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2011 Year in Review: Westen Pt. 2
Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Oh, my Westen. Some days I feel bad that I didn’t chronicle his life month-by-month (or at least more regularly) as he hit his big milestones last year, because he seems to be in a rush to grow up and be like his sister. This little boy can light up my day with his cheesy […]

2011 Year in Review: Addie Pt. 2
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

I love this little girl. I know, “duh”, right? But seriously, I adore her. I had an interesting moment one day that illustrates how we feel about our girl. We had just gotten home from a trip, and, much the way Jesse and I are after spending every moment together for several days in a […]

2011 Year in Review: Beach Camping
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

This could be part of the “travel” series, but this is more of a tradition, and one of our favorites, at that! Every year, Jesse’s family goes camping at the beach in San Diego. We stay at a campground in Carlsbad, and we relax, sleep, swim, walk, ride bikes, and everything else you can imagine […]

2011 Year in Review: Travels Pt. 1
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I know – there are going to be a few “series” here in recapping 2011. But that’s what I get for putting this off until, oh, March of the next year. (I’m still not apologizing, I’m just feeling sorry for myself.) Anyhow, 2011 was one of those years that feeds my soul, because I was […]

2011 Year in Review: Westen Turns One! (Or Westen Pt. 1)
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Westen. Oh, Westen, Westen, Westen. Some days I think he’ll be the death of me, and some days I think he’s just so stinking adorable I’m going to eat him.  Westen is such a fun boy. (And he’s ALL boy, if I haven’t made that clear in the past.) He doesn’t stop to think about anything, […]

2011 Year in Review: Summer Fun
Monday, February 27th, 2012

Yes, we’re all looking forward to the coming summer, but I’m still working on sorting out last year. (And I’ve recently decided that the whole self-effacing concept of apologizing for not being a more regular updater is becoming a cliché, especially for me. It’s like getting up to give a talk in church, and having […]

2011 Year in Review: Addie Pt. 1
Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This has been a big year for Adelaide. While some days I do miss my little baby girl, I must admit, I’m loving this age. She’s grown and changed so much, and is turning into a delightfully imaginative little girl! (You know, I used to worry about her speech–since she just didn’t talk much when […]

Potty Power
Monday, December 5th, 2011

I’m gonna be brutally honest here, folks. We don’t have Potty Power at our house. (The picture below has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m talking about here, but I love it. It’s just perfect in so many ways, and shows what a delightful girl Addie really is.) Anyhow, I’m preparing an Addie post […]

Five Little Monkeys
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

So, you know when you’re behind on something, you don’t feel motivated to do it? And the further you get behind, the less motivation you have? Like laundry? Or dishes? Or sorting through the mail? Yeah, that’s me and blogging. We’ve had a lot going on in the last several months, and I do have […]

9 Months and Easter
Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Westen is now 9 months old. I failed to get the regular 9-month photo, partially because I forgot, and partially because I can’t make Westen lie still for longer than two seconds unless he’s asleep. So it would’ve been futile anyways. (Yes, I stole this photo from Mike.) This is Westen’s new smile. And yes, […]