Brown and blue

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Lake

If you asked Josh what was the thing missed most while being gone for two years (besides family) it was definitely the lake!  We have been trying to make up for it as much as possible this summer and I would say we've been doing a fairly good job!  It's such a great get away for us and a perfect place to forget about the "real" world and just enjoy some peace and quiet.  It helps because you hardly get cell phone reception there :)

We spent the week of the 4th there and really had a great time. There's no better place to be than at the lake when it's 90 degrees outside!! Josh got do some seriously overdue wakeboarding, he and Jackson fished, Josh and I each read a book (that never happens).  Josh's parents were there most of the time as well and we all relaxed and floated around and played in the water for 8 days in a row.  If you ask Jackson that was still not enough.  He cried when we left and he has been asking to go back to the lake ever since.

Here are some pictures of the lake so far this summer:

The cabin

Riding in the paddle boat with Grandma and Grandpa

Floating in the water

The boat

Playing with Grandma

Jackson loves this turtle

On the tube with Grandma and Grandpa

Love this face, going on the boat for fireworks

This is exactly how he feels about the lake :)

view from the house

checking out the water

Jackson and his cousin Charlie on the boat

Nice fish!

Josh and Jackson on the paddle boat

admiring the water

Jackson and his friend Alex fishing

We're having a...

Well it's been a while since we have found out but it has been even longer since I have last posted.  We found out about 8 weeks ago that we are having ANOTHER boy!! We are super excited and are so happy that Jackson will have a little brother so close in age!  We're busy working on names, don't ask because we wont tell ya ;)
It's a BOY!

I'm having a...
It may not look like it in the picture but, I think Jackson is getting excited to have a baby around.  He is being so sweet and wants to feel the baby kick and even gave the baby a kiss tonight.  He got to come along to the doctor and hear the heart beat, I think that was intriguing to him. 

We're keeping the nursery the same, since it wasn't even used for Jackson and Jackson has graduated to a big boy bed, which he loves by the way!  We have it decked out in Iowa State stuff and he just loves his new bed and snuggling before bed.  Such a sweet boy!!

With only 11 weeks left, we are getting super excited to meet this little one!  Everything has been going really well, if it's possible this baby feels more active than Jackson was, I have been feeling great and getting good reports at the doctor!!