Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun on the Farm

We spent the 24th in with Jer's family. They actually pull off a pretty good fireworks show over Deer-Creek, in small-town, Charleston. Little Miss E had her first solo ride on one of Grandpa's horses. She LOVED it of course. This girl has a passion for everything. I love that about her.
The second shot is of my cute nephew who is full of energy. I was surprised we got him to hold still AND smile. What a handsome guy.
(Again, the exposure setting was way off...I fixed what I could, but that's what happens when you don't practice enough. Always learning.)


Did you ever wonder what you look like when you do your best, full-throttle motorboat mouth? Well, here is a look into a few of us at our best. Just be aware that my camera was way off on the whole exposure thing...I don't know what I was thinking with the settings, but these are too good not to share.Yes, I look like a tired horse (I was tired, and the rest is the combination of the big teeth and big lips...eau natural), but I know that I am at peace with my own self confidence when I am willing to post a shot of me looking like this. The sad part is that this is one of the very few photos of myself that you will see since I don't take pictures of myself, or post them hardly ever. It's a keeper though. Neigh! (By the way, who came up with the idea that a horse says, "Neigh". I mean, really, it's not even close. I guess you can't really spell out the noise that they really make, so that will have to do.)

This is my sister-in-law, who is just as nutty as Jeremy and I....what a good sport.

Speaking of big lips....pucker up, baby!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's about....

time that we filled everyone in on our little semi-secret that we are expecting baby #2 in December. We are just over 18 weeks along and just went in for our ultra sound this morning. We are going have a GIRL. Yep. That's right. We are very excited , although a little surprised because we were kind of expecting it to be a boy and kind of hoping that it would be because we have a boys name picked out and cannot seem to agree on a girls name. We are excited to have another sweet girl though, especially so Eden can finally have a playmate. Everything looked normal on the ultra sound, which was a relief. It has been a rough road getting to this point (a healthy pregnancy), but we are so happy to be here and hope that everything continues to go well. We feel very blessed and will keep everyone updated from now on.
By the way, the poor little girl is due on December 23rd....we are hoping to go a kind of late so that she doesn't have to compete with Christmas, but hey, we'll take her whenever she wants to come.
We'll take another one of these any day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another Crazy month come and gone

So, here is my traditional monthly post. June seems to have flown by. It was a great month and we are already almost half way into July. Does anyone remember when you were a kid and the days and years seemed to creep slowly by. It seemed like we had all the time in the world. The worst was waiting for each Christmas to come. It always seemed like it would never happen. Now, as a grown-up (supposedly), it seems like I am still recovering from last Christmas and the year is half way gone. There are benefits to this though. Especially when I am waiting impatiently, of course, for a certain event. This is when it is good that time seems to have sped up, the older I have gotten.
Anyway, we had a great month. Busy of course, but great. Eden took swimming lessons for two weeks and absolutely loved every moment of it. This girl loves the water and cannot resist getting in it whether she is in a bathing suit or in her clothes. The odd thing is that lately she hates , no despises taking a bath and fights us every time. Maybe we could just let her run through the sprinkler and we can spray some soap on her in the process.....hmmm...that's a new idea.
We also had our annual Rasband Family camping trip. This was also a great time in which we were able to just relax and enjoy the out doors. This is one of the major benefits of living in Utah. There are beautiful camping places all over the state. That is something that I wondered about when I was in Texas. They didn't have mountains, so therefore the camping experience was dramatically different for me. I LOVE the mountains and the diversity that is found in this state.
Here are some pictures of some of June. There were so many other fun memories made, but this blog is already long enough.