Saturday, July 31, 2010

girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes

Priya had the opportunity to be a flower girl in a wedding this weekend. We decided that she would do better if she had an assistant, so Kate held Priya's hand, and the basket of petals. (You may remember Kate from a post two years ago. She was the Mary to Silas' Joseph at Christmastime.) Kate is 5, but the girls are the exact same size and looked just precious throwing the petals and walking through the trees down to the river. It was difficult to get a photo, Priya kept flitting about all over the yard. There was a little play house at the wedding location that the kids loved! Congrats Nate and Sara! What a beautiful wedding!

....snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes...  

come on, you know you want to sing it!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

just for laughs

We've been keeping a pretty impressive schedule this summer. I usually sleep only 6 or 6 1/2 hours a night...getting up early to bike or run or go to kick boxing class and staying up late to hang out with all the people that are not around in the long, dark winter. Last week, I logged 93 miles on the bike. I've been working up to bike the Alpine loop at the end of the summer. I need to do some more high altitude stuff before I'm ready, but it has been a fun goal. 

The kids have been having a blast swimming and tubing in the chilly river, playing with the hose, putting undies on their heads (classic), chasing and catching chickens, building towers, cooking with me, and hanging out at the park. 

(We had to set an execution date for our rooster, pictured above on our roof; he tried to kill one of our hens; and I heard that roosters don't lay eggs.) 

Christian is building some custom doors right now, taking orders for more portable saunas and other buildings, and milling up a bunch of inventory for the fall and winter.

We are attending a wedding this weekend in which Priya will be a flower girl...and then three more wedding this summer/early fall.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010