Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Today is our fifth wedding anniversary. Marrying Spencer was the best decision I have ever made. In the past five years we have had one son and are expecting our second. We have lived in four states (California, Hawaii, Washington, Utah) and seven different apartments. I received my bachelor's degree and Spencer has gone from working full time to being back in school. We have made a lot of good friends, discovered new restaurants, ran a half marathon, purchased 'grown-up' furniture, spent money and saved money. Life is good because of him.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010


Over the last few holiday seasons I have been looking for Christmas stockings. I had a general idea of what I wanted, but didn't want to spend the money to get them. When I came across these gems at Cost Plus World Market I couldn't pass them up; especially at eight and ten bucks a pop!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


At 5:30 p.m. Spencer will be done with his exams. Huzzah!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Elf on the Shelf

Our very own Elf arrived this year. He's been watching Van for a couple weeks now. Each morning Van wakes up and says, "Mommy, the elf is watching." He's really excited about his special visitor. Learn more about this fun Christmas tradition here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Looking Like Christmas

The tree is up, the shopping is done, and the cards are mailed.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trimming the Tree

Van is really getting into the spirit of Christmas this year; it's quite magical to watch.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

31 Weeks

Van loves to give the baby hugs and kisses. He's very sweet and it melts my heart every time I hear him say, "I wuv you baby." Earlier this week he felt the baby move for the first time. His bewildered reaction was too funny.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The soother has been snipped. It was definitely time. When Van saw it he thought that it was broken. He was a bit freaked out by it actually. He didn't want to use it or even hold it and was convinced that his daddy would be able to fix it.

Sleep since the cut has been interesting. Last night he cried for a good 30 minutes before falling asleep. Today during nap he was up for an hour and a half before finally falling asleep. Tonight, however, there were no tears.

We put his soother in a special box on his dresser. He's giving it to the soother fairy, who is going to come tonight and leave him a special toy. Will this help his grieving? I don't know. But I do know that with time he'll be okay. He's becoming a big boy.