Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Emma woke up Sunday morning to find that one of Santa's elves had come to check on her and to take her letter to Santa. We found snowy footprints (its northpole snow that never melts) and a note the elf left for Emma. His name is Jolly Jack and his job is to help Santa check the naughty and nice list. And he said, so far, she is still on the nice list. :)
Owen is our little Big man! He has that wise look in his eye. Always as though he knows more than we do. And yet he is trapped, so to speak, in this baby body and is learning how to communicate and coordinate. An old soul.
Owen loves his Daddy! Daddy is the fun guy who throws him in the air, tickles his tummy, and cuddles him with big arms. He gives Daddy the best giggles!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Dashing thru the snow!
Our little ham, Emma! She loves the camera!
Love Emma's freckles. Such a sweet girl!
Emma is so excited this year and tells us Owen "has been good too." Guess Santa can stop by! haha!
Over Thanksgiving weekend, my sister Rachel came to visit, and she works for JcPenney photo studio. She got us a crazy deal for $30! Couldn't pass it up to get a few photos for the holidays. I still like outdoor photos best, but these are pretty darn fun! We are all excited for our first Christmas with Owen!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Me and Rachel!
Rachel and Mom!
This year was very low key. No big plans. Just nice and quiet. Rachel decided she was going to come up and have Thanksgiving with us since everyone else was busy, and to come and see where we live. She came in on Wednesday and flew out on Saturday. Emma enjoyed it so much! She missed Rachel. We made the traditional Thanksgiving meal: turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, rolls, salad, and an olive tray. Emma ate all the olives before anyone noticed! My mom and her husband Phil stopped by on their way to his daughters house. It was very nice. After our yummy meal we went and saw the movie Arthur Christmas. Pretty darn cute! On Friday we met up with my mom and we went dress shopping with Rachel. I googled for a store with modest dresses here in town so we could all go while she was here. Me and my mom felt we were missin out a little bit. It was super fun! The girl helping her was so nice and me and my mom got to pick stuff out for her to try. We spent almost 2 hours trying on dresses! In the end Rachel came away very happy and we got to be a part of it. That was really nice. We also got to try 2 new restaurants we had wanted to try. And they did not dissappoint! The first was called The Elk Public House. I had a BBQ chicken Quesadilla and it was all I could think about for 2 days! Phil had a French Dip and it was delicious! Then we tried this restaurant by us called Boston Pizza. Its like California Pizza kitchen but 1000 times better. We will for sure be eating there again! haha! Hey its 4 days of food. No one specified it had to be 4 days of turkey. lol. We enjoyed ourselves. Emma loved having Rachel here. And Owen had the best of it. More hands and arms to hold and play with him! He is such a good boy and he enjoyed himself as much as anyone! So grateful for our family! No words are big enough!
Owen was our little Phantom for our Christine.
Our little Christine has a sweet voice!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Owen LOVES Emma's Turtle. And Emma is not happy about it. haha!
Owen is a good sleeper for the most part. The months of teething haven't been kind on the schedule. lol!
And Finally Owen is liking bath time! He hated it for so long and it was always a struggle. Now he splishes and splashes!
(This post is about a month late! I haven't been posting in order of events and I am a bit behind.)
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Owen and Daddy were playing. I caught the first video below. and then this one. The sound didnt pick up to well, so you made need to turn up your volume, but Daddy makes a raspberry noise and then Owen tries to. Pretty cute. In this video you can see him using his tongue to try to make the sound. ;) Have I mentioned I need a new camera?? lol!
Owen and Daddy time! Daddy was making noises and playing with Owen when all of a sudden Owen started doing it back. I hurried and grabbed the camera! Course its still the phone camera, but you can see them go back and forth. Owen is growing so fast!
Owen has learned to roll his way around! He has never like tummy time, but a week or so ago he figured out that when he rolled he moved. And now he rolls from one side of the room to the other! He is also starting to get up on his hands and knees. This clip is too short to see how far he came and I kinda missed part of it. I really need a new camera! My camera phone is just not doin it for me. lol! But you get the jist. And please ignore my voice. haha.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I cannot believe it has been 12 years! Where does the time go? It doesn't feel like that much time has passed, but looking back I can see how far we have come. In 12 years we have had quite the adventure already! We have had good times and bad. Happy moments and some sad. We have had small homes and big homes. Crap cars and great cars. We have lost jobs and found jobs worth uprooting for. We have finished our educations. We have traveled to far off places and seen different lands. We have lived in different cities and have made many new friends. We have grown our family from 2 to 4 with two beautiful children, Emma and Owen. But the best thing is that we have been able to do all this together. And at this point we are barely in the middle of this adventure. I hope for many many more precious moments. There are many great love stories. But ours is my favorite. :)
Monday, October 17, 2011
The newly engaged couple. I took this pic and think its pretty cool for announcements. ;)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Owen is learning and growing so fast! A month or so ago we bought him a little activity center and he just loves it. Well, he loves it when he is in the mood. lol. He has loved to stand since he was about 2 months old and in this he can stand and play. And he just gets so excited. He laughs and giggles and grabs the toys. He bangs and bounces. He loves it! I stole a quick moment with my camera phone. But you get the jist. I am a little behind on blogging. Soon to catch up! I promise!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Us chillin at the Hot Air Balloon Light Up. Emma was in the jumper behind us. lol
Look at the size of that carrot! Its the field across the street and they grow those for things like frozen food stuff etc. They are so fat!
All of us enjoying the weekend in a field of corn. :) We even went in but I dare say its not as easy as it looks. lol Jungle!
This weekend we went to Quincy,WA for FCAD(Farmer Consumer Awareness Day). We had so much fun! Its a tiny town, but they had a fun parade(John Deer tractors, dancing horses, cheerleaders on John Deer mowers, a fire-engine that soaked us, and they threw candy to the kids), a quilt show, some live music and food, and of course the tractor pulls. I have never seen anything so funny. They compete to see which tractor can pull more and how far. In the evening there was a Hot Air Balloon light up with food and a singing Elvis(didn't we leave Vegas? lol). We ate fun food, picked fresh fruits and veggies from my Mom's garden and her neighbors peach trees, and we watched a fun firework show that would rival those in the big cities! It was nice of my mom and her husband to put up with us for the weekend and to educate us in the art of being a Washingtonian, as Phil A would say. haha. It also happened to be our 12 year anniversary and we enjoyed being out and about doing something different. For several years we were moving and didn't do anything at all. lol. This year will for sure be memorable!
Monday, September 12, 2011
The year of Kindergarten has finally arrived! I remember when Emma was born, thinking that this day was so far away, and what would she be like? Emma is bright, enthusiastic, imaginative, loving, and kind. She plays and plays and pretends like a pro! Such fun to be a little girl with an imagination. She has a big heart and befriends everyone around us from the grocery clerk to her newfound friends on the playground. She is outgoing and fun spirited. She is such a help to me and she is an awesome big sister. Owen already loves her so much and is eager to be where she is. As soon as he can move, she will have a devoted follower. haha! And her mom and dad think the world of her and are so so blessed to call her their daughter. I love you so much and am so proud of you, Emma!