Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This week...

It has been a busy couple of weeks trying to take care of the little details for our big move as well as spending quality time with family friends.  Steve has been in Belgium for the last week working and taking care of moving details on the Belgium end. We originally planned for him to stay in Europe until we were all ready to come over but his being away for long periods is really hard on everyone,especially Bronwen. Daddy is her best playmate and she misses him terribly when he is gone. He'll probably come home next week for a visit and then head back over to Europe until our move. Each trip gets harder and harder so I am very anxious to be together permanently. 

Meanwhile, we are having a great time in Washington.  This last weekend we went up to "the cabin" for the annual tube float.  I didn't float but got to enjoy hanging out with a great group of people.  Bronwen did not adjust well to sleeping in a new environment for the 4th time in just over a week.  She woke up in the middle of the night screaming and woke up the entire cabin...stressful!  Alex woke and was crying too but fortunately both Joe and Kathy helped me calm B and eventually we all fell back asleep.  The next day Joe, Brad, the kids and I set out on a walk to the river and got caught in crazy hail, lightening and thunder storm.  We tried to seek shelter under a pine tree but it didn't protect from the large hail so we had to run back to the cabin.  Running with a baby in a bjorn is not fun but the experience was still exciting. 

Thanks to everyone for all my happy birthday wishes!


  1. I know that Stephen will be glad when you guys are together all the time and he doesn't have to fly back and forth just to see you for a few days. Just wish you guys were a little closer so we could see you also. You are really, really missed. Are you still leaving on the 18th? What a great anniversary trip it will be.
    Be sure to contact us before you leave and keep on blogging

  2. I love all of the pictures of the kids! And Monkey looks very happy. :)