Tuesday, June 29, 2010

brown eyes + hazel eyes = blue eyes!?!

it's looking like those blue eyes are here to stay.....
(and apparently along with the "postman" jokes!)

Oh and today will be day 28 of shredding!

Monday, June 21, 2010

letters to my daughter: Month 4

Dear Ellie,

Today you turned 4 months old. These past 4 months have been some of the greatest of my life, truly. With each day that passes I learn more, love more and am just so blessed by you being my daughter.

In the past month, I feel like you have changed a lot! We are really starting to see your personality come out! You love to smile and when you do your whole face lights up, I love it!

Also in the past month, you have mastered rolling over from your back to your belly, jumping in the bouncy door hanger thing, sitting in the bumbo, grabing onto your paci and pulling it out of and putting it back in your mouth, and more.

Just tonight I caught a video of you playing a game with your Daddy where he would raise his hands above his head and then you would copy him! You did this multiple times! It was so cute and yeah, we pretty much think you are a genius now! :)

We've settled into a nice bedtime routine and it is one of the most favorite parts of my day. NOT because you go to bed, but I lay on our bed with you and nurse you for a bit and it is just a special time. We snuggle and just look at each other and there is nothing else like it. Being a mother, especially YOUR mother, is one of my greatest joys!

Girly, you amaze us each day. We love you so much and know that you love us too! We are so thankful for these memories that we are making with you and look forward to the millions more!

I love you baby girl!



Friday, June 18, 2010

"So that's what that thing is for?!?!"

Ellie found her thumb last Sunday. It was so cute to watch her! She hasn't really done it much since then so I don't see her becoming a thumb sucker...
but it sure is cute for now!
(Yup, mama bias talking there!)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunny day!

Those cute glasses from Grandma are getting closer to fitting just right :) We had fun with them again while laying in the front yard this weekend, enjoying the nice weather!

Everyone loves a naked baby!

We had a nice enough weekend to strip the girl down and let her lounge!

love that belly!
rolling over is the new trick of choice!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


This light fixture is directly above where I happen to sit the most on the couch when I'm feeding the girl. It seems like more often than not at least once a feeding, she gets a little distracted by it. She will stare, smile, and even coo at it!

I think it's pretty hard not to see why!

Oh, and shredding is still going strong!
Tonight will make 8 days in a row!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ACCOUNTABILITY for "Shredding" myself

my part: This is the post where I proclaim to the internet that I am going to do the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred video for 30 days in a row! (Dang that Jillian, I watch her new show and the next thing I know I've gotten myself all motivated and stuff!)

YOUR part: Yes, YOU!! all 8 of my readers :)...... (Hi Mom, Grandma, Kathy, Kari, Noel, Des, Jenn, and Amanda!) your part is to ask me if I'm still doing it in 10, 14, 20, (you get the idea) days. On second thought, you better ask me after just 3 days!!! Help hold me accountable ladies!

and let me know if I can return the favor for you in any way! That's what friends are for right ;)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

4 years ago......

We became man and wife.....
the adventure began....

I have made so many wonderful memories with this man...
these pictures only capture just a few of them
biking and exploring the San Juan Islands

Attending many weddings of dear loved ones and keeping our own "special wedding pact"

A fabulous honeymoon in Costa Rica
Renovating MOST of our home.....bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms...

Too many coffee shop visits to even count!

One of my most favorite.........having our beautiful daughter!
Sometimes I can't believe it's only been 4 years....it feels like ALWAYS to me.....in the best way.
I love this man who is my best friend, teammate, and love.