Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our Adventures at the End of September

Sorry I haven't posted in a while... a very long while. It's been crazy around here, but finally I have a bit of time to edit some videos and update you.

We had some wild adventures a month ago. We went camping with my parents the weekend of September 26th, which was when this video was taken. We arrived Friday the 25th and it was lots of fun, threatening rain, but none until after we had gone to bed. When we got up Saturday morning, it was wet, but no rain. But by the time lunchtime rolled around we were having some pretty heavy showers. We managed to get lunch by barbecuing at the fire while standing under umbrellas, as you will see in this video. Sorry about the sound of the rain, it's a little sharp, but there's not much I can do about it.

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After lunch we decided to go to town since the rain was showing no signs of letting up. We spent a few hours checking stuff out in town and then headed back to the campsite. It was a good thing we did when we did! We arrived at the campground only to be told that they (the rangers, etc.) were evacuating the campground due to the danger of flash flooding. So we helped Mom and Dad strike camp as fast as we could. We weren't in any danger at any point, don't worry, we were on some of the highest ground in the campground and the rain had stopped for a bit. We managed to get all but the last few things loaded up before dark and we pulled out not too long after the sun had gone down. It had taken us under 2 hrs to pack up--yeah, my parents had a ton of junk! But I like camping their way, it's much more comfortable. :)

Mom and Dad headed home and Wil, Aurora and I continued north, heading for VA. While Wil cleaned and fixed the his parents' rental property up there, I hung out with his sister and 5 nieces. We all had lots of fun. The following video was taken on one of our quieter mornings. :)

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After a week in VA, we headed home, stopping by my parents' home again on our way through. Here's a quick, cute video of Aurora doing her favorite "bouncy" doorway swing activity: spinning.

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Once we got home, we got sick. Then once we were better, we took a real vacation for a few days in Atlanta and got to see an old friend and tour some of the sites there, but that's a story for another post. :)

~Regina
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cell Phone Videos!

Since I haven't had the time to edit any videos or pictures yet (craziness around here!), I thought that I would upload some of the videos I've taken with my cell phone. They're all fairly small and only 30 seconds long, so they're ready-made for uploading! :) They're also really bad quality, but oh well.

Here's an early one (7/12/09) of Aurora laughing. She should have been in bed, but she was happy, so we were playing...
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Here's Aurora trying to decide what she wants to do about the grass all around her. She scooted out there and then decided that she really didn't like where she was....
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Another on the same day, playing with dirt and rocks. Yummy!
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And now a much more recent video: Aurora playing with her new baby cousins, Makenzie and Morgann, while we were in VA in late September. Aurora's only about 6 months older than the twins, so I'm sure as they get older they're going to gang up on the adults (and older sisters/cousins) and heaven help us when they do....
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And finally, some of the funniest faces I've seen Aurora make...tasting a lemon! That's right, we let her grab a lemon slice at a restaurant one day and she went to town on it, pausing only to make these hilarious faces! :) (Oh, and I have no clue why it doesn't have sound, but the sound doesn't add much to it.)
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That's all for now!
~Regina

(As always, if you are reading on facebook, please visit wilnregina.com to view the videos.)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Long time, no post...

It's been a while since I've posted anything. And it's going to be a bit longer before anything else gets up here. We had a crazy trip to VA to take care of some things for Wil's parents and we got to see all of our nieces in the process. I have lots of photos and videos from that, hopefully soon I'll get around to fixing them up so I can post them. We got home a week ago and I was promptly "struck down" with a nasty cold, then Aurora got it too. So we've been having fun times around here.

But... the big news around here is that Aurora finally cut her first tooth! So now she can actually be destructive with all that chewing she does. :) That's all for now.

~Regina

Aurora photos: September through October