Hilight Reel

I know, I know. It’s been FOR-EV-ER since I updated. All three of you who still stop by here on occasion have been sure to let me know, and I’m sorry. But I’ve come to terms with my new identity as a sporadic blogger, and I hope you guys can all learn to be okay with it too.

In an effort to make up for the recent light posting, here’s a look at what’s been happening around here lately.

My niece started crawling and stopped by to show off her newfound skills. Ben and Smalls were completely perplexed by this tiny person on the floor with them and had absolutely no idea what to do with her.

Baby Audrey knew exactly what to do with the dogs: Laugh at them.

My parents came to town for a few days and brought a truck full of salvage decking with them so they could help us turn this:

Into this:

Not only does it look good, but I’ve noticed that beer and burgers taste way better when enjoyed on the comfort of the deck.

Tim’s little sister went to Disneyland on her birthday and got engaged! We’re all thrilled about the engagement, of course, but I’m also super excited that I don’t have to keep it a secret anymore and can finally talk to everyone — especially Aleisha — about it.

I couldn’t be happier for Aleisha and Cliff. They’re going to have a wonderful life together. Just look at how cute they are!

Tim and I celebrated our 4th anniversary with a long weekend in Colorado Wine Country.

We sampled a lot of delicious wines, ate a lot of yummy food, and saw some beautiful sights on the west side of the state.

On our way home, we met my parents for a beer and got some sad, but not wholly unexpected, news. When we got home, we raised a glass of delicious Colorado wine in a farewell toast to my parents’ dog Tasha.

She’ll be missed by many, including Ben, who loved playing with her when we visited my parents so much that he sulked, hid, and did everything he could to stay and play with Tasha rather than going home with us at the end of the weekend. She was a great dog, and she lived a long and happy life.