Thursday, August 28, 2014

Macklin's First Day of Preschool

Macklin had a great first day of preschool at Mountain Valley Lutheran Preschool! He is going to go two days a week this year before starting kindergarten next fall. He has two teachers, Mrs M and Mrs K. They said he did a great job except for the fact that he fell asleep during rest time and was not happy about waking up. He is a tired boy! He told me that he was not done playing when I came to pick him up! I think that is a good sign. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Happenings

Our Welcome Home from YL Camp Sign

Birthday Party

Rowan Brave Rittmiller is Born! 

Picnics and Ladybugs

Visits from College Girls 

Dancing After Bath Time 

Pretty Macy 

Rock Climbing Macy 

S'Mores Time

Tubing for My Birthday 

Hot Tub in the Summer? Yes! 

Tired Macy 

 Bradley Quentin Bangtson is Born! 

High School Friends Get Baptized! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Justin's Baptism

Justin finally decided to get baptized! After 15 years of following Jesus, he decided it was time! He joined the Eagle Bible Church's annual summer baptism group at Sylvan Lake and was baptized by Pastor Judd. It was awesome to have some of his favorite high school friends come out and witness the event as well as our close church family. I love my husband's faith and this was a great moment to publicly declare it.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

JP's Birthday Party

JP celebrated four years of life with a fun playdate birthday party! 
Such a great afternoon with good friends! 
Happy birthday to my birthday buddy! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baby 3 On The Way

Woooohooo!!! God is so good. July must be our month. We are actually due April 1st! 

Update: with 548 likes on my Facebook page, this is officially the most-liked picture I have ever posted! And now we know those tiny shoes should be pink! 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Minivan Family

Out with the old.....

And in with the new!!!!!

After lots and lots of maintenance on our 2002 Subaru Outback (running at 170,000), we decided it was time for a change. After considering our finances, we were able to purchase an amazing mini-van! Justin wanted me to get a Surban but I have really just been wanting a mini-van for me mommy life. It is the family car for a reason! We bought a used, 2008 Toyota Sienna AWD van. It was exactly what I wanted! It has 92,000 miles on it and runs great. It is well taken care of, minimal body and interior wear and has a lot of the features I was looking for. 

I am so thankful that Justin looked so hard and found just the right car for us! We drove to Denver on Friday night, to arrive just before closing. We had decided that as long as it was as good as the ad promoted, it was our car. We finished signing paper work close to 10:30pm and then drove it back home! Wow! I did not wake up Friday thinking that I would be buying a car that day! Crazy!  

Update: It is December and I love the minivan! Best purchase!