Saturday, December 25, 2010

Can you believe it?

Our baby turned ONE on December 6th!




He was the most careful cake eater I have ever seen! I love these pictures because it sums up our baby boy. He is happy, sensitive, curious and sweet. We thank our Heavenly Father daily for sending him to us. The first year has been full of love, blessings and laughter. I can't wait to see what our future with Atticus holds. Happy first Birthday!
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Thursday, November 25, 2010


Halloween, yes Halloween. I realize I am posting this Thanksgiving morning, but what can I say. We are a little behind! Maybe we will take a picture today and post it for you on Christmas. While I am at it, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! My favorite holiday. Lots to be grateful for today. Love you all!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photo Shoot with Mom

I am more grateful for my sweet baby boy everyday. Grateful for his health, grateful for his presence in our home, and grateful for the humbling experience of being his momma. Happy 9 months Atticus!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bouncin' Baby Boy

Chillin on grandpas shoulder.

You don't have to work to hard to get big smiles from this boy!

Atticus thinks his daddy is the funniest person on earth. Check out these adorable giggles! It is my favorite sound in the world. I love when he gets that serious face between his bouts of laughter!! I dare you to watch this and not smile. I think it is impossible.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Atticus 5 months

This is actually a picture of Atticus at 4 months old but we have a video that we will be posting shortly!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bon Appetit!!

This amazing fruit tart was made by my friend Lizi. Ok, I helped beautify it by putting some fresh fruit on it, but I am just the sous-chef. She is the real deal! If you don't own her mom's cookbook, you need to! I truly don't know how I lived without. It is filled with the most simple, but incredible recipes. I promise you will love it!!! If you buy it, I will let you know what recipes have been my favorite so far. More than anything I love what she stands for in her book. She is all about getting families back to the dinner table. She makes you feel capable of being superwoman, getting everything done in your day and still having a fabulous dinner ready when your man gets home. She has a theme night for each day of the week, and on each recipes she has some great conversation starters to have with your kids. Going by the 2 week meal plan really does help you save money too. I am so glad she put forth all the effort to make her cookbook, because I truly love it!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Atticus Has A Question...

"Can someone explain to me how I am ALREADY 3 months old?"

So much has happened since Atticus was born that I realized I haven't blogged about. We've been skiing, we went to some concerts, our house flooded, we had a 3 year anniversary, I picked up 8 violin and guitar students (all cute as can be), we celebrated my 23 birthday..... but none of it seems quite as exciting to me as baby! Sometimes, I have to make myself get up and walk away from this baby boy because I can't stop kissing him, I lack the self control! He just gets cuter everyday.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Home Makeover

So here is a long overdue post. We have taken a major break from remodeling since we had Atticus, and just dove back in last weekend, painting the kitchen. But below is some work we did pre-baby.

The picture above is the original nursery. Our bedroom basically looked the same.

And here is the new nursery! I think Atticus loves his room, which was finished just in the nick of time. Technically it is actually not finished, there is a mirror that goes on his dresser we still need to refinish. But compared to what we have done, that is nothing! My paint selection always worries Todd, but in the end I think he is happy. I love the color in Atticus's room. It is called Mermaid's Net, which fits. Jane and I agree that the ultimate job would be naming paint colors!

Many wee babes have slept sweet dreams in this crib! It originally belonged to my cousin Whitney, who is now 24. (Can you believe we are that old Whit?) I think atleast 5 babies have slept in it since. Kind of fun, I think!

This is our new bedroom. It originally looked just like the other one with white walls and nasty old tan carpet. Literally every square inch of our bedrooms have been remodeled. It was a lot of work, but I am so happy with the finished product!

Oakley is a winter wonderland right now and it is so beautiful. This is the view out of our back door. I am loving winter this year. Part of it is having this sweet baby boy to just sit inside and snuggle with, and not feel guilty about staying indoors. The other part is that my yard is covered up with snow, hiding the loads of yard work we have coming our way this spring. There is an endless checklist of projects around this house! I don't know if I could buy an older home again, just because I know how much work it is to turn it into something you want. It exhausts me just to think about it. But I am SO glad we bought this house. It has been an adventure and I have loved putting our sweat and tears into it and seeing the outcome.
***And a shout out to Jane, Abby and Kati. Thanks for being Todd's construction crew while I was pregnant (and plump, Todd wanted to add). You were a huge help! I was just huge ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2 Months...Already?

So....I swore to myself I wouldn't only talk about my baby on my blog. So far, I have failed miserably at that goal! I promise Todd and I are still alive and doing well. Atticus is so much more fun though, and twice as cute to look at! All I have talk about regarding me and Todd would be our house flooding and more construction on our house. Nothing too interesting. Soon enough, I will get some pictures of the newest remodels going on, but for now, I want to talk babies again. Somehow, it has been 2 months since Atticus was born. Crazy. He now weights 11 lbs. and is 23 inches long.

This baby boy has beautiful eyes.

Let's be honest. Motherhood isn't always a bed of snuggles and sweet noises. I don't know how I got this picture, but when I found it on my camera it absolutely cracked me up. Just imagine the sound effects to this picture ;)

I love being a mom.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Do you need a love?

You've come to the right place. Atticus is such a snuggle bug. I love it! He has started smiling and cooing to himself, sooooo adorable. Baby sounds are seriously the sweetest sounds on earth, and in heaven, I am guessing!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Recent stories and experiences I have heard make me so grateful for my healthy, happy baby boy. It is a blessing and it is hard to understand why babies have to hurt or in some cases pass away. My momma heart aches for the parents that have to go through that. I have never felt this much love for such a small person.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baby of Mine

Let me tell you a little something about this baby of mine. A binkie and a tight swaddle works, everytime.

If not, then a quick snuggle and he is happy again. He is so sweet! I think I could have ten like this baby (but that won't be happening)!