Friday, February 24, 2012

the past couple of weeks

Dave, myself, and another couple are youth group leaders for the high schoolers here in Red Lake. The Sunday before Valentines Day we did a fundraiser so the youth could go to Youth Quake. We got the idea from my church back's called Sweet Sundae Shoppe, and it's an ice cream social. People come, choose different ice cream dishes from our decadent menu, and leave a donation. The youth did a wonderful job decorating, serving people, and helping with the clean up. 

socializing over ice cream :)

2 of our very talented ice cream connoisseurs 

our drink table servers

 Kevin enjoying his freshly roasted, ground, and brewed coffee along w/ a toffee crunch sundae

Carlin and his brownie delight :)

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the youth. We made almost enough to cover what was needed for registration fees!

For Valentines Day, Dave took me out to Antonio's...a cute little Italian restaurant we have here in Red Lake. I had a delicious salad, a garlic knot, filet mignon, roasted veggies, and herbed rice (along w/ a few bites of French onion soup and stuffed chicken from Dave's plate) was delicious! What made the evening even more special was that we got to spend it alone! Some friends offered to take Brighton for the evening so Dave and I were able to relax and enjoy each other w/out needing to constantly tend to our babe. :) We ended the evening w/ a fun movie :) I feel so incredibly blessed to have such a caring and thoughtful husband. He really does take beyond excellent care of me!

a card i made for Dave for Valentines Day (an idea found on Pinterest)

in other news, our house is coming right along! we are currently painting walls and staining kitchen cabinets. we are hoping to be able to move in sometime in the middle of March. 

looking from the entryway into the living room 

 this is what you will see when you first come in the door...the entryway, w/ a newly added closet and a place to the left for firewood

 the entrance door

 our bedroom

 looking from the kitchen towards the living room

 Dave painting in the kitchen

 the beginnings of our much improved stairs to the basement

and of course, now that we have an addition in our family, i can't quite end a post w/out a few pictures of  our munchy :)

playtime with mom

sleeping soundly

now, lest you think i have a perfect little angel on my hands, i assure you i do not!!!
unfortunately most of Bump's waking hours are spent fussing...
this is quite a common sight in our house!

 7 weeks

8 weeks

We had a doctor's appointment on Bump's 8 week bday. She weighed 10 lbs. and measured 21.5 in. So since she was born she has gained 3 lbs. and grown 2.5 in. 
She's definitely not a newborn anymore!!!


  1. That fundraiser makes my mouth water! And I dearly love that card you made. Isn't Pinterest great? Dave is making wonderful progress on the house. I know all of you will be glad to have it done.

  2. ^That was Mother, but I agree. Will you be taking regular photos of Bump in her cute fuzzy jacket with ears until she is too big for it?

  3. Its fun to see how the house is coming along. But I really enjoy seeing how Brighton is growing. Mummsy