Monday, April 26, 2010


Lately life has been extremely busy for us. I'm usually trying to do so many things at the same time, that I find myself aimlessly wandering around the house, unable to decide what to do first. So I've really started looking forward to our Sunday afternoons. Life is purposely slower and we are all together. Here's what this past Sunday looked like:

Finger painting Wouldn't be complete without a vehicle involved in some way!

Kip watched the festivities from the comfort of her Johnny Jumper
(her current favorite hangout).
Then a sightseeing trip to check out the military vehicles at the armory. Unfortunately, the gates were locked, so we had to be content with peering through the (quite formidable!) fence.
Then some wide open spaces at the cemetary.
The weather was beautiful, and the day was made even better when we rolled up at the house and dinner was already made for us, thanks to our meal coop friends. Yahoo for no dishes and a laidback evening.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Dunn, Dunn...Dunnnnnn"

Dear Faithful Blog Readers,

We need your advice. We think we're just about ready to take the potty training plunge with this sweet boy.

We've informally given it a shot a few times (with no lasting success or enthusiam on anyone's part!), but we'd like to get all the helpful advice and tips we can before we get seriously started. So, please, wow us with your bathroom knowledge:)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Psalm 103:17 "But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness to their children's children."

We celebrated Kip's baptism a few weeks ago on March 14th. She did a wonderful job and looked beautiful in her baptism gown from Grandpa and Granny Deterding.
We enjoyed our time with all the family members from both sides who were able to come down. Thanks to everyone for making the trip!

Grandma Judy & Papa GusOma & OpaNonnie
Grandma K
4 generations
I had to include this picture! They both look so happy:) It was so sweet to have my grandmother (and Gus & Kip's great-grandmother!) with us. She was a huge help-ironing table clothes and Kip's gown. It was wonderful to see her again.
We love you so much, Kip.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, April 4, 2010