My Brother and Sister in Law had their beautiful baby girl yesterday. I was lucky enough to get to be there to witness this little miracle. Heather had a long, long day. She did awesome (she's my new hero) and her baby is so precious. I love her (she is the newest Beck baby the 18th grandchild). Such a cutie. 9 pounds 7 ounces 21 inches long. Welcome to the family Lillian Jeanne!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Gideon Reached two months. He is big and smiles a lot (but I have trouble getting pictures of his smiles because he stops when he sees the camera). We love him!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I like to read and I love books that take place at other times in history. A lot of the great stories are set in homes with names- Green Gables, Thornfield etc. So we decided our house needed a name by our one year anniversary here.
We voted the other day. Some of our choices were "Big Charlotte" and "The Fun House" but in the end we went with "Green Haven".
Here is why-
It sounds pretty and old fashioned.
The dual meaning of Green. It is Green and Beautiful here, there are fields and trees, it is gorgeous. Green also means young and we want our children to have wonderful childhood memories here. We want them to run through the woods, build forts, shoot bb guns, climb trees, play pretend...
Haven because we want this to be a Haven. We want it to be a place where they can be young. A place where they can be innocent and carefree. A place where they can learn and grow at the right pace. A place where they can be safe from the harsh things of the world.
We love our beautiful home set on beautiful land but above all else we love that it is a place that they can be children and a place that they are safe to grow up into righteous strong adults.
It was lots of fun thinking of a name for our home. Will we ever call it that? I don't know!
Happy Housiversary "Green Haven"!!!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Last week Garret had Cub Scout Day camp. He enjoyed it and I was glad it did. I will be excited to not have it next week. It's hard having to drop him off and pick him up. I didn't get the sprinkler or messy things out as much last week for the other kids because we would have to go pick him up at 3. But it was only for a few days so it was a worth it. He enjoyed the crafts, the archery, the BB Guns and just spending time with other kids. The last night we got to watch him in a skit and share a pot luck dinner with the scouts and their parents.
Friday, July 11, 2014
We were lucky enough to host our office BBQ last night. We had a great time. We love the people we work with. They have helped make the last two years wonderful. We think they are all great. The kids adore them and we all think of them as not only great employees but great friends. We loved having them over.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Today Spencer turned seven. We had a great day today celebrating a great kid. He was excited about his "Book Worm" cake.
Loved all his gifts.
Ate Taco salad and homemade ice cream.
Gave him birthday spankings, hugs and kisses and sent him off to bed.
Spencer got a little point and shoot camera. He had a list of things to take pictures of today. Here are a couple of his pictures. (Someone wearing glasses - I think these are actually Natalia's she left them at our house, Santa Clause- he is stuck in the ceiling of the Nordland store, three animals- when we pulled up to take these deers picture they were nursing right on the side of the road). His list was really long but he found everything and had fun doing it.