Monday, April 30, 2012

A Little Bit of Randomness for Your Day

1. This is the swingset and giant sandbox that we had installed in our backyard last summer. I don't think I ever mentioned it on my blog. It's been great to have, even if Sam likes our next-door neighbor's swingset more than ours. I guess he defies the good old saying "If you build it, they will come." And with this being Iowa too! Little stinker. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, see Field of Dreams!) 

 2. I tried to get some good pictures of my boys together when we were outside going on a walk a few weeks ago. (It was the same day that I took the picture above). I didn't get any very good ones, but this one makes me laugh. This is John and Sam in a nutshell! The teaser-bully and the victim.

And I like the picture below because of how their hands are placed, all on their own. I think it's very sweet. I'm so glad that they each have a brother and that John finally got a sibling! We're so thankful for them. If we were to not have any more children, it would be fine because we really do love our little family!

3. These are our dogs. They are brothers who we got from an animal shelter about a year-and-a-half ago after we moved here. They can't replace my beloved Christy, but they are good, fun dogs and I'm glad that we have them.


Boo Boo

4. I disagree with this statement:

I can remember clearly some good nights where I got plenty of sleep. They stood out and they were wonderful! I love nights when I get plenty of sleep and I wish they happened a lot more! Nights of plenty of sleep can make all the difference! (A party-animal I am not--obviously!)

5. This fence makes me think of popsicle sticks for some reason. It was at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, one of the places we went to last summer. I think it's cool-looking! I love it there.

6. Yesterday my beautiful niece Hayley turned 20 years old. I still remember very clearly the day she was born. We lived in Layton, Utah and I was in 6th grade and I was so excited to have a pretty baby girl to play with and to be an aunt. When she was born, I called all my friends to share the news and I ran through the neighborhood telling people. I had so much fun with Hayley when she was growing up! And I still do. She is awesome!

Me, Hayley, and John in the stocks at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire last summer. Good times! 
I hope we go back again this summer.
7. This was taken in August 2010, right after we moved to Iowa. I came across these pictures the other day. They make me miss the longer hair I used to have, but they give me hope that it will grow again to what it used to be! They also make me nostalgic for those days, even if they were less than two years ago.


Well, I guess that's enough randomness for today. See you next time!