Well, it is quite true that we have not caught up on our blog for a very long time...but here we are back in the swing of things! Enjoy the pictures and the events that have ensued over the past few months and rest assured that this blog is back in full swing!

April started off by us celebrating my brother David's birthday with family and friends here in Salem. His request of white cake with fresh strawberries and whip cream for the frosting was really a fun adventure to make!

These gals are friends from last year's new teacher program--we meet once a month to chat, exchange stories from the classroom and we are so blessed because we have formed an amazing friendship in the process.

On Easter we enjoyed a lovely day at my brother Darin's home with his wife Laura and their boys. We had a fabulous meal and a fun Easter Egg Hunt and spent special time with both my family and David's.

My nephew Dillon is going to be in first grade next year--so hard to believe!

Towards the end of April we celebrated David's 25th birthday. We spent time in Eugene...

and went to dinner with his parents....

and ended up at home in Salem, where he ate his individual cheesecake...what a fun birthday weekend!

I was also lucky enough to spend a weekend taking care of my nephews while my brother and sister-in-law went to Mexico. We really enjoyed the Children's Museum....

...and we even hit up the zoo afterwards! It is so amazing to be a part of their lives!

Tulip festival in Washington...after our big bust in Oregon we decided to try again in Washington...it was MUCH better!

Mt.Vernon was a really neat town to enjoy on a spring afternoon.

David's Aunt Teri and his Nonnie went with us--so special!

To start the graduation celebration...Willamette Law School put on a dinner for the graduates and their spouses...

it was an evening to relax at a beautiful vinyard....

and enjoy good friends and great wine!

We had David's family and some friends in town to celebrate this fantastic event so Teri and I made the food for the party that we had after the ceremony; we always have so much fun in the kitchen (yes this is David's artistic impression with the meatballs in the forefront of the photo).

Doctor of Jurisprudence...Mr. David Fox

David's mom and her sisters and parents, such a lovely family.

Teresa and I made it through as law school wives--and we are very open in the fact that we couldn't have done it without one another!!!

David's Papa toasting him with our friend Tim, the owner of a local wine bar, where we had a fantastic celebration after graduation.

The next adventure was my brother David's ordination...we enjoyed the time together to plan and get things ready for the many people who would come to town to celebrate this fantastic event.

Ordination at the Cathedral in Portland.

A first blessing from Father David--it doesn't get better than that!

The end of June brought our friend's wedding. Micah and Michelle were married at Tyee Winery in Corvallis and it was beautiful!

David and I spent last weekend at the wedding of our dear friends Tyler and Melissa and throughout the ups and downs of the weekend we were so glad to be a part of their special weekend in Lake Tahoe.

Erik and Jenni Jensen were our roommies for the weekend and it was SO FUN to spend time with them--it was just like college all over again.

Stacy (Maid of Honor), Melissa and I at the rehearsal dinner.

Melissa's Mom getting her dress laced up in the back...so beautiful!

Melissa and I waiting to get the show on the road.

Thanks for catching up on our lives! I am now back on the blog-wagon so these will be more frequent--I promise!

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