Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Chili's with Claire

Last night I went to Barnes & Noble and Chili's with my niece Claire. She is one of my favorite people and I am so glad I got to hang out with her one on one, because I cannot even remember the last time we did, if ever...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Brittany aka Britz

This picture was taken when I first moved to Utah outside of mine and Brittany's apartment.
Me and Brittany being Jol.
Brittany in my basement... one of many sleepovers we've had since I've moved in to this house.

Leaving Brittany is one of the hardest parts about leaving Utah. When I first moved here she let me stay with her at her apartment, she got me a job where she worked, she even let me eat her food. She has looked out for me my entire life and I am really nervous that she is going to be so far away from me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Adventures in Crawling

Cole has discovered a new mode of transportation for his favorite toys. I was sitting in the office today and in he crawls carrying this toy in his mouth. It was so cute, I almost cried... I am such a sap:)


It has been forever since I last blogged, because I have been overwhelmed with moving. Sean accepted an offer at Microsoft so it looks like I am going to be a Washingtonian once again. I am excited to move... it's what I have been wanting, but I think there are a few things that I didn't consider when this crazy idea of going back to Washington first came to me. One... I am not going to have any immediate family nearby... here in Utah I am surrounded by family and I love it. Two... I love my house here and I cannot take it with me. Three... I am horrible at navigating cities and I just got comfortable with Utah and now I have to start all over again. Change is not something I am good at. In fact, change makes me sick to my stomach. Maybe this move is good for me... I think the more things change in our lives the easier it gets. Besides... I will still have my favorite two people in the world with'll be okay:)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Adventures in the Grass

I took Cole for a walk today and it was so nice outside that I decided to stay out with him for a little while and let him play in our front yard... I am so glad I did... I think he enjoys the sunshine as much as I do. It was so fun to watch him crawl around outside... there are few things that make me happier than being outside on a sunny day... it was perfect!

Little Hand

Cole has gotten into the habit of shutting himself into rooms lately... This morning I was trying to get into the room after he'd shut me out and as I was opening the door I just saw his little hand creep around the door and it melted my heart.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Way We Were

These pictures are of me and my sisters with our mom and dad in a park in Murray, Utah about 23 years ago... I am pretty sure that I confiscated these pictures from my parents at a young age and they have always been a couple of my favorites. It is fun for me to see my parents at an age that I cannot remember them ever being... it's crazy to think that someday Cole will look back at all the pictures that I take of me and him and think the same thing...

My Big Sis

This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my oldest sister, Diana. She lives in Washington and I don't get to see her nearly as often as I would like...


Last night I had a dream that my little brother was home from Brazil... I haven't seen him in almost two years and last night's dream was just one of many I have had about him since he has been gone. In my family there are 4 kids and in our younger years we kind of separated into 2s' when we were playing together... Diana played with Brittany and I played with Marcus. He is one of the funniest people I know... no one has a sense of humor quite like him and I miss laughing with him. But it won't be long now... he is coming home in February and I cannot wait!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Many Faces of Cole

I feel like I know Cole better than I have ever known anyone else and that no one else will ever know him as well as I do... maybe that is just part of being a mom. I realized though, that I usually only put pictures of him smiling on my blog and so I thought it was time to share just a few of the many sides of Cole I see every day.

Surprised Cole

Coy Cole

Grouchy Cole

Meek Cole

Tired Cole

Monday, October 1, 2007

My Favorite Boy

This is Cole shortly after he woke up from his nap today... he just sat up on his knees and started waving his hands at me and laughing. He is soo much fun... I feel so lucky to have him around me every day. It's hard to remember what I used to do all day before he came along... I must have been pretty bored:) I love seeing his personality emerge... he is a cutie!