Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Morning

opening presents

The harmonica

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Well, we finally went snowboarding on the east coast. At a resort called Whitetail. It was nice to get out together with out the kids. (Alyssa got hooked up for the day!) The resort was quite different than Misawa's ski resorts as you can see. The top two pics are from Misawa the bottom two are from here. If that is all the snow they had out west the resort would never open. It was our first time sking on only man made snow. We had a blast just having the day to ourselves.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Deacon's First Photo shoot

So I was going to wait till I got all of my birth announcements out before I posted these pictures but I just couldn't wait anymore. He is just too cute and I love how they turned out. Josh and I took these pictures about a week ago. By the way, I am feeling much better. I just got out of the hospital yesterday after having a D&C done on saturday. I lost a lot of blood during the procedure and so I had to stay overnight to have a blood transfusion. But hopefully things will get better for me from here on out. I have been really sick the past couple weeks since I had him due to left over placenta that did not come out during delivery. So hopefully it is all taken care of and I will feel well enough to fly home to Idaho on wednesday. My brother Scott is getting married this saturday and my step brother Dylan is getting married two weeks later. I am so excited to be there for both weddings and Thanksgiving in between. It will be nice for everyone to be able to see Deacon while he is still so small too. THANK YOU to everyone who has done so much for our family over the past couple weeks. The meals have been so good and so nice and thank you Slavka and Lindsey for watching Arlie for me so much. I truly feel so blessed to have people in my life that care so much and are so willing to help. It means so much to me. Well hope you all like the pics. I do but I am a little byist. Love to all.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And More

Here are a couple more. This was as soon as we got home from the hospital. Arlie was so excited to see Deacon and couldn't wait to hold him. And anytime someone stops by the house she can't wait to show him off. She gets so excited and says hurry come see look and points to the baby. It is so cute. Hopefully it stays that way. We are already having problems with the potty though. It is like pulling teeth to get her to go now. And I guess while we were gone she had lots of accidents. I hope it gets better instead of worse.

Another picture

I took this before we left the hospital. All is going ok. I am recovering. Thanks everyone for your nice comments. And for everyone who has offered to help us out. It really means a lot to us. I am sure there will be more pictures to come.

Monday, November 3, 2008

One More Picture

Here is another picture

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Deacon Joshua 0603 2 November 2008

Tiff gave birth to Deacon Joshua at 0603 on Sunday November 2nd...Both her and baby are now doing great. He is a beautiful baby boy; although, these pictures are rather scary. Sorry I don't have Tiff's photo editing skills. Here is the story...
So on Saturday...Tiff decided she was going to have the baby and went out for a walk/jog/jump. Well it didn't work but in the process she slipped and fell. Later on in the day we decided it was best to get checked out just to make sure all was ok. So we went to the hospital around 5pm. They checked her out and said she was good to go. Well then the on-call doc came in and checked her and said she was dilated to a 4 and she wanted to induce her that night. She was induce at about 10 P.M....YEAH for staying up all night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

baby update

No baby yet! I went to the Dr. today and I am only dilated to between a 1 and a 2. And I am not effaced at all and he said that the baby has not dropped yet. How depressing. He stripped my membranes so we will see if that does anything for me or not. So far nothing. I have a feeling I am going to have to be induced again. I should just plan on not having the baby till late next week when they decide to induce me. And then if he comes earlier that will be a bonus. So that is what is going on. I will update as soon as he comes. Wish me luck.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Farmland Fun

Having fun on the Farm

Today as a family we went to enjoy some fall festivities with our friends the Weaver's. It was so much fun. We went to Summer's Farm in Fredrick. There was a really fun slide, inflatable jumping pad, horse rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, tractor rides, fun mazes for kids, and all sorts of fun things for the kids to do. It was so much fun to see how much fun Arlie was having. She had a perma smile the entire time we were there. We ate lunch there and I bought some yummy pumpkin bread and an apple dumpling to bring home. It was delicious. I love fall time activities. Last year was so much fun we had to do it again but this farm was so much better.
Still no baby. I am 38 weeks today. I wonder when he will come. I was a little nervous going so far away just in case I went into labor but all was fine. I am really hoping he comes this week sometime but knowing my luck he will probably be late. I just hope I don't have to be induced again. We will see what they say at my next appointment which is on wednesday. My last apointment he said I was right on track. But he didn't check me. So we will see I guess.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

36 Weeks

I decided to post an updated prego picture. I feel like a bus but that is reality right now for me. I sure don't look as good pregnant this time as I did when I was pregnant with Arlie. Four weeks left. I am counting down the days.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some new pics

Here are a couple pictures I took of Arlie today while I was getting ready for a photo shoot this morning. She was so excited to get her picture taken today. It was so cute. But she only lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes before she is done. So I take what I can get. Anyway I just thought I would share.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chief's Celebration

Here are some pictures after the pinning ceremony yesterday. I will post the actual pinning pictures when I get them back from the guys that took pictures. I am so proud of Josh and his accomplishments. He looks pretty tired in these pictures after being up for about 48 hours straight. We are so glad it is over. And yes it will take a while to get used to how he looks in his new hat. It is hard not to laugh and also hard to take him seriously.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Summer recap

Josh and I went to Ocean city this summer for a weekend getaway. It was nice to just go to the beach for the weekend and spend some quality time together as a family. We had a really good time. I of course brought my camera along and took some pictures. Other than that I think I blogged all of our other fun summer events. I got back from Idaho about three weeks ago and it has been crazy busy trying to get settled back in. Josh is just now finishing up his Chief's training crap that he has been going through for the past six weeks and I will finally have him back around here spending time with us. Tonight they have an all night long training session which is pretty much big time initiation crap. I know they are going swimming in the lake and in the middle of the night and who knows what else they will have them do. But after that is all said and done he will pin on his anchors tomorrow night and become a Chief Petty Officer. We are so excited for this process to be over. I will take pics of the pinning ceremony tomorrow night and post them for you all to see how goofy he looks in his new hat. But we are very proud of him. Not too much else going on around here. Just 7 weeks to go with this pregnancy. I am already ready to be done. That is not good. We are looking forward to baby Deacon joining our family. Hope all is going well for everyone else.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Photo Blog update

I just wanted to let you know that I have updated my photography blog with all of my favorite images that I have taken here so far while I have been home.
Hope you like them. It has been fun shooting them and playing with them.

Monday, August 11, 2008

This one is for you babe!

I am here in Idaho for my brother's wedding. It turned out really nice accept for the rain. I will post more pics of that later. I would just like to publicly congradulate my husband for his hard work and dedication and for being promoted to a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. We are totally excited about this promotion. For those of you who don't know much about the navy it is a really big deal. So I just want him to know how proud I am of him. Thanks honey for all you do for our family. I love you! Here is a picture of you and Arlie that I found on this computer. I thought you would appreciate it.
Your wife,

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just some cute pix

I decided to take some pictures of Arlie today since I am setting up my studio to do some maternity shots and baby shots later on. What a cutie! Even though she didn't want to get her picture taken we were still able to get a couple good shots out of her.