The Macs

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

fun guy

This post is dedicated to Joel...who is 28 today.

In my family Joel is known as the "fun guy" and I am known as the "fun-hater". They all claim that before I was married I was pretty boring. I know Joel is fun, but I think their description of me might be a little exaggerated. Don't you think? Anyway, Joel has brought a lot of joy into my life. He is constantly making me laugh. This is what happened one day when I left my camera unattended. You never know what you will find when Joel gets his hands on something. You need to scroll down quickly to get the full affect of his photography.

Happy Birthday Joel!

**disclaimer** My sister was a willing participant in this photo shoot and was not severely injured.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

thunder thighs

Our little girl has rolls...and lots of them. Her dad lovingly refers to her as "thunder thighs". At Cora's 4 month appointment she weighed in at 16 pounds 1 ounce. Apparently she is getting plenty to eat!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

fourth of july

This is the third year we have hosted the "young marrieds" Fourth of July party at our house. It is always so fun to have everyone come to our house way out in the country. We ate, played games outside, and ended the evening by watching fireworks. It was the perfect evening...the weather was beautiful. Thanks for coming friends!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

all about food

Our small group took an overnight trip to KC this past weekend. Friday night we ate at an Italian restaurant on the Plaza. We sat at a table in the kitchen and watched as all the food was made. Anytime the servers came to pick up a plate they stopped by our table and told us about each dish. Our mouths were watering by the time our food arrived.

Our table was facing the kitchen.

Are you hungry yet?

Cora liked the fluffy pillows on our hotel bed. We decided to stay in KC an extra night so that Joel could have a day to sleep in (that is rare when you are a farmer). We slept in as much as we could with Cora and even took a short nap before checking out of the hotel. Phil and Jenae had introduced me to a new restaurant the day before. I liked it so much I took Joel back to it on Sunday.

All of their food displays were so pretty.

This one made me want to decorate some cookies. So many pretty colors.

I thought Joel would especially appreciate all the yummy cheese! It looks like our trip was all about really wasn't. Some of the group spent Saturday at Worlds of Fun. The rest of us enjoyed some big city shopping, Starbucks, and taking care of the babies. It was great to get away and hang out with friends!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

wheat harvest

Cora and I headed out to the field during wheat harvest last week. Cora had her first ride in the combine. I think she liked it...she hardly made a sound the whole time we were out there. She was busy checking everything out.

farm boys

Cora is very popular with the farm boys. Joel let Cora sit in one of their new tractors. He thought this one was just her size.

Cora and Fred (Joel's boss).

Cora and Owen (my brother). He works on the farm in the summers.