Friday, December 31, 2010

End of the Year wrap up!

So the year will be over in 3 hours and another will begin.
This year has been grand. I graduated college,
had a baby, moved from a place that I love,
moved to a rainy place and Jesse started
Grad school. I wonder what 2011 will bring to us?

So I don't forget: At the end of the year Elizabeth
weighed 36 lbs and was 3'3". She fractured
her front tooth and it will fall out in the
next year or two and she is as sassy as they come.

This heavy weight champion weighs 13 lbs 12 oz
and a whopping 24 in tall. HA
Millie is the light of my day. Such a happy child and
is always smiling. (minus teething)

We are ready to take on 2011!!!
Thank you 2010 for all your goodness.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

E turns 3

Yesterday my first born turned 3!!!
For her birthday we took her and a friend to
It was fun and nice just having one friend
instead of a huge party.
It was good for her to go on huge slides and
huge bouncy toys. Her friend is adventurous
so she made our cautious child step out of
her bubble.
And she only went down backward HA
Millie hung out in the baby zone.
After MANY hours at Charlie's we came home
for some cake. The girls just ended up eating
the frosting right off.
Elizabeth got clothes, a zhu zhu pet
(I think that's what it is called)
A computer
And a princess tent. When another friend came over.
She is so big.
She is super independent and very opinionated.
She says way to many words to write but one
phrase that makes everyone laugh is
"Wha'd you say?"
Keep growing and being who you are
my princess!!!
I love you Monkey.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Break

For the next three weeks this human is going
to be spending his nights with us instead of
at the library and we couldn't be more excited!!!
Hooray for Christmas Break!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The big HO HO

It is that time of year again. That E gets excited about
Santa and tells stories of him all day, stands in line
to talk to him and sit on his lap
once she is in the front of the line,
She just stares and walks backward
It took a lot of convincing for her to sit next to him
on MY lap.
Jesse loves that she refuses to sit on
a fat white mans' lap.
(not sure where to put that apostrophe)
Millie on the other hand loved sitting on his lap.
After all, he was the man with the cool bell.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Turkey Week

This week it snowed. I like snow but when I am 35 miles
away from home and there is so much snow on the freeway
that all the cars are going 20mph, I am not a fan of it.
It is beautiful to look at though.
Our house was full with human bodies this week.
My sisters came with their families and it was fun.
E made a snow angel and kicked the scary
snowman down.
Brian & Jesse built another snowman
Jesse where is your coat?
some people's children . . .
Baby Jasper arrived
(which is why I was driving in the snow to begin with)
And for the first time in over 20 years we had
Thanksgiving with my dad.
(who is not focusing on the moment at hand)
Sister & Niece & Mills
The husbands with Dad. ANd we are adding a
THIRD hubby to the mix next year!!!
By the end of the week this little 12 lb 10 oz heavy weight
and her sister got everyone sick. Thanks to teething and
cold weather everyone went home with stuffy noses, ear infections
and coughs.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


It sure does rain a ton here. And we still haven't
bought a winter coat for E. The girls and I keep
busy (sane) with exercise group, play group, story time
and all the other little things, that will keep our minds off the weather.
I don't mind the cold as much as the rain.
We just all need to get rain boots and possibly umbrellas.
(I can't decide on umbrellas because many people don't use them here)
Unfortunately I have to learn to
exercise in the house since it's pouring and Jesse
is gone with work & school all the time.
Christmas break could not come fast enough.
One thing that I do love about cold weather is all the clothes!
We are slowly collecting clothes which is so much fun.
There are a lot of indoor activities going on over here.
And we have books coming out of our ears. I will really
cherish the day E can read on her own.
If you have any suggestions for cool things to do indoors,
send them my way.
Oh and we finally got a couch, leather chair & ottoman, tv and dvd player.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I have been really lame at blogging.
We have been keeping busy so the rain
doesn't get us down.
We have still had many visitors and
I have started the Hunger Games series!
We went to the pumpkin patch and
realized why people go earlier in the season
so there will be pumpkins left.

Then we went to a party and E was
Tiana from Princess and the Frog.
She had fun.

Now that no one came to trick or treat at
our home we have 400 pieces of candy that I
have to get rid of...

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Lately we have been playing with cousin
feeding the ducks & walking around the lake

riding a bike
enjoying the start of fall
playing with friends

And missing daddy while he is
working/studying/in class.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

When Michelle came

So a few weeks ago Grandma Michelle
came to visit and meet Millie.
We went to Tumwater Falls
Elizabeth dressed up
and swung really high on the swings
We took this photo because that is what
Grandma forces us to do every time.
Then we picked wild blackberries and froze them
Then ate some in with ice cream!!!
We loved having her here.
And this photo is because I like looking
at myself

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oregon Zoo

Warning: The pictures were taken from my phone
so they are junk.

Last week we went to the Portland zoo
with Sarah and the kids.
We forgot our camera but there were lots
of animals and a cute little chipmunk
that wasn't afraid to be right next to us.
The kids played on instruments

We looked at Giraffes

Millie slept
Then Elijah was practically in the goat
cage Ha. We caught him just in time!
It was fun. I love going to Portland and visiting
these humans!