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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Think I forgot?

Yeah, I didn't forget to finish the final posting to our NM/TX trip. It's just been a crazy, busy, yet fun last couple of weeks!!

Jared is same ol', same ol'... still working hard at work, scouts, and his diet. He's doing a no carbs, no sugar diet. He has lost quite a bit of weight and has been AMAZING at sticking to it... despite the little devil on his shoulder (aka his wife).

I'm busy as ever with "Thor" and all that is included with stay-at-home-mom. I will have my first Activity Days activity tomorrow!! So stinkin' excited. Other than that, nothing too exciting

"Thor"... cute, sweet, loveable "Thor". He's now 6 months. Crazy, huh? At his check up he was

12 lbs 5.5 ounces -> less than 3% (we may make it to 3-6 month clothes soon!!)
25 inches -> 7% (wahoo! made it on the charts)
44 cm -> 57% (yeup, still has a huge head) :o)

He is enjoying eating now. We're still working with Kids on the Move, but who knows for how much longer. He's starting to sit up on his own pretty good. We're stilling working on the whole back to tummy rolling. He can do tummy to back, no prob though! He's as smiley, happy, and adorable as ever. We are mean parents and took away his pacifier. He was waking up twice in the middle of the night... just because it came out. So we had a couple of bad nights without it, but now he's pretty good!! I'm finally getting sleep again. YAY!! He still has to be double swaddled, but that's okay. We're all getting sleep. :o)

Now on to our last part of our TX trip. Lubbock!! Lubbock was awesome! We had a great time, great company of Brian (Jared's bro) and his family (Tawnya, Faye, Daisy, and Liz), and just had fun relaxing. We went to a really cool science museum.  

Look!! Faye caught a Jared

Jared feeling Daisy to the dinosaur

All of us in the boat... not sure who the little boy is though :o)

While we were in Lubbock, we had the privilege of  going to the hospital where Brian is a medical resident at. During his break, we decided to go to the cafeteria and get ice cream. Ms. Daisy was having trouble reaching the water to wash her hands and face. Here was Jared's solution:

Pretty good solution, I think. We had an awesome tea party with the girls too. Here's a pic of it. Please don't mind my drug-out look. I know I was way tired here.

Jared went out and got pizza for us. He came back with colored bubbles too. The girls LOVED them.

Lubbock was amazing too. We're so grateful for everyone that let us intrude on them during our NM/TX trip!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We had a blast and really enjoyed seeing everyone. I won't lie though, it was good to get home after our time in Lubbock!

So that's it for now. Love to all!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Austin, Texas

So, I lied. I'm doing our vacation in three post, not two. I just had too pics of Texas :o) Anyway~ so we left Papa and Grandma's in Las Cruces, NM early Thurs., Feb. 23 and drove 10 hours to Austin, TX. We just chilled out that day, then Fri. is when the real fun began in Austin! We meet up with Mom, Dad, Teancum, Joseph, and Krystal to watch Joseph wrestle at state!!The pics aren't the greatest here because of my lack of photography skill. Plus, it seems like no matter what I did my camera wouldn't take light enough pics. so I ended up editing them a bit.

Joseph warming up for his first match!

Get 'em Joseph!

... still getting him! :o)
Joseph, in my opinion, did awesome and was a beast on the mat! He ended up only wrestling on Friday. So on Sat., before heading to Weatherford, we stopped to see the state capital.

Isn't it cool? I got more pics., but I think you'd all get bored. That was our Austin experience. LOVED!! it there. Jared may be able to talk me into moving there... in a year or two.

Like I mentioned, after Austin we went to Weatherford, TX... Jared's hometown. I did get pics. there, but they all have "Thor" so they're unpublishable for 5 more weeks.

Have a happy Tuesday! Love to all

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Mexico

In looking at the pictures that I can post from our trip (the one's without "Thor") I will do two different post about our latest vacation. We had a blast!

We left Monday, the 20th, early afternoon and drove 10 hours to Albuquerque, NM. Jared's cousin and her family were so gracious to let us stay the night with them. The next morning, after "Thor"s nap we went to an aquarium museum place. It was so awesome!! They had all sorts of cool things to see and do. Here are pictures from there:

Sophie driving the ship

Jared touching a sting ray

Devin touching a sting ray

LOVED being able to finally meet Ashley and her family! 

After spending Tues. morning with Ashley and her adorable kids, we headed out to do a 3 hour drive to Las Cruces, NM to stay with Jared's paternal grandparents. It was so fun seeing where they live, catching up, and getting to know them better! While in LC we also saw one of Jared's uncles and another cousin. We didn't do a whole lot other than eating, talking, Jared helped fix a rocking chair, and we played chicken foot like 4 different times! Love that game!

Jared helping Papa fix Grandma's chair

Playing chicken foot- which I won all but one time :o)

So that was about it for our NM stay. We left Thurs. morning to go to Austin, TX. That will be our next blog post! Until then, love to all!