Tuesday, January 31, 2012

7 Months!

I seriously can't believe this cute little man is already 7 months old! The days are going by so quickly and we are having so much fun. Our favorite thing now that he is crawling, is that as we walk around the house he will try and follow us, when he finds one of us in a room he laughs and giggles and gets so happy as if it is the greatest thing that has ever happened to him, and of course watching that is nothing but pure joy for both Nathan and I.

- crawling everywhere and started this at about 6 1/2 months
- got his two bottom teeth in around 6 months
- weights a whopping 19.5 pounds
- still loves the bathtub and if you leave the bathroom door open he will go directly to it.
- eating pretty much whatever we eat but in a mashed up version, and loves it I might add
- sleeps for 11 to 12 hours at night and takes at least 2 naps in the day time
- loves to play with a large green plastic ball we got in San Antonio
- is just an unbelievably happy baby who laughs and giggles at himself all the time

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This morning I woke up and realized there was something missing from my kitchen (I am gone Tuesday nights helping out with a church youth group).

Later though, I found that missing cupboard in the garage.

Apparently we are starting our kitchen renovations.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Family Photos

We took some family pictures over the holidays... I think this was the best one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Caleb!

Our sweet baby Caleb is growing up and we are so not ready...

Thursday, January 12, 2012


We recently took a trip to Arizona for Nathan's little brothers wedding (more to come on that later), and while we were there the Stewart family (Scott's new in-laws) were kind enough to take us on a 3 day excursion in Sedona. We had such a great time hiking and exploring the area and they were the best of tour guides to our family. This is certainly a place I wouldn't mind getting another invite to.

*We didn't realize it was going to be snowy and icey so consequently we were ill prepared for the weather and we ended up piling on clothes that we found in Nathan's parents suitcases... needless to say Caleb ended up with one of Grandma's sweaters and I was lucky enough to get Grandpa's socks to wear with my sandals. Better luck next time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I have always been a big fan of Christmas traditions. This year we were able to start a few new ones and include Caleb in a few old ones. Some of the traditions we kept alive this year were:

Opening matching jammies Christmas eve,
decorating gingerbread houses with friends,
picking out a new ornament for the tree,

attending Christmas parties at work and church,
sitting on Santa's lap (several times I might add),
walking around "Candy Cane Lane" with milkshakes while looking at all the lights,

and lastly and most importantly opening presents Christmas morning!
There were a few other traditions we kept alive that we didn't get pictures of which were; picking angel tree names and helping deliver gifts, making delicious deserts for neighbors and friends, reading the Christmas story, reading a different Christmas book every night, and Caroling. I love Christmas and all the joy and happiness it brings!