Thursday, January 6, 2011

Life with Baby B.

Life with our new little bug brings lots of cuddles,
And some sneaking into B's blanket to give her some loves when Mom isn't looking,

 And then it just becomes a party (excuse Ma's lack of a shirt... she had just spilled smoothie all over herself!)

                                                Then after a few happy moments....

Then we end up with a lot of this...

                                                                 But we still love her.

Baby B's blessing

We blessed Baby B on Sunday at church and were able to have family and friends come.  We are happy to have B. in our family!  She is a bit more tricky than our other kids, and we are trying to adjust to having a baby in the house again.  Thanks again to everyone who came ( and thanks to Aunt J. for the cute accessories; the bracelet was too big)!

Happy Holidays!

We spent our first Christmas with just our little family.  It was different to not be with extended family, but was nice to just relax and hang out at home all day (especially with a new baby).  Ryan's parents were with us Christmas Eve before they flew out to visit family in Seattle, so we were able to have Christmas Eve dinner with them.  It was our first time to make Brisket and it turned out great!  Boy I miss that good southern BBQ, so this gave me a little taste of home.  After Christmas, my parents and brother made a trip up and saw us and Idaho for the first time since we have been here.  It was so nice to have them here.  They helped with getting the house decorated (something I don't know how to do!), playing with the kids, and Dad and Scott were introduced to snowmobiling.  Hope you can come again soon!  My sis. and her family came up from Utah and hung out with all of us for New Year's and came for Baby B.'s blessing.  We all hung out and ate too much, played games, watched the cousins have fun together, and drank some sparkling cider.  Yum!  Gad you guys were able to come!!
It has been a tough year, and we have had our struggles, just like everyone else, but we have been blessed with great family and friends that make things easier.  Thanks for everything!
Hope everyone had happy holidays!!