Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting caught up ~

It feels like the merry-go-round is finally slowing down so I can jump off. We have managed to accomplish quite a bit in the past couple of months, updating my blog frequently hasn't been one of those things though. If a picture says a thousand words, then that is probably the best way to go.

We had a fun Bridal Shower for Jennifer. Lots of good food, family and friends. Thanks to all who came and helped make it such a fun afternoon. Kymber was a great little hostess, she greeted everyone at the door, passed out jelly beans and helped with presents.
We are still waiting for pictures from the wedding photographer, so until then, this is what I have to share. Thanks to Leslie, there are more than just the two I took. Our little family is growing!
We were so glad that so many of our family could come and celebrate with us.These are the bridesmaid dresses that I made. The girls looked so pretty. Walking down the stairs in high heels and down the aisle gracefully was a challenge, but they pulled it off and looked amazing. Michelle made her little girls dresses. And the best test of all, the dresses have all ready been worn again. Not just a one party dress. Brad and Alex looked so nice in their matching ties.The little girls did really well during the long event. This is one of my favorite pictures of when Sydni had finallyhad enough. Thanks, Uncle Brad.
A week after the wedding we added this little guy to the family. Jennifer and Trever stopped in Boise on their way home from Seattle and picked him up for us. It has been fun getting to know him and to teach him the rules. Basset Hounds are very smart, but quite stubborn. Gus is learning fast what he should and shouldn't do. We are learning that he will do anything for a treat, even in freezing cold weather. Good Boy!
Then Rod's Dad who has been battling Cancer for 7 years passed away the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Here is a picture of him from a few years ago. He was a great man who raised a good family. It was so nice to be there and hear from so many who he has taught and influenced over the years. Our nephew Derrick played "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes up at the cemetary. It was something Max wanted and such a nice memory for those of us who were there to listen. (I did video it on my camera, so when I figure out how to share it I will.)
Since we had just got Gus four days before, he had to take the trip too. He was a good little traveler and even enjoyed the motel. We did take his little kennel, so he didn't have free fun of the place.

Well, now you are caught up on what has been going on here. And we have just 24 days ready to get ready for the next big event.


Cindy said...

So much going on with your family! I am so happy for you..the wedding looked like a wonderful event and your dresses are beautiful(you're an amazing seamstress too!). And the new puppy is adorable!!! Look at those big paws and big eyes! I'm sorry for the loss however for your family. It looks like it was a month of ups and downs.

Brooke S said...

I saw your name on the Copic Blog.. I just had to check with a last name like Peatross. When I saw the first picture of your Husband Rod I new for sure he was Max's son.. This post just seals the deal.. Max is my great Uncle and soooo very special to me... I have very special memories of Max and Jenene growing up. My Dad is Stewart Roberts.. My grandmother is Rod's Aunt Donna. It's a small world.. To think we have even met each other at the funeral and had not idea we both love stampin'..

I enjoyed looking at all your projects.. Stop by and say hi... or