Sunday, July 27, 2008


Look, I know it's been a long time....but life has been INSANE! Time to catch up the last two months, so brace yourselves, this is going to be a long one.

The first weekend in June, the Nadeau Family goes steelhead fishing at Wynoochie Lake. It's one of my favorite weekends even though I don't fish - I just enjoy being out in the middle of nowhere and camping. And Chris gets to do something he loves and fish..... Allison also loves camping because of all the junk food she gets to eat. I was messing around with my camera and found out a way to accentuate all the cheese she had eaten...pretty cool, huh?

The following weekend we took the Young Women to Hope Island for their Girl's Camp hike. Kind of a funny story....All the girls started on the hike walking around the inside of the island. Chris was working so I had Allison, and I thought that it wouldn't be a very good idea to try and hike the entire thing with her. So, we played around in a meadow, but then we got bored and decided to hike the inside of the island as well - only about 2 miles. Not very far into it,Allison decided she wanted me to hold her. It was kind of a pain, but okay so we continued walking. After about 1 mile of the hike, Allison fell asleep in my arms, so the rest of the hike - another mile - I had to carry 30 pounds of dead weight. Not so much fun....but we made it. Then I was able to lay her down and let her sleep a little while longer. She's just so cute.
Once she woke up, I couldn't keep her out of the water.....
For Father's Day, the Nadeau Family got together at Burfoot Park. It was a really good time to get together and play around for a little bit.
They have toys there, so Allison and Rose were loving every minute. They are such cute cousins. During the month of June, we were also able to go to the drive-in. It was pretty fun, and Allison had a great time laying on top of the car!

For the 4th of July the Nadeau Family rented a couple of cabins at Lake Crescent. It was a beautiful lake and fun to spend time with family. We had ducks right outside our cabin....
And the water was right there for the girls to play in...
And it was just a nice weekend to relax and spend some time together.
I just thought these pictures were so cute - our neighbors had a small sailboat and it's the perfect backdrop for these pictures

Allison is such a sweetie....time to trim those bangs...
We could not keep her out of the water - again!!

Allison is obsessed with the water and goes swimming all of the time. We just can't keep her out of it....but we love to watch her playing in it.

Allison is also loving having Taylor and Kendall live nearby again. They are so much fun together I am also glad they are so close now!

Allison is also EXTREMELY independent. Here are some examples.

She always wants to change her own diapers. I let her help me when we're home, but it's just not okay when we're out in public. I guess it's time to potty train....
But it's just so cute!
She also insists on pushing her own stroller....crazy girl!
She also wants to be a big girl....drinking her own water!
And she will no longer let us feed her....she has to do it herself! Which is good, but messy at the same time.
This past weekend was Dance Festival at the Tacoma Dome. After seven months of hard work it's finally over. There were so many kids it was crazy!
Just like the preview in May, they didn't have enough girl dancers for the Tango. They needed Heather for all three performances, but I only had to dance for the two performances on Saturday. We had a really good time - it was fun pretending to be teenagers again.
By the end of the weekend we starting getting a little silly and taking all kinds of crazy pictures. We had so much makeup on we had to show it off!

I think we're both happy it's over, but sad at the same time. It was so much work, but well worth it. I just hope the youth all enjoyed it and can have good memories from it.
Today we went to the Nadeau's and had a BBQ with a couple of Chris' cousins. It was a lot of fun and Allison loves playing with her cousins. I put her hair in a pony tail today, and I thought she looked so cute.
When we got home, my whole family was here so we got to spend some time with them as well. Sidse took the little girls out for a photo shoot. I love this picture of Allison..
I keep thinking that now that Dance Festival is over life will calm down. I don't think that's going to happen since we're signing papers on our house this week. So exciting, but it's going to be a lot of work! I just can't wait until it's all done and we can move into our own place. I just can't believe it's really happening.

I hope everyone else is doing well and you enjoy all of these crazy pictures. We're really loving life right now and enjoying every minute with our little family.