Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Musings

(Thanks, JuJu, for the pic!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Catching up the last month...

Life had been fairly quiet around here lately though having two kiddos keeps a mom quite busy (far too busy to blog, usually). However, we are thoroughly enjoying getting to know our Hattie.

What we've learned: She primarily amuses herself by eating, snoozing,

laying around the house,

and making googly-eyed faces at the camera.

Meanwhile, Edy is growing into quite the little Personality.
She now reguarly dresses and styles her hair like a Dr. Seuss character.

She also enjoys decorating,

making purposely unattractive faces when I try to get her to smile for pictures,

and cooking.

(She made us ramen noodles. They were delicious.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gee, Thanks.

Josh took some time off work this week to help out around the house.

Here's where I found him at about 11:30 yesterday morning:

Apparently, "helping out" has a wide range of definitions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The First Week

I know I've done poorly at keeping the blog updated with new pictures of Hattie, but somehow, suprisingly, having two kiddos has left me with a whole lot less time for picture-taking and blogging. So, a quick update...

Hattie is quite the sleeper. Though I know all newborns sleep a lot, we swear she is unusual. It's a quite a treat when we get to see her beautiful eyes actually open.

Edy loves her baby sister and kisses her endlessly. She is also an excellent fetcher of diapers and wet wipes. Josh has begun to take advantage of her helpfulness though and has her completing various household tasks for him. But she's a smart girl; I'm sure she'll realize what he's up to and put an end to it soon enough.

Many people have asked if Edy has shown any signs of jealously. She hasn't, but I have. Her new attachment to Josh is a little hard for her mommy to take.

I was beginning to go a bit stir-crazy this week and decided it was time to pull out the double stroller. It was chilly, but the girls were snuggly warm inside under the rain fly. (Please don't look at me in this picture...I look just as tired as I felt.)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hattie Anne Hall

Sweet Hattie is finally here! She arrived bright and early on my 28th birthday, Tuesday, November 9th at 2:16 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcome darling!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Last Hurrah.

Our days as a family of three are quickly approaching their end. In honor of their departure we took one last set of shots before we add another kiddo to the mix. Unfortunately, very few of those pictures turned out. C'est la vie, eh?

However, if nothing else, this next picture makes me happy beyond belief. Who needs boring ol' posed family portraits, anyhow?

Happy Fall, my friends.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween,

from Little Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2 years and 1 day

What a beautiful start.

-We nearly wore ourselves out with birthday extravaganzas yesterday. We started with misshapen blueberry pancakes for breakfast, played with play-dough (compliments of Angela and Pax), and had a quick dance party in the living room- all before 9 a.m.

We talked to JuJu on the phone, took a walk around the neighborhood with Grandpa, and had William from next door over for the morning while his mom ran some errands. Lance (Josh's intern at church and Edy's first major crush) came over for his weekly Wednesday lunch, Grandmommy treated us to an ice cream cone from Sonic, and then it was an early dinner of potpie- Edy's favorite- before church in the evening.

Needless to say, I am exhausted today.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


We celebrated our sweet E.J. turning two-whole-years-old at the park Saturday, and it's a wonder that I didn't cry through the whole thing. Pregnancy hormones aside, it's hard for me to fathom that two years have passed since she joined our family. I don't really understand why, but God has been incredibly good to us.

Monday, September 27, 2010

For those who are interested...

8ish weeks to go.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Girl Bed

Edy has just successfully completed her first full week of sleeping in her big girl bed. This milestone was met by deep sadness for me and joy akin to winning the lottery for Edy.

Though she posed happily for her first photos in her bed, the initial night did not go well. After getting up several times and receiving several scoldings and reminders that "big girls stay in their beds" my sweet E.J. ended up back in her crib. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It was awful.

However, Daddy's insistence on her obedience paid off, she got the idea, and night #2 and each night since have proven much more peaceful.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


We have some wonderfully generous folks from church who let us come use their pool whenever we want. They have actually scolded me several times for calling first to ask if it's okay.

So last week, Lindsey, Caleb, Angela, Paxton, Erica, Kins, and me and Edy finally managed to rendezvous at the Whitehouses.' It was delightful.

On a side note, Pax appears to be channeling Popeye the Sailor Man in this shot. Classic.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Florida 2010

Finally getting around to posting these. Sorry for the delay.

With the exception of Caleb, we were all able to convene at the beach this year. It was Abel, Edy, and Jagger's first time to be together since Luke and Caitlan's wedding last summer. And besides some pushing, toy-snatching, and a bout of the stomach bug they all got along swimmingly.