Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had such a good time this Christmas with our little one! We spent Christmas Eve with Andrea, Bryan, Riley, Karlee, and Aubree. We cooked breakfast for dinner and just hung out. All the kids dressed in there Christmas pjs! Jared and I slept in a little Christmas morning and then went to Andrea's parents' house for lunch. It was nice to share the holiday with them. They've been so good to us. Here are some pics and videos of Henry's first Christmas. Thanks Aunt Lauri, Uncle Jason, Emma, and baby Carter for the reindeer outfit. Jared and I enjoyed it more than Henry, I'm sure!!! We will be spending New Year's Eve with Lauren and Justin!

Christmas pjs!

Oops...excuse me...

Monday, December 22, 2008


Ashley and Bryan came and went. We had such a great time! We hung out with Lauren and Justin on Friday night and Sunday for lunch. It was terrific to all be together again, laughing and cutting up.
We've ordered our Christmas cards! They are PERFECT!!!!! We probably won't be sending them out in time for Christmas...thank goodness they say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Jared and I are elated with joy for Henry's first Christmas. We have already decided on some traditions we'll set for our family. Of course, Henry's oblivious this year, but oh well! It's exciting to share the birth of our Savior with our little one. Until next time...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Norwoods are Coming! The Norwoods are Coming!

To say the least, I'm very excited to see Ashley and Bryan. They are coming in this weekend! Lauren and Justin Arnold are going to pick them up at the airport and then we're all going out to eat for dinner! I'm stoked! Ashley is one of my dearest friends in the whole wide world. She has a terrific sense of style, whether in clothes or design, she loves the Lord, she's talented in EVERY way, and she's taught me so much. I'm counting down until their plane arrives. So, Ashley and Bryan, be careful!

As far as little Henry's concerned, he's great and still growing. Here are some of his latest pics. He celebrated his 3 month old birthday on Monday! He's 12 pounds and 25 inches long.

GO PACK GO!All decked out from head to toeJared reads to Henry every night. They are going through the book of Exodus right now. "Ooh, that's interesting, dad!"Here's a picture for Grumps. Grumps bought Henry's cuddle bear coat. It's so warm! This coat actually looks like a teddy's got bear pockets and ears on the hood!

This picture reminds me of the movie "The Christmas Story" (TIFFANY YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!) I feel like Henry's saying, "I can't put my arms down! I can't put my arms down!", but at least I know he's warm and cozy.

He's really filled out. We love you, Henry!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Holidays

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Jared and I decided last minute to take a trip to Wisconsin for the holiday. It was so nice! We flew out on Sunday and came back Friday. Henry was AMAZING! He cried for maybe 2 minutes on the way up and didn't even say a peep on the way back. I have to give a mad shout out to 2 families (Tiffany, did you like that wording?!) the Learys took Rahab on really short notice AND Bryan got up at the crack of dawn on his day off to take us to the airport so we wouldn't have to pay ridiculously expensive parking fees and the Plotkes - our newest neighbors since July - donated Chris, the dad, to pick us up on Friday. We have great friends and neighbors! Thanks guys! Henry's feet did not touch the floor too often while he was in WI. Everyone took turns holding him...even Isabel, our niece in 2nd grade, since Henry was "just like her baby alive". ;-) Wisconsin also had it's first snow while we were there. I just love the snow; it's so beautiful. It always seems to follow me up there. Uncle Billy loves it when I come...not to spend time together, but because he's a HUGE hunter! Just kidding about the spending time part. ;-)We enjoyed spending time with family and stuffing ourselves like turkeys. Henry's starting to talk to us and smile more!!! Here are some recent photos and videos of our little one and our trip!

Okay, so we took a little nap! So tired!!!

I'm so strong!!!