Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Camping Trip

Here are some pictures from our camping trip. We went to William O'Brien State Park near Stillwater, Minnesota. We had great camping weather until Sunday morning when it got a little cold and rainy. But on Saturday we were able to take a good decently long bike ride. Ru LOVED camping and Isaiah tolerated it. He did do a good job sleeping which was the most important thing.

Ru and Lucy went hunting for ladybugs and came back with worms. Oh well at they didn't eat them.
Ru enjoying her roasted marshmellows. She triple stacked it !!
Alan and Isaiah hanging out by the fire.

Our new four person tent and while it is the biggest tent we have ever had it only weighs a mere 5lbs. Right Alan ?
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Friday, April 17, 2009

PIzza Cutter

My new pizza cutter from Alan. What more could a girl want ?!?!
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter pictures

It is the best shot I could get. He is struttin' his stuff. His tie is so cute !!! He is my little man.
Ru being beautiful !! I love the dress. My favorite. My mom and I searched high and low for this dress and she drove all over finding Ru's size. We both agreed that if "some other occasion" came up this would work out perfectly.

Ok so there is something that will make him smile. Candy !!

I had to get in another picture of Ru. She did such a great job. She calls this dress her "pretty dress".
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Easter Pictures-The out takes !!

Isaiah drinking his chocolate milk

What happens when you take chocolate milk away to try and get a "good" Easter picture

Isaiah not wanting sister to hold his hand.

That is it !! HE wants his MOMMA and Ru is sick of all this picture taking !!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter pictures coming soon !!

Hi everyone !!

So I left the thingy majig at my parents that loads the pictures from my camera to the computer. So when I get that in the mail I will upload pics of the kiddos. They looked very cute :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ru likes to share and Isaiah likes to recieve !!

So this morning I was rushing to get to Target and gave my son Isaiah a granola bar for breakfast (I know I know throw me under a bus!!) Anyways, Ru wanted one as well but I didn't have another one so I told her I would buy some and give her one after we got done grocery shopping at Target ( it was a quick trip) So afterwards, I gave Ru her granola bar and knew Isaiah would want another one but refused to cave in. I mean really how many granola bars does a pint sized boy need!! So Ru is eating and Isaiah is wailing MI MI MI and grabbing at Ru's food. Very normal for Isaiah to do. In fact, at church he tried to grab a cookie from a complete stranger. And not a kid stranger a grown-up stranger. Anyways I digress. So, Ru after only eating half of her granola bar, hands the rest of it to Isaiah and tells him he can have it. Isn't that so sweet. I mean she could literally eat 2 or 3 herself. Little moments like that give me such a huge glimpse into the person the Lord is going to grow her up to be.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


I gotta story for ya. So a couple of friends and I decided to do this competition through the YWCA called Meltdown Madness. We get points for tracking what we eat, exercising during the week and then get points for how much fat we lose and points for how much muscle we gain. Anyways, so I have been doing this for a week and I weighed myself today. Here is the following conversation with my husband.

Rachel- Hey, I don't know if it was just the fact that I weighed myself in the morning and not in the afternoon like I did last week but I lost 2.5 pounds. Is that ok?

Dumb response #1 from Alan-(knowing Rachel is concerned about losing too much too fast) I bet it was just water weight.

Rachel- umm 2.5 pounds. I doubt it. Maybe some though.

Dumb response #2 from Alan- I think it is ok. The people on the Biggest Loser lose way more than that in a week and they are fine.

Rachel- umm thanks for comparing me to a 400 pound person. One of them is more than two of me !!! GRRRR

Dumb response #3 from Alan- YOU aren't going to be like THAT are you??

Rachel-You better stop talking before I push you into the grave you just dug yourself !!! ( I didn't say that but if I had thought about it I would have !!!) ( Then I gave my 2.5 pound less body a big hug and pat on the back) ( I didn't do this either but I would have if I had thought about it as well!!)

So before you think I am just bashing on my husband, he has read it and has approved of the legitimacy of the conversation-well at least for the most part :) Anyways, I started thinking about that whole conversation. When we were first married a conversation like that would have left him on the couch for the night !! But everyone who knows Alan knows that he is a very sweet and usually very sensitive person. And he also usually thinks before he speaks way more often than I do. I came away from that conversation not upset or mad or feeling down. I actually thought it was pretty stinkin' hilarious. What I was reminded of was that I feel super loved and taken care of by Alan. I also know he finds me beautiful and tells me that all the time !! And THAT is a great place for me to be. It might have taken the first couple of years of marriage to get there. But we are there and it is nice to realize it.