Monday, June 23, 2008

A Sort-of Hiatus

So - I still can't find my camera. :-( And I have been super busy with church lately. And I am getting ready to go visit my family and go to two reunions and will be on vacay for a month! I just wanted to apologize for the lack of posts lately and for the lack there will be in the next few weeks. But I will be back!!! See you in August.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

An Ode to Strawberries

One of my favorite childhood memories is of picking strawberries from our strawberry patch and eating them, warm from the sun and deliciously juicy on a hot summer day. I don't have a strawberry patch now so I have to resort to buying my fresh fruit from the grocery store. I love this time of year because strawberries are so much cheaper than any other time and I will buy them at every trip to the store. The inspiration for this post is this little guy, whom I am calling Big Daddy.

This is seriously the biggest strawberry I have ever seen! That is my hand.

I showed him to Dustin and so we had to measure him. Yep. 4 inches.

Pretty crazy, huh?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I still can't find my camera.

And it is making me so sad! I feel like I can't post unless I have pictures to go with. Silly, I know, but that is how I feel. In addition to the missing camera I have had my in laws visiting and then I was gone to Girls Camp for a week.

While my in laws were here we went to the Georgia Aquarium and also to the Atlanta Zoo. They were both a lot of fun and I would recommend going if you get the chance. I have a funny story from the zoo. Dillon has this obsession with water right now. Whenever we are driving he has his little eyes peeled for lakes and ponds and then he will scream at the top of his lungs "Water!" or "Wa-Wa!" whichever strikes his fancy. While at the zoo, we walk up to the Tiger exhibit and there is a wall of glass and then a little pond of water and a slight hill with trees etc. Standing in the water like 8 feet from us is the tiger! Everyone is so excited to see him except for Dillon. He was just excited to see the water. And then the tiger walks right up to the glass and starts to lick it! It was so cool. And what is Dillon still talking about? Yep, you guessed it - the water. It was so funny because the rest of us were just wowed that the tiger was right there in front of us and Dillon could have cared less.

So last week I went to Girl's Camp. I was gone from early Tuesday morning until Friday afternoon. It was the first time I was gone that long from my kids and I was missing them so much! Camp itself was great. It was so fun to spend with the girls and bond with them. Our stake really did an outstanding job. The only downer was that it was SO hot and muggy. But I am glad it didn't rain. I was happy to get home to my kids and I was totally bawling when I saw them. My sweet mother in law stayed an extra week to help my husband watch them. I think she was happy for me to get home too.

Some exciting news today - I have a new nephew! My younger sister had her baby this morning. He was 8 lbs 6 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. She had a good, quick delivery. I can't wait to see pictures.