Friday, January 15, 2010


It's been a long time coming... Yesterday we picked out a puppy! She's only four weeks old, so we have to wait another month before bringing her home. She'll be a pretty big dog once she's full grown: her mom is a german shepherd - malamute cross, and the dad looks like a cross between retriever and rottweiler. We went to see the puppies and their parents out at a farm in Aldergrove. There were three males, and then twin females; they were all so adorable and fluffy! But when I picked up our little one, she immediately starting giving me kisses all over my face (poo breath and all!) and then got warm and cozy for a good long snuggle in my arms. I was sold! Nate had so much fun playing with all the puppies, and did pretty good with the gargantuan parent dogs too. Monte & I have wanted a dog since the day we got married, and considered getting a small dog when we lived in our townhouse, but we're glad we waited until now. Although, with having two small kids, I'm not sure what we're getting ourselves into!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Mish-Mash Post

We've been cooped up at home for the past couple weeks... Between the four of us, we've been sick since Christmas, and so we haven't been able to get back into the swing of our weekly routine until just yesterday. I was so glad to get out of the house with the boys! So I don't really have much to report... Not much excitement happens when you're sick at home.

I did take Cody to the doctor today for his six-month checkup, and I'm happy to report that he's doing well. He weighs in at about 18 and a half pounds (starting to taper off on the massive weight gain that's been going on for the first months of his life!) and measures about 27 inches long. Although he's now 6 months old, he hasn't quite hit the classic milestones of this age: rolling over (either way), sitting on his own, etc. He's on the verge of these things, and since he's been sick for the past couple weeks, I suppose we can cut him a little slack!

Now that Christmas is over and we're into the new year, we are starting to plan Nate's third birthday. I still can't believe my little baby is going to be three! Seriously, time is FLYING by. Every so often my eyes well up with tears; I want so badly to be able to push the "pause" button so I can enjoy my guys a little bit more while they're so young. Anyways, Nate is so very excited about his birthday, he talks about it to everyone, and asks every day if we can have his party. I actually discovered last night that he snuck a leftover party invitation into his bed and slept with it the entire night. Crazy kid!

Monday, January 4, 2010


It's 2010, and I'm not big on making a bunch of resolutions. However I can't help but think of a few things I'd like to do differently this year. Like a lot of people, I'd like to lose a few pounds - mostly just baby weight I've put on with my two pregnancies. I'm also really excited about getting outside a lot more when the weather gets a little warmer. Now that we have two boys, I'm going to have to find more ways to exert the endless energy out of my little guys. Lots of walks, playground playtime, and just spending time in our backyard now that we have a fence. This is something I'm not used to; having grown up with two sisters I remember my childhood as playing barbies, playing house and doing a lot of quiet indoor activities. I'll have to dig deep to find my "inner boy." I also want to get into my Bible more, and use it as an avenue for a deeper prayer life. I recently started going to the women's bible study on Wednesday mornings at my church, doing a Beth Moore study and as hard as it was to get somewhere so early in the morning with two kids, I've really loved how the effects of the study have spilled over into many aspects of my life. I'm looking forward to more of that this coming year. And lastly, I'd like to blog more. I often wish I had jotted down my thoughts or the happenings in our lives more frequently, since I don't journal or do baby books for the boys. So hopefully I'll stay on top of blogging and enjoy it, even if it's just for our family's sake.