December 25, 2017

Utah Christmas Adventures Part 1

Bubba, We flew out to Utah midweek to celebrate the holidays with some of our extended family. We flew from Eugene to Portland and Portland to Salt Lake City. You did well on both flights, having a layover though made for a long day.

Some friends brought a nativity over for you, you love it!

We took the train from the airport to get to Nana and Papa's house-- first train ride for you.

Watching the moving walkway at the airport.

On the train with a very tired Mommy.

Dental floss.

We went to see the lights on Temple Square with Brittany. The lights were really pretty! Even just walking around the temple grounds you could feel the spirit. Living so far away from a temple made this experience all that much sweeter.

All bundled up to see the lights.

Cousin Brittany, Mommy, Bubba & Daddy.

We had a hard time getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time.

We grabbed a bite to eat at Cafe Rio after looking at the lights. I forgot how much I love Cafe Rio! You enjoyed it too little one.

Cream of wheat with blackberries for the win!

Playing with a glove at the doctors office.

One day you discovered the stairs. All you seemed to want to do this week is go up the stairs and down the stairs. I am crossing my fingers that you don't take a tumble down the stairs.

Each time the photographer squeaked her squeaky toy to get you to smile, you frowned-- it was awesome!

And you cut another tooth this week on the bottom. That makes four teeth you for you. I can't believe how fast you are growing up!

December 18, 2017


It's been cold here, so we continued to spend time indoors. There were a few days though where we were able to sneak out and go on a short walk.

We worked on sending out the last of our Christmas cards and prepared to fly to Utah for Christmas.

You love toilets!

Daddy and I did sneak out on a date though to go see the movie Wonder. The movie was really good. Daddy loved it! He cried like a baby, he said he had never cried so much during a movie before. Miss Aubri watched you and you were so good for her!

You decided to draw on your forehead.

We played with fake mustaches one evening, you kept ripping Mommy's off.

And everything at home has started to break: the flanges on both of our toilets broke, the light switch to our ceiling fan started making funny noises and smelt like it was burning and you broke your dresser draw. We are on a roll. Hopefully nothing else brakes.

Opening things is your favorite!

We love you little one!

December 14, 2017

Gratitude & Joy

“No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

December 11, 2017

Cooped Up Inside

We've been cooped up in side for awhile, Bubba. It has been incredibly cold, by cold I mean the highs are in the 30s and the lows are in the 20s, add in the humidity and it's COLD! We have spent most of the past week inside. I keep wondering where the rain is. Usually, it rains a lot in the winter and we can at least get outside and walk because it's warmer, but this is not your typical Oregon winter.

Aren't they cute?

That smile just melts me.

Hi Mom.

One day I decided to put your stuffed puppy on your toy racecar and drive it around the house. Almost instantly you decided to chase after the puppy. It's super cute and fun to watch!

You also figured out how to get into the drawer in our entryway table. You pulled out the garage door opener and opened the garage. You are one smart little boy!

Cottage cheese is my favorite!

The highlight for the week was going to the ward Christmas party. We ate food, learned to hula and I sang with the Young Women. We wanted you to sit on Santa's lap but the line was really long and it was bedtime for you. Maybe we can get you on Santa's lap before Christmas gets here.

As far as development goes, you started cutting your third tooth. This tooth is on the top. You have been a little grouchy because of it.

We sure love you little bug! You light up our world!