Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Job!

Paul accepted a position with a new company, Thrivent, and we are thrilled about the new opportunity!  Along with this job change, Paul has a gap from when his old job ended (August 18th) and when his new job starts (September 6th) which means we get Daddy home with us for 2.5 weeks!  We are LOVING it!  I am living the dream having all of my favorite people home :) Here are a few pictures from when we went out to dinner to celebrate!

Paul picked a Mexican restaurant!

We have been enjoying being home together and doing life together.  This week has been quite low key, as Colton is on day 6 of a fever/cough, however I think we all have been enjoying the relaxed pace of no alarms, minimal commitments, and lots of time together.
We have had LOTS of cuddles every day with nothing to rush off to...and I love it!
We LOVE having Daddy home!

Meeting Summer's 1st Grade Teacher

We had Summer's assessment yesterday, and got to see her classroom and meet her teacher.  Mrs. Gile seems so nice!  Summer is very excited about her 1st grade year!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tommerdahl Family Weekend - August 12-14

Photo Credit: Sarah Larsen Photography

We had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa T's trailer!  We looked forward to this weekend all summer, getting everyone together!  We enjoyed delicious food, great conversation, fishing, swimming, canoeing, paddle-boarding, playing at the beach, and more!  Here are a few pictures (thanks Grandpa T!):

We picked up Daddy from work on Friday and headed up north, and had dinner in the car!

Paddle Boards!


The slide and the blow up airplane (that has an attached water gun that really squirts) - huge favorites!

Summer and the alligator :)


Larkyn sat at the bottom of the slide giggling and splashing Grandma and Grandpa for probably half an hour!

Silly kids - they love Grandma's pretend phones - taking pretend pics!

Morning jammie love

The kids spent hours on the deck playing with Grandma and Grandpa's polly pockets and cars.

Reading on a rainy afternoon after our family pictures.

happy girl!

cuddle bugs

skip bo!

combing daddy's hair.

Larkyn loves Walter!

Teaching Summer Skip-Bo


Morning cuddles and books

These two LOVED their loft bed!

Celebrating Javonte's sweet 16!

Grandma and Grandpa T had Sarah Larsen Photography take some family pictures.  Unfortunately a huge thunderstorm rolled in just as we started taking pictures...but she did a great job despite the rush!

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa T for letting us all come stay at your trailer and for all the fun and food!  We loved our weekend with all of you and we love you!