Friday, September 26, 2008

Livi's Birthday Party

Some highlights from the big night!!

Our Princess (outfit from Auntie Jen!!)

The favors

The Cake

Gami came to surprise us!! The BEST present!

Family photo

Livi and Nana

First Baby doll

More presents...Elmo from our neighbors and great friends the Switzers

Cake time! She went for it...that's my girl!

Livi and her best bud Sawyer!

Gigi and Great Grandpa! We are so thankful Grandma is doing better!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Olivia


It's hard to believe it was a year ago today that you came into our lives. We are so thankful that God gave you to us, it is a privilege to be your parents. I couldn't imagine a better or more rewarding job than raising have brought so much joy into our lives already. We can't wait to watch you grow!!

We love you!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wild Walker!

Yesterday Livi took her first steps. It was so exciting! We had spent the morning at MOPS and ran a few errands after that. I have been practicing with her for days, weeks even! And then, there she was, doing it!She laughed. It was so cute. Three whole steps, then four more. Of course, once I ran and got the camera she quit and hasn't taken any since! I managed to get one quick step and then a fall on film so at least Brian could see. We'll keep trying!

**The picture above is just minutes before she walked. That cone is one of her favorite toys. It's rubber and she can gnaw on it all day. Hopefully it's not laced with lead or anything...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Birthday Trifecta!

Happy Birthday Dad! I love you and am so thankful for you. I wish I could be there to celebrate but since I'm not just know I am thinking of you and want you to know there couldn't be a better dad for this daughter. There aren't enough words to express...You are the best!!

Happy Birthday Jen! You are an awesome friend and sister. Thank you for being real with me and for being such an example to me of what a wife and mother should be. Your strength, sticktoitiveness and sense of humor are qualities I admire so much about you. I wish we were together today, doin' it up at the spa!!(ahhhh..those were the days!) I love you!

Happy Birthday Kendall Jayne. You are a special girl and niece. Thank you for being such a sweet cousin to Olivia! I see so much of you in her everyday. I hope you have the best birthday. I miss you!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Five Reasons

I got this entry idea from an inspiring Mom's blog.

Things that make me happy today.

1. Celebrating two years of marriage with Brian tomorrow

2. Planning Liv's 1st birthday

3. Washington apples

4. My first Young Life campus visit today at West Valley High School!

5. Trying my very hardest to mold a happy heart.

Life is good.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to the coolest kid I know, Carson Sharp! Isn't he cute? We hope you have a fun birthday Carson!

And a Happy Belated birthday to Miss Mollie Jean McCown! She completed 3, count them THREE triathalons in the last three (I said three!) months. Mollie, you are our favorite little sister and we love you. Come visit soon!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Little Helper

This morning I was checking email, etc and look what Livi was it!