December 26, 2016

Bubba's First Time On An Airplane & Christmas

You had some really big milestones this week, Bubba. The first milestone was that you went on your first two airplane rides. You flew with Mommy, Daddy and Papa from Eugene to Portland and from Portland to Salt Lake. Mommy was really nervous about flying with you on the airplane- don't worry, you did great! You slept during both flights.

Papa with Bubba.

Mommy on the airplane.

Bubba asleep on the airplane.

As we landed in Portland you pooped a lot. You pooped so much that it went through you diaper, clothes, and all over your Ergo- Mommy and Daddy had to wash it by hand in the airport bathroom. You pooped 3 outfits while traveling to Utah- it was awesome!

Our first stop after arriving in Utah was the chocolate factory.

Dad was literally a kid in a chocolate factory.

You finally met Uncle Brendan, he was super excited to see you! He gave you lots of cuddles and loves! He thinks you are super cute!

Our little bear.

Ninja baby.

Bubba and Pam.

On Christmas Eve we met some family friends at their church (they're Baptist). We sang Christmas carols, listened to music and lit candles. As we left the church it started snowing. We went back to the house and watched the movie Joy To The World.

Papa & Nana.

We woke up in the morning to snow, lots and lots of snow. It was beautiful! We opened Christmas gifts and hung out at home with Mommy's side of the family.

Nana Claus.

Nathan & Brendan.

Russell & Brendan.

Nana & Bubba.

Papa, Bubba & Mommy.

December 21, 2016

Bubba At 1 Month

You're officially one month old today Bubba! Congratulations! We are so happy that you are a part of our family! We can't help but look at you and smile! You bring so much light and laughter to our home (mostly it's Mommy and Daddy laughing at the things you do).

We tried to take some pictures of you with your belly badge, but you didn't like laying on the floor. Hopefully we can get some awesome toothless grin photos next month. Oh how we love you baby boy!

December 20, 2016

7 Years

Yesterday was mine and Andy's 7 year wedding anniversary. We weren't able to do anything fun and exciting this year and that is okay. We have a 4 week old baby boy and it is hard to get out with a newborn.

It is hard for me to believe that it has been 7 years! In a lot of ways it feels like it was just yesterday that we became friends, started dating, got engaged and found ourselves married. But in other ways I can believe it has been that long. We have done so much, come so far and grown as a couple and individuals in so many ways.

In the past 7 years we have both graduated from college, paid off our student loans, had a baby, bought a house, purchased a car, visited another country (Canada), visited 7 states (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and California), lived in 2 states (Oregon and Utah), moved 5 times, climbed 3 mountains (Timpanogos, South Sister, Mount Saint Helens), we almost died in a severe storm on top of a mountain, we have seen the redwoods, gone sky diving, white water rafting, dog sledding, ridden in a hot air balloon, we learned how to do our family history, we rode our bikes over 100 miles in one day, and we have done several other bike rides and 5ks.

Life has been an adventure thus far but it hasn't been without its struggles. I'm so grateful to have you in my life! I don't know where I would be without you. You keep me grounded and level headed. Your one of my biggest cheerleaders and confidants in life. I am so glad we are on this adventure called life together! I can't wait to see what new and exciting chapters life has in store for us! I love you Andy!