*Lark is all big and old and graduated from college! Whaaaat?!!!
Photo by Steven Hamm .
Big Lark was actually the one who graduated, but who could resist posting that picture?! What a cutie-patootie.
Lark's lovely parents flew in from New York for the ceremony.
Photo by Steven Hamm.
Aren't they cute?! They threw him a kick butt graduation party. Lark's mom actually transported a whole roasted duck from New York in a bag for the occasion. That's true motherly dedication and love. They are both suuuper fun and really sweet! Like the duck. It was tasty. (Can't wait to see you guys in August!)
*Lark's really good buddy from high school, Andrew Forsthoefel came and visited us for a week....on foot. He is walking across America right now. No, really. He is. You can check out his blog here. He's a real sweetheart who has dedicated 9 months of his life, so far, to walking across the nation to hear tons of different peoples stories.
(He tried to steal our baby.
Check it out in the video section of his blog)
*Our house got fleas. It's been awful. Evidently this past winter in Texas didn't get cold enough to kill any of the bugs or the bug eggs or something and then Elmo brought them in. Either way, there's lots of bugs. Lots of bugs IN our house. Even though we vacuumed and sprayed and put down powder and anything else we could think of. We went on a trip after doing all that, thinking they would be gone when we got back. Haha! Silly us. They were still there. Just waiting.
We're staying in hotel right now while setting off loads of flea bombs. Those buggers better DIE DIE DIE!
The culprit. He looks so sad.
*Lark got his braces off!!! AAaaaand he has a mouthful of b-e-a-utiful teeth.
We haven't taken a real picture yet.
*We went on a road trip to Phoenix, Arizona.
What can I say? He's an advanced little baby.
IT WAS AAAAWESOME!!! We stopped at fun little small town restaurants,
a museum with lots of Native American artifacts,
and explored Carlsbad Caverns. It was a biiit out of the way, but well worth the trip.
While we were in Phoenix, we got to hang out with Lark's Aunt Carla, and Matt, and his [grandpa] Phil. (I recently did a painting of him. Check it out in the Art section of our blog).
Little Larkin got to ride Aunt Carla's pony, Yark (with a just a little assistance from us). We went to the Musical Instrument Musuem and got to play on and just check out a whole lot of instruments from all over the place. We got to see Aunt Carla do a Shaman ceremony (I'm sure I'm using the wrong terms here. Sorry!). Phil took us out to dinner at Super Dragon (So good!) and we just had a general blast hanging out with his family.
It was so nice getting to spend more time with you all and get to know you a little bit better. Thank you for having us!
For some reason that I can't explain, we have no pictures of our time in Phoenix with Lark's family. Super bummer. So here's what we looked like the whole time:
I labeled it in case you couldn't guess. And yeah, we pretty much walked around like this the whole time. People couldn't pass us on the sidewalk. Cars had to swerve. It was crazy. Crazy cool!
*I finally finished a website that I started making about three years ago as a networking tool to use if I wanted to make connections for myself outside of what my agency was doing for me. Aaaand now that I'm done I'm convinced that's it's all together too slow and am just generally not that into it. I'm thinking about not buying the URL or getting rid of the ads and just starting over. We'll see.
I'm working on a little travel video right now of all our exploits and a new cartoon (that I actually put some time into!) that I'll hopefully get up in a couple of days.
Love you all!