Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jenni's Reception

Luckily we timed our trip to Oregon to fit with our dear friend Jenni's wedding... here we are dancing at the reception... If you look closely you can see Luke is holding onto the black strap from the girl's dress ahead of him, because we were in a conga line :)

one of my dearest friends, Emily (Jenni's sister), with her two kiddos... i was totally lucky to score some time holding her precious little baby!! Luke was not too happy about that, but hey, he's gonna have to get used to it!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

more from Odell Lake

Climbing trees with Nonno
Gotta love the facial expressions
Swinging with the Lake in the background

More swinging with Mama and Auntie Claire

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Odell Lake

we had another awesome trip to Odell Lake (in Oregon) this summer! Luke has been there now both summers of his life and i think we are going to try to keep it a tradition! here he is in the cabin with my dad (AKA Nonno)
Not sure what's going on here....

Luke on the deck of the cabin... he is holding onto the bobber from Dad's fishing pole

on a hike/walk... Dad was "fishing" and Luke was holding the bobber again

happy little family hiking by the creek... not quite sure why I am the only one smiling at the camera...

Friday, August 21, 2009

ut oh...

he has figured out keys and doors... luckily he's still a little too short, for now

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

visit to the Zoo

the Oregon Zoo was awesome!!!

hmm... a bear ...
Luke with his Uncle Mark ... if you can't tell, Mark is Greg's brother
so cool with daddy on the train at the Zoo
from left to right: Greg's sister Tricia, Mark Jr., Mark's wife Theresa, Mark, Greg, & Luke ... Luke's mama was taking the picture
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Visit with Theresa and Thomas

We had a great opportunity to visit with our dear friends who live up in Oregon. We hope to continue having kids at the same time!! (hint hint: they are expecting their next baby in February...)

Theresa (3 years old) and Luke (16 months)
Trying to get them all to look and smile at the same time (Luke is 5 days older than Thomas)
i love this picture, Luke is oblivious and Thomas is laughing as Theresa comes after Luke!
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Greg is in his thirties!!

so, back in the middle of july...

i was pretty proud of the cake i made and decorated :) you can see homemade cinnamon rolls in the background

sooo many candles
mom was there to celebrate with us
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