Friday, January 21, 2011

Hi Daddy!

They're singing a song for Daddy about hibernation... not sure where they come up with these things... Enjoy the video! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011


Just wanted to let everyone know that Brian deployed this week. He left to join his unit that is already there and so he'll only be gone for 2-3 months. That's much shorter than the usual year or more and we know the time will go quickly. The hard part is that I'm 34 weeks pregnant now and so our little baby will come while he's away. Of course we wish he could be here for the birth but we're rejoicing that we were able to be together over the holidays. My mom is going to come out to be with us so that will be really helpful. Please keep him and us in your prayers during this time. Thanks so much! We appreciate all our friends and family! :)

We love you honey and miss you already!

Catching up on Christmas

My parents, my brother Dave and sister Katherine came for 10 days over Christmas. We had such a wonderful time together. It's so fun to have a house of our own to host everyone! Between two cameras, I literally had hundreds of pictures to choose from so I tried to just pick a few but it still ended up a lot. Enjoy! :) Christmas Eve dinner: spaghetti and homemade meatballs
We continued our tradition of new PJs on Christmas Eve. Stripes this year.
"Daddy is reading Away in the Manger story to us. We know that Christmas is Jesus' birthday." (Natalie dictated that.)
Christmas morning.... lots of presents!!
Natalie with Candy Land and her light-up toothbrush.
Look at all that yummy food for our Christmas meal.
"Katherine and Natalie and Blake and Evan are smiling for the camera." (Natalie's narration)
My whole family helped with the meals and cooking. Thank you!
Lots and lots of football in the basement.
Auntie Katherine made this Gingerbread House with the kids. Thanks for all your help sista!
We went to the Garden of the Gods one day.
LOVE this one.
Can't believe there's about to be one more kid in our family...
Mom, Dad and Dave

We had such a great time exploring the rock formations.
It's not Christmas with my family without a project. My dad fixed lots of things around the house for us but the big thing was our laundry room. It's a really long room with a lot of wasted space so Brian, Dave and my dad sanded, stained and installed beautiful new cabinets. He also put in new outlets and additional lighting. It looks great!
I should have a taken another picture with all the tools put away but you get the idea. The storage is great and it's awesome for sorting and folding all our clothes. I love it! Thanks so much!
My aunt and uncle and cousins were in CO skiing so they came over to spend New Year's with us. So fun to get to see you guys! We had 15 people in the house for 3 days= lots of fun!
Dave and George working on Pulled Pork BBQ.
Maggie helping get our New Year's Eve snacks ready.
We played games and had a great time together even though it was a short visit.
My dad gave the boys much needed haircuts.
Look at that face.
Uncle George and Aunt Judy and my parents.
And all the cousins... plus our kids!
Thanks so much for coming to visit us! It was such a wonderful time with great memories!

Everyone're invited to visit too! :)