Monday, September 5, 2011

Ethan James

Well Hello! To say that I need to update is quite the understatement.

We welcomed Ethan James to our family on Thursday, August 18th at 3:37 pm. It was an amazing day and wonderful experience. Dr. E set us up for induction again like Henry. Jared and Henry checked me into the hospital at 7 that morning. Jared took Henry to school while I got all worked up and things got started. I labored all day. When it was time, the nurse called Dr. E. He came, I pushed 3 times, and we welcomed our new baby boy!!!!

His name was quite the decision! We had it narrowed down to 4 names for the longest time: Liam, Simon, Ethan, Elam. I loved Liam from the beginning and liked Simon from the beginning too. Ethan and Elam were Jared's picks. James was his middle name and was easily decided upon early. We entered into the hospital with Liam and Ethan as final choices. Our nurse's son's name is Liam, and we found out that one of Dr. E's twin boys is named Ethan...funny! I guess we just needed to see our little man before naming him. Ethan means "strong and courageous", and he's already proven himself such.

Henry has been awesome! He's done so well and enjoys his baby brother so much.

He did this! He pulled the blanket over his head. He was so mad when he was born that he literally screamed for 4 hours. Then he calmed down and has been calm since :)

All my boys!

Then we had some visitors! We've been so blessed with such amazing friends!!!
Aunt Andrea!!!
I didn't get pics of Sara or the Grus (sorry guys!)
The Arnolds! How precious is Andy?! We miss them so much!

I have more updates from this year and a recent trip to the Arboretum. I'll be posting updates soon...

Sunday, December 12, 2010


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Monday, November 15, 2010

We're here...I promise!

Here's some updates from Henry's birthday in September until now. We've had lots of visitors and tons of fun!!!

First, Meme and Grumps visited. We had SO many adventures from the zoo, shopping, Going Bonkers, eating out...we didn't get many pics with our camera, but they got tons!!! Meme, will you share? :)

Then Nana visited. We all went to a pumpkin patch with some great activities.

Halloween came and went...a very scary pirate joined us!!! Aaarrgghhh!!! Our Life Group leaders invited us over. Ironman helped Henry learn how to trick-or-treat this year.

Finally, Grammy and Pop-pop came for a visit.

Our baby boy is no more! We've got a toddler on our hands. He's beautiful, cautious, VERY observant, a fast learner, and we are SO proud of our Doodle! (I just realized he's in the same outfit for 2 of the must be a favorite of his!)

These eyes melt my heart.
I know this face looks mad, but he's not. He's just thinking...something he's always doing. I think this shot captures so much of his growing personality.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5th and Final Post for the Day

So, our friends Adam and Jessi were mentioned earlier from their visit (I hate I waited so long to post bc we had such a fun weekend, that I only hit the bullet points and not many details in the post...AND they gave me a FANTASTIC apron I didn't mention - love it and wear it daily!). Anyway, they've been published!!! Scroll down to the right and click the Go.Be.Do link...that's her blog. You'll get all the details. Please join me in congratulating them. I should note that she's obnoxiously beautiful...I've never seen anything like it. Adam, you're not so bad. Haha!


I just posted 4 blogs. Now you can see what's been going on since a nutshell! I'll definitely be better about updating from now on...really. I think it's funny (ironic) that I set a goal to blog more this year, and perhaps this has been my worst year since beginning to post!!! I guess I've been insanely busy with my new job. Perhaps this will be a jump start for the rest of the year!!!!! More to come soon....

Before that...we got NEW Couches!!!!! We got them in April. I'm so happy with the color, shape, size, etc. Lauren, aka Ya-ya, helped me pick out some pillows. Curtains are next...YES!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!

The Kaufman's visited from LA!!!!

We enjoyed Adam and Jessi coming to visit! If you remember, Jared married them last summer. Here are some highlights of their trip...

They gave Doodle an Elmo camera...he LOVES it!!!

We enjoyed dinner at the Hard Eight...great Texas BBQ!!!!!

Adam can play a mean game of softball!

Then we headed for to see where JFK was shot

...and enjoyed some apps outside...
My sweet boys

So...we walked up to this...some tourists that must like this Tequila...
Maybe we had a little fun with it?!?!
On Sunday, we all went to play a little golf.

Jared gave a few lessons

Henry got to play, too

Hmm...what shall I do next?

Love these kisses!Um....I don't want to go.

Sadly, Adam and Jessi's last memory of Henry was him screaming the ENTIRE way home because he didn't want to leave. He enjoyed playing in the golf cart and playing with all the golf balls. He was hot, tired, and devastated. I hated that was their last memory of Doodle bug...sorry guys. We enjoyed their visit SO much!!!