Saturday, June 30, 2012


We flew to Texas the second week of June. This was Ellery's first flight. She looks pretty excited about it huh? I have to say, she did pretty well, but it was still stressful and I'm glad we don't fly with her often!

  In the summer we visit James' family at their lake hut at Lake Possum Kingdom. This was actually our last trip to the lake hut though, since Mike & Donna just sold it. We're glad Ellery got to go at least once. This was Dave and Marisa's first time to meet Ellery.
Playing with Aunt Marisa when we first arrived
Ellery got lots of Sweetie time

 Wrestling, Dave won this one
Little TEXAN baby

goofy face

Push-up competition. James won this one.

Reading with Sweetie
 Ellery LOVED the swing this swing! We got her one like it as soon as we got home.
 Papa Mike having some last reflective time at the lake
 Mike & Donna are still so smitten with each other
 Ellery got in the lake!

 LOVE these little scrumptious legs!!

 We always eat good with the Terrells
 Getting to know Uncle Dave
 One way to get to know a person is to stick your hand in their mouth!
 We'll miss waking up each morning to see which flags Mike decided to fly that day. (there are state and college flags to choose from)

Good bye lake hut!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


 Here is the rest of what we did in May. On Mother's Day James and Ellery made me feel really special. They spoiled me with these earrings and this patio chair.

 This was Saige's idea. "Wrap Saigey up" she told me. So cute!

 This baby is growing! At her 4 month check up, she weighed 12 pounds.

 Ellery loves watering with Dad. We are finally getting the hang of getting yard work done with baby. Sometimes we bring her swing outside while we work.

 Hangin with Aunt Shelby
 First kiss?! This is friend Sean.
 Great Grandpa and Grandma visited twice this month.

 We planted a few tomato plants and some basil. We had to use these deep wire baskets to keep the gophers from eating the roots.

 Someday (maybe next year) we want to build an actual vegetable garden with a deer fence and raised beds. We also want to build a garden shed. And a chicken coop. One thing at a time I guess.

 Ellery is doing really well at sitting in her booster seat now. She loves being at our level while we eat. And she is definitely eyeing our food now too.
 Somebody is such a good stander!
 At the end of May we had a bunch of family in town to celebrate Shelby's graduation from her masters program. After the ceremony, we had a big BBQ on the back deck.

 The following day we celebrated Grandma and Grandpa's 60th wedding anniversary with a surprise train ride from Felton Roaring Camp to the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, and then a picnic at Wilder Ranch.

 Shannon was able to fly out from Colorado to join us!
 60 years! Pretty amazing.

 I made these peanut butter filled chocolate cupcakes. They were unreal.
 Heather made the girls these memorial day outfits.

 April and Ellery are just starting to interact.

"Enough pictures already, pick us up!"