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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

these are a few of my favorite things...

So thought I'd post a little something different this time, just because I felt like it. Here's a list of some of my(Cindy) favorite things right now...

Favorite snack/ fruit: Blueberries! I have been missing out all these years by not buying that small little container of fruity bliss. It always seems too expensive for such a little box of berries, but I deem it worthy of the cost now. They are just a really delightful fruit. I've always loved blueberry pancakes & blueberry pie, but have never had the inkling to eat them in their own simplicity.

Favorite movie I'm anticipating coming out: Fireproof. Made by the same church who made Facing the Giants (which is in my top 10). This looks like an intense but worthwhile movie. Here's a link to the trailer.

Favorite dinner: Pioneer Woman's pot roast. This is DIVINE. Please make this tomorrow night and invite us over to eat it with you. It is really amazing. Beats every pot roast I've had in the past hands down (no offense, mom!). Jason & I salivate just thinking about it. We just had it tonight and we both sighed with joy as we took our first bite. That's how good it is.

Favorite beverage: Constant Comment hot tea. Delicious. My mom got me hooked on this from a young age, but I go back and forth between tea & coffee as my motivator to get out of bed in the mornings. So tea it is right now.

Favorite thing to do that makes me feel cool: Starting a lawnmower by myself. I did that this morning because we had a jungle growing in our backyard, so I gave the little button 3 pumps, pushed the handle down, and pulled the string as hard as I could. Only took 2 tries to get it running! I really feel satisfied that I can do that by myself. Mowing is actually fun. (I hope my father-n-law doesn't read this b/c then he'll probably make me mow his 2-acre yard, although he has a killer riding mower that I could probably have some fun with.)

Favorite thing to do with Oaklee: Make her laugh. I love finding new ways to bring out the giggles in Oaklee. Her laugh is like one of the best sounds in the world. The latest thing that got her going was pointing at these color posters on the wall in our church and saying each color. She just died laughing! Pretty soon she had me rolling, too. Who knew colors were so darn funny?

Favorite way to fill 5 minutes of free time: Violin. I pulled my violin out of its case last week, after it had taken a LONG holiday from me. So now it is sitting right by my side at the computer, so I have been picking it up several times a day to play.
My favorite songs to play are Ashokan Farewell & the Lover's Waltz, along with an assortment of hymns. I desperately need lessons, b/c I fear I'm only reinforcing bad habits I've already made. So I'm hoping to find someone here in DQ who could teach me a thing or two. I just love playing this instrument and deeply desire to get good at it. It's such a beautiful sound! (when played right, of course)

So there's a few of my favorite things right now. What are some of YOUR favorite things???

Monday, June 23, 2008

young prince Cole was a merry old soul...

Happy 2 years of being in the world, little nephew Cole! We love you!


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oaklee in June

Here are some of the latest Oaklee pics taken in June. More to come soon!!



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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Like father, like child...

We wish our fathers a wonderful day today. We are both blessed with very loving & good fathers, and of course Oaklee would say the same about her dad. Here's some pics of what we like to do with our dads. Their passions have certainly influenced ours over the years!


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Oaklee Turning Pages

This is another video shot with our webcam (hence the not so great quality) of me attempting to show you some more of Oaklee's tricks, such as turning pages. She added a few extras you will likely get a laugh out of. Enjoy.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Oaklee Crawling

Oaklee has now started to crawl. This was done using our new Webcam, some it is not the best quality. More stuff to come.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

take a hike!

We had our first official hike with Oaklee last Friday at Cossatot Falls. Jason took the day off and we spent time outdoors hiking over boulders to get to a perfect little swimming hole in the Cossatot River. It was awesome! Oaklee thoroughly enjoyed her new hiking backpack, she smiled & jabbered the whole way, except for the way back b/c she was tired, so she cried & we pretty much sprinted. But it was a beautiful day & a beautiful spot to swim, fish, skip rocks, and just enjoy creation. We need to do stuff like this more often...



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