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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lana Jean is here!

Congratulations to Uncle Dan and Aunt Shelle with their healthy and beautiful baby girl!

Lana Jean Lenssen was born on June 18 at 9:36 PM. She was 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long.

She is healthy and looks just beautiful. Mom and Dad are relaxed, a little bit sleep deprived, but very happy to have her here.

Aunt Angela and Uncle Dwayne thinks she looks like Shelle, but saw a little bit of Lenssen in her too. A good combo! Cousins Sadie, Allion and Grant were excited to meet a new cousin.

A Day at the Park

We spent a day with family at Riverfront Park in Spokane. The attactions there are a guaruntee for a fun day, but having extra family (Grandma, Aunt Suz and Trent) there makes it even better!

Then in order to see even more family (Mark, Brittany and Brit's family) we went to the "other" great park in Spokane-- Manito.

What a great day.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Welcome Back Mark and Brit!

After a school year in Saipan, Mark and Brittany have returned to the Northwest!

Our entire immediate family was able to gather to celebrate their return as well as the dedication of my sweet neice Mya.

The kids had tons of Aunt and Uncle time and swimming at the hotel time; I had great sibling time and shopping time... and we all got to enjoy a Mariners game too. Overall, a super fun weekend (with lots of photos)!

A Short Visit

We had exactly 35.5 hours to visit family and friends in Lynden. 18 of those hours were spent sleeping.

That left NOT MUCH TIME to fit in all the people we really wanted to see! But we took a good stab at it. Here's some highlights!

BIRTHDAY PARTY for Holly! We had so much fun seeing a bunch of family at my niece's celebration. Beautiful weather contributed to a fantastic BBQ and active gathering in their beautiful back yard. The group watching the Mentos/Diet Coke experiment...

Happy birthday last week to sweet Kenzie-girl too!

Opening the gifts.

A rockin' game of volleyball with the kids' height badminton net!

We also got to visit Million Smiles Park with Brent and Teresa (thanks for joining us, guys) and a bit of time with the Schoutens too. The kids had so much fun playing with frogs and going on the slip and slide. Oh the joy!

We CAN'T WAIT to go back again soon!