Monday, July 12, 2010

ryan is 1!

it's hard to believe our little guy is officially 1! he has been an absolute joy. joel and i are still in awe of this wonderful gift and how much love he brings to our lives. i could go on and on, i am one proud, blessed mama! we had a small party with joel's parents before they returned home. ryan's still new at opening presents, but that's where big sisters come in. and he wasn't sure what to do with his birthday cupcake. but it didn't take him too long to figure it out! :)


cupcakes, yum!!

a little confused, but willing to give it a try..




not enjoying the clean up.

all done and happy again! :)


Saturday, July 10, 2010


joel's parents came out for a visit around the end of june. during their stay decided to head up to duluth, mn for a few days. duluth is a beautiful historic town located on lake superior. it is a major shipping town so there are numerous large ships that come through daily. duluth also has really neat lighthouses and amazing architecture. we stayed pretty busy exploring the city, swimming, visiting museums, bike riding (i'm sure we were quite a sight) watching the ships, shopping, enjoying the local restaurants, and venturing outside the town to take in some of the area's natural beauty. we all had a great time, but were exhausted by the time we got home. i hope we are able to go again soon!

goose berry falls