May 6, 2012

The past two weeks via my iphone

So I thought after a couple of "pretty" posts I might go ahead and put up all the pictures from my phone from the last two weeks and let you see again into my "real" life that has real and not as pretty moments.  Somehow though, looking at these photos, I see a lot of life lived and the everyday things might just make up a beautiful life anyways.  Or at least this type of post might end up being my favorite kind.  No fancy camera,   no poses, no fancy picture setup.  Just how I really lived in the last couple of weeks.

With that being said, here's real picture number one.
He's living up to our fine name.  
Clearly, I have a lot of junk under the sink and the dishwasher works much better now thank you.
 We had a couple of family boat days.  We were practically the only boats out there and the water was mostly perfect glass.  Littlest child is going to fit in with our family just fine as she has no fear of the water.
 And she seriously boats in style.
 Ainsley is also much braver this year and excited to tube with Hunter.  She's still just a little too afraid to go by herself though.  She is yelling to get going here.
 My main man after a stellar wakeboard run.
 An annecdote from this week:
Hunter: "For some reason Mommy, it's really wet under my arms. How did I spill water there?" Aww, the joys of the first hot weekend of summer and the first year my boy is big enough to have stinky arm sweat. Oh joy.

He entered his first Lego contest with his creation and believes he has a shot at winning. So cute!
How can I tell him otherwise?
 Tessa rocked her first pony tail this week and Ainsley her first bun, though I missed a picture of that because she refused to let me take the picture.  It was the size of a quarter but her hair was all up for her ballet class (by a lot of hairspray and spit I think).
 Hunter's first time to play first base.  Ever.  This is his third year of tball.  He was absolutely thrilled!
 So we celebrated with a pancake breakfast at McDonalds (his favorite).
 Tomorrow will be our first day at the new family cabin my parents just bought up the mountain at Shaver Lake.  I made a couple of hand towels for my mom as a housewarming gift.
 This was stinkin hilarious.  Hunter spent about 45 minutes writing this song.  Which he sang to me and I video taped, but he won't let me post because it's so embarrassing (not to me, I thought it was adorable but you can't tell your 7 year old that). However, I love how he wrote the long drawn out words.  So dramatic.
Pictures from another boat day.    Off to the lake!
 For the record, Tessa loves riding the tube and doesn't like to share turns. She also fell asleep on it on one of her turns.  She also likes to drive but keeps trying to bang the throttle to make it go faster.
 Hunter participated in Raingutter Regata at Scouts and earned his wolf badge that he has been working toward all year.  It was kind of a big night.
 I have to buy three kinds of MandM's for treats because each child prefers a different kind.  
Of course they do.
 It's a sad fact but these are still in my wardrobe.  We were painting and I needed painting clothes.  So I dragged these bad boys out.  I'm slightly horrified that these are still in my ownership.  It wasn't fun painting. It was repainting the hallway from all those little grimy fingerprints that coat it.
 Fresh cut.  My hair is now wash and go again.  I let that go WAY to long between cuts.  Yikes! This is so much better!  Also, I realize my phone cover is the mother of all beasts.  However, I have an almost 2 year old who likes to steal my phone and spike it like a football.  This cover has saved it numerous times from certain death.
 Flowers in my yard after a warm spring rain.  Odd because it doesn't rain in the west when it's warm out.  Rain means cold.  So it deserved a picture.
 One night we put the kids to bed early after a dinner of corn dogs and green beans (their favorites) just so that we could then eat our crab legs, garlic mashed potatoes, salad with poppy seed dressing, and wine in peace.
 It didn't take us very long to make short work of those crab legs.
 My sister, Krista, came over and we spent the afternoon by the kiddie pool where she attempted to try on Tessa's sunglasses.

 Krista took these photos with the caption, "Guess who the domineering one is?"  Clearly.

 Last weekend I made a visit to Salinas.  I still think of it as home though I haven't lived there in a few years. My girls were again smitten with their cousins.
 I partly went to go to a baby shower for a former student of mine.  So I made these and a little cap not pictured.  I feel really old now that my former favorite 6th grade student is all grown up, happy, beautiful as ever, and having a baby.
 The shower was in Monterey so we took a walk along the coast.  I love that my parents only live 20 minutes away from this place to visit every time we go.
 Taking a walk down Cannery Row with all the children, my sisters and my parental units.  
We're practically a parade.  
 Grandparents at work.
 Bonding time with Auntie Krista at my parent's house.
 The beach in Santa Cruz where we went the next day because it was better for swimming and the kids were mad we went to the beach and there was no swimming involved.
 Building sandcastles

 After much convincing that sand didn't hurt feet, Tessa finally got in on it.

 On the pier

So there you go.  Two weeks in a nutshell of everyday photos.  Much fun was had as you can see.


  1. Jenny,
    I just found your blog through Pinterest :)
    I'm inspired by you! ...and your sweet mother's heart & love for our Jesus makes me jump for joy!
    I'll have to come back later & spend some time peeking around...♥

  2. Hunter's song is SO sweet. Just warms my auntie heart!

  3. I love this post! It's such a great update on all of you (even if I'm a month late...) The kids are so cute, and their personalities are just growing, growing!
    I'm glad you're all doing well!

    ♥ Bethany