February 22, 2011

My Big, Fat, Overwhelming Catch-up Post

Because my brain has turned to mush, here is a quick (mostly pictorial) overview of everything else we have done over the past monthish...(or at least until the camera broke).


We visited our cousins! The twins had a blast with cousin Cuppycake. I had a blast holding and feeding a smiley baby D.


Eating lunch together :)
Then we made Valentine's. The twins weren't as into making them as I hoped they would be (so if you didn't get one, don't feel too badly. We didn't have many in the end).
They did enjoy decorating the floor though...

The twins played with their babies. Ryan very diligently carried this baby around one morning. He fed her, and gave her toys.
Allie preferred to read the Bible to her baby.
We went to Nebraska to spend a week with my mom after my grandpa's funeral. The twins were sick most of the trip, and the weather bitter cold, But we did get to play outside one day.

The twins in front of the cornfield in my backyard. A Nebraska landscape!
Ryan is laughing (in case you were wondering).
I love this picture of Ry-guy following Papa. It was so cute to watch him follow Papa & mimic his actions!
Papa took them for a ride in the wagon up and down the street. Fun fact: this is the same wagon he used to take me and my brothers for rides in when we were little!
While we were in Nebraska, my younger brother got engaged! It was so fun to spend some time with him just before he left for this big event (I was "in the know" which made it more fun), and then be with my parents when we got the call that she said yes! See the full story of how he proposed (and a picture of the ring!) HERE. I was personally impressed with the level of romance to which my goofy little brother rose. Congratulations!
It was while we were on the wagon ride that the camera broke. The good news is that it turned out to only be the lens, and we have 2 lenses. The bad news is that the lens that broke is our everyday lens, and the one we have left is the super zoom lens. Expect lots of close-ups to come :)
Allie & Ryan love to stand on the kneeler (that Lucas received as an ordination present from the Miller parents and Dunsmore grandparents) and look out the window.
We are gearing up for a trip to visit Nana & Poppy tomorrow, and then the twins' 2nd BIRTHDAY PARTY (craziness) when we get home. So there are definitely some posts to come...but maybe not for a little while...

8 comments:

Lauren and Jeff said...

Bummer about your camera. I can relate to camera woes ...
But, glad to see you've been enjoying yourselves! Congratulations to your entire family on the engagement!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of the cousins eating at the table. NE has more snow than us. Go figure, we bought two snowmobiles. Congrats to Nick and Ariel. Prayers are answered!

Anonymous said...

Fun to catch up in your busy lives!! We never get too much of it!! Our family is growing and growing. We all are excited about Ariel's plans to join us!! Life is good, Grandma

Nicholas said...

Not sure I am thrilled you used goofy little brother not once but twice on two separate blogs... Couldn't you devise a more endearing title? At least a different one =P

Kim said...

Sorry. You WERE goofy. All I can picture is a little Nic, jumping on the bed in his teenage mutant ninja turtle undies with a look in his eye that lets you know he is planning something...that will probably end up breaking a window :) And now you are this sweet, romantic, grown-up. I love the current you, but I'll always fondly remember little (goofy) you :)

Imp said...

Thanks for the family welcome, Kim! I'm pretty excited about it all, too. I'm hoping that maybe Ryan and Allie pick up on the trend of shouting "Uncle!" when they see Nic and will shout "Aunt!" when they see me :) And I agree, Nic is goofy in the most lovably romantic way!

Kim said...

Try not to be hurt if they also called you uncle as well...Nic called all of his aunts "uncle" for a while :) We are working on a name for you and practicing recognition with your picture (which we do for all the aunts and uncles...in case some of them are also reading!) :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, in all fairness to Nic...there are a lot of memories of him that show a maturity and talents beyond his age. I'll always remember coming into your kitchen and smelling his goulash!! He'd barely be able to see above the stove and would be stirring this awesomme creation. I'd ask what he did to make it so good and he'd say it was his secret, not even the family knew!! Now you got to respect a guy like that!!! Cheers Nic--you're the man, Grandma