Belle's been working on another painting. I love how this:
The picture doesn't do it justice. The details in real life are just crazy. Can't wait to have this little baby giraffe done up in notecards. :)
In other news...
I'm off to have my passport picture taken today. Bleah. Nothing like staring at a picture of yourself that you don't like for ten years. The good part is that Belle and I are going on a super fun trip through the high school this June. London, Paris & Rome... here come the Jacob girls!!
And randomly... This is funny because his favorite toy, his fish taco (no stuffing left)... landed right in front of Lola. Lola is giving him the stink eye. He's giving me the 'what the heck' eye, because he doesn't know how to get his toy without getting close to Lola.
He ends up going in sideways with his head, using his tongue...and finally his paw to scootch it over far enough for him to bite it and run away. All while jumping back about 16 times in case Lola flinched.
I'm back...sorry. Little trip to Oregon for volleyball. We were at the U of O facilities in Eugene. Holy cow, do they ever like their Ducks there. The girls did great, but it's been a little 'hit the ground running' since. So yesterday I took a lazy/sanity day. I watched the most up to date episode of Sherlock. Seriously, is anyone else watching this? Because I can't remember the last time I literally could not look away from the tv. Dang. And then it's over and I'm yelling, 'Noooooooooo..... What just happened?' I love shows like that.
And even though it's January...I love this picture from Christmas Eve:
My Mom is so stinkin' cute. She's holding the West Point mug Shelby got her for Christmas. She is now the last one left on both her side, and my dad's side. I lost my last aunt on Dec. 27. As a girl, we went on many vacations with her. Lots of good memories. It actually worked out wonderfully that we could attend her funeral a couple of days after Luke's wedding. Just a quick two hour drive over to Iowa.
A quick cousins picture. Oh Aunt Theresa, I have such awesome memories of you. You were one of a kind. :) Give my dad a hug.
Happy Wednesday... switching things up and meeting with my mom today. Starbucks, here we come!
So here are a few pictures from my camera and phone. I can't wait to see the pics from the photographer :)
This kid was absolutely ROCKING his suit. First time wearing one. Shorts & t-shirts 90% of the time to school, and if I'm lucky, a button up shirt for church with jeans. He looked so dapper. In fact, we thought the suit made him look even taller, until we got home and measured him...only to find he did grow. He's up to 6' 1 1/2" now. We think it was the suit.
We took pictures outside for about an hour before the wedding. It was COLD. But not like it could have been super cold, cold.
Groom's sisters and bride's sisters for bridesmaids. They looked so pretty!
Seriously, how can these be my four children. Weren't they just babies? :( The answer is yes. Yes they were. Yesterday.
The wedding cake was gorgeous. And DELICIOUS.
The day before the wedding, Iz's folks drove out from Iowa. Belle had made Grandpa Dave a gift for Christmas:
My favorite so far. I think Luke is going to help her open an Etsy shop. So excited for her!
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob!! Luke and Hannah got married December 31 in Nebraska. Yes it was beautiful. Yes it was cold...but not as cold as it was here, I think. Go figure.
More pictures to come, I promise.
We are picking them up from the airport tonight...so excited to have them home again.
So. Volleyball and basketball this weekend. I will get a ton of pictures off my phone and camera and edit them so I can share. Rocket says hi...we're heading into town for some errands. And perhaps a Starbucks.
And all I have so far is one blurry picture of her coming down the escalator at the airport.
Her flight was delayed four hours, so we changed it to Seattle. Before it was Newark to Portland...then Bellingham, and she would have missed her connection and been stranded in Portland. And then the Seattle flight was delayed. But she got here! Her bag didn't. It still went to Portland...but we have it now. Minus one item that was stolen out of its gift bag. :(
The horror stories this year of cadets trying to get home...with delays and cancellations are awful. Hoping everyone is home with their families soon!
Probably a blog break until the new year...with Christmas and a wedding coming up! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Belle's mad because Bellingham, Ferndale & Blaine have no school. I keep telling her to think about how much she would hate being in school in July.
TWO. Lola continues to be a heat hog.
And Rocket squatted down too far to do his business yesterday. When his bits touched the snow, he jumped up like he'd touched hot lava. Didn't do that again. Sorry, dog humor.
THREE. Christmasy stuff.
Not sure I spelled that right. Two s's doesn't seem right...there shouldn't be an assy at the end of Christmas.
I'm almost done shopping. Woohoo! Doesn't help when there's December 22 and 26 birthdays.
Shelby comes home Saturday night. Her exams start tomorrow... Say a prayer. Her two hardest are the first ones. Bleah. They got an extra day of leave for beating Navy. But our plane tickets were already purchased. She'll fly back to New York out of Omaha...where we'll be for Luke's wedding. (Technically not Omaha, but Nebraska anyway). I guess she's changing rooms...so she's glad for the extra day to get settled.
I have my dress and shoes for the wedding. The shoes are a question mark...ordered them from Amazon. I think they're coming tomorrow. So we'll see. I really hope I can check that off. Now all I need is Spanx, ha ha.
We've watched Elf and The Santa Clause so far. What Christmas movies are your favorites? We're saving White Christmas for Christmas Eve...