Friday, April 24, 2009

What is sweeter than a newborn baby?
Kelsi and I went to a baby shower this week for my friends Lacey and Leslie. Leslie had her beautiful baby girl last week. Lacey is due with a little boy next month.
This is a pic of Leslie with her daughter Ava Grace. Only Leslie can look THAT beautiful just one week after giving birth. What two beautiful ladies these two are!

I just can't wait to meet Lacey's little guy. It's one of the top reasons that I am sticking around in Clarkston. She was prego 4 years ago when I moved here and she is prego when I am leaving. Isn't she radiant??

I don't know who invited this little devil to the party. She wanted every balloon in sight. Poor Jenny went to so much work and Kelsi destroyed it all. Thanks for indulging her Jen!

See those balloons up on the ceiling....but the end of the day ALL the balloons were up the ceiling with Kelsi demanding that we get them down for her one by one. Kelsi's mind: "no, I don't want THAT pink one, I want THAT pink one. No, I want the BLUE ONE!!!!!!!! Why can't you read my mind? Don't you know I can't articulate my feelings yet? ARGH!!!!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lakeside Eyecare has started a website. It is still a rough draft with many changes to come, but we would like to ask all of our readers (pretty please with a cherry on top) that if you have a blog that you add a link to the Lakeside Eye website on your own blog. This will enable Lakeside to come up earlier on the list in a internet search for Optometrist's in Coeur d'Alene.
We would really appreciate your help. Thanks a million!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!
We hope that everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday. We are so thankful for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and his atonement and sacrifice for us.
Kelsi enjoyed the visit from the Easter Bunny. She got the cutest little dress from Shabby Apple (and necklace...I can't wear jewelry without Kelsi wanting to wear it). She is such a doll.

She went on an Easter egg hunt and found a bunch of eggs.

She woke up this morning and came out into the living room and INSTANTLY realized a new fixture in the room....


She LOVES to hug her balloon and take it all over the house. Every time we go to the grocery store she goes crazy over the balloons, but I never buy her one because I don't want her to expect one every time we I knew she would love this surprise (thanks Grandma & Grandpa M!)

Easter Prep

John made it home on Saturday and he was a great egg dipper.
Kelsi went to bed before the egg dipping festivities began....but she did help me boil the eggs. She found my apron and loved wearing it. She wanted it on until she went to bed.

For the birds

I noticed a few times this week that when I was out in the garage that a bird or two seemed to fly in and out scaring me half to death. I hate think birds can be pretty and majestic...from a distance. I don't like anything with wings, I feel like they always dive bomb me. Anyway...when I was leaving one day I noticed the garage door opener making a funny sound, I looked up to see a stick that seemed to be caught in the chain. I made my way around the car and looked up and saw the above birds nest! Those little rascals had the audacity to move in to our garage! I felt bad for the possible eggs that may have been inside so I decided to wait until John came home to inspect it. John took it out and now the birds seem to be chirping angrily this morning......anyone else watched the movie "The Birds"? Then I think I made my point.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Family withdrawl....

I miss my family. Although I miss all of them with every fiber of my being, I must admit that I miss her the most....

This is my big sis Tamar. She lives across the country in Philly with her fun family. Even though I talk to her about every other day on the phone, I haven't actually seen her in person for 2 years. So sad. Let me tell you all about this wonderful lady for those that may not know her very well. She pretty much rocks.

She LOVES the beach and the sun in general, she has natural olive toned skin which I am so envious of. She is pretty much a super model, tall, skinny and beautiful. But could you hate her? NO WAY! She is so super nice and helpful. She gives great advice, puts me in my place when she needs to, she's a great mom (despite what she thinks sometimes). She was pretty much born a 35 year old. She is so responsible and EXTREMELY SMART. She started school at BYU planning to do pre-med but switched to nursing when she realized that she couldn't be the best doctor AND the best mom in the world, so she chose the most important of the two. She never says a bad thing about anyone, but you can tell if she isn't happy because she CANNOT hide her feelings, it is SO clear what she thinks from looking at her face. HAHA! She loves her husband and her cute kids and also loves the Lord. She has always been such an example to me. Even though our personalities are a little different, I get along with her more than anyone else I know. I remember going to sleep one night when I was 14 or 15 and she said "Karina, I don't think you realize how lucky we are to have our family". I told her that I did know how lucky we were and she then said "NO, you don't". She was right!!! I told you she was so mature, it took me longer to realize what I took for granted so long. I never want my family to think that I don't know how amazing they are and how much I love and appreciate them.

I LOVE YOU MAR! See you this summer!!!!

*note to Shays...I may do more of these...I would update your blog before I do or I can't promise that I will only say nice things. heehee

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Where's the beach?

I took out last years sunglasses for Kelsi the other day and realized that they were a little too small. She loves them though and wants to wear them ALL the time now that they are back in circulation. She wanted them on first thing after breakfast! Silly girl.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Let Spring officially begin!

The weather has been flirting with 80 degrees. Kelsi has a yucky cold, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, April 03, 2009

We are business owners!
April 1st marked our first day as owners of Lakeside Eyecare in CDA! John had a very busy week with getting things situated at Lakeside, filling in other places and de-winterizing his parents home, and getting his parents truck running again. Kelsi and I spent most of the week up in CDA with John. Kelsi got sick in the middle of our trip and we may have to get our car detailed because it reeks. We were seriously just a mile away from home, but she couldn't hold it in. Too bad I don't have leather seats...much easier to clean.
I was a total slacker and forgot to take the camera with me so we didn't get pictures of John's big day, but stay tuned for pictures to come! He loved all of his patients and was so giddy. It was really cute. I am so proud of you honey! John drove home with me and Kelsi since he is working down here this weekend and will be taking the wood truck back up next week.
In other news, my Dad has been asking how our dogs have been doing. BAD. While I was gone for 3.5 days they decided to go on a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood for any scraps of food they could find. Our friends that fed them had to go on a witch hunt trying to find them. It's a horrible feeling to have your friends search for your misbehaving dogs and take the time out of their day to try to make sure they don't get into too much trouble. The electric fence was still working, but they didn't seem to care. We replaced the batteries just in case today. When we got back last night they weren't here but we found them curled on our front lawn early this morning, bloated and VERY lethargic. They were scared to death of John even though he wasn't showing any anger towards them. They didn't want to go near him, I had to go outside and help to coax Lucky to come with us. They brought this on themselves, but I still feel really bad for them. There you go Dad - there's your update. John is ready to let you have them if you want. I may put up a fight though.