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Sunday, August 17, 2008

reunion (with the blog)

It's been some time since I've blogged. After several comments, prodding, exciting events, and lots of new news, I'm back. I won't get in too deep but I will just summarize the past few months and post a few pictures...because lets be realistic, that is the real reason we blog, right?





We went down to Greenwood at the beginning of June to celebrate my nephew's birthday. Preston, who is now FIVE. I can't believe how old he is! Stop getting so big!






I had the opportunity to visit the Beal's in D.C. for the 4th of July. Here is Porter with Buttons. Here kitty...


While in D.C. I harvested honey... It was very interesting and surprisingly fun!


Ashley was able to visit as well. It was a fun time. Ashley, Natalie, and I with Dad.


Mom, Porter, and Natalie


July 18th, our very special niece, Ella, joined our family.



While Brittany and Ella were in the hospital, the boys came to stay at Grandma's. We got to do some fun things. We played in the pool...


And we made cupcake cones. I love these boys and I'm so glad they live so close!


We celebrated Dad's birthday at the end of July. He got a new toy. This is the only thing he has ever really wanted, and he deserves it more than anyone I know.

August means the State Fair in Indiana... Keri and I got to go and see some new baby pigs, and ride the rides. It's a tradition.


They've finally started on our house!! We are so excited, I've been out there several times to take pictures and they're only this far... But it will be done eventually.

Natalie, Quincy, and Porter came in and stayed with us for over a week. We went to the symphony on the prairie last Saturday... Porter at the symphony

Bruce and I at the symphony


I took off work last Thursday so that I could go to the State Fair...again. But this time with family. It was so fun to watch the boys ride the rides. Preston and Collin started in the bumble-bee

Preston, Dad, and Collin with the cows. After visiting the pigs, we were getting ready to go see the horses and Preston started protesting, "I can't go in there, I don't like the smell." We convinced then that the horses don't smell like the pigs.

Last night was Natalie& Quincy's last night here. We went out to dinner to Bravo. It was great!

Mom and Dad, looking fabulous!


The Beal family. We will miss you so much! good luck in Dubai!!

Oh, and I got new glasses.

Thanks for being so patient! Hopefully it won't be so long next time!


18 comments:

BradandMelanie said...

Let me be the first to say "welcome back". We missed you in the blogging world. It sounds like you had a fun summer and I just loved seeing so many pictures of your family!

Ashley said...

OH MY GOSH! I AM SO JEALOUS I MISSED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEET, love the glasses.. you look incredible. i miss my bugs!

Ashley said...

OH MY GOSH! I AM SO JEALOUS I MISSED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEET, love the glasses.. you look incredible. i miss my bugs!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a really fun summer! I still have moments where i think about all of the fun things we did that summer. Such great memories. I'm with Ashley those glasses are super cute! Miss ya, but i'm glad to know you are having fun and loving life!

natalie said...

Yeah a new post! Welcome back! I love all the pictures! We had so much fun with you guys in Indy. We miss you already and can't wait to see you! Keep the pictures coming!

Mindi said...

Glad to see you're back! Nathan misses you in Primary!

The Miranda's said...

I like the short and to the point blog...and also, i miss hanging out...we need to soon..

Anonymous said...

that was so fun. nice job, peet. i LOVE the glasses. that's a great picture of you (and bruce). you're the best!

P&N said...

hi!!! we have missed you and your blog! cute pics, cute fam, and VERY cute glasses!

Susan Mangus said...

Oh my gosh!! I have been missing out. I didn't bother to check your blog for a while since you hadn't updated in some time. What FUN pictures. I love them.
They totally recapped the fun times you've/we've been having. I, too, love the glasses!!

The Peytons said...

I guess I have become a "blog stalker" too. haha. :) Glad to read the update, it looks like you guys have been busy! Congrats on the house, it's such an exciting time of life. The picture of your mom and dad at dinner was adorable, as was the one of you and Bruce in your glasses. :) Thanks for the update, and welcome back to blog-land!

taradise said...

'Bout time you slacker. You look so hot.

Trent and Nicole said...

You look so great in glasses! Alot of fun and excitement going on. Your family really is a great one. Always having a good time and enjoying each other. Good to catch up.

Smith Party of Five said...

Where are you? I've started up again with the blogging and now I'm ready to hear from you again! How much do you love your new house?!!?!

Susan Mangus said...

New post please. What about pictures of all those dogs?

P&N said...

Are you ever coming back to the blogging world? We miss you. :)

Susan Mangus said...

Alyssa, really, it's time for a new post!! Where's Lola?

natalie said...

its been a year peck!