Wednesday, April 18, 2012


OMG.  Mo is actually an entire. year. old.  I don't even know where this year has gone!  It is insane.  When we signed up for this we had no idea what we were getting into.  Turns out, it's WAY better than we ever could have imagined.  Mo is such a gift every single day, cliche but true.  He teaches us when we think we are teaching him and every single time I see his face I cannot help but smile. 

He has recently decided the camera's flash is too bright for him... so this is his new look (yep, he wears Christmas jammies alllll year):

Here he is reading his favorite book:

Here's the little munchkin after bathtime.  He HATES being dried off so I just have to put the towel around him and let him air dry in it:

We had an ENORMOUS birthday party for him last Saturday.  There were 50-plus people in our little house because the weather was FREEZING... Nate made two pots of chili and Emily and I baked two cakes and 40 cupcakes and it was soooo great!  Mo wasn't as into the birthday cake as some babies but that's probably because he's never really had refined sugar before, nonetheless it was pretty cute to watch him:

I think the cupcake may have been underwhelming to him but after he got in his jammies and opened a few presents he perked up.  Especially after the John Deere tractor from Meemaw and Peepaw:
 Ok I am going to have to add more pictures later, my computer is giving up and won't let me put any more on here!  BIG BUMMER!  Anyways, you can see how freakin' cute the boy is and I have new pics of him walking and doing all of his amazing feats of babyhood.... hopefully soon I can add more for you to see!

In other news, Nate got a job with the City of Loveland and just started this week.  We'll be moving to Loveland next month and I am SO ready.  Northglenn is alright but it just feels like suburbia surrounded by shopping centers... we need some personality!  It seems to be a great move for everyone!  It's funny how I initially thought I was SO independent and would need an hour or so buffer between myself and family in Fort Collins... turns out I'd rather be closer.  :) 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hey look! An abandoned blog!

Yep, it's true, I abandoned this ding dang webl!  I got SOOOOOO busy with baby, work, house and husband and I plain near forgot I even had it! 

Lots of blessings in our lives since I last wrote!  Nate got a promotion and a raise at his job and continues to help provide for our family. He's been grocery shopping for his grandparents which aren't able to get out and do it themselves so it has been wonderful seeing Nate in service to family, they really appreciate it. My job working for my Dad is going really well; I am busy, I enjoy the work and my paycheck is helping us make ends meet.  Of course, the biggest blessing of all is our little Mo!  He'll be 10 months old on Saturday, he crawls and stands up and has two teeth!  He's always on the move, making noise and eating up a storm!  He eats tons of different fruits and veg and black beans and quinoa and rice puffs.  I think the biggest Mo Blessing is that he sleeps through the night now!  Mo weaned himself at eight months and soon after we started working on having him sleep through the night and finally last month he won the battle!  Meemaw and Peepaw got Mo a crib for Christmas and I think that helped him want to sleep through:
Mo has some pretty fun artwork up in his room and Meemaw sewed us the cool cushions for the rocking chair which majorly came in handy when I had to nurse Mo every two hours through the night!

Our friend Brian gave Mo this cool wagon for Christmas and Mo ADORES going for rides in the neighborhood in the wagon.  Brian built the wood frame for the wagon and made custom decals too.
And here's a pic of Mo's teeth!  Just this morning the second one is sticking up more but you can definitely see the first tooth in this photo!

And here is the boy in his high chair which he loves.
Mo's funniest face he makes - it was Christmas and cousin Zephyr is also making a classic face:
Welllllll, Mo just woke up from his nap so I gotta run but I'll leave you with a few more pics and a Happy February to all!