Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My 4 year old princess!

 They spent so much time just on the trampoline.
 The one "prince" at the princess party. :)

Well, I officially have a 4 year old. Ok, she has been 4 for a couple weeks now (ok....almost a month), but with moving, visiting my family and laziness  other things.....I just didn't get around to a big party till later. I figure what better time to have a late party then when they dont really get how calendars work? You can tell a 3-4 year old any day is their bday. :D and they believe you.

We had a great time though. Lots of little princesses and one "prince" running all over for a couple hours. It was a blast. What a fun age to have a bday party.

Maya is so grown up and I love how well she communicates. Its fun to have "grown up" conversations...well kind of. She is such a huge helper with Jaxon and even though they may have their "sibling spats", dont mess with her brother. She is super protective and I find it adorable. She is loving learning time, crafts, and is absolutely in love with the trampoline.

I love my girl. What a blessing she is in our lives!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A needed update

Wow. 4 months since my last post. Thats a long time. But to my credit, I was sick for half of it, the other half I was just lazy. :D

Lets see, so much has happened since then, but most of you are friends on facebook so im pretty sure you know all the updates anyways.

For starters (as many of you already know), baby number 3 is on the way and growing well. This was by far my hardest pregnancy, but for the shortest time. I actually started getting better at 12 weeks instead of 17 or 18. It ended up being such a huge blessing for many reasons, but we also ended up buying another house and moving right when I was about 18 weeks, so that made things a ton easier. I am now 24 weeks and in the best phase of pregnancy that exists I believe. We found out we are having a boy, (which maya was less than thrilled about), but after recently meeting her first cousin at 2 days old-I think she was won over by the size of "the baby's little toes!" and I think as long as we show her the babys toes.... we will be just fine. Although we did have an hour and a half discussion after my ultrasound about "why a baby brother is not a curse". ( she was dead set on a sister)

A pregnant zebra. At 24 weeks. ;)

My parents are living their dream and bought a house in eastern idaho. I would never call that my dream location. Too much snow. HOWEVER, in the summers it is SO beautiful over there. They live on a farm and are getting right into the whole "animals, growing things, enjoying my aunts 4 wheelers....." and my kids love it. Heres some pics from our last visit.
 They Loved riding the horses.
 3 baby kittens were there to play with
 with grandma werner
 feeding the baby calves
 Jaxon would pass on the animals if he could have his own 4 wheeler. He's obsessed. :)
 4th of july outfit
 travelin' in style
I bought this for mayas bday, but I think Jax uses it more.

 The house we bought was my parents house, and we are currently renting out our other house. Its decently bigger and on a much bigger lot, so we are loving it....and I am trying my best to not kill all the vegetation that exists. The pluses of this lot is a big raspberry patch (i came back from vacation and had about a gallon and a half waiting for me), peach trees, and a huge spot for a garden. I would take a picture but you might have a hard time distinguishing between the plants and the treacherous weeds. (we were gonna for over a week and they took full advantage)

Ryan Graduated. Enough said. Hallelujah and let the party begin! He is still working at the same company he was working before, however he got moved over to marketing, now has salary instead of commission, doesn't work saturdays or late hours, and gets to go on business trips, (he just went to New Orleans and will go to Missouri next month)

I became an aunt! This just happened two weeks ago. I went over to take her newborn pictures- I will post one. I came back with 300 on my memory card. hmmmmm..... new aunt syndrome??

Did I say i'd post just one? Sorry. I couldn't contain myself. Little Jaylee Ann was 5 lbs 14 oz and was just soooo tiny. She came three weeks early, but was on her best behavior for Aunt Holly to bombard her life and take a bazillion pictures. I LOVE being an aunt. Seriously so fun!

wow this is a long post, last pictures I swear! I took Ryan and kids to a park with me to scope out some spots for my latest family shoot I had. I had to take a couple of them while there. So far my pictures are coming up crappy lookin' on blogger....any ideas on how to make them look like how they are supposed to? Anyways, here is our last 4 months in one HUGE post. enjoy! (if you got this far)