Saturday, January 10, 2009

Photo Shoot

We did a little photo shoot of the boys so Grammie could finish her grandbaby gallery in her new room. I was pretty pleased at how they turned out, here are some of my favorites that I think truly capture the essence of my little guys.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


There are days when you are really on top of your game - you say all the right things, you get all the right people to agree, and you're pinging on all 8. Yesterday was NOT one of those days. And the wallowing began. It was short lived though, especially after a better night's sleep than the night before. And some good news from my first home (M - so glad your doc appt turned out well) and from my second home (Amy & Curt - we're praying for CJ's recovery). Tonight sealed the deal. I witnessed one of those moments that warms my heart. Ryan went to Alex's room and had Alex on his lap, while Alex read to him. It was the sweetest thing ever. It cracks me up, one minute they're at each other's throats, and then something like this. Just throws me for a loop. But I love it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Visit to Utah

Well, it took the better part of all weekend but all the Christmas is down, the china cabinet CLEANED, old toys purged (kids don't know this yet; I figured if they didn't notice it was the right call...heaven help me if I was wrong about something...), and 3 weeks worth of laundry done (well that's what it felt like, anyway. The toy purging was much more than I had originally planned, I ended up cleaning out 3 closets, the entire toy storage unit (a pottery barn modular thing we just love), and anything else where a toy might live. This then turned into several kitchen cupboards and what not. I never went through that "nesting" thing where you have this urge to clean everything when you're pregnant (though I did alphabetize my spice racks and CD collections, by genre of course), so maybe it's catching up with me.

My four days off were less than relaxing, I worked most of the time! But I feel good because I got a lot done and started the year off right. Oh, and as promised, here are some shots from our Christmas in Utah! I picked out just a few - the ones that caught my eye in 3 minutes or less. More to come, I think I will smilebox them. So these will have to do for now.

My niece Amanda and me

My brother Mike and Ryan

Ryan, my sister Christy (isn't she GORGEOUS?!!), and my niece Emily

Ryan & Emily having some fun in the snow--we got quite the blizzard while we were there. It was wonderful!!!

Amanda and Alex