...
And much needed water relays...
It was already pretty hot so this looked like it felt really good!
and glass turtle coloring...
I met some other moms, most on vacation but not all were, that told me about other morning activities like: $1 movies at the theater, movies at night in the park, concerts, etc... It sure is nice to have things geared toward young kids!
After lunch and nap time Soren went to gymnastics! He was 100% LESS shy tonight and followed the coach really well! It was pretty cute!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


My new picture came in and I put these two photos up not even realizing they are the same age...

Monday, June 20, 2011


6:30 pm: This is how she stayed cool on this HOT HOT day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

I praise the Lord for giving me a husband who loves being a dad and is so committed to his kids. I have said it before but I am blown away at what a natural parent Dustin is and how hands on he is with Soren and Maeta! He does so much for them and gives them so much attention. I was just listening to Dustin and Soren talk and it was the funniest thing. Soren says something like, "I can count to 50...I can say Mavis" and Dustin laughs so hard. He truly loves his time with his kids! And that is such a blessing to me.
Today we spent our day: Eating eggs and pancakes...
Going to church, and then it was off to the beach...
And of course missing this man, my dad...
Who also loved spending time with his kids. And even though I know he loves me coming home I know he loves these munchkins just as much...
Dad, I miss you so much. You are the best daddy a child could ask for and now you are the best Papa and kid could get. You make us all laugh so hard and you live out your faith in a way that blesses those around you. I love you!

Friday, June 17, 2011


6:00 pm: Doesn't she look like the kid from "Dennis the Menace"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


6:15: Soren's 1st day of gymnastics

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


10:00 am: Craft time

Monday, June 13, 2011


8:30am: Watching daddy surf this morning

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Soren you are pure JOY. You are 3 1/2 years old and proud of it! I feel like you have grown so much into a boy instead of a little boy in the last couple of months. I love our time together, and I praise Jesus for giving you to us. Your life is HIS plan and I pray over you daily that your one desire would be to know the Lord with all that you are.
You are very brave in the ocean. You will get hit by pretty big waves and fall and come up laughing. You like it when we bring you way out to the big waves too! You have a great imagination at the beach. It is so fun to see what you come up with.
You talk about how you want to marry Lucy, and how much you miss her and Caleb. I feel like you understand my homesickness more than anyone else in these last couple months because you feel it too! We both love it here in NC but we miss the ones we love in MN so much. You are great about talking to me about it, and we hug often!
You love playing with Maeta. You think she is sooooo funny and beautiful. If she wears a dress you ask her to dance because she looks so nice. You and her will play and laugh so hard. She copies everything you do and say.
You have such a tender heart. I melt at your gift of empathy for others and how kind you are. You almost cry if someone else is in pain and ask them a million times if they are all better yet! You are busy all day trying to make sure Maeta stays safe!!! You hate seeing her fall or get in trouble!
You love asking what letters make what sounds. You are catching on pretty fast! You love working on letters and reading but are NOT interested in writing or coloring! We will be working on that! You also love play doh and helping me bake.
You show me every day, multiple times, how big your hands and feet are. You are such a good eater because you say you want to get really big!
Soren, we love you so much and are so excited to see what the Lord's plans are for your life. I love having you as a constant companion during my day. You are a gift I am not worthy of, but I sing Hallelujah to the maker of the Heavens and Creator of your life.