Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cherry Pickin

We had some great cherries on our cherry trees a couple of weeks ago. Mackenzie loved picking, eating, and then spitting out the pits.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Little Hiker!

Mackenzie had the pleasure of going on her first hike with her daddy, Uncle Jason, and his girlfriend, Inga. (We hope to one day call her Auntie Inga!) I was not able to go with as I had already committed myself to being present at a dear friends baby shower. So, off they went to Wallace Falls. Matt borrowed our friend's backpack child carrier and Mackenzie could not get enough of that thing. She loved being in it. Matt said Mackenzie did really well on the hike. Here are some pictures!

Kenz, Uncle Jason, & Inga

Kenz & Daddy

Now, back to Inga. She is the sweetest chick! She brought Mackenzie a super cute stuffed monkey on Easter. Anyway, Mackenzie was being really shy toward Inga even before Easter. We all know Mackenzie is shy toward everyone though! After Jason and Inga left, I asked Mackenzie what the monkey's name was going to be. She proceeded to say "Inga Monkey." She has called the monkey by this name ever since. Now is that the cutest side story ever??? Here is our monkey with Inga monkey. I should add, Inga didn't know we had a monkey theme in Mackenzie's room. How cool is that! So Inga if you read this, know that we love you!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A once in a lifetime opportunity

I got a phone call from my friend Sarah yesterday. She asked if I had gotten her email, which I hadn't, yet. The email said she had good news and I had to call her asap. She assured me she wasn't pregnant and she assured me that her house hadn't sold. What on earth could she be talking about? She asked me if I was busy today at noon, I wasn't. The next question was if I had childcare, I didn't but I was thinking I could. Matt's parents are out on their boat for 6 weeks. What I was told was, Selah is going to be at Spirit 1053 and ANGIE SMITH is going to be there too. I WAS INVITED TO GO TOO!

I have to thank my dear friend Katrina for offering to watch Mackenzie so I could go today. You are an amazing friend. I would be lost without you!!

Now here is a little history. Sarah introduced me to blogging. Shortly after I started blogging, I came across Angie's blog, Bring The Rain (thank you Sarah!). I was hooked on her blog. I cried every time I read her blog. Seriously. Matt would come into the room, see that I was crying, and he would ask "are you reading that sad story again?" Yep, that hooked. Angie is an amazing writer. I have shared her and Todd's story before about their precious baby girl Audrey Caroline.

People, I GOT TO MEET ANGIE TODAY! She is just as sweet in person as she is in the blogging world.

On a deeper note, Selah is amazing as well! Hearing them sing today really put life in perspective for me. I've been longing to find a church for a very LONG time. I keep saying "Ok God, next Sunday I will go to church." I still have yet to go. Today, that is changing. It's a bit tough since Matt doesn't want to go. When I was a kid, I always saw myself having a family that went to church together. Well that is not the way it ended up. I don't know what God has in store in that department. But, it is up to me to start the trend. I have felt this longing, this tugging for way too long now. It's time to answer the call. Thank you to Sarah, Selah, and Angie for making the ringtone louder.