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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Our Summer so far...

Good news for all of you (our friends)! Here are a bunch of pictures from the past couple months. We've had a great summer so far, visiting Katie's family in VA, and also my family in AK. You'll get more of the scoop about each of those trips as the pictures progress... But first, a picture from our own beautiful state of MT.
The above picture is from a place called Morrel Falls, about an hours drive from Missoula. It was Emma's first official hike as a toddler, and she did great. She rode in to the falls on my back, and then walked almost a mile on the trip out. We're looking to more of this kind of stuff with her!

Emma walking with Dad.

Emma eating a bagel on our food break during the hike. She was hungry!

Emma was ready for the beach before we even left Missoula!

Here she is digging to her heart's content.

Uncle Nate (who is in Scotland right now!) and Emma looking at the cows at Maymont in Richmond, VA.

Mimi, Auntie Rachel, and Emma

Here's our family, all together, on a trampoline...Emma for the first time. She really loves to jump. She makes us jump, her stuffed animals jump, her doll jump. And she's working really hard to get both feet in the air at the same time. So, you can imagine the trampoline was a hit.

This is a picture my dad took of me on their trampoline in AK. I was a gymnast, after all. We were there for my sister Danielle's wedding.

The above picture is my sister, Danielle, just before their wedding ceremony. Katie was a bridesmaid, and I was a flower girl, along with Emma.

Emma is in the immitating stage of life right now, and wanted to carry around her doll, just like mommy was carrying her around. She has named her baby doll "Lola." We're not sure where she came up with that name, but it's suck. She danced Lola around the house for a while this morning.

We've been doing a lot of work on our house since moving in last October. The most recent project was replacing the windows. This is me working on trimming out our bedroom windows.

Have a great summer all!