Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day Has Come and Gone

I'm laying in bed trying to come down from a sugar high so I can get my rest for tomorrow's shopping festivities. Turkey Day is officially over but you should see the leftovers in the fridge! Ham, turkey, dressing, carrots, corn casserole, green bean casserole (gone), cranberry sauce rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, ice cream and ginger cookies! Yummy! Ethan's newest thing is saying the prayer before our meals. This is how it went at breakfast...
Dear God,
Thank you for the food. Thank you for my toys. Thank you for my clothes. Thank you for my house. Thank you for the food. Thank you for Jesus.
He is so sweet. I'm thankful for those things too buddy. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


It's official. Ethan is three. We had his party on Friday night (his actual birthday was Saturday) at Unpluggits. We played, ate some cake, opened presents and visited with friends we hadn't seen in a while. Thank you everyone who came and made Ethan's birthday so special.

Katie Rowten did Ethan's cake. She got tons of compliments on it. Look how cute it is. And it was sooo yummy.

The demolished dinosaur. Poor little guy.

More pictures to come...

Sunday, November 16, 2008


My baby will be 3 on Saturday! Just thought I'd share a few of my favorite baby pictures of Ethan. He was (and still is) a cute kid!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shake Your Groove Thing

Ever wonder why our child is so stinking skinny?

He NEVER has ANY energy. No seriously...where does he get it all?

Just a typical night at our house.

Gotta burn off all those calories he had at dinner.

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our wild and crazy world. And people are wondering when we're having another child. After watching these videos, I'm sure you'll understand why we've decided to wait a while.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I love it when I get a night night kiss and burp at the same time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Richie Rich

Everyone in my family (on my mom's side) has a bank made out of an old US post office lock box. My mom's dad, my grandpa Royne, is an awesome craftsman. He makes violins, cellos, grandfather clocks, little toy trucks and so on. His brother, my great uncle Herbert, makes the banks. Ethan got his bank for his first Christmas. He loves putting money in his bank and usually cleans out his grandparent's pockets and wallets when they come to visit. I was cleaning out my purse this morning and found some loose change in the bottom so I gave it to Ethan. He went to put it in his bank but there wasn't room! So we decided to count his money and turns out he has $69.68 in change!

Next time you see Ethan, ask him what he's saving his money for. The answer will melt your heart! He's such a sweet boy.

The grandfather clock behind me and Amy in this picture was made by my grandpa. He made one for all 4 of his kids. We always take important pictures by the clock... :)

Ethan with my grandpa Royne and grandma Sally this past Christmas. These are the same grandparents that give you a bourbon jar full of pennies (about $40) when you graduate high school. Too funny!

Monday, November 3, 2008


So one of the commercials during the Today Show this AM was a Christmas one...a little girl pushes a button on a gingerbread house turning her surroundings into a Christmas carol music video. Seriously?!? We haven't even made it to Thanksgiving yet and already Christmas advertisements are streaming the media. I guess the back to back political campaigns ads needed to be replaced with something.