Thursday, August 23, 2012

Update for Sarah


 Sarah, This update is for you. It's easier to blog it than to send multiple emails to get all the pictures in. Hope you enjoy.
I went to the Louvre for the first time.

I also went to Normandy and was sure to touch the English Channel

Brett traded in his old truck and bought a new one. I don't have a picture of the new one though

Vera is mommy's little helper... even when the help is a little less than helpful

It was a hot, hot summer here (especially for pregnant me) but I think we've now survived the worst of the heat

Brett went to a lot of work and put in a really nice garden for us this year. This picture was before it was put in. We've enjoyed the lettuce, spinach, peas, beans, tomatoes, herbs strawberries, carrots, radishes. Brett has also been diligent about harvesting the plums from our plum tree. We've made a few batches of freezer jams and even tried our hand at canning...

Vera is a voracious eater.

We had a happy 4th of july.

Everyone came over to our house for Mom and dad's birthday

At the Marshall campout we did a hike. I didn't think I was going to make it but I did... and was pretty sore the next day. Although, that could have been more from sleeping on an air mattress with a hole with a wiggly, and NOT sleeping Vera

I swear in this picture I'm pregnant not just fat!!!

Vera loves, loves loves the 4-wheelers. she would sit on them for hours if we let her.

Here is the kilt you bought for her last September in Scotland. It really is quite variable in size... I think it will fit her at least another year. She hasn't yet worn the disney PJ's you sent to her. It is still a bit warm at night for the long sleeves and pants but another month or so and they should be perfect.

Again Vera is mom's big helper.
Of course a lot more has happened but I'm not very diligent with pictures. At the beginning of the month I went the the International Youth Nuclear Conference in Charlotte NC. I took like 4 pictures of food (we ate at one of Emril's restaurants) but they are still on the camera. I also got upgraded to first class on the way from Charlotte to SLC.

This week and last week Vera and I have been doing mommy and me swimming along w. Kim and Romney. Vera's interest in the water seemed to have peaked and is now waning. 

Today I am 37 wks pregnant and officially full term. Next monday I defend my thesis for my masters!! It would be a bit more exciting if I didn't have to still finish up some class work for an independent study class.

Hope all is well with you,
Love Margaret