Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quickie Update

Yep, we're still here. Yep, we're still busy. And yep, we're massively behind.

Here's what we've been up to since our last post:

1. Celebrated Easter.
2. Spent time in the ER and at St. Mary's Hospital with Steve's Mom.
3. Gave Steve's mom shots.
4. Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.
5. Spent time in the ER and at St. Mary's Hospital with Steve.
6. Started Wellness Coaching at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.
7. Had my annual physical.
8. Continued our weekly swimming class with Amaya.
9. Picked up 5 extra shifts at work.
10. Steve got an internship for grad school.
11. Realized how awesome God's provision has been!

Here's what we have to look forward to in the next month:

1. Going to my dad and mother-in-law's "Elijah" choir concert.
2. A visit with an ENT doctor (ear, nose, and throat) to check out a swollen lymph node.
3. Last swimming class for Amaya for the spring.
4. A visit from my sister and niece, Hope.
5. Starting a 12 week "Ride it Out" Stress Management/Cycling Class.
6. My mom's GARAGE SALE!
7. Celebrating Mother's Day!
8. Celebrating my mother-in-law's RETIREMENT!!!!
9. Wishing our niece Emily a Happy 6th Birthday!
10. Continuing to pick up extra shifts.
11. A visit from Steve's aunt Janet!
12. Last day of grad school for Steve - one more year!!!
13. Vacation to CHICAGO!

Whew!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amaya - Sitting Up

I neglected to mention in the last post that these are a few old videos that I've been meaning to put up for a long time... here is another one...


video

Amaya and Grandma H.

Amaya was just a few days old here... we invited Grandma H. over to help give Amaya her first bath - after which Grandma attempted to dress her. :)

video

Friday, April 2, 2010

Minnesota Zoo



Our family really enjoys going to the zoo, and we have been members for quite a few years. With a membership, it's very affordable to visit, so we go often. This last time, we spent a total of $4 - two bucks (discounted member price) each for me and Jan (Amaya is free) for a ride on the Monorail.

We don't often get to see the beavers, so this was a special treat:


Amaya wanted to sit on the turtle:



One of my favorite pictures from the day - Amaya watching the fish and sharks at the underwater tank:


In all of the times we have been up to the zoo, Amaya had never ridden the Monorail:


The grizzly bears put on a great show for us - at one point there were two of them playing in the water, on the other side of the glass, literally inches away. Pretty amazing!



One of the bears also decided to climb a tree - I have no idea how he got down!


After seeing the bears, Amaya wanted to hug and kiss a bear, so she got to - kind of.  :)


Amaya really REALLY loves the zoo:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cutest Girl on the Planet

cute  (kyt) adj. cut·er, cut·est
1. Delightfully pretty or dainty.

 

Spring Clean-up

I know it's only a big deal to me, but I have wanted to put a light above the workbench in the garage for a long time. I finally got it done this week:



I've also wanted to organize my workbench area in the utility room in the basement:

~~ Steve