What are we up to?

We are living in Woodbridge VA and loving it. We now have 2 beautiful little girls, Evelynn and Cora, and look forward to the adventures that are coming our way. We have such a blessed life together and are thankful everyday for our eternal family.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

catching up

I realized today that I frequently look at my friends blogs wishing they would update them so I could know what they are up to. It rarely occurs to me that I haven't updated mine in a long time either! So here I am letting everyone who looks at this know what we are up to. I can't believe I haven't even blogged about halloween! Here's a cute picture of our little piggy!
Evelynn had the best time trick or treating. She was way better at it than I thought she would be too. She walked right up to the door stuck her little hand out and said "treat". Everyone thought she was pretty cute. They would put some candy in her hand, she would go over to her bag and stick it in and turn right back around to ask for another treat. She got triple treats at most houses! The next day we went for a walk with Tonka and she couldn't understand why we weren't stopping to ask for more candy. It is so fun to be a Mom!

 Not a whole lot else has been going on around here. We had a fun Thanksgiving. We had a couple friends over to our house so I only had to make a couple things for dinner. It is nice to have friends to spend the holidays with when family isn't around. We let the kids play and we all ate as much as we could. I promised myself I would take some pictures this year and once again I forgot. So no fun pictures of our Thanksgiving. In just a couple weeks we will be heading to Colorado for Christmas and we are pretty excited for a little vacation. Also 2 of my best friends had babies in the past couple months and I can't wait to meet their little girls!! Well I hope to update this sooner next time! Until then.. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I finally got around to blogging again! The hard drive on our computer has been full for forever and we finally just put all our pictures on the external hard drive. Which means I can post new pictures now!! We have had a really awesome summer. It's hard to believe it's over already. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the summer that I never got around to posting.

 The 4th of July

 this can is empty by the way!

 Just a couple weekends ago Preston took a Monday off and we headed up to Gettysburg. It was a fun little vacation and we learned so much while we were there. Next time anyone comes to visit us we will have to take them up there. History is kinda cool!

At the end of September we took a vacation to the  beach with 2 other families. I am still waiting on some photos from those girls before I put them up. That vacation deserves a post of it's own. :) Hope you liked the pics!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Evelynn is ONE!!

Evelynn has been one for over a month now. I know this is really late! Her birthday was July 7th and it was a really fun day. Kids birthdays are so much fun! The Saturday before she turned one we threw her a little party at the pool with some of our good friends. We took a grill down to our neighborhood pool and had a barbeque. It was a good time. Thanks to all our friends who made it a special day. Here's some pictures of our little girls big day.

We love you so much Evelynn and we can't imagine our family with out you!! HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I know I know

I have been really bad at blogging! I keep meaning to blog about something and then I get busy and forget. So much has been going on here! Thank goodness we have cameras or else I would never remember what we have be doing the past couple months. Here are some pictures of a Triathlon Preston did a couple months ago.

He came in 18th place. I think he was really hoping to be in the top 10 but 18th is pretty good for someone who wasn't able to train much for it. Evie and I were so proud of him!

I don't think that I mentioned that Preston started a new job about a month ago. He is now an Executive Officer which is pretty much a secretary to a General. It's longer hours and a lot of work. Most of the time he doesn't get home till after 8 which is usually after Evie has already gone to bed. Needless to say it is going to be a very long year for all of us but it's only a year long position and we will all make the best of our weekends together!

A couple weekends ago we were able to go visit some of our friends that live in Boston. We were only there for 3 days but we had a lot of fun. Preston went on a crazy hike to the summit of Mt. Washington. They had to come back early because the weather was so cold. His hands were so swollen from the cold weather! It's hard to explain how gross they looked and a picture doesn't do enough justice for them. I'm happy to say that his hands are back to normal size now and despite him being sure he got stretch marks from how big they got, he didn't and they are fine!
We went to down town Boston the last day we were there. It was so fun. We had some awesome pizza and then just walked around. There were cute little carousels everywhere so we let the girls ride one. Evie LOVED it. She liked sitting on the horse but wanted off until it started moving then she had so much fun! She is so cute! Nicole and I even went to a little Carnival they had on base there one night. There were lots of kids rides, music and food. The weather wasn't great but we made the most of it and were glad we went. I'm sad I didn't get any pictures there. We had a really good time in Boston and were glad we made it out there since our friends are leaving for Germany in a couple months. We will have to go there to see them next time I guess.

These are 3 cute little girls!!

 Ok.. this post is long enough so I am going to cut it off. We threw Evies birthday party yesterday so I will post about that sometime this week!! Probably after her real birthday which is on Thursday. I can't believe she is going to be 1 already. She is walking now too! It all happens so fast! Here is just a cute little video of her that I took the other day and a cute picture. We love this girl to death!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Evie is getting more and more fun everyday! She is learning things so fast! The other day she found this toy and just went for it. Take a look! 

She is now a pro at walking with this toy!! We can't even believe that before to long she will be walking all by herself!
A couple weeks ago I took some 9 month/Easter pictures of her and I am just now getting around to posting them. Sorry! She is now 10 months and it is still crazy to me that in 2 months we will have a 1 year old! 

 At Evie's 9 month check up she weighed 17.3 pounds and was 27 inches long. What a little cutie huh!! She eats like a horse and finds new ways to bug Tonka every day. She is a master at climbing the stairs and waves like a beauty queen. She loves to play this game where you lay her on the bed and she will dive off knowing you will catch her. Hopefully someone is always there to catch her. She says Mama now and I LOVE IT! :) When she really starts talking she is never going to stop. She just jabbers all day long. I think Tonka even thinks it's to much. She loves going to the gym with mom and playing on all the cool toys they have there for her. Her blanket is one of her best friends and the most excited she gets is when Dad walks through the front door. Baths are still awesome and we have recently found that she loves the beach. We love this girl!

Monday, April 25, 2011

another vaction one!

Here are some videos from our beach trip. They are kinda noisy cause it was so windy... sorry!

This one is obviously not from the beach.. but super cute! We love it when she laughs!

Little Vacations

 This last week my best friend Nina has been out to visit so we decided to spend the weekend at Virginia Beach. The weather was awesome! We ate good food, shopped and spent lots of time playing in the sand. Evie LOVED the ocean. She had more fun than any of us I think. So.. I know there is a picture overload, but ENJOY!

Preston has always said that he can't wait to have kids to play with at the ocean. This is a picture of two very happy kids.

Evie ate tons of sand so we have been dealing with sandy poops for the last couple of diapers! :) What can you do right?!? We sure love this girl!!