Friday, May 30, 2014

Memorial Weekend

Ok, this is going to be my fastest post in history.
I've got 9 minutes before the end of my shift, and if I can get 
a blessing of NO calls, I can get it done!

So..... without further adieu ...

The weekend was actually pretty great!  
A little mish-mash of everything, time with family and friends, time spent 
outside, a date, some grilling, sunshine, bike rides... all good things!

I'm going to throw up photos, and caption a few.
They do a better job of showing our time together than I could.

~The weekend started with some playtime outside.  Running around, finally enjoying the warm weather, and creating works of art on the driveway!!!  Ryan and I had a nice dinner out and caught a movie, and we actually got some decent sleep!~

~The next day it was off to visit some dear friends in Mankato!  We haven't seen them for far too long and it was such a great visit!  Next time, you guys can come to our place!  ~

~Monday was another day of enjoying the warm weather! 
We grilled out, got some plants potted, and got a great workout in!

All done after busting his ass

middle of a set
~A certain little girl also decided to try riding a bike without training wheels!  Not quite yet, but she's SO CLOSE!!!

My little birds in their nest!  ;)

 And of course... We Remembered.
For all those that serve, and have served, 
we thank you!!
taken by our very own Ellie!
NOW... I gotta get outta here.
Quick peek... much more to come later
First photo together in our NEW HOME!

Let the moving commence!

Girls enjoying their backyard!!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Wedding Day (a week late)

So, I'm a little behind, but I wanted to share some photos
and special moments of my Sister and Tony's big day!

She was gorgeous!  The day was Perfect!
And the whole day went off without a hitch!
Alex, Tony... I love you guys and can't wait
to spend more time with you once things finally settle down!

~My beautiful Big Girl~

~My precious Little One... her tummy was a little nervous with all the stuff going on.~

 ~But BOTH girls did a great job walking down the isle as Flower Girls~

~The were very well behaved through the mass and watched their auntie walk down looking lovely!~

~Exchanging rings~

~The Newlyweds!!~

~First Dance as Husband and Wife~

~The bouquet Toss~

~Me and my bestest husband!  I love this man SO much!~

~And I love this woman!  Greatest Sister in the World!~

Monday, May 19, 2014

The new Mr & Mrs Dybvig

They did it!
And it was wonderful!

The day was full of love and joy!

Many more photos to come, but today I'll share one.

Alex and Tony, 
we love you!

Happy Honeymooning!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

This year Mama's Day was pretty mellow.
A bit of a rough start, as the little one woke up with her
cranky pants on, but as the day went on, everything just got
better and better!!!

We attended church, that left me feeling refreshed and full.
I got some new workout duds and we baked some special treats
for my sister's wedding next weekend.  Some friends visited
and I ended my evening with a glass of wine, some cheese and crackers, 
and a comfy spot on the couch, listening to the rain coming down!

It was a good day!

The girls had a little program at their school on Friday, that I was able to attend...
It was absolutely darling, and I'm so happy I was able to go.  Sing, dance, and sit
criss-cross applesauce on the floor with my babies!  Nothing better!

I feel very fortunate to be among the privileged women who are celebrated
on this day! I was able to give my love to both my Mom and my Mother-in-law
and send well wishes to my friends who have the title of Mommy!

To the two little ones who have earned me the right to celebrate...  I love you beyond measure!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Grandview and a Wedding!!!

Last weekend Ryan and I were asked to be present at a small
intimate wedding of one of our very dear, longtime friends. 
We spent the weekend at Grandview Lodge, kids back home
with Ryan's sister (Thank you Kimmy!), and enjoyed the most
relaxing weekend we've had in ages!

The weather held out and although it was chilly, the rain stayed away
and we saw sun on multiple occasions!  

Cory and Taryn, once again, thank you so SO much for letting us
be there to share in your day and celebrate with you!
We love you and wish you all the joys of a wonderful marriage!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Elaina Grace ~ 4 Years Old

I know it's a bit delayed, but life gets busy, ya know?!

I wanted to share some photos of our special little girl on her very special day!
I was lucky enough to work just a half day, and we spent the rest of the day
taking photos (even with the crazy wind), and playing, and decorating cake, 
and having family over, and opening gifts, and eating cake...etc.!

My momentary baby nostalgia was short lived as I enjoyed watching my little
girl act every bit of her 4 years old!  She's a wise, and much older soul living in
that tiny little body!!  I cannot begin to tell you how much we love her.

Her hugs are something of legend, she can make any bad day better when she
wraps her whole body around you and grips you as tight as she can...  or when she
snuggles in your arms and pats your back, like she's soothing us :)  

My little bird... learning to fly

New outfit for her precious baby Lucy

Checking out Lucy's new outfit!

Make a wish sweet girl

Long and short... She's amazing! 
A true gift!