Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Abigail is getting really smiley! She has the cutest little smile and I just LOVE her dimples! Today she let me take some pictures and I got a few of her cute little smile. She is getting so big too. She had her one month doctors visit last week and weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 8 ozs. She has been gaining about an ounce a day. She is so fun to have around!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Robeez giveaway for girls

For those of you with little girls- I found this blog doing a giveaway of two pairs of Robeez toddler shoes. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Neighborhood Pet

This is Black Veil. She lives across the street from us. These pictures were taken back when we thought that we must be her favorite people EVER because we bring her the good grass and feed it to her. We even fed her some delicious Rainier Cherries! We'd always stop on our walks to feed her and pet her. She's a great horse. Whenever we would leave, she would let out a loud nay. Well, come to find out, EVERYONE feeds this horse! It's pretty funny actually. A guy from our ward drives over here from up the road to feed her apples and carrots. How can our grass compete with that?? The missionaries come feed her regularly too. Now whenever we go on walks, we have to wait our turn to feed her because there is almost always someone over at the fence feeding her or petting her. I guess it saves the owners having to buy any food for her :)

Fun pictures from Mom and Courtney's visit

Being a little preoccupied after mom and courtney left, I never got a chance to post pictures from their visit. We found lots to keep us busy while we were waiting for Abigail to make her debut. Lots of walking... here are some of the fun things we did.
we foudn these glasses at an antique store, haha

from our walk in the harbor

This is at the farmer's market they have every week in the harbor. They have live music, and artists that sit and draw for a couple of hours. It's pretty cool just to go down and check everything out, plus they have great produce and pretty flowers!

One day while they were here, they had "Chalk the Walk" in the harbor. It was a big side walk chalk competition. You register for a square of sidewalk, draw something, and then they judge it at the end of the day. They had everything from little kids, to artists doing it. Here are a couple we took pictures of.

These I just HAD to post. Meet the new neighbors :) This house is being built around the corner from us... 10,000 square feet. Courtney got a picture from the back, and the front that I had to show. This house is crazy, and really pretty! The pictures don't do it justice.

Our house... FINALLY

Ok, I have been having lots of requests to get pictures up of our house. After 3 months of living here... we are finally settled in enough that I could take some pictures and show you some of my favorite parts of our house. I didn't bother taking pictures of the downstairs because it is basically completely empty, other than a bed in one of the rooms for guests. So here are the highlights of the house :)
Living Room
These couches finally arrived last week and we have been LOVING having a place to sit!

The first picture here is where Charles works. He gets to work from home pretty often which I LOVE. The second picture is my haven. This is where I "work." I have thought seriously about getting my diploma framed and hanging it above my sewing machine- just to prove that I am a SERIOUS stay at home mom- I have the Home and Family Living degree to prove it :) lol

The Kitchen/Dining Room
I LOVE my kitchen

Front Entry Way

Our Bedroom
Right across from the bed, is the dresser that I took pictures of Abigail on, so I won't repost pictures of that side of the room.
Master Bathroom

My work in progress... The Nursery :)
I had fun with this nursery :) It's a good thing she wasn't on time, because I had plenty of projects in here to keep me busy the two weeks I was waiting. In fact... I didn't finish the flowers for the wall until a few days ago. There are still a few more things I want to do, but here is her nursery. I assembled all the furniture myself, and made the quilt, bumper pads, dust ruffle, curtains, and the things hanging on the walls. Nesting anyone??? I had it BAD

These little boogers were much harder than I thought they would be, and if it hadn't been for my mom helping me figure them out, I probably would have thrown in the towel. If you don't look too closely- they turned out cute.

As for the rest of the house- there is one more full bathroom upstairs- think 1970's. Yellow tub, yellow sinks, yellow countertop- gotta love it :)
Downstairs there are two more bedrooms, a family room, a small bathroom, and the laundry room.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Family Outting

We had our first family outing with Abigail. We went for a nice walk on the water in Tacoma at Ruston Way (I think that's what it was called). It was a lot of fun. We walked about 3.5 miles along this nice sidewalk. We found a little stand along the way and got hamburgers for dinner. Abigail slept through most of it, but it was fun to get out. Here are some pictures from our night out on the town.

our attempted family photo... better luck next time

Latest Pictures

Here are some fun pictures of Abigail from the past week. We are having so much fun with her. She is a great baby!!

This is Abigail sucking her thumb for the first time, a little bit different from your average thumb sucker :)

No, she doesn't normally sleep naked, but it was a hot afternoon without air conditioning. This is how I found her when I went in to get her up. Reminds me of the scene from Annie where she scares off the boys in the ally to save the dog, Sandy. Lori- you know what I'm talking about, the face that Chloe does so well...

Chillin in her bathrobe

Again, no- we don't normally nap with her, but this is how I found her and Charles during some good daddy-daughter time. They were both out cold!

this is how I found her during another nap- I think she's so cute the way she sleeps sometimes!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Photo Shoot

Today I had some fun with Abigail during one of her very alert wake times. She was very cooperative and I had a lot of fun playing around with her. She is such a happy baby, I can't believe it! She is doing great at night and is a joy during the day :) Thank you to Emily for introducing us to Babywise~ it has been a life saver and we LOVE it!! I can't wait to see when she starts sleeping through the night as she gets a little older, but so far- its working like a charm!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Some video of Abi

K, here are some videos of Abigail. We realized today that we aren't taking much video so we are going to try to change that. The first one is of her waking up. She normally makes some pretty funny faces and a little streching routine that we wanted to catch on film.

The second video is her sucking her thumb for the first time.