Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flower Girl

Ani and I were honored to be in my friend Jaime's wedding last weekend in my hometown. Jaime and I go way back (cheerleading, 9th grade English class... all things high school, UNI and everything in between!) and she also asked our other 3 "besties" :) to be bridesmaids as well as her sister and soon-to-be sister-in-law.

Wedding was a blast - long day starting with set up of ceremony/reception site, hours at the salon getting hair, makeup and nails done, then all the wedding hoopla. I was worried about Ani not following directions for her flower girl duties, but she did a wonderful job and (of course I'm going to say this) looked sooo adorable! The ceremony and reception were right on the riverfront.

Yes, the couple's dog was the actual ring bearer. He did a good job!

photo courtesy of Genevieve's Photography

Right before we walked down the aisle.

My girls

My parents & Liam... I think Meggie was chasing Ani around, otherwise they would have been in the picture too!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Liam is 6 mos! Half a year, I can't even believe it. He's crawling all over and getting faster every day. Stands up in his crib. Everything goes into his hand and promptly to his mouth. No teeth yet, although he drools quite a bit. He likes being tickled and we love his little laugh. He's also starting to notice when we leave the room. He LOVES Ani, have I mentioned this? His face just lights up when he sees her. She plays very well with him too.

Ani had her 1st friend over to the house (w/out friend's parents present). It was a success! Clara and Ani got along great and had a lot of fun. They are two peas in a pod - they know each other well from preschool. Tears only popped up when Clara had to go home that afternoon.

Monte volunteered at the Urban Assault Ride this year. I stopped by with the kids to hang out for a bit. This picture was taken T-minus 3 hours before unfortunate bicycle mishap which led to an ER visit. Separated shoulder, lots of pain. Angriest about possibly not being able to race cyclo-cross this season. Bummer all around.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This may be my favorite video of our two nuggets so far. Love their laughs.


Monday, September 5, 2011


This is what Monte did Saturday night. Gravel: A True Story.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spanish Song

We're told it's about a seal?? She learned this at her bilingual school. Love it.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rabbit Ears Pass

So this is who Monte went to Colorado with last weekend to watch the pro cycling race. Yes, the guy in the green, Borat-like ensemble. Classic.

He was even mentioned in an article from the Denver Post under "Worst Costume".