Friday, January 30, 2009


I love this time of day. Van has just woken up from his nap and wants to snuggle. He cozies up on my lap and rests his head on my chest as I rest my chin on his forehead. Then, in this perfect moment, he looks up and smiles.

I Love This

Saw it here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Speaking of Books

Since becoming a mom, I've come to realize how fabulous board books are. Short, compact, and practically indestructible. One can even find classic stories like, Goodnight Moon and Stellaluna, in board book form. These three are a few additions I simply adore. Now if only I could convince Van of their charm.

They say...

read to your baby. And I say, tell me how to get my baby to hold still and leave the book alone so I can read to him.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Little Buddies

This is Van's friend Charlie. He and Van are just nine days apart and it's been so much fun watching the two of them grow. I happened to have my camera with me on Sunday so I snapped a few pictures. They're just too cute!

Sunny & Van

Monday, January 26, 2009

Charlie & Lola

While I was up in Stanwood last week the kids were watching Playhouse Disney and this adorable show was on. It's very creative and super imaginative. Plus the relationship between Charlie and Lola is really quite cute. If any of you are up early enough and have the Disney channel you should check it out. You won't be disappointed.


Thanks lady at the Nordstrom makeup counter for letting me know I have fair skin. Sad. Never before had I thought I was fair skinned.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Spencer went to San Francisco.
Van and I stayed in Stanwood.
Van experienced stranger anxiety.
I played chauffeur.
Van was introduced to a sippy cup.
I watched Lost.
Spencer attended the Sales Excellence Dinner.
We all made it home.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Six Month Well Check

Weight: 14 pounds 12 ounces (10%). Height: 26 3/4 inches (50-75%). Head Circumference: 42.7 centimeters (10-25%).

Friday, January 16, 2009

6 Months

The little guy is six months today. He has mastered the art of scooting and is close to crawling on all fours. He is gobbling up his fruits and veggies, including prunes and peas. He just started sitting on his own earlier this week; and he continues to make his mommy and daddy happy.

Eating Out

We ate at some yummy restaurants while we were in Portland. A few of my favorites were Mama Mia Trattoria, Jake's Grill, and the lovely Bijou Cafe.


Thanks to Hotwire's low prices, Spencer was able to book us a room at The Nines in downtown Portland. The hotel was beautiful, the service superb, and the location perfect. I loved it.

On the Road Again

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quick Trip

Spencer has some appointments in Portland so we're going away for a few days. We'll be back soon!

Van's Moves

Here Van shows off his dead man crawl, bunny hop, downward facing dog, and capoeira moves.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Holiday Movie Reviews

Bedtime Stories: * * *
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: * * * * *
Four Christmases: * *
Yes Man: * * * *

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today Sucks

Van has been really whiny, one of Spencer's restaurants is closing, and I just got a ticket.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Spencer and I have never been big on resolutions. However, as we were cozied up on the sofa waiting for 2009 to arrive, we thought about some things we would like to do this year. Here are some from our list:

- Read The Chronicles of Narnia {Ashley}.
- Have family home evening each Monday.
- Be debt free.
- Run the Seattle half marathon in June.
- Have dinner guests once a month.
- Use our tent.
- Vacation in Hawaii and Quebec.
- Have outing days with Van {Ashley}.
- Send correspondence {Ashley}.
- Live a little greener.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I miss...

watching Van sleep.