Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


St. Nick visited the kids after Mass

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

nine months old!

i can't believe our baby is already nine months old!!
here's one of his newest tricks - i mean developmental milestones....

vital stats as of yesterday:
height - 28 1/4 inches
weight - 26 pounds, 10 ounces (not a typo!)
head circ. - 18 1/2 inches
he's a big boy and definitely exhibited stranger anxiety at the dr.'s office. dr. says he is doing extremely well in all areas! also, his first word is "WOW"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

its 3:45am - been up almost 2 hours with Luke - no problems sleeping, as long as he is in my arms and neither of us are laying down - very convenient
p.s. he's nearly 26 pounds

p.p.s. and i honestly would not trade places with anyone in the world!

Monday, December 8, 2008

walk to the mailbox

.6 miles to our mailbox and back :) Luke loves it outside and I enjoy the exercise (its quite hilly here!) Its a nice picture of his cute two bottom teeth too... he's got one coming through on the top right now too... its been a fun week!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

stay at home Mom

"If I identify myself as the culture does, as a “stay at home Mom”, one who has no intellectual contribution, gross-national product contribution or status symbol contribution, I become just that: a woman who sees herself as one who has grunted and groaned out another human being and now stays behind her four walls, in self-imposed seclusion. Not much of a vision there---it actually sounds strangely psychotic.If I deem myself as a woman employed by the Creator of everything ever created, as on work assignment in a sacred domain for the sculpting of souls that will exist forever and forever without end, I have a burning passion of purpose. And a paycheck that is said to be beyond what eye or ear can even comprehend!How does an engaged, vibrant, passionate woman forever vanquish the nagging, satanic lies that she is nothing more than a stay at home Mom?Get Perspective:~Hold a sleeping babe in your arms, mouth agape and warm breath drifting, and stand before a map of this world. Which would you rather have? Paris, New York, Tokyo, London------or this flesh lying against yours, this one made in the image and likeness of the very Divine? This world is going to burn up, cinders for the universe….but your child is a soul without end, forever and ever existence. The world has pitifully, laughably little to offer in comparison to this holy opportunity to raise up a child."

read the article

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving - so much to be thankful for!!

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this was from about a month ago - trying new foods - he loves it

our Goo and Tigger

Luke (one of his nicknames is Goo) got the chance to visit his beloved Tigger when we were at Disneyland last month :) he really enjoyed it!

fun with friends

we had the fun opportunity to spend some quality time with our dear friends in oregon... here are our sons sharing toys after mass... just in case you were wondering, Luke is just 5 days older than his friend

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Monday, November 17, 2008

to make Emily a little jealous...

fun visiting with Emily's mom (Easton's Grandma) (also known as Carol!) It was great to catch up and spend some time in a house that has not changed very much since I was in elementary school -comforting since my parents have moved so many times!!

Luke was willing to sit with Carol even though he wasn't feeling too well and he hasn't done very well with strangers lately - but Carol definitely has the touch with little kids!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

new pictures!

so, Luke will be 8 months old tomorrow!!!
here's a rambling update: he sits alone, he crawls backwards and forwards, he eats rice cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, and bananas (he still primarily nurses!!), he loves to play with toys, he loves to bounce, he is very strong, we get stopped in stores with people telling us how cute he is, he's well over 24 pounds - we need to weigh him again, he wears 18 month clothes, we still use cloth diapers, he loves his daddy, he says dadadadadada, bababababa, mamamama, and other sounds...
here he is playing football

sitting with my Aunt Bonnie

At cousin Stephanie's wedding

trying bananas for the first time

the whole fam

bananas again, different bib - gotta cheer on those Oregon Ducks! (although from my shirt, you'll see I was more interested in the Texas game)

at Steph's rehersal dinner

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

for fun

8 things I did over the weekend:
1 - hung up diapers and laundry on clothesline
2 - nursed my baby
3 - went to Mass
4 - went to my cousin's horse show
5 - went to a family birthday party
6 - cooked dinner in the crockpot
7 - watched Nascar
8 - said "I love you" to my husband

8 tv shows we watch:
1 - Gilmore Girls
2 - CNN news
3 - Nascar
4 - Monday Night Football
That's about it right now

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1 - time with my husband and kid(s)- this is NOT a pregnancy announcement
2 - having more kids at some point
3 - going to disneyland this week
4 - the three family weddings we have in the next few months
5 - claire's pinning
6 - the holidays!
7 - lunch... I'm hungry
8 - seeing Mom this weekend

8 favorite places to eat:
1 - my kitchen
2 - my parent's kitchen
3 - my nonna's house
4 - my dad's cousin's house
5 - any ice cream shop
6 - the glenwood
7 - fridays (special memories there)
8 - in the car: I love road trips

8 wishes/hopes/dreams:
1 - my next baby will be a VBAC
2 - the democratic candidate DOES NOT win this next election
3 - that there will be an end to abortion
4 - I will be a good wife and mother
5 - my family and friends who are away from the church will come back
6 - we travel safely this week
7 - we get to see our friends on our next trip to oregon
8 - oh, you know: world peace... That kind of stuff too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Luke is 6 months old!

Luke is six months old!! he's over 21 pounds and over 25 inches - our little line-backer :)
He's a joy every day!

Here's a picture of me and Luke with my (pregnant) friend Amanda - at her baby shower this last weekend.

singing the famous weather song!
laughing hysterically!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Daddy is old :)

my dear husband turned 30 in July and we successfully extended the celebration for over a month :)

Scandinavian Festival - It was Norway day!!

The SECOND homemade spice cake - he has requested this cake for his birthday for the last 4 years :) I made 2 this year - one for at home and one for the cabin

playing with one of his presents - BINGO!


sitting up
in the bed I slept in when I was a baby
Tummy Time!
swinging at Odell Lake

Luke is now more than five months old - WOW - time flies and we are definitely having fun!!