Saturday, July 25, 2009

Woohoo July!

Wow! What a month! This sure has been an eventful summer so far! I feel so blessed to have had so many awesome things happen this month!

First, my niece was born on July 15th and what a beautiful blessing she is! Harper Josephine Mehling came in at 6 lbs. 6 oz. and is doing fantastic! She was even out celebrating Jeremiah's birthday with us on the 18th! Which brings me to the next big summer event... my hubby's big gaming birthday bash we held at our house. Jeremiah even finished putting crown molding up in the living room just in time. And although it was too hot to be outside on the deck, I think everyone had fun indoors still. The boys had an awesome gaming set up going on downstairs and played for hours without us girls hearing a peep! The next day we woke up early to meet my sisters-in-law and father-in-law for some white water rafting down the Deschutes river in Oregon. Man was I nervous! My first rafting trip years ago had me scared and I was not the most gung-ho on this trip. But it turned out great and we had a blast!

Also, this month I started my new position at PNNL and so far so good. I am excited to learn some new skills and figure out where I want to go career wise. But for now we are busy planning our anniversary vacation drive down the coastline. We are going sliding down The Alpine Slide at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, shopping in Woodburn, to the Bandon animal park where you can hold baby tigers, the Redwoods, the beach, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and to Malibu Gran Prix to drive the fastest go karts this side of the US! I can't believe we have almost been married a year! Holy Cow! I am so excited to make more memories with my hubby and celebrate this big event! Oh, did I mention my father in law, mother in law, and own dad have birthdays this month too?! I LOVE SUMMER!