Friday, February 19, 2010

The bug bit me again :)

I don't want to call it a crazy idea... but I'm hooked and I can't get my mind off of it. I'm starting research into maybe opening my own boutique/home decor shop, but when I looked a little closer at the location it has the perfect setting for another one of my dreams... an outdoor reception center. So, I haven't even called on the price yet, but I had to post how super cute this place is. So perfectly country it's adorable, and it might be the perfect place to roll all my dreams into 1... design center, decor shop, reception center... woo hoo! So, tell me what you really think, and would it be so horrible to call it "The Little Red Barn"?

Monday, February 15, 2010

What's been going on :)

Ryan already a month old! He's still sleeping almost all day, and seems to still be very mellow-tempered. Looks like he really is Sammie's twin :)

So the last couple months have been so crazy... here's a look back in pictures:

January 2nd Ben was baptized... it was perfect. The spirit was so strong and it was such a priceless experience for me. I'm so happy to be a mother!

Jan 3rd we drove home from Utah.
Jan 4th I went into labor and was flown by helicopter to Phoenix... spent 4 days drugged up and corded to a bed, and Ryan decided it was time to be born. 7 weeks early; 5 lb. 1 oz. 18 1/4" long. He was healthy and beautiful, minus the initial puffiness :)

12 days later he and I got to come back home to the family so excited to see their new brother.

His First Bath

The 6 kid line up! I can't believe how many we have, but we're loving it!

It's unreal how small he is, and yet how they'll grow so big someday!

January 26th: Very big deal.... Ben won 2nd place in the 1st-2nd grade spelling bee at his school. They had to use 4th grade level words to get them out... Ben told me after that he had to spell words that he'd never even spelled before! I was sooo proud of him. He spelled: play, running, every, camera, true, could, urgent, guard, and terrible... the one he missed was towel (toule).

February 14th, Valentines Day, probably one of the girls' favorite days of the year:
Now we're almost back into the swing of things... it's looking like it will be a great year! We feel very lucky and very loved!