Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ethan Starts School

Ethan started kindergarten this Monday. Wow, that was rough. Not for him. For me. I am very excited for him, and I'm not the least bit worried about how he will actually perform...its just the letting go of your kid part that kinda tore me up. I didn't think I'd get emotional, but leaving him in the classroom and walking out the doors of the school...well, couldn't hold back the tears. Didn't help that he was one of three white kids in the class. Or that his school does only all day kindergarten. Or that they don't have school buses, so I have to haul my kid to school and pick him up every day of the year. But, hey, I'm grateful that he gets to go to school and that he's bright enough that the rigors of kindergarten will probably not overwhelm him.
We'll keep you updated.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer Vacation Number 2

 Good fortune came upon us this summer as my brother Stephen got married and we got to head back to Utah for his wedding. It was really a wonderful event. So excited for him and his new bride, Lizzy!

Also, while we were there, we celebrated Ollie's first birthday. Holy cow, has it really been a year since that little bug was born? He sure is cute and chubby, isn't he folks?

We also got to hang out with lots of friends and family, including my awesome mother-in-law who tended the kids and was extremely helpful during the wedding buzz.

Our good friends from Dallas were kind enough to have our crew up to their folks cabin on the last night. We had a blast! Here is Libby displaying her enthusiasm.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Anniversay Number Seven

Wow, honey, we've come a long way!