Tuesday, December 31, 2013


This past year was pretty eventful for my little family. There was a lot of good, a little bad, and a few ugly moments but overall, it was a wonderful year. I made a few new friends in Iowa, my silly boy turned one, I gave birth to my daughter, Travis found his career, I moved to a new city and made even more new friends. I hope 2014 brings even more good into our lives and that it's full of opportunities for us to grow and thrive.

Here's a few of my favorite pictures from the last year in no particular order! (I apologize for the cruddy phone quality of some)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yesterday we spent the day with some friends. It was a great day that ended with an awesome fajita dinner and an ornament exchange.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arya's new seat

This is actually her second new carseat. She hated the infant bucket so we initially picked up a Graco My Size.  We ended up having a few issues with the seat so we got a refund and picked up a Diono Radian r120 instead. As you can see, she thinks it's chest clip is delicious.

Arya Rose, Four Months Old!

At four months old Arya is 25.5" tall, 15 pounds 5 oz, wearing 9 month tops and 9-12 month bottoms (largely due to cloth diapering again)!

Cuddling mom and dad and occasionally Brayden
Grabbing at things
Her swing
Her (borrowed) bouncy chair
Water, this girl loves her baths

Being tired, girl will fight sleep like no other.
Brayden's shrieking when he's angry or impatiently waiting for food
Bottles, she still won't take them.
Daddy's coughing and sneezing

Monday, December 2, 2013

Brayden is eighteen months old!

This is a few days late seeing as he hit 18 months on the 23rd but we were all sick! At eighteen months old Brayden is 27 pounds, 33 inches tall, wearing 2T tops and bottoms, and toddler size 6 shoes. He's learning new things each and every day. He's such a bright boy!

Mom and Dad
Tablet time (he has a Nabi Jr.)
All electronics (he finds them no matter where they're hidden)
Bubbles Guppies, Paw Patrol and most Nick Jr. shows
Most fruit
Green Beans, Broccoli, and Potatoes
Chicken and pork (not a huge fan of beef)
Running around
Stomping on different surfaces
Showers and baths

New people
Nebulizer treatments (all of us except Arya had pneumonia)
Being redirected/told no
Getting dressed
The sun hitting his face in the car