Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Whoa There!

Hi! I'm still alive. I haven't blogged in a while because I've been spending every free minute working on Ethan's first year baby/photo/scrapbook online. I must say I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait for it to arrive! I wish I could share it with all of you, but I couldn't figure out how.
I decided in the process of designing his book (I used Shutterfly, but I customized every page and designed it all myself) that designing/ putting together photo books is a new hobby of mine. I LOVE working with photos and making gifts out of them. Now if only I could figure out a way to make money doing this...

I named the title of this post "Whoa There" because between time flying by, Ethan hitting big milestones, and having so much to do to keep me busy, I feel like I just need to put the brakes on-if that is even possible.

Speaking of milestones, Happy Birthday to my amazing, sexy, wonderful husband Caleb! He turns the big 30 today! We've already done a ton of celebrating which included a weekend get away in Denver with his best friend Joe and a surprise party this past weekend. Tonight the two of us get to celebrate with just each other and have a much needed date night. Caleb, I love you more than anything and I hope we get to spend MANY more decades together as husband and wife.

As I mentioned above, our Ethan had hit some BIG milestones since I last posted about him. After months and months and months (you get the idea) of teething, our little man FINALLY has some teeth-2 to be exact. His first tooth came between his 12th and 13th month. He had only one tooth for a while and he was rocking the one tooth look. ;) Now he has an adorable two teeth grin.

Then, on May 4th, Ethan took his FIRST STEPS! It was after dinner and he took 3 steps towards me! Then within 2 weeks, he started walking full time. Now he's not crawling AT ALL anymore. I'm a little sad, but also excited for him. He has been wanting to walk for SOOO long and has been using ANYTHING (he mostly used our hands or pushed furniture across the room) to help him walk.  Suddenly, over night it feels like Ethan changed from my baby into a toddler. I guess that means it's time for another baby, right? ;)



Does anyone feel like time is suddenly in fast forward? I don't know what it is, but I feel like once the last week of May came, summer was staring me in the face. And with that, I have a never ending list of things to do.

We leave in 10 days for our San Diego vacation with Caleb's family. We have SOOO much to do, most of it involving lots of laundry and lots of packing. But before then, we have family visiting to spend time with, and I have cupcakes to make for my cousin's fiance's shower that's being thrown the evening before we fly out for San Diego.

Speaking of flying, this will be our first time flying as a family of four. To say I'm anxious is a huge understatement. I seriously don't know how to have a successful flight with a 3 year old and a extremely active 1 year old. I guess success will mean landing safely with all of our things and our children alive and by our sides. :)

I wanted to end this post with some photos I took of Ellie and Ethan having fun together in our backyard the other evening. I loved how these pictures turned out. To me, they just scream kids and summer. Yep, summer may be crazy, but it always brings back so many fun memories and a sense of well being for me.









When did this girl get so big?




1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Things are definitely on fast forward around here!

Cute pictures! Looks like lots of summer fun!

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

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Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

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Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

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Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.

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