Thursday, August 25, 2011

Month in Review: August 2011

In which we go to a water park in McMinnville, take in the Yamhill County Fair, and I set up 20 blog posts with month-by-month slide shows to make up for over a year and a half of not blogging.

PS - At this point I have lost nearly 30 pounds since Louisa was born. Pray that I can keep it up and continue getting healthier for my kids.

Month in Review: July 2011

In which the kids continue to get cuter, we enjoy Independence Day at Champoeg and at home, Louisa begins eating solid foods, we vacation at Newport, and attend the Old Fashioned Festival.

(Below is the trip to Newport)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Month in Review: June 2011

In which the month's events are strangely similar to this month last year: Amanda & Jaxon come to visit, we do the Children's Summer Reading Kick Off, we enjoy Public Works Day, and we see a deer behind the backyard.

Month in Review: May 2011

In which the kids fall asleep in funny places, we see neat birds at our new bird feeder, and Mothers Day comes around.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Month in Review: April 2011

In which I beat back the blackberries behind our backyard, many tulips and daffodils are growing, and Louisa's first Easter.

Month in Review: March 2011

In which we start the month with a trip to the coast, Louisa starts smiling, and we celebrate some birthdays.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Month in Review: February 2011

In which we grow as a family, have our first big snow of the season, and take a trip to the zoo.

(Here is the zoo trip)

Month in Review: January 2011

Louisa is born!
Oh, and Brandon turns 30.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Month in Review: December 2010

In which we see Santa Claus at the library, have a baby shower for the impending little girl, and Christmas.

Month in Review: November 2010

In which we have our first freeze, and we put up our first Christmas tree in our new home.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Month in Review: October 2010

In which we pick apples at an orchard, Korie and Brandon sped their first night away from Inen, we visit a pumpkin patch, and take Inen trick-or-treating.

Month in Review: September 2010

In which Inen learns to pedal his tricyle, and we finally grow some tomatoes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Month in Review: August 2010

August, 2010, has a trip to Newport, the Food Allergy Walk, and Inen's second birthday.

Month in Review: July 2010

In July, 2010: Independence Day at the Rupp's, Jim & Cathy come to visit, Uncle Steve & Aunt Tara come over, and we play on the locomotive outside the Forestry Center.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Month in Review: June 2010

Events in June include: a deer behind the backyard, Garden Party, Public Works Day, and Grandpa Malafa & Martha come to visit!

Month in Review: May 2010

We started the month with a concrete slab and ended it with a beautiful, two-level, covered deck. We find out about the previous month's conception.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Month in Review: April 2010

In April, 2010, we move into our first home. We paint, we decorate, we get settled. We do taxes, and apparently we conceive. It was a busy month.

Month in Review: March 2010

In March we found and purchased our first home. Most of the month was spent packing and signing papers. Inen had his first haircut this month.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Month in Review: February 2010

February, 2010, was when we started to look for our new house. Just because it seemed the thing to do. Not much to show in pics, but that's the way it is sometimes. Enjoy the brevity.

Month in Review: January 2010

Yes, you read that post title correctly – it says "January 2010." I am well aware that it is August, 2011. It has been more than a year and a half since I have posted slide shows. Kids and work (and sanity) come before blog posts (See "Light a Fire, Please", 06/06/11). Alas, I cannot put it off any longer, especially since we had another child, Louisa, in January, 2011.

I will begin a series of catch-up posts featuring a slide show of each month up to the current month, beginning in January, 2010. There will be two monthly slide show posts per day for 10 days, making us current (in pictures at least), by the end of August.

So without further ado, here is January, 2010, in pictures: