Tuesday, June 26

what's that? I have a blog?

oh right? Needless to say, I haven't blogged since December and lots has happened since then. Not only did we find out we were having a BOY, but we HAD that baby boy. I told a friend of mine that I was determined to revive the blog when I was on maternity leave. One week in, HERE I AM.
so in a half hearted attempt to catch up, see my adorable now family of 4. (In my defense, i tried 4 times to do catch up from the last 6 months in pictures but things kept happening and deleting my pictures so i just assumed it was a sign and am going with the last week and a half.)

Induction day: June 15th, 5:30am. (4 days early from due date)
 1:40 PM, Baby Boy arrives! (Nameless at this point.)
 awwwww. lil punkin...
 Snug as a Bug in a Rug.
 Mommy and Baby.
 Big Brother loving on baby brother. he was in AWE.
 Didn't want to put him down.
 Quite possibly the cutest picture ever.
 family of 4!
 Love these guys.

 Snuggle bear.
FINALLY we have a name!
Judah Ryan
Born on June 15th, 2012 at 1:40pm. 7lbs, 12.5 oz, 19.5 inches long.
Starting fresh on this blog! Coming soon: a new header and project updates.

Saturday, December 31

It was a VERY Merry Christmas

Christmas Cheese
What a FUN Christmas it was! We had family in town for the first time in 5 years at our house, Davis LOVED getting into all of the presents and i cooked a full meal for 9 people! My first ever 18 lb turkey and it was a HIT! (Think Paula Deen seasoning and spices!) I was even told it was the best turkey they had ever had. I'LL TAKE IT! (So turkey, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, roasted veggies, corn, Happy Birthday Jesus cake, dressing, and many other things.)

Santa outdid himself this year and apparently he wants me to cook more?
And it was all in good timing b/c Santa brought me all kinds of new cooking things. A new dishwasher, new KitchenAid mixer (which i have wanted since we got married almost 5 years ago!) and new pots and pans!

It was a very Veggie Christmas @veggietales
And we had another HAPPY one in the house with all of this Veggie Tales stuff! Movies, blankets, stuffed animals, figurines, etc.

Burlap Christmas wreath- curtesy of pinterest
And we decorated like crazy and i even made a pinterest creation: a burlap wreath! It turned out pretty well.

Somebody is a perfectionist and won't stop and enjoy the Christmas tree. #itsaftermidnight #comeonalready #sheesh
In all honesty, this was the hardest year of my life in so many different ways. I am somewhat happy it is over and i am ready to see what 2012 holds. I pray for God's continued blessing and provision in my life, which has never changed.

Kisses from the buddy

Merry Christmas, HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2012 hold a better-than-you-have-ever-imagined future for you.

Wednesday, November 16

A Month or more of catch up

i used to be a decent blogger.
now it is few and far between.
If you forget one event then once the next one comes along and you think "But i forgot to find time to blog about the first event" and then it snowballs and you haven't blogged in a month and your friends send you threatening emails about it.
BUT here is the last month in pictures in review and then we will be back on track. (ish?)

Uncle Jay, aka CoCo, was in town for 2 weeks from the Peace Corp. We loved having him here and Davis DAILY STILL says "Where CoCo go?"
aaaand he put glowing ducks on our heads? Its the little things.

then we enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and scenery at PumpkinFest.

and played in the petting zoo with our friends.

Davis was Larry the Cucumber for Halloween!
the cutest little cucumber i have ever seen...
Dress up at school was so much fun. He would talk all day about this hat and then wouldn't keep it on for more than 3 minutes.

Halloween Party at school!

Batman cant see over his big chest...He's been working out...


They ended the day with a Pumpkin Hunt in the school's garden!

Then it started getting cold. Hoodie season is a family favorite.

this picture makes me laugh. This is how he watches movies. arched back, belly all out everywhere, no pants and hands in the air. He gets really into it.

THIS is my model child...

Gabriel and Ashton are his two best friends from school. He talks about then ALL OF THE TIME and his teacher caught them all hugging and took a pic. SO CUTE! Today on the way home from school he said "Mommy, I love school." It made my heart so happy!!!

resisting bed time is a new favorite activity

my little LoveBug.

Tuesday, October 25

Cheech & Chong & CoCo

Uncle CoCo
is now
Walking thru Target, Davis points to this movie and says "that's CoCo!" HA!
Mr Chong

Wednesday, October 19

Happy 2nd Birdie!

We did a 2nd Birdie Par-Tee homemade style and had so much fun! Lots of friends and family joined in as we celebrate our little caddie.
Remember our invites?

The kids took turns going on a golf cart ride in our backyard course. It was a chilly day but perfect for some time to practise chasing the little white ball around. :)

we had PAR-ting gifts for all of the players.
Coloring pages for the birthday boy!

And the menu was my fav:

It was hard to get him inside off his FAVORITE new toy:
d tricyc1-1  sm (2)
d - t3 - sm (2)
t-4 sm (2)

But once we got him inside, THIS ONE was not shy about divoting in to his putting green.

How cute are they?: