Saturday, April 21, 2007

Very First Sundress Day

Finally! It was nearly 80 today so Betsy got to run around in the adorable sundress we got from cousin Lauren! Enjoy the yummy, chubby-baby goodness!


Which is how Betsy asks to go outside...she's loving this long awaited warm weather!

"Ents! Eh-wee-where!" (Betsyese for "Ants! They're everywhere!")

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Elmo's World!

Just sittin' in my Elmo chair, holding my Elmo doll, watching Elmo...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's a Nephew!

My baby brother Joel and my wonderful sis-in-law Wendy are having a boy! Jake William is due September 4! We're so excited to have a new cousin for Betsy!

Monday, April 16, 2007


A perfect day for sidewalk chalk and wearing butterflies in your hair!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

One April day...Ten years ago...

On this day, 10 years ago, I became the most blessed woman in the world...I married my perfect match, my soulmate, my best friend, my one and only love. I know it all sounds cliched, but, hey, it's true...and I think I'm allowed to do some sappy gushing after 10 years of wedded bliss.

It all started when one little boy (the baby of the family)...

and one little (or maybe not so little!) girl...

grew up, went to college, met on a blind date, and fell in love.

On April 12, 1997, they began their life together...

And it has been a wonderful ten years...

full of fun, adventure, laughter, a few tears, but mostly lots and lots of love!

We traveled...

Celebrated many special days...

And briefly turned to a life of crime (but it didn't pay)... ;)

Sometimes we just went wild and partied all night! And that led to...

This! :) Our biggest adventure and our best collaboration...

Elizabeth Leah Ruth--our Betsy Boo

I can truly say that these have been the best 10 years of my life.

Every good and perfect gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights.

James 1:17

Ahhh...Springtime in Michigan!

The lilacs are about to bloom...

The backyard is beckoning...come, sit, enjoy a long conversation in the spring breeze...

It's tulip time!

Oh, least one member of the family is enjoying this weather!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The secret to those blue eyes...

Blueberries...lots and lots of blueberries!
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Funny Face

What did we do before we had this cute face to make us laugh every day? :)
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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter Again

Betsy looks a little less disheveled in these Easter large bunny with lifeless eyes to freak her out... ;)

It wouldn't be a church service (at least for Betsy) without snacks! Here we are in the foyer, watching the service on TV with all the other parents of fussy babies and squirmy toddlers. (The nursery was so packed full we didn't even try it!)

That's my scrunchy faced smiley girl...another new favorite photo!

Pretty dress, granola bar in one hand and Thomas in the doesn't get any better than this!'s exhausing being this pretty.

Happy Easter from the Detweilers!


We had a little cookout last week before it turned frigid and snowy again. Betsy liked her hot dog ("meat!" she exclaimed) and potato chips but was not thrilled with roasted marshmallows. She has a texture issue...too sticky!