Thursday, April 3, 2014

Little Purple Feet

She played like this for maybe half an hour...her little purple feet hanging over the edge of the crib. Chewing on a cookie cutter. Oh to get back to the simple joys! :)


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How Time Flies

My goodness.

This week my sweet Emmy turned 6 months. She is so strong and darling - smiling all the time now! Her laugh kills me. She gets her tummy off the floor now, and is starting to scoot back and rock. She'll be crawling before I know it!

Pardon the blurriness..but that face!!!!

We started her on solids, and she LOVES refried beans. Ha. Avacados, bananas, and scrambled eggs are also among her favorites. She has tried squash, peas, sweet potatoes, berry mix, prunes, rice cereal, and chicken. (All homemade, or prepared at home.) She still reacts to dairy, so I am still missing my cheese! (I tell you what though....not as much anymore! I could do this whole dairy free thing for a while!) *if you don't know the whole story about how we found out she is allergic to dairy, please ask!*

Eating re-fried beans for the first time. Look at that grin!

She thinks suprised faces are funny, velcro is hilarious, and loves getting her tummy "om-nomed". She says "Da Da Da" all the time, sometimes knowing it is Ian....most the time she just loves chanting it. She is expanding her repertoire to include "Th" and "Bla" lately...and has said "MAAA!" out of desperation a  few times. She has called me (or "nursing") "Nay" since the day she was born, and still lets me know when she needs me by calling me that. I'll take it. :)

Oh my child. I still love her to peices. :)

Since I never did a "nursery reveal" it is! Her nursery. Her cradle is filled with all her stuffed animals, and she sleeps in our room with us. We had to lower her crib the other day because she pulled herself up!

Emmy is out on a walk with Mimi, so I had some time on my hands. I'm actually enjoying a quiet afternoon! Hope this finds you well! :)


Monday, October 28, 2013

My Little One Month Old

I can't believe it! Emmy is one month old today.

She loves being outside, looking at the curtains in our room, watching the Food Network with me, lifting her head up, and listening to Ian play drums at church.

She is so strong and already so smart. She knows how to move her body to get food and she has made up her own little sign language for the things that she wants. She has laughed a few times, and we have seen quite a few genuine, beautiful smiles. She warms our hearts every day - and although I cannot believe how old she is, and part of me wishes she will stop growing - I am so excited to continue to get to know her! She is so precious.

I am beginning to adjust to life as a mother - and I love it. She has only been here a short time, and I couldn't imagine life without her. I no longer know what to do with myself if I don't have a bit of spit up on my shirt - or lugging a diaper bag....just kidding. But really. I love her and being her Mom.

In other news, life is still chugging along at full force! I have been blessed with other new moms with whom to have walking and coffee dates with. I am grateful for their input and experiences, as well as their companionship - and meeting with them keeps me and Emmy busy! Ian and I are back at youth group and enjoying working with the Bible Quiz students at our church. We had our first meet - and our team did really well! :) I'm so proud!

Yes, life is good. And it will continue to get better and better. Each new day brings more wonderful things!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A New Beginning

Wow - it has been a long time since I have updated this.  Here goes! :)

My husband, Ian, and I moved from the town we met in and fell in love with, Minneapolis, MN, back to my hometown in Washington State. Truth be told, I miss living in Minneapolis. We loved the city, the culture, and our friends there. The only thing missing was family. We were very happy there. The move was happy too. Our lives were changing, and it was a right and good move for us - the timing was perfect.

I am currently starting my journey as a mother, as I am currently holding my baby girl - a week old. Sweet little Emmy. :) Here, I will  be able to be a stay at home Mom, something that is close to my heart, for as long as we choose. Both Ian and I will be able to spend more time at home, and together with our baby. She will know the love and company of a close family. I will be honored to raise my child(ren) here where I grew up.

 Ian and I have already found so many good opportunities for us to be involved in our church and community - and have found that with the move we are more relaxed here. We are comfortable with the Northwest, and are discovering new things to do together each day.

Though I loved every minute in MN, I missed the area that I grew up in. Exploring it with Ian is quickly becoming one of our favorite pastimes. My parents graciously offered room in their house to us until we can afford to invest in our own, we are privileged to live on five acres of forest - beautiful fir and maple trees. We are loving the fall weather here.

I am updating and keeping this blog to remind me of the woman that I am now, and to look back at the woman that I was. To remember my first birth...and God willing my second, and third....etc. To remember our time as a young married couple exploring becoming parents. I hope that this blog will help me to remember the new journey that Ian and I are starting now, our experiences here in WA, and the good times that we will discover along the way. And, in some small way, to include you, my friends -wherever you may live - in my life. I love you all!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Apple of my Eye

Just a warning: This post is picture heavy. :)

Ian was so sweet today, and took me to an apple orchard to pick my own apples. We had a wonderful time and came home with quite a few apples. I see apple pies, apple crisp, and apple stuffing in my future!


Fall Picnic

We had Lauren and Phil over for dinner last night, and feasted on Chicken and Apple sausages, and Rosemary Thyme Cous Cous. It was a perfect meal for the autumn show displayed as the sun set.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunlit Snapshots

Here is a peak at our new living room. :)

The sunlight coming in my window was too beautiful not to share. I hope your night is going well!