Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Here is our living room on Christmas morning after Averie was done with presents. Baylor got tired and had to take a nap so there were still a few gifts left unopened until he was up...but remember this from last year? Ha ha, not too bad this year when you look at that pic!

Well, we had a busy couple of days...Christmas Eve was filled with excitement (see pic below) as Averie waiting patiently to open gifts! We ate at my mom and dad's then went to church, after church we had dessert and opened gifts. We didn't get Averie and Baylor home and into bed until after 10pm! Averie slept in Christmas morning until 8:30am and we opened our presents! She got many things, her favs: a Santa shaped bar of soap, a bottle of banana foam soap, the ice scraper Matt got me and her popper (the good old pop corn popper you push around) from daddy! Baylor got a vest (cream colored and soft), some clothes, music toys and a few things for when he gets a little bigger. Christmas morning, after gifts we had my parents and brother over for homemade cinnamon rolls and egg, cheese and bacon squares and then went to G.G.'s for lunch! See more pics below! We all ate well, Averie decided she liked sweet potatoes...and are now recovering today with long naps (for them, not me...). I have a house that needs to be reorganized and we have another Christmas tomorrow with Matt's brother, sister-in-law and kids...and I am in a wedding on Saturday for my friend Jenny (we've known each other all our lives). So, craziness until 2007! Here are some more pics... hope you had a good Christmas!

At Grandma and Grandpa's just waiting to open gifts...

Pic 1: Christmas with Travis, Shawna, Jayde, Jett, Shannon and Delaney (Me, Averie, Jayde, Paula, Jett and a little bit of Delaney). Opening gifts. Pic 2: Me, Baylor, Shawna and Jett. Pic 3: Matt, Baylor, Delaney, Jett and Shannon relaxing on the couch. Pic 4: At Grandma and Grandpa's after church on Christmas Eve. Pic 5: Averie opening gifts Christmas Eve. Pic 6: Baylor, me and Averie on Christmas morning! Pic 7: Averie opening gifts from Santa! Pic 8: Daddy helping Averie open her cell phone. Pic 9: Daddy, me, Averie and Baylor opening gifts at G.G.'s on Christmas day. Averie got a farm animal puzzle we are playing with!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Averie and Baylor having a moment! She wanted to sit with him on the chair, so I took the opportunity to capture a picture. Who knew they would both smile! :o) I will be framing this one!

Here is Averie with the mall Santa today! I wasn't sure we were going to see him, but we only had two people in front of us in line and the one got scared. So, it only took a minute. Averie was so cute...as she was standing in front of him, she looked back at me and gave a little smirk and said "mama?" Almost like she was going to turn around, but I took her hand and she walked over to him and sat in his lap so happily. He told her what a nice little girl she was and how she looked so nice today in her pink boots and all. She just sat there while I took video on my camera and several pictures. It was precious! We'll see how she does next year!

Also, while we were at the mall today, I was walking along (Averie on my back and Baylor in the stroller) and strolled by a baby in a stroller. There were people around the baby, but no one seemed to be with the baby. I kept walking thinking I should turn around because it seemed strange. Sure enough, I turned around and there was another lady there looking around...and no parents. The baby was no more than 6 months...just smiling away! I looked in the Foot Locker and the other lady looked in another store...no one seemed to be missing anything or anyone. So, the lady in the little watch kiosk that was right there called security. I waited for about 5-7 minutes with the lady until security from the mall came down and took the baby up to the offices. It was so strange...I keep thinking about it and wonder what happened. There was a blanket, toy and a child size coat with the baby, but no diaper bag or bottle. I hope everything turns out okay for that little baby. I keep wanting to call the mall and find out. Maybe it will be on the news or in the paper. I'll keep my eye out.

Here we are at our town's little version of the lights! I didn't get any good pictures of them, but it is a little walking path with snowflakes, snowmen and characters lit up all around. The pathway is also lit up all the way around! It is neat...and since it was like 50 degrees the other night we walked around! It was fun! ONLY FIVE DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS! :o)

Monday, December 18, 2006


A big kiss for a BIG bear...

Baylor, Grandpa, Averie and Grandma just hanging out!

Baylor and the big bear!!

We had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa...we celebrated Christmas, had family time and went out to dinner! Averie got a baby and stroller and a cute Pooh book! She is always pushing it around, with or without a baby! Baylor got a toy bar for the stroller, onsies, socks, a book and a Michigan bib! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for everything!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Jett Owen~born to Shawna and Travis (Shawna takes my pregnancy pics) and big sister Jayde! He looks big in this picture, but isn't at all. He was born 7#8oz. 20.5inches long on Thursday morning, December 7th! He is so small and cute! CONGRATULATIONS to the new family!

Just hanging out at home! Well, I only have a couple of minutes so I thought I'd give everyone an update! Things are going very well these days with us! Baylor is getting so big and mature and I don't know what to do about it! He is cooing and talking and gurgling and smiling all the time! He also loves to look at things. He has a black and white book of animals (it was Averie's) that we looked at for about 10 minutes last night. He also loves to look around whether he is just laying on the footrest to the couch or being held upright. He has so be able to check things out! It is just nuts that I have an almost 10 week old. I remember when I was 10 weeks to delivering. It just goes SO fast. Even faster the second time. I remember just waiting week after week for Averie to smile...and it's like bam, Baylor came out smiling! But, anyways, enough blabbing, he is doing really great!

Averie is just becoming little miss maturity! She is talking all the time, mostly in two word sentences and is copying everything anyone wants her to or doesn't actually! She loves reading books these days and has almost all of her molars all the way through. Man they have taken forever, and made her and I miserable at times! She is really into Christmas stuff, the tree and angels on the tree. I can't wait for it to snow for her. She is going to absolutely love it! She knows what a snowman is from books and always wants to make one...so hopefully we get some snow soon! Lots of it! We were outside today picking up roof shingles and pinecones and rocks. It was a good time!

Well, we'll be pretty busy from now until Christmas and the New Year, so pics may be few and far between. We'll have some good ones Christmas morning for sure, but other than that...our plans are going to be crazy! We are playing with Emma, Ella and Tail (as Averie calls Taylor) tomorrow...Grandma Judy and Grandpa Bill's for Christmas this Thursday through Saturday...then it is the week before Christmas and I don't even have my cards made...yea, not good...oh well, tis the season for chaos! We love it!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006



Ragamuffin...she has a thing with taking out her hair things lately.

She loves the stars (go figure) and bells.
Okay, so here is a picture, not posted the way I want it to, but the 2nd best way. AHH. I think this blog has a mind of its own.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

OK, so I am unable to post either way now, anyone having the same trouble? I am going bonkers trying to figure this out. More than bonkers, I am about ready to throw my computer out the window.
Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!