Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Deacon's New Obsession


Friday, March 20, 2009

Family Trip

My mother in law came to visit this past week and so my family went on a trip to upstate New York-Palmyra to see the church history sites, Niagra Falls, and also did some touring around D.C. So here are some fun pictures from our adventure. I also went to a really great photoshop seminar tonight and learned a whole bunch of cool stuff. So it is now 2:00am and I am still up playing around with it all. So here is what I have been up to this past week. Sorry about all of the pictures of me. I haven't been too busy shooting others so I have resorted to shooting my sister in law and myself a lot. There will be more pictures to come. I haven't got around to going through many pictures from our trip to Palmyra. So these are mostly just the pictures that were fun for me to play with my new photoshop techniques. Look who has a tooth!! Can you believe it? He is only four months old. My baby is growing so fast!
This is where the kids spent most of their time. I love my double stroller!
Taking a break after our tour of the capitol building. We were tired and hungry. But it was really neat to see the inside of the building and to hear all of the history. I love my cute boys!!!
I think these pictures of Arlie turned out so cool looking. She is so stinking photogenic.

We had so much fun visiting Niagra Falls. It was absolutely breathtaking!We stopped at the DC Temple on our way home from our DC touring to catch a few pictures. The lighting was perfect. The sun had just gone down and the sky was so blue. I love this picture.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Big Lips- This is for you mom!

So my mom sent us a late valentines package and inside was this sucker for Arlie. She had lots of fun with it. And so did I.

I also got my hair cut today. I like it. I put a lot more layers in it this time. Its a fun change. And a few self portraits. Kinda hard to get back far enough to get my whole face in it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

We did it!

Well we did it! Josh re-enlisted on friday for another 6 years. So I guess we are locked in now and planning on sticking it out till retirement. I am glad to have made a decision and I feel good about the decision we made even though it wasn't what I initially wanted. All is well and we are looking forward to what the future brings for us.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Little Man

Deacon is now four months old. We went to his check up and he is 60% for height and 50% for weight. He has dropped 15% in height since his 2 month checkup. I know it is inevitable that he is going to be short but I keep hoping that he will end up taller than Josh and I some day. I just think life would be a little easier on him if he was. He weighed 14 pounds and 14 oz. and his height was 25 1/4 inches tall. I took these pictures of him the other day. A friend of mine from when we lived in Misawa sent him this cute new outfit so I had to take pics of him for her in it. Thanks Rachel! That was so sweet and unexpected! All is going well for us here. Josh's big day to re-enlist is tomorrow! Yippee I guess.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hooray for Snow Days!!!

So it has been snowing all night and so far all day today and so Josh got out of work today. I love snow days on the east coast. We actually got a lot of snow. Like at least 6 inches. Arlie couldn't wait to go outside and play in it. SO of course I had to take some pictures. We only get a couple snow days a year so I got to take advantage of it. We plan on going out later to sled after the wind calms down. But for now here are a few pictures from this morning.

Deacon's First Hair Cut

So yesterday we decided to cut Deacon's hair for some reason. Mostly out of bordom. But I guess I thought his hair was getting too long on top. It had rubbed off mostly on the sides and I thought he looked kinda silly with his little poof on top. So here are the results of his new hair cut. Afterward I thought for a minute what were we thinking when I gathered all of his hair and put it in a baggy for keepsake. I felt a little sad to see his baby hair go. But I think he looks pretty cute now. It is a little shorter than I was thinking but thats ok. He looks so different now.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gymnastics and other random stuff

So I signed Arlie up for gymnastics a couple of weeks ago and she absolutely loves it. It is so fun to watch her learn and follow her teacher. She is so fun to watch and see how much fun she is having with it. Every day now she asks me if she gets to go to gymnastics and when it is that day she jumps up and down for and says yeah!!! I love gymnastics.
So pretty much this post is for the grandparents. I know all these videos are a little long and boring for most people. I guess it has to be your kid or grandkid to really enjoy it.
This first one and second one are of her during warm-up. I wish I could have gotten more of her on the bars and the trampoline but I had to help her on the bars some and Deacon pooped during trampoline time so I had to take care of that.
Oh and something funny she said today:
We were on our way to walmart to pick up a few things and on the way there you pass the mall. My sister-in-law Alyssa works there at American Eagle. She was saying Hey look mom Alyssa's work. I love Alyssa's work.
I said "you love the mall huh?"
She said " I love the mall!"
It made me laugh. Like mother like daughter.
some funny words she says:
Sleeping Duty- Sleeping Beauty
Balella- Cinderella
She is totally into the disney princesses.

That is pretty much all that has been going on around here. I know pretty boring. Oh accept Josh re-enlists this friday for another 6 years. I guess we have made our decision to stay in. Luckily we got our paper work in early because 5 days after he put the paper work in, they took away the bonus. So we are lucky to be getting our 25K. yeah for money!!!