Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fun in the lake...

We had a little naked swimming this afternoon because mommy forgot the swim suits.

He is getting so big!

Here are some pictures of Emmett enjoying the tube with Erik.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My little Ear Band-it

Emmett needs to wear wax ear plugs and this headband when he swims in the lake...doesn't he look so cute!? I am always surprised that he even lets us put that thing on him and that he keeps it on the whole time!

Here's Caleb enjoying a view of the lake...this is the life!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

the boys go tubing!

We decided to get the boys out on the tubes while we still have nice weather. It took a while because we had to slowly ease them into it. Both were pretty timid at first but eventually were doing this and LOVING it! They didn't want to stop.

I love this picture...just look how happy he is.

We did go again on Monday night but I forgot my camera. Caleb and Jackson went on with Erik all at the same time. Emmett cried for Daddy the entire boat ride and after pulling Caleb and Jackson in we realized the Emmett wanted to go on the tube! He loved it, he just sat there smiling with Daddy the whole time! I can't believe I don't have a picture of it.

Tonight we went to the Demo Derby with a bunch of Covenant Point people. Jane was nice enough to watch Emmett so we only had the bigger boys. We stayed for about 3 rounds and the last round this "McQueen" car won. Caleb had been cheering for him.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I made Nadia take a picture with me (because we realized we only had pictures of the kids)...and I made her cry! We are going to miss our friends so much!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

S'mores with the Johnsons

Here we are...enjoying our last moments in the same place together! Love you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WCC Family Camp Week

We had a great week with our Winnetka Covenant family at CPBC. This was our fourth year and our best attended. What a great way to finish up our time with them! I hope this week still happens every year.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Our new home

We will be living at Erik's parents cabin for a season while a longer-term housing situation is being figured out. In the meantime, we're so grateful for this great place to call home! We pulled up the driveway and this sign was taped to the porch. I walked up and saw it and immediately started crying. (I had held myself together most of the drive up!) I was overcome with love and joy for our new community and the welcome we're receiving.
We basically moved in to the loft area. Erik and I will sleep upstairs, Emmet will sleep in Jan and Dan's room and the big guys are in a room in the basement. The sleeping arrangements seem to be working out great so far and I even had to wake Caleb and Jackson up for breakfast the other day!

The boys have all their toys and movies on the bookshelf and their art table in the little cubby.

Here is our office!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Moving Day

Today was moving day. I set my alarm for 6a.m. but woke up on my own at I just got up and started this crazy day! First I went to Jewel to get some gatorade for all our helpers, then to Dunkin Donuts to get goodies for the helpers, then I justified buying Erik and I Starbucks because we won't be having any for a long time! My dad pulled up in our big 26 footer truck right around 7:15 as I was leaving for a dentist appointment! I had to get my permanent crown put on this morning! When I got back the movers were here and a lot of friends carrying all of our boxes out. The movers (and our wonderful helpers) got our entire house loaded into the truck in 1 hour and 45 minutes! Once things were moved out of rooms people started cleaning them so that we left the house completely spic and span for all those possible renters coming through. Kat and Linnea made lunches for us to take on the road, we prayed, we cried and we said our goodbyes. We were on the road just before noon. Everything felt a little surreal as we drove down Long Road one last time. We will miss you!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

We headed back home this afternoon. Here is a great shot of Mt. Rainier. We head back home to a lot of we were so thankful for this time to be removed from all of that!