Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy 4th of July (A little late I know)

We went camping for the 4th of July, as we do every year. However this year seemed to be the most fun we have ever had! Israel was old enough to really enjoy everything we did (Minus the freezing river water)! Plus he was able to go without taking a nap and stay up later than normal without falling apart! It was glorious! We spent our time...

Playing in the dirt

Taking hikes and GeoCaching...Izzy LOVES the Beco (And SO do I)

Having necessary potty time (Very thankful for travel potty chairs!)

Sleeping in very warm sleeping bags

Together as a family

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beautiful Boy ~ 2 Years Old

I got some lovely photos of Israel done for his 2 year old pictures and I wanted to share them all with you. (He turned 2 in March, I got the pictures done in May, and I am finally sharing them in July...if that tells you anything about how busy life has been!)

(Photo credit to Bethany Butler at Tiny Wishes Photography)

Monday, July 11, 2011

BIG at Shriner's I have always known Izzy was beautiful and deserving of being famous (Just kidding...kind of)...but it's a whole other thing to have someone or something else acknowledge it too! Everywhere I go people tell me how precious, sweet, handsome, cute, darling, beautiful (and on and on) that Izzy is. And I love it. But I often wonder if people are just saying it because they don't know what else to say because they are in such shock and awe of how different he is. But I know this is NOT the case with anyone who really knows Izzy...and that it is also not the case with Shriner's Hospital. I've written many times about Shriner's and how amazing they it's no surprise that I am writing about them again. Only this is to share some BIG news. After Izzy was on the Christmas card, on their magazine and being honored at the dedication of the new building...he started to become famous around there. Different staff know him by name even. And now he is even MORE famous in a BIG way! A BIG picture of his beautiful little self is hanging on the wall in the main hallway. What an honor and a blessing to be such a huge part of something so amazing like Shriner's.