Can you believe it!! These little angels are already 8 months??? Linc is crawling around and Tatum is starting to rock on her knees. Carter still falls-- pretty hard too. Can't gracefully fall to the stomach position. But when he is down he is a good roller and bounces backwards across the floor.
With my mom here and having an extra hand.... we went swimming in the backyard in a little blow up pool we got. They LOVED it. We will definitely have to do that more often. But they have just grown so much. They are getting fun and full of emotion.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 2:50 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Hopefully this works out ok. There are pics from our hike, the graduation dinner, Graduation!!, Pinetop... I think that will be it for now..... We are SO going to miss all our friends we've made in Colorado. I hope everyone will still keep in touch and let us know how things are going. And we'll do our best with our crazy new life. An update, Oklahoma is going great. We have some great neighbors that have offered dinner and are more than welcome to help with babies. Yeah!! I was getting a little stressed being all alone again. I have been more than spoiled that past couple months with help. The area is BEAUTIFUL. No mountains, but it is so green. We have a great backyard and some good windows to look The weather will take some adjusting, very hot and humid. We've been told this is unusually hot for June, I hope this isn't a terrible summer and that is only gets warmer. Maybe August won't be as bad as usual. We got a couple rooms arranged yesterday but there is plenty more today. I guess this is my break.
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 7:29 AM
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 12:58 PM
Monday, June 8, 2009
I didn't realize how long it has been since the blog got updated, but it hasn't been first priority so I'm really not surprised. We have had some fun, but busy couple of weeks. After being excited about getting a house in Oklahoma- it was a little more exciting to pack up our house knowing we have someplace to go. But as packing goes, isn't all that fun. That went on for a couple weeks and will still be going on for a week or two. My mom came into town the week before graduation and was a lot of help with the packing, but we also got a little break with her and took advantage of Colorado one more time. My mom, Ben and I each got a kid and we hiked St. Mary's Glacier. It wasn't a long hike, but there was snow everywhere so that made slipping easy and it cold. However, it was beautiful and well worth it.
The next big event Ben graduating. Yeah!! He got a scholarship and an honor for being in the top 10%. He is such a hard worker, even when things come a bit easier for him. What a great accomplishment- Way to go Dr. Ben!! We are very proud of You!! He has been a great Husband and an especially fantastic Dad. Then we drove to Arizona during the night and the babies slept the WHOLE WAY!! It was great. Luckily we didn't sleep, but it was the best way to go. Spent a couple days in Pinetop with the McDowell crew, then home to Mesa with some Skousen's. The best part about the past couple weeks was the actual vacation we got. No kids for 8 days and got to play in the Caribbean with friends. Life doesn't get much better than that. We missed the kids- they really do grow in a week- but knew they were in good hands. What a deserved Break!! We stopped in Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize- Key West, Florida. Did some Scuba, snorkeling, ziplining through the jungle, swimming, shopping, sleeping, dancing, eating ice cream...it was great. Here is one pic of us and one of the kids.... I need to find out how to work the slide show option to show off more fun pics. Maybe when life settles down a bit more and I have access to more pictures. We still have to drive back to Denver sometime and move to Oklahoma and unpack. So don't forget to check in with us......
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 1:14 PM