Friday, July 30, 2010

What's Been Going on Lately

Fun with this little wooden chair at my parents house. I threw some boots on Caroline for an added cute twist.

Once again this year we surprised my Grandma on her birthday.  Here we are waiting for her and my Grandpa to come home from dinner.

The birthday girl has arrived!  She loved the surprise of course :)

Not so fast Sonja!

It has been H-O-T in Chicago lately.  And don't get me started on the humidity...after church on Sunday a couple weeks ago we spent the afternoon at my parents.  I happened to have a slip 'n slide there (don't ask) so we got that out for Sonja and Gwen.

What can I say, it was REALLY hot

If you notice the fine print it says "children over 12 and under 5 should not use."  So that means that none of us were supposed to slip NOR slide...whoops!

Playing and watching their crazy mother

Swing time with Caroline

Caroline driving already?

What I put these poor girls through for a cute picture....

Look how cute!  Totally worth it :)

Bjorn lounging on my parents metropolitan

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Sorry for the delay in blog posts but these past few weeks have been busy! Lots to catch up on but first things Ainsley! She was born on July 15th weighing in at 6 pounds 7 ounces and 19.5 inches long. So precious and so fun to have a close girlfriend (who lives in the same state) have a little girl just 7 months after Addison and Caroline were born. They will be best friends I am sure!

She seems confused here..."this is not my mommy!"

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Weekend After Afterglow

We left one day early from Afterglow to go to Minneapolis area for a wedding. Matt and Julie Johnson (Cam's brother and sister-in-law) were so great and let us stay at their house even though they were out of town. You guys are awesome! It was a great weekend and a fun way to wrap up our vacation.

Krysta, Josh, Jonah and their little guy Eli came over Friday night.

It was great to meet the new member of their cute!  It was also nice for them to meet Addison and Caroline.  It is crazy to think how quickly our lives have changed in the past several years.

Jonah and Adddison.  She is checking him out and not sure what she thinks

Addison is apparently not a fan of kisses!

Congrats to Brad and Chelsea!

Scott was the Best Man.  Here he is giving his toast looking very handsome :)  He did such a great job and I am always impressed and proud of him when he does any kind of public speaking.

Here is Scott with his buddies

The drive home was nice and relaxing even though it was the longest leg of the whole trip.  We were not in a hurry to get anywhere so we could just be laid back along the way home.  This was our last stop at an oasis for dinner.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

AFTERGLOW 2010! (Part 2)

Caroline (Left)       Addison (Right)

This cute baby raccoon was out and about one day

Addison and Caroline playing in their sun canopy one morning

Breakfast Club

Afterglow is not complete without catching some frogs!!  Here is Caroline looking interested in the slimy thing on her foot.  I had to hold her legs still because she was moving them so much.

And here is Addison...ok so they were actually not interested at all in the frog but Scott happened to get a couple pictures where they appear to be.  We always have next year!

"Popper," as Sonja calls him, caught a turtle!

A frog actually on the lily often do you see that

The horseshoe champions (my parents) in action!!!

Watching Popper and Mor Mor playing

Walking around the lake

This dragonfly was sitting on my mom for a while before he moved

More time at the beach
Addison (Left)         Caroline (Right)

This is a bad one of Scott but it shows how much Caroline had fun splashing!

This was the last night when Scott and I were fishing.  We decided to cast one more time and this is what he caught!  My cousin said that it was the biggest bass he had seen caught at Afterglow!  Great way to end the trip :)