Some new pictures, finally!

Ella got a haircut recently. This is a before shot. Below are some after shots. I didn't realize how crazy it was getting until after it was gone.

Sweet shades! If you zoom in on this you can see some of the van inerior through the reflection in the glasses. (And where we stopped for a little treat)
She loves to take the laundry I'm folding and dress up. You can tell how productive my days are.

Mmmm, carrot juice.

Such a pretty girl! Half the fun of spring is the new clothes!


Home Sweet Home

Well, I can't find the cord to download pictures right now, so words will have to suffice. Just let me tell you, it is nice to be home - it's also really nice to hear my husband say over and over that he's never going to let me go away again. It's nice to be missed. We had a good time, it was actually quite relaxing. Me mom let me take a nap quite often while she took care of Ella, that was great. We got to meet Ella's baby husband Eli Drew Ramsdale. He is quite a precious little thing, and Ella really liked him. She actually loves babies, but what little girl doesn't I guess. All in all it was pretty uneventful, except for me puking on the plane home during the turbulence while holding onto Ella. And then she cried because she hates it when I puke - she's so sensitive.
I'm not really sure what else to say - my mind's pretty blank - oh pregnancy brain - don't you love it?
I'll put pictures up soon.


Oh where to begin. I feel as though my life has been crazy lately. We have been flying, and it is not quite over yet - but I'll give you a short (hopefully) synopsis of what's been happening. On Valentine's Day my nephew Barrett flew into town to stay with us for 10 days. He was great, and we had a lot of fun with him - but it did keep me busy. We went to the zoo, the dinosaur museum and the science centre - not to mention numerous games of mancala and Settler's of Catan. He loves playing games and would clear the table while Josh and I were still eating so he could set up a game for us to play. I also love games, so it was a lot of fun.
Well, the day after he left we got up at 3:30 to be able to catch our flight to Vegas. No, it wasn't a fun filled trip of gambling our life's savings away, but rather to pick up a van that Josh bought on ebay. A little nerve racking since you are never quite sure what you are going to get on ebay, and since it wasn't exactly new. It is an '89 VW vanagon, and let me tell you it is quite a sweetheart. We drove it all the way home without too many problems, and even spent the night in it at a truck stop in Montana. The back folds out into a queen size bed so the three of us were quite comfortable. I'm sorry to say I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I'll try to get some up soon. On the way home we stopped in the beautiful town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We spent a couple of days there with our dear friends Robbie and Krista Morford. There were plenty of laughs and good 'ol Northland stories told. We also saw Todd and Jennifer Lamppa. It's kind of cool how even though we haven't seen them in almost 2 years, Robbie and Josh act as though they've never been apart. They are quite a pair. Jackson hasn't gotten a lot of snow this year, but we woke up the morning after we got there to almost a foot of fresh snow, so the boys went snowboarding all day.
On with the story, so we got home Thursday evening, and my parents were in town on business. So, we spent a couple of days with them - and then they got the bright idea of taking Ella home with them, and I would go out next week to get her and stay for a few days. Since they have been begging me to come for a while, I thought I would. So Josh and I are officially baby free - except for the giant that is growing in my belly! I feel huge already, I'm a little scared.
Anyway, tomorrow I head out to Winnipeg for a few days. Boy, I didn't realize how hard it was to leave Ella, I cried at the airport, but by the evening I had gotten into the swing of things. We went to the bookstore so we could look at magazines without anyone trying to rip the pages out. We went out for dinner and just sat there for so long drinking tea, and today Josh said "Boy, you can get a lot done without Ella along." So, it has been fun, but I sure do miss my baby. Here are a few pictures to remind us all of how cute she is.