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Catching up… December 23, 2009

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Well, I hosted my first Thanksgiving and it was a lot of fun.  My parents were here along with my brothers Erik & Wade,  my nephew Ian, Faith & Riley.  The day after the amazing feast we went up to Breckenridge for the rest of the weekend.  Ian learned how to ski, Wade learned to snowboard and then rest of got some time on the mountain.  I hadn’t been riding since before I was pregnant.  I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t still be able to “hang with the boys”, but it went off without a hitch.  I was really happy about that.  It was great to have all of my family together!  I sure wish we all lived closer.

Now we have Christmas…

Well, not officially, but I will do an after Christmas post.  (I have a New Year’s resolution to be a better blogger, lets hope this goes better than the old “lose 10 pounds” that I usually do)!  Mom and Sherry came to town last week/weekend, we did lots of shopping for Christmas and had some great girl time.  I love my mama and my cousin Sherry!  We took Riley to get his picture with Santa and dragged him all over the mall, he was a total trooper!  I have a great video of Riley cracking up, but I can’t get it to load on here.  Here is the Christmas preview


Riley can…

crawl (sometime with his belly off the ground)

pull himself up in his crib

pull himself up ANYWHERE

has pretty good strength & can stand on his own for about half a sec

when I pick him up and pat him, he pats me back

he says “da da da da da”  (he IS NOT saying “Dada” as in Daddy)!!!!

jabbers a lot


Love that lean October 21, 2009

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I completely forgot to write about this last week. When my mom got into town on Friday we went to pick Riley up from school. Of course mom grabbed him first and was loving on him and he was loving mom right back! Getting a bit jealous, picking Riley up from school is my favorite part of everyday, I clap my hands and hold them out in front of Riley. Riley looks at me, looks at my hands, gets a sweet smile on his sweet little face and he…………LEANS for me to take him!!!! It melted my heart and once again confirmed that this is what life is all about. Having a little one means not getting to be selfish, not having extra money, and always putting someone before yourself. And just let me say, TOTALLY WORTH IT! I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I just read what I wrote and it got me thinking. We (the human race) tend to focus on the things going wrong or what we don’t have, etc, etc, etc. It is easy to get wrapped up in that so I just want to write a short list of things I am thankful for.

My husband

Faith & Riley-need I say more!!

My parents & brothers- amazing people, so blessed

My in-laws & sister-in-law again, amazing people, so blessed

Roof over our heads

Food on the table

Heat in the winter/Air in the summer