Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial Weekend

We had a great Memorial weekend even though Josh wasn't here to spend it with us. People were nice and took pity on us and we were invited to a dinner or BBQ every night of the weekend. How awesome is that! The weekend kicked off with a 5k race saturday morning. I haven't ran in a race since before I had Arlie. It felt really good to get out there and do it. And I can't wait for the next one. I came in with a time of 31:30. Which for me at this point is really good. It was fun to run with friends too. After that we went to the pool. It was the first day of it being open. The kids had fun but the water was a bit cold so we didn't stay too long. I got a couple of pics of them but not any in the pool. I was too busy watching them to worry about a picture.
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We are doing ok without Josh here but we do miss him a lot. Alyssa's birthday was on Monday and we went to Olive Garden for Lunch and then walked around a greenbelt near the Columbia Mall. We also had to stop and do a little shopping. I have been having a cupcake fetish lately and went to william sonoma and got a package of Sprinkles cupcakes to make for Alyssa's B-day. Yummy red velvet cupcakes. They were pretty much amazing.
Our good friends Aaron and Miranda Clark are in town visiting so I got the chance to hang out with them this week as well as take their baby's pictures. He is absolutely adorable! Maybe one of the cutest babies I have ever photographed.
My mom and my brother are coming out to visit next week. I am so excited to see them!!! It is going to be so much fun to just have them here. Yay!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

One More

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Fun New Stuff

So I got some new backgrounds for my studio that I am totally in love with. And I also got a neat wood floor from lowes to put in my studio as well. I am totally loving the look that it is giving me. I just had to post. I know the pic of Arlie with the wood floor is not the best pic of her. She really didn't want her picture taken. Just look at the floor and the background.
Also in other news- Deacon is getting 4 more teeth!!! All on top. Crazy! And Josh is leaving this week for another deployment and won't be home till 4th of July. Bummer. We will miss him.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bath Tub Time

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Playing catch up

So I finally got around to downloading my little camera and realized there is a lot of stuff I haven't blogged about. Like we did actually celebrate Easter. Josh was gone but we had fun coloring eggs and having our own little Easter Egg Hunt. We also went to a base Easter Egg Hunt that got rained out and it turned out to be totally lame but I got a picture of Arlie and her two good friends Libby and Alora while we waited for them to hand out eggs.


We also said goodbye to our friends the Clark's. My good friend Marin left for the summer but will hopefully be back by September. Her husband deployed to Iraq so she left to stay with family while he is gone. We miss them tons. Arlie misses Libby a lot too. She keeps asking about her and acts all surprised when I tell her she moved. So sad. We went out to dinner a couple nights before they left. Here are a couple pics from that.


Also we enjoyed a fun night a bowling with the Kingery's a while back and here are some pictures from that night. Arlie had a blast bowling and hanging out with Alora.



Josh and I celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago as well. He surprised me by taking me shopping at the outlets on the other side of the Bay bridge about an hour away from here without kids. After shopping we went to dinner at a fancy steak and seafood resturant called Annies. It was delicious and had a beautiful view of the water.




After a wonderful dinner he surprised me with a hotel room! I was totally surprised that he was able to keep it a secret. He packed a small bag for us and made plans for his sister to watch the kids for us. Thank you Alyssa for letting us have this time away. It was so nice to spend the time with him alone since he had just gotten back from his deployment. The next morning we decided to stop at Sandy point beach on the way back home and take a walk along the beach. It was so much fun. I got some really pretty pictures of the beautiful bay bridge with my little camera and was able to turn them into awesome images.

There were tons of these in the water everywhere! Jellyfish.


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In other news, I also took Deacon's Pictures today for his six month shoot. I can't believe he is already six months old. It has gone by so fast. He is such a joy to have in our little family. He is always so smiley and happy. Lately he has been enjoying the sound of his own voice and has gotten pretty loud. He probably learned it from Arlie. He is sitting up on his own now and rolling all over the place. He has recently started trying to scoot around a little too. So cute.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Finished project

So I decided to make a tutu for Arlie and well for me too for my business. I just finished it this morning and Arlie was begging me to take her picture in it. So here is the finished project. I will have to take some more pictures so you can see more of the tutu. I looked it up on youtube on how to make it. Pretty simple and self explanitory. I have some material to make a top too but I haven't got that done yet.
Needless to say I am no longer spending $35.00 on a tutu for some boutique when I can make it myself for $5.00. Yay for me for saving money. Also I just bought that chair. Totally love it! Home Goods rocks!
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Here is just another picture of Arlie that I thought was just precious. Had to post it.
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