Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer 2011


Brahm blueberry picking!!!

Blueberry picking!

Such a beautiful valley!

Jake and Kari home! We look forward to their visits so much!

two cuties!

This is how we roll in summer...naked in the backyard. Ah yeah!

Random fun moments

FAther and son checking craigs list for deals.

This one is for my "other grandma" :) :) We miss you 'cago Grandma! Come visit soon!

Here's the cheering squad!

This is a picture of the runners!! Justin and I did the 10K( my first 10k ever!) Jamie and Alicia did a 2miles and the boys did a 1K. Much fun. And no I did not run in a tube top maxi dress but i just hate sitting around in a soaking wet sports bra and tank top so i had to change.

lookin' cute :)

At first not so sure about the water but now he splashes and loves it! He already doesn't sit quite this still anymore tho!

To the beach!!!

Elsa was quite brave at the lake this year! She went tubing with daddy behind the boat, jetskiing with daddy, kayaking with mommy. Here she is swimming with uncle Justin!

Happy Fouth of July!

Elsa posing by the irises

This is a columbine plant which I look forward to every year because it reminds me of colorado! However, after this plant is done blooming it shrivels and dies and looks terrible in the garden...i wonder why?

The peonies were late but quite beautiful this year!

Each year i enjoy gardening a litle more. Jamie made this flower box for me and I look forward to trying new flowers and color combinations every year. It really adds a lot of color to our house! I will post an updated picture of how the box looks now! Quite a bit fuller!

A new addition to the pool this year...slide!

Just a cute moment

Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Vacation


In May we took a family vacation up to Tofte, MN to Bluefin Bay! Lots of fun. This is actually on the way home...tired out babes!


Trying to keep busy with my "pack pack"

On the edge with daddy

Gooseberry Falls

Hiking at Temperance River. Can you see Brahm?

MMMmm a doni should make these crabby kids in better moods!

Cascade waterfall!

This looks more dangerous than it was. Palisade Head

This is a family pic! Doesn't it have Christmas card written all over it?

Duluth can really mess up a girls' hair! It is worth it tho.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!


This picture was taken right after Brahm rolled over from his back to his front for the first time...and I missed it! He has been so close for a couple of weeks now. I was in the other room getting his jammies and a pair of socks. He looks so proud doesn't he?


What is this bright yellow thing in the sky?

We recently had our very large tree in our backyard trimmed. Here is Elsa earning her dinner.

I feel so proud that Elsa gets to follow in her mother's footsteps by helping to haul wood. It builds character right dad?

Hey there cutie!

Easter family photo...not super great but oh well :)

Grandma made our sweaters!!

Auntie cream!

Great Grandma

This was not planned...I promise... yikes

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

family fun


This may be the first time ever that Elsa has actually posed for the camera. Get ready Alicia :)

This egg looks undyed...but it truly was.
Elsa very contemplative about her color palate choices for the egg dying

Cotton candy ice cream with the Luedtke's! Are we in heaven???

"Mom this is my favorite" exclaimed Elsa

Rock jumping. danger is our middle name.

We heard this is new summer look. At least at all the clubs (kids clubs that is)

3 luedtkes + 1 Staples + 1 barbie = fun weekend! Pretty much all of the pictures I took of Leah are blurry because she never stops moving!!

Elsa and Seth hanging at the zoo. Daddy's always got one eye open and on you Seth!
Trying to touch the fish at the MN Zoo!