Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January Madness

Anyone who knows Landon, knows that he is not a fan of the elements. I thought surely with his snow boots on he would be okay with actually walking on the snow. Not so much. I should add a disclaimer that about 20 minutes after his initial shock of actually having his boots touch the snow, he ran around in a few circles then proceeded to shout for the next hour "I walked in the snow Mommy and I didn't even cry!" Way to go kid.Austen is not afraid of the snow in the least...he had a good ole time launching it around the yard!

I am actually quite a bit scared of this snowman/robot looking thing in our front yard. Our house has been on the market now for 2 weeks without a single glance. SURELY this little guy will be pulling it all kinds of prospects...we may even raise the asking price for this fine upgrade.
Noelle was quite proud of herself for finally figuring out how to pull herself up in her bed...right after this picture I promptly pushed her down and reminded her of my "no more milestones" rule.
Look at this face...I'm sorry to all of you who don't get to kiss it on an hourly basis like I do. We did get the most blessed diagnosis of RSV for Noelle yesterday...she's doing ok...very junky cough and kind of wheezy. I am praying that we are seeing the worst of it now! She has never really been sick before, so she is getting huge amounts of sympathy from us :(

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Can this month last forever?

Today marks the first day of the last month of Noelle's infancy. I am ridiculous I know. When I gave birth to Noelle, Austen was barely 3 1/2. So, even though I remember most of the highlights from the boys first 12 months...I didn't quite hold on to them as tightly as her's. She's, ya know, the grand finale. I am not fully prepared to embark upon the first birthday, so I am going to cherish the 11th month the best I can. I know that each stage gets more and more fun...really I know that, but still can I be a little sad? We are kind of in the "weaning" process now. I am nursing her in the morning and at night and she drinks milk and juice during the day. I thought that for sure after I went back to work full time that I would be exhausted and ready to regain my body back 100%...but yeah, not so much. I look forward to that small 10 minutes that is just her and I in the mornings and at nighttime. I know I am not alone in this feeling! I can't be!

Friday, January 4, 2008


Most of you know by now that Jordan and I got tattoos for our 6th anniversary on 12/22. Here are the pics for your enjoyment :) Jordan's says "I am my beloved's" and mine says "My beloved is mine" Hebrew obviously. Song of Solomon 6:3...look it up people.

JY being tough.

"I am my beloved's"

"My beloved is mine"

The finished product...Hebrew reads right to left.

They were done by Dave Martinez at Addictive Ink....he's pretty much a person and as a tattooist...check him out if you want some ink!