Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mercy's 3rd birthday!

Last Thursday we marked 3 years of cuddling Miss Mercy in our arms.

{20 weeks}


Thursday, March 17, 2016

3 Year Olds

As we celebrate Mercy's 3rd birthday today, I was contemplating the fact that over the years I've had 9 three year olds. :) I decided to compile photos of them all...


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

7,000 Days of Marriage

{2,000 days of marriage}
This whole thing started with the dress. At least that's the way I remember it. I had a pretty dress, and I wanted to take pictures. We scheduled something at Sears, and lined up a sitter. I put rollers in my hair and was so pleased with how it turned out. The sitters arrived, and I was feeling impatient while Mitch, with a calculator in his hand, said, "Hang on a second." He said, "We've been married 2,000 days today!" We arrived for our appointment at Sears and the photographer said that we had the wrong day. It was the next week. I blinked back tears and promised we would be fast, couldn't she just get us in? It was our TWO THOUSANDTH DAY OF MARRIAGE!! :) She got us in, and the rest is history. We ended up with 3 great shots to remember this day by. We went to dinner at Applebee's, then to the dollar movie in the old theater that doesn't exist anymore. It was and is still such a fun memory. Me--ever the impatient one--and Mitch, always the fun one, giving me the gift of sentimentality that I will always cherish.

Genna Update

Genna saw the doctor last week for her 1-year-old checkup. She weighed 22 lbs 6 oz, and was 29.5" long. She is walking everywhere now, and is sporting a few new bruises from bumps and falls. Ouch! She had a couple bad nights recently--one morning she was "up for the day" at 4:30 am and didn't fall back asleep until it was time for me to get up. The next night she was up in the middle of the night for a couple hours. ::yawn:: She hasn't had anymore trouble since then, so I guess I'll never know what that was about. She still wakes up to eat at night, but I hardly notice. Ha!

Ice Skating

Even though we live in Minnesota and virtually every body of water freezes for at least part of the winter, every year, we have never gone ice skating. There is a spot in town where you can go borrow skates for free, so we decided to try it out this year. I will only share a few of the best pictures.

 {Tirzah, who loves to roller blade, was a natural on the ice}

Catching up...Valentine's Day

Here we go again, another month another couple hundred pictures. ::grin::

 Red heart balloons for Valentine's's a tradition!!