Friday, April 16, 2010

A Spur of the Moment Trip

Last Friday we had the opportunity to take an unplanned mini-vacation. Since Jeff has been working so much we have found that the only real break he gets is when we leave town and he no longer has the option of working... in other words this was necessary for his sanity! We left Friday evening and arrived in Boise Saturday around lunch time with an overnight stay in Idaho Falls on the way. It was great to spend time with Jeff's family and we even spent a little time with some friends. Our coffee addiction took us to a new little shop that had great art, really fun jewelry and, thank goodness, good coffee :) Of course we still had to hit my favorite coffee shop in the area, Rembrants. The shop is in an old church which, coincidentally, Jeff's dad used to preach in and it is where his sister Connie was married. They have great stained glass chandeliers, funky furniture and a great atmosphere (once again, they also have great coffee :). Most of our time was pretty relaxed, we took the dogs on a couple of walks in the foothills and had some great family time, we look forward to going again. Our return trip was a little long and once again Maddie traveled so well until the last hour, I think she must sense how close we are to being home and just cannot wait to get out of that seat. Who can blame her for that and how can we complain about one rough hour, right? Here are some pictures of our time there:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Maddie Mae had her first experience with Avocados last week, she is still not sure that she likes them, but the pictures are priceless.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

Maddie's first Easter was pretty low key. Unfortunately the weather was a bit chilly for the outfit we had planned for her to wear, a little sad. But we still dressed her up and put a little flower bud headband in her hair made by my cousin Leigh :) We went to church where we were reminded of the humble, overwhelmingly selfless sacrifice Christ made for us in His death and then were able to rejoice in His awesome, powerful, redeeming resurrection, conquering death. He is risen, He is risen indeed!!! What a powerful God we serve, how amazing that He made a way for us to be in relationship with Him...

Here is our attempt at a family photo, we have a tripod and a nifty remote which help us quite a bit... maybe one day we will be able to find a way to get our little one to look at the camera without anyone behind it trying to grab her attention (I know, good luck with that for at least a few more years).