Saturday, November 26, 2011


Yummy food, great friends, and fun family time - now that is a great Thanksgiving! The Wheatley's were nice enough to invite us over again. This was our third Thanksgiving with them and so much fun! We are so lucky to have such great friends. I don't know what we would do without them, our families have so much fun together!

Drake has his grumpy face here, but he was having a great time with his BFF Oliver.

I just love those cheeks!

Rosanna and I with our sweet girls - who match!

The Wheatleys

We hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving! Now on to Christmas! (I already have my tree up - hehehe)

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Bestie!

My best friend came to visit me this past week! We had so much fun. We have been friends since high school, and I truly don't know what I would do without her. She is such a good friend and is always there for me. I know that we are going to be life long friends and that makes me so happy. She currently lives in Oregon so we don't get to see each other very much. She was nice enough to come out here to meet Sonja and play with Drake. Drake was literally bawling when we dropped her off at the airport (and I felt like bawling!).

Minda - you are such a good friend to me and I am so lucky to have you in my life. I hope you know how amazing you are. Thank you so much for coming out here. We had so much fun having you here. Hopefully I will see you soonish!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Anderson's!

We are so lucky to be in the families we are in.
To have all these people want to come out to meet Sonja and spend time with us is amazing!
After my family left, Chris's parents were the next to come see us.
Unfortunately I was a total slacker and only got this picture of them.
But we had so much fun while they were here.
Drake would not let Doug have a break,
and Sonja loved being held by Lani!

Next up was Chris's siblings.
He is one of six kids and three of his siblings were available to come see us.
Heather had been here before but it was Heidi and Daniel's first time.
Chris was lucky to have the weekend off while they were here so we were able to do some fun stuff.
We went to the lakefront and stumbled upon Discovery World's free day!
We also went to Lapham Peak, had some good food, and got Kopps Custard 3 out of the 4 days they were here. Yummy!

Thank you so much for coming out to see us!
Our kids love you all so much and love getting to spend time with you.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wow Moments

Becoming a parent brings many "wow" moments.
Drake has continually "wow"ed me for the past 2+ years,
and now Sonja is just as amazing.
But I have to say,
the most amazing wow moment I have had so far is seeing the two of them together.
Drake is so sweet to her.
He loves her so much and is already taking care of her and protecting her.
He talks to her all the time.
He gives her about a million kisses a day.
When Sonja is crying, he says "don't worry sweet pea, I will be right there".
At the store, every time we pass by someone he will tell them he has a baby sister and that she is "sooooo tiny".
When Sonja is having tummy time, Drake will lie right by her and talk to her.
And I am pretty sure Sonja loves him just as much.
She is going to learn so much from him (good and bad).
I know that she is just going to follow him around everywhere.
It just makes me so happy to see them together.
I love them so much and am so blessed to be able to watch them grow and learn.
Motherhood is hard, but it is definitely worth it!
And I am looking forward to many more "wow" moments.