Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Matt and Deb at Ordination

Deb sent a picture of Matt getting ordained and I had to share it. Matthew looks smashing in his tie! We are so proud of both of them!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Deb and Matt are leaving August 13th

Deb called yesterday and they have their tickets for Israel. I am so excited for them but going to miss them more than I can say! Pray for their lives and safety.

Dave's a Great Uncle!

Korissa May was born Sunday. Here is Jessica with her sweet baby. Grandparents John and Tammy are with her. She is 3 lbs 13 oz.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Thank you Grandma for my new highchair!

Ethan is still learning how to sit up in his new highchair. Thank you Grandma!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Getting To Know One Another

Today we had a new friend named Ashley come over with Evie. We all met at church and so it was really awesome to get to know each other better. Lynn, Amy, and Hayden came over too! It was a lot of fun. We had some really great laughs! Ashley just got married a month ago so we looked at her MySpace to see some pictures. We were laughing so hard that it brought tears! We had a blast!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

This one's for Carol!

Sorry, Carol, I don't give into peer pressure very well. There is no way I could do the Chicken Lips song for you to record on camera. But to make it up to you, here is another one of my favorites...


A Day of Vistors

Yesterday, Becca got to stay the night scrapbooking until we dropped...which for us was about 9:30pm, watched a movie, and went to bed at midnight. We are sooo old! Becca did one card and a 8x8 two page layout. That's it! I at least slammed out a few pages. Of course without the journaling and titles done. We are so pathetic! This morning Josh came to pick Becca up to go fishing.

A few hours later Lynn, Amy, and Hayden came to visit. We started a movie and then had to keep stopping it to take care of the babies. We sat the best friends together and I think Ethan really got to see Hayden for the first time. We got these precious shots. We couldn't stop laughing!

Then about an hour later, Carol and Sharon came to visit. I can't believe that Grandma came twice in one week! We were so blessed! I captured this photo of Ethan talking to his grandma.

We really had a great time visiting with Carol and Sharon. I hope they both come again really soon.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Taking a Walk

We both woke up early enough to get out before it got too hot. It was Ethan's first time riding in the stroller front-facing. It was refreshing!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Laughing Out Loud

Ethan hasn't stopped talking today! He was laughing out loud for the first time (without me tickling him). For no reason he squeals! It is so funny!

Sitting Up

Yesterday Ethan fussed in the bath. He wanted to sit up! I couldn't help but get the camera to take a picture!

Then Becca and Josh invited us over for dinner. It was a great time visiting with them and the Englers. Josh made a great steak with his famous bread on the BBQ. It was nice to talk with adults for a while...

Monday, July 9, 2007

Grandma Visits

To begin the day, I woke up having 8 hours of sleep! What a gift! I haven't had one of those nights in a very long time. Ethan's breakfast was fun. Ethan now can reach for things and caught the cereal bowl and tipped it over out of my hands.

Later this morning, Sharon, Dave's mom came over to visit. It is always so nice to have her over. She listens as I ramble on and on, since I haven't talked to an adult for a while. She plays and laughs with Ethan so comfortably. She got to see him roll over for the first time! He was in her lap and decided to roll over. We both love to have Grandma visit!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Weekend Wedding

It was a beautiful weekend filled with so much going on! Friday was a lot of fun at the Starkey household for Amy and Shawn's rehearsal dinner. Afterward the rehearsal we stayed around laughing and having a blast (as always!) and didn't get home until 1:30am! Ethan has been crying through the nights and so Friday wasn't any different. So, with 3 hours sleep we got up and got ready for Amy and Shawn's wedding.

Becca and Josh were kind enough to take care of Ethan during the day. So, while Ethan hung out with his Uncle and Auntie, Mommy and Daddy went to Sweethome for the wedding. It was such a blessing to see Amy and Shawn. Amy was beautiful! But, my favorite was Shawn who showed up to the wedding really early dressed and all ready to get started. He was so perfect in his retro suit, which by the way complemented Amy's dress wonderfully. It was one of those couples that looked like they stepped out of a magazine cover.
Too bad I can't post any pictures yet, since Dave has to edit them first...
I left to return home while Dave stayed at the wedding until 7pm. Then, he and Paul left for the airport to go to Michigan to a conference.

Sunday was great because we had all my friends over for a "chick-flick" party since the guys were gone. Lynn, Autumn, Carolyn, Leia, and Becca were over eating yummy snack foods while we watched the first disc to "Christy" the series. It was so much fun!
But the best part of the day so far is...

Ahhh... peace, Ethan is asleep. I get to sleep tonight!