Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ringing in the New Year

2008 has almost come to an end. It was certainly a memorable year for us. We made new friends, settled into our own place, lost a loved one, traveled to new places, strengthened relationships, and welcomed the birth of our son. Our last night of 2008 will be spent at home. We will be enjoying some family favorites: shrimp cocktail, boursin atop french bread, chips and dip, ginger ale, and molasses crinkles. Happy New Year everyone!

Christmas Recap

We spent time traveling.
We got together with friends.
We visited with Grandma.
Van caught a little cold.
Van learned to share his toys.
We played with our cousins.
We had a special visit from Santa.
We had a lot of fun with family.
Van played with ribbon.
We opened presents.
We all got tired.
Van practiced his crawling.
We saw the lights at Temple Square.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Number Three

Happy Anniversary Bud. I love you.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Van slept through the night last night. Twelve straight hours!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

For Spencer

Home for Christmas

Van and I arrived safely in Salt Lake City last night. This morning we woke up to fresh blanket of white snow. It feels so nice to be home for Christmas. The last time I was here was three years ago when Spencer and I were married. We look forward to Spencer joining us on Saturday for all of the family togetherness and holiday festivities.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Ang

You're a beautiful mom and a wonderful sister. We love you.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

5 Months

Today we celebrate Van's five month birthday. He continues to take on each milestone like a champ. He's very good at moving, I see him inching around all the time. He's extremely sociable and will smile for anyone. Plus he's so lovable.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Today Van pushed himself up onto his elbows and knees with the intent to move. However, all he could figure out was how to rock back and forth.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Last night Spencer found a white hair on my head. My first one.

Rice Cereal

Van had rice cereal for the first time on Friday night. He did such a good job and really seemed to enjoy it. We'll probably try again tonight. Yum!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


It's snowing.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Hate Sylar

{watching season 1}


Last night I finished all of my Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Heart Picasa

I recently updated to Picasa 3 and I'm thrilled with the new features. They now have a retouching tool, a text function, and an enhanced collage section. So much fun. Who needs PhotoShop when there's Picasa? Check it out.

Mom, Dad...

In one week this little guy will be at your house!

Monday, December 8, 2008


I will finally be seeing this.


Find them here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shout Out

When we were in Utah mid October, I arranged to have Van's pictures taken by my talented friend Katie Dudley. Van had just turned three months old. Katie took beautiful pictures and these are some of my favorites. I love the way she was able to capture so many of his different expressions. I recently received some prints in the mail and can't wait to get them framed. If only she didn't live in Philadelphia, then I would be able to have her take Van's sixth month shots. Thank again Kate, they're lovely.

'Tis the Season

Music. Lights. Wreaths. TV Movies. Traffic. Candy Canes. Trees.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Loving My...

Method Aroma Pill
Bath and Body Works Sensual Amber WashPaul Mitchell Tea Tree ShampooSecret Deodorant