"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blogger's Block

I have not had much to blog about lately. Just sitting in a holding pattern waiting for the next move with this whole trach situation. Not much else going on, other than a busy Summer!

I guess I can share pics from the last two weekends. And because I have nothing else to talk about, there will be a lot of pics!

On July 10th, Jeremy, Rissa and I got together with a few of my college girlfriends and went to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. We had a really good time catching up and we promised we wouldn't wait so long next time to get together.

Kaden & Marissa checking out the deep sea diver

How did she get up there???

The Big Squeeze!

Reliving the ol' senior picture classic tree pose!

Together again, minus one

Three of the coolest chicks I know!

Group shot!

This last weekend, we had the pleasure of having my youngest sister come out from Grand Junction. Jeremy and I have not gone to a big concert since before Marissa was born. This used to be one of our favorite things to do together, so when the opportunity came up to go to a big heavy metal festival, we were chomping at the bit to go. Only problem was that my sister, Michelle, who usually watches Marissa, had to work. On a Sunday!! Only the second Sunday she has ever had to work since working at the hospital for the last four years, by the way! Just our luck!

Because I felt that Marissa would fare better all day with someone she is familiar with, I had the bright idea to ask my sister, Katelynn, if she would come out to watch Marissa. She said "yes", so she got here Friday night. Saturday was spent training her, going out to lunch and to see "Eclipse" with her and Michelle, and hanging out with Uncle Nate and the two Aunties in the back yard. Jeremy and I scooted out to Denver for our metal fest Sunday morning. It was a blast! It was a long, hot day with lots of walking and plenty of crowds, but well worth it. Jeremy and I had a great time and got back home at midnight to a sleeping Marissa and a very tired Auntie Katelynn! Thanks again Katelynn, we love you!

Anyway, here are pics of our backyard hijinks.

Auntie Chelle, Rissa, and Uncle Nate

OMGosh! The chair has eyes!

Auntie Katelynn comes out of hiding

Uncle Nate sporting a great pair of shades. Lookin' good!

Now, Mama's turn for the shades

Making sidewalk art with Uncle

There's bad intentions behind those eyes...

Can you see it coming?

Ahhhh, it was all about breaking the chalk!

Uncle Nate's dog

Lovin' on Auntie Chelle

And spreading the love to Auntie Katelynn

Playing catch with Auntie & Uncle

Goofball City!

There, that's better! Well, maybe...


Nana and PaPa said...

And everyone thinks I'M silly?! LOL....looks like everyone had some fun. BIG Kudos to Katelynn for an awesome job taking care of Miss Energy Ball! And glad you and Jeremy had a great time at the concert....love you guys!
Nana & PaPa

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

It looks like you have had a lot of fun recently! :)

Lacey said...

Lots of fun summer stuff. I'm praying that winter doesn't come this year and summer stays!!

Colleen said...

I'm so glad you posted and that you're having a fun summer with family and friends. Gotta love the broken chalk episode...silly girl!

Michelle said...

1. almost LOL at tree pose
2. I am not pictured in coolest chics you know...???..or named???
3. Backyard antics pics HILARIOUS!!
4. The lateness of the hour would probably indicate the craziness of this comment.


The VW's said...

Looks like you have been surrounded with lots of great friends, family and love!

Cute pics of your family and friends! Glad you have been having some summer fun!

But, I have missed hearing from you. Marissa pictures and hearing of her antics make my day! :)

Love and Hugs!!!