This post should be broken into several posts -- but I'm super tired so I'll throw it all into one (and maybe get away with mostly posting photos!)
Exciting update #1:
My sister Melanie and my niece Adora came to visit for a week! During that time, my nephew Preston turned 1 and we had a birthday party at my mom's house. It was my birthday, too, but I didn't mind being overshadowed by the super cute kiddos. It was only a preview of what's to come
adora playing with the fountain at the zoo
Adora playing in the bouncy castle at the party
Preston with his cake
Obviously not a fan
Sweetest girl in the world
Exciting update #2: Our kitchen is going to be completed one of these days! Scott and Jeff installed my range yesterday (forget that it had been sitting in our living room for a week -- Adora didn't seem to notice, which was very funny!)
new range... next in will be the refrigerator and dishwasher -- and soon enough, the granite!
I did, however, manage to come up with a microwave on my floor -- fortunately, it's significantly smaller and will (hopefully) soon be installed.
see, much smaller than the range!
Exciting update #3: Our garden is growing! Scott was able to eat his first collard greens and bok-choy from our garden. Which reminds me, I need to water it for him tonight :)
Also growing is the tree that we planted on my birthday last year -- strangely enough, it's not the only thing growing!
birthday photo 2009
birthday photo 2010
I'm short on words, so I'll leave you with a super sweet video: