Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Merry Christmas! We hope you have had a happy 2010 and find this card in good health and good spirits. We are grateful to have been blessed with another great year.
We started the year celebrating Jackson’s first birthday and it is hard to believe in a few weeks we will be celebrating his second! It has been a lot of fun watching him achieve many milestones this year. He spends his days running all over the place and talking up a storm. Some of his favorite things right now are movies (or “DBDs” as he calls them), swimming, cars, his tricycle, making messes, and playing with his dad. He is becoming more and more independent and makes us work harder for hugs and kisses. He continues to be the light of our lives and we are so happy to have him in our family.
We found out in early September that another little one will be joining our family in the spring! We are thrilled to have another baby on the way and are so grateful this came without any doctor assistance. We are excited to find out if it is a boy or girl mid-December—we’re happy either way!
Sean has had a busy year with school and work. He entered his final year of law school this fall and is looking forward to finishing in the spring. It’s strange thinking there really is life beyond school. He continues to work as a legal clerk for APX and really enjoys it. We were thrilled when APX extended Sean a job offer to join their in-house legal team after graduation. We know he is very fortunate to have such a wonderful job opportunity in such a difficult job market. Life for Sean this year hasn’t been all work. This summer he joined a karting league at Miller Motorsports Park with one of his friends and absolutely loved it. He was also able to go with a few friends to the second installment of a driving school in Alabama. He got to let out his inner-racing demon—thankfully in a somewhat controlled environment!
Jenny is staying busy running after Jackson and trying not to let her waist expand too rapidly. During free time (a.k.a. naptime), she has enjoyed working in the garden and a few sewing projects. She is an activity days leader for church and enjoys planning and attending activities with the cute girls in her neighborhood. She also
survived enjoyed girls camp this summer as girls camp director. Ready for a vacation, she suggested a family trip to Yosemite National Park and San Francisco this fall. We saw some beautiful scenery and had a great time exploring together.
We are so grateful for our family and friends and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We're big fans of Rubio's 'round these parts-- especially the fish tacos. Strange considering I don't typically enjoy fish, although battering and frying it is likely the the key to my fondness.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We returned home yesterday after spending the majority of the week in Idaho Falls. We stayed with Sean's parents this year. Both Sean's family and my family have some pretty great cooks so we never have an "off" year with the food! All of the food was awesome, but some particular standouts for me were the dressing made with homemade gf jalapeno cheese bread (collaborative effort from Sean's mom and sister), and the sweet potato casserole Erin made (sinfully delicious). I should have taken a picture of all of the food. We also had like 7 or 8 pies, which is never a bad thing. Too bad you needed a saw to get through the crust of my gluten free pumpkin pie! haha, I figure there is always next year!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sean pretty much smoked everyone. I guess it is fitting for the birthday boy to be victorious!
Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of Rob or Heidi before I had to put away my camera. They looked fab though! ;)
We ended the night with cake (gluten-free) and cupcakes (gluten-full) and ice cream. It was a really fun day and I am hoping Sean thought so too!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My friend Ashley is a photographer and happens to be my next-door neighbor. Jackson LOVES her two daughters and makes himself right at home with them (literally--he just walks into their house on an almost daily basis). We had Ashley take our family pictures this year and we are SO happy with them.
Here are some of my very favorites: