let me count the ways.

oh how i LOVE (him) thee
i am so super lucky to stay @ home with this munchkin each and everyday!
he makes me laugh, giggle, smile and oh sometimes want to pull my hair out but i love him more than anything!  
i can not resist that little grin, smirk and laugh that he knows exactly when to show me!
i know our lives are about to change (5 weeks) and it will be a crazy adventure---so i am soaking in all of these moments with my little boy while i can!  just me and dillon.  (drew too of course) but the week days are just OURS for our many adventures, laughs and memories!  
i would not trade it for the world! 


better late than never.

that has been my motto on a lot of things lately.  
too many things to get done makes me not want to do anything!!

but most importantly HAPPY FATHER's DAY to all fathers but most importantly
DREW-for being such a great daddy to dillon. xoxoxoox  (dillon sends his love)
my FATHER!  thanks for everything!  what would i do without you? I LOVE YOU!
and drew's FATHER!  you raised one great son!  
happy 40th wedding anniversary to my parents!
thanks for showing us what LOVE is. and being wonderful parents and loving one another!

dillon and drew on fathers day!  
he was not awake for most of the day.  his day went something like this.
we woke him up @ 9:30
ate breakfast.
woke up @ 2:30.
took lunch out on the boat.
4:00. tantrum.
back to sleep till 6:15.
on the + side. drew and i got 2 hours in the afternoon to lay on our lawn chairs in the lake and relax together!  we have not done that in a long time and we enjoyed it!!!  he with a beer and me with my water jug!

we got to go to our friends little girls 3rd birthday party on saturday!  it was a perfect day to be on the lake!  the sun came out just in time for the party!  happy birthday miss E!

we now have a beach date with the mommies and kids on wednesday's in town.  last week was finally nice enough to start!  we had a great time!  even though there is swimmers itch and some of us got it!  (including me)   breck was hoping he would find some pop in this can!

last week i got to go see miss CARRIE UNDERWOOD!  i am a huge fan. and was not disappointed @ all.  i saw her not to long ago in GF and she was great but this concert was even better! she is such a great entertainer!  :) and has the best outfits.  ok--so i would not wear most of them (ok-any of them). but for her in this show--they are great!  thanks girls i had a great time!

  what else??!?
  • i have been loving the bachelorette.  love a couple of the guys. and can not wait for next week! looks like lots of drama!
  • who knew there was a texting champion of the world?
  • have been loving the outdoors w.dillon.  he is on the go always now.  we go go go and by the end of the day we are ready for a good nights sleep!  me maybe more than him...
  • drew is in another golf tournament today.  not sure how they did yet?  
  • backed into our friends car today in our turnaround.....i feel so bad.
  • went to the park w.friends
  • excited for the beach play date tomorrow!
  • leave for western ND friday am for my cousins wedding!  going out early so drew can see some clients.  hopefully the weather is good!  i found a super fun waterpark we can go too.
ok i better get to bed!


i almost forgot...

the new jack is up.
it was my month to choose the jack and i decided to choose the amazing 
go check it out here!!!!
amazing layouts---so you are sure to find some inspiration!
link us up by the end of the month!

big news....

ok well it is not that big of news to any of you....but here @ our house it it considered BIG NEWS!!!  dillon went to bed w.o his bottle!     i know i know what some of you are thinking he is 16months and you are about to have another baby and it is about DARN time.... well that may be.  but he loves it (or we do) and we started weaning him off this week.  not really sure how to do it we just decided to give him less and less for two nights and tonite i gave him a bottle of warm water.  he looked @ it very funny.  took a drink and made the funniest face and looked back @ my as if i had given him something so nasty tasting.  so i handed him his "sip" and he drank that with dad as they read books and he went right to sleep.  it is amazing what one night can change.  last night we were not going to give him one either but when he was ready for bed we were walking back to his room and he noticed i did not have it and he waited in the doorway and pointed back like "mom you forgot something..." and his dad is a bit of a pushover.....so he made him a couple of ounces.  but tonight there was not fuss @ all.  lets see if we can make this a streak!  YEAH US!!!

today we spent a lot of time in the play room.  rain rain go away is what we sang all day!  and it did come out to play @ about 7:15pm.  we went out on a boat ride quick and it actually got warm!  and tomorrow the forecast is good.  we have a playdate @ the public beach with lots of friends so we are praying that "hutch" is correct with his forecast!

dillon last week @ the holiday inn on a rainy day!

thursday dillon and i headed to the cabin.  oh how i love this place!  it was built the summer i was born so i know nothing different but this place---and i have such great memories there growing up.  is is where we always were and where i always wanted to be!
my parents and gramma gigi were there.
friday we did hit up a lot of garage sales! for things we could not live w.o.
friday night i headed home.
sat. dillon got to go with nana and papa and gigi to fergus falls to the norwegian festival!  he had so much fun.  and i guess loves lefsa!  i knew there was some norwegian in him somewhere!
picked up drew from a boys fishing weekend.  and saturday morning we headed to mnpls so he could go to the twins game and me shop for miss baby b.
back sunday to pick up mr dillon and see the family!

dillon thinks papa is just too funny!  oh to hear this laugh! he could not get enough.

they have the best beach.  it is so great-so much sand and so easy for little ones to walk in and out.  wish ours was a little more like this one!  dillon had so much fun in the water. even though it was not warm or sunny @ all.   and yes the water is that dirty in his bath! :)

it has been a busy week.
monday.  haircut.  park w. e & h.  
home to nap.
drew came home i did errands.
got scrapjacked layout done! finally i am such a procrastinator!  
pLum custom orders done!
working on some more for b. salon.  
so much harder getting things done lately.  getting more uncomfortable every night. 
so ready for baby b. to arrive. and i feel so much more prepared after shopping sat.
mom and dad found us a dresser and today they were working on it for me and getting it all prepared for me to paint it!!  i am so EXCITED to get it in the room!  thanks mom and dad for all of your work!! what would i do w.o them?
and the dress form should be here tomorrow!  i have been on ups tracking about 100 times in the last couple of days watching it move across the country to my front door!

alright i better get back to my pile of fabric.  
or head to bed.  
#2 might win.


i am back again.

i know i know i know.
but i can not help but want to share.
like i said b.f we have had some crazy past couple of weeks and weekends.
and we are about to do it all over again.

really wanting to see the sun again so we can get outside and play.
oh how we both are missing the pool, the lake and playing golf in the yard.  rain rain go away.
what would we do without the playroom?
dillon just went back down for a nap. 
 we had some visitors so he was up.  so now is my big break to go get some stuff done!  
off i go.



overdue and over tired.
watching the singing bee.  why?  not sure.  it was on after the CMT awards so it is what is on. 

full of ramblings tonight.
here are the highlights of this house

1.  had a wedding in Rochester, MN last weekend.  we had a great time.  dillon stayed home with his g and grandpa barker for the weekend! 
2.  we celebrated 6 years of marriage @ the wedding!    it is crazy to think 6 years ago we were getting married.  wow how time flies by.

3.  we had a great memorial day.  we had some friends from CA here to visit.  so fun to finally meet LISA!  we had the best days out on the boat and in the sun!  dillon had the biggest cruch on lisa ((chris has got some competition on his hands)).  thanks so much for coming and staying.  we love and miss you both already.  we have seen them twice since last weekend already and yesterday the headed back to CA.  see you guys soon.

4.  dillon is changing everyday. so much fun.

5.  we are heading to see nana, papa and gigi tomorrow @ the cabin (southfork) dillon is staying with them for the weekend.  drew and i are heading to mnpls sat.   drew is going to the twins game and i am getting some shopping done b.f this baby arrives.  it is less than 7 weeks away!  yikes!  getting so excited!!!!!

6.  we have been having the worst yuckie rainy weather!

7.  searching for fabric for the baby's room.  got stroller and i love love love it!  so excited to put it to good use.

8.  drew is @ a golf tournament.  his second of the week.  Monday they won!  today they did not win the prize!  but he is having so much fun getting out and getting some golfing in. and with great friends.

9.  been having fun seeing friends and family.

10.  working like crazy on orders.  tonight has been so productive!

have so many fun pictures to share.  but not working tonight
going to bed!


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