I've been away from my blog far longer than I meant to.
Actually I had a blog entry all photographed up, just needing to be written last month.
at the end of June
was J's 1st Birthday!
AND, apparently when my first child has a first birthday,
the entire month is mentally occupied and blogging just doesn't enter in the mix.
Here J commands her audience to clap along with her. She has them eating out of her hands!
More Cake! (She had two celebrations.)
This cake had no sugar, because the last cake equaled all night partying. And mommy is getting too old for that! ;)
She's leaning back enjoying her crowd --- just basking in the limelight.
And soon after that we took a family (reunion) trip to North Dakota during the Fourth of July.
Celebrating Independence Day at the rodeo
Blake's grandparents' house nestled at the bottom of the mountain
Gorgeous sunset after the rodeo
Blake's grandparents and their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren
(You can see us on the left.)
(on the left again)
This photo taken at the top
is proof that
I climbed that mountain!
I'm not the most athletic.
You should be impressed.
And then when we got home, well, I needed to get the laundry done, get some groceries, and hmm... I was going to say baby, but she is a big girl now... and I needed to get the big girl back on schedule, not to mention help my hubby recover from wisdom teeth extraction that he had done the day after we got home. And before you know it, it's the middle of July! Wow.
So on to blogging once more. (I hope.)