Monday, June 29, 2009


Thomas is out on a coast guard boat tonight with a friend which gave me the perfect opportunity to jump on my blog. I only blogged once in June!? Wow! Where does the time go?

Highlights of June...

Joanna and Shane got MARRIED!! Yep, they tied the knot on June 12th in the fastest ceremony ever, only 5 minutes and 43 seconds. We didn't time it or anything. It was an absolutely perfect day for them. We're so excited to have Shane in our family.
Thomas' brother, Nate, his wife, Kathy, and their two boys, Brody and Andrew came for a visit. It's always fun to have family around. They arrived Friday night and we grilled out. Then sent all the kids to bed while the four of us played Wii and talked. The next day ended up being incredibly hot so we went to a near by park and let the boys play. We have a park that's only a few blocks from our house (not the same one we went to with Nate, Kathy and the boys) that we take Garrison to and he never plays on any of the equipment. I bring a bucket and shovel with so that he can play in the dirt when we get there. However, when we went with Brody and Andrew he played with the bucket and shovel for a few minutes and then wanted to try out some of the equipment. He ended up having so much fun, especially playing peek-a-boo with Thomas in the slides. Nate with Brody (left) and Andrew (right)Last week Superior was actually warm. We had a whole week straight of being in the 80's with NO lake wind. It was glorious!! We pulled out Garrison's pool on a couple of the days and let him play away. I thought he might not like it at first, but I was completely wrong. He jumped right in! I almost wished it was big enough so that I could have joined him.
There are the highlights of June. Hopefully, I can do a better job of keeping up in July.

Monday, June 1, 2009



Tom is officially the varsity head soccer coach at the high school here in town. His season will be starting August 10. The last two years he was the junior varsity coach so he's pretty familiar with the program, kids, schedule, etc. Thomas already has someone lined up to coach when the baby comes, which was a huge concern of mine, of course. AND, a little side note, he wants to start a blog for the team and doesn't really know what he's doing so I get to show him how to go about blogging. Which I'm excited about because, between the two of us, Thomas knows way more about computers than I do.


Today I had my 6 month check-up and everything is going well. He's becoming very active lately and while the doctor was trying to hear his heartbeat he kept kicking at the machine. The doctor was finally able to come up with 148 beats per minute.

My next appointment will be a long one. I will be heading in to find out if I have gestation diabetes. I have to go drink a sugary drink and sit for an hour before they prick my finger and find out if I have diabetes. Luckily I bought a bunch of books at goodwill the other day and have been dying to read them.


Garrison loves music and he likes it loud. He's only 16 months old and we're already having volume wars. He loves to turn it up and dance away. Here's a video of him doing just that the other day...