Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fire Truck Adventures

My nephew Tait got a new electric firetruck this week.

I rarely hear Brooks laugh as loud and hard as he did the first time Tait took him for a spin in their driveway. It was priceless...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And the Flavor is...

I had to have an ultrasound at 14 weeks so my midwife felt comfortable with me spending a week on a remote island.
When she was looking around I asked if she could see any plumbing, and low and behold, she could indeed...
Sometime in February we will be bringing home baby boy #2. I am so excited and nervous...but I am sure the nerves of having a second boy and becoming quickly outnumbered in my house (we have a female dog which evens out the count, for a few more months at least) will subside the second I see his chubby little cheeks.
I am a day away from 17 weeks already, and can't believe how fast the second pregnancy is going. I guess chasing around a busy and quick toddler makes it hard to sit down and focus on being pregnant, like I was able to do the first time around.
So far, all is perfect, and Bryant and I are praying for more of the same. We have our big ultrasound appointment in late September, and once we get some cute images of the little bugger, I will give you a look see.
Until then...
Becs, and the boys

Guemes Island

The view of Mt. Baker at sunrise from Guemes Island Resort

There is a small island in the San Juans that my dad's family has been visiting since 1962. My Grandpa Everett started taking his eight kids to the Guemes Island Resort on vacation, and someone from the Everett family has been back every summer since.

This summer we had the opportunity to go back for a week and meet my entire immediate family along with some extended family and dear family friends. There were close to twenty people in our group. We had such a great week, crabbing, skipping rocks, playing horse shoes and cribbage, laughing and reminiscing.

Amy Jo took a large group photo and the amazing shot of the sunrise our first morning. I will post more pictures when I upload mine, too.

Family Photo Session

A few weeks ago my sister in law, Amy Jo did a family photo session for us at a local ranch. As usual, we had a great time, and are so excited about the photos. I also grew to appreciate her patience and love for capturing toddlers, as our little brute was not easy to corral this time around.
Here are a few of our favorites...As you can tell, I am a sucker for the vintage action

There were several more we loved, but those will make their debut on our Christmas cards...

You can view a sampling of the rest of her work at

Becs and the boys