I have asked Nicole to be our blog updater.
Look at this adorable family newsletter she put together Saturday while she was babysitting for Ryan and I. We went for a quick Valentine lunch date.
Nicole wrote the text, and Elise drew the pictures. Hope you're able to read it. Ryan and I LOVED it and had a giggle over the newsworthy stories.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I know, it's been over a year since my last post! Facebook has taken the place of the blog, but I realize it's not accessible, or friendly for many. So here I am, back on the blog, and I can see that I need to make many upgrades and improvements to the page.
We just returned from Boise, ID last evening. We spent a great week there with Ryan's family. Unfortunately, three of the days we were there Ryan had to be away for business. The girls and I spent a lot of time at Aunt Tina's using her fun swimming pool. Erika and Elise became much more brave with swimming away from the steps. Elise even swam without the swim vest, from one side of the pool to the next. She was very proud of herself for having the courage to do it!
Nicole and I were able to participate in the "See Jane Run" race on Saturday. I ran the 5K - very leasurely, and Nicole did the 1 mile kid run in 9 minutes. It was her very first race and she loved it! Although, she was dissapointed that she didn't get a champaign flute. They were only for the adults. I gave her mine so she can proudly display it on her shelf in her room with her medal.
There was one major thing lacking from this trip to Idaho. The Dares. They no longer live in Nampa, and we were really noticing the void. Erika kept asking to see Baby Alice, and Elise frequently asked why Eleanor had to move to CO. It's weird to be in Boise and not have my sister nearby.
Now on to the rest of Summer! Nicole will be finishing her Scuba certification on July 2. Ryan and I will be working on our Advance Open Water certs on July 2-3, all in Monterey. We are so fortunate to live so close to one of the most beautiful places in CA. I love Monterey!