Tuesday, August 30, 2011

south dakota.

South Dakota is by far my favorite vacation destination.

I'd almost go as far as to say I'd like to live there... but I have a feeling I'd run out of things to do reeeally quickly if I did.

Either way, I love taking people up there with us to share my love of the Black Hills. This year it was the perfect opportunity for us to meet up with Jack's family so that they could finally meet Carter! They were already planning a trip to the midwest to help Jack's sister, Maggie, move into Luther, so we decided to rendezvous with them at our cabin. It was so nice to have most of both of our families finally meet each other, plus we got to have some quality bonding time between all of us!

Carter's grandparents, Rich and Mary, and his aunt, Lilly, meeting him for the first time

Jack sporting Carter in the Baby Bjorn in front of Mt. Rushmore

Baby Bjorn pals!

My Mom and Haven at Rushmore slides

Campfire in the back yard!

Delish s'mores!

Daddy and Baby snoozin!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Updates and sunshine.

I really should start being a better blogger. God knows I pine for things to do all day when I'm sitting in my room and Carter is sleeping... But I promise I'm going to try and post at least once a week(after my vacation, of course) from now on! I know I have lots to update you guys on!

Carter is currently six weeks old as of Friday, and I'm thrilled because that means I can swim again! If you didn't know, a woman's body bleeds for about 6 weeks(sometimes longer) after giving birth to get rid of all the stuff that housed the baby. It's a great excuse to sit around and do nothing, but kinda sucks in the summer when all I wanna do is go outside, swim and soak up the sun! Yesterday was my first opportunity to take advantage of this new found freedom and I have the burn to prove it! It was well worth it though to finally get my summer weather fix-and Carter slept almost the entire time! It was so nice!

I'm so excited for some of my future blog posts! Carter is meeting his grandparents on Jack's side for the first time this week! I promise lots of pictures(and hopefully lots of blog posts) to tell you all about it!

Carter sleeping in his bouncer under the shade :)
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