Sunday, November 23, 2008

Computer is Broken : (

Hi everyone! I am currently writing from my mom's computer. Our laptop officially bit the dust. I am not sure when we will have a computer again but I won't be able to update for a while. If you email us we won't get it so don't be upset if you don't get a response. We love you all and we will email when we are back online : )

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Heart Melts

One of my favorite things about having two little ones so close in age is seeing how they interact. Logan loves his sister and is always kissing her and cuddling with her. When she cries he will try covering her with a blanket or giving her one of his toys. When she fusses he tries to let her suck on his finger (something he must have picked up from watching me and Doug). It is so sweet to see the special bond that they share. There may be jealousy at times, but for the most part there is only sweet sibling affection.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aila is 3 Months Old!

Aila turned 3 months old yesterday. She is such a sweet baby and she is so beautiful. Whenever we are out in public people are always comming up to us saying, "I thought she was a doll!" We don't go to the pediatritian until next month so I don't know how long she is or how much she weighs, but she definitely has lots of rolls and our arms get pretty tired when we hold her! Completly oppoite from Logan. Praise the Lord that she won't have to go through all the horrible tests they did on him! She is wearing 3-6 month clothes and fits into some 6-9 months stuff already. She can roll over from her tummy to her back, pick up her head, smile, and coo. I have been trying to get videos of her cooing and rolling over to put on here, but every time I get the camera out she stops.


Aila doing what she loves... eating!

Pretty eyes:

Cute flower earring:

Anne Geddes Baby

People are constantly saying that Aila reminds them of an Anne Geddes Baby. Maybe it is because we just love to put big flowers and bows in her hair! What do you think?

Anne Geddes Baby Photos:


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pizza Time

On Saturday we went white trash shopping (where we go to rich neighborhoods before their bulk trash day and pick up stuff.... hey you would be surprised what rich people call trash!. We didn't find much bulk trash, but Doug did pick up an air compressor so it wasn't a complete bust. We worked up quite an appetite and went to eat lunch at Prima Pizza (yummy NY pizza).


On Friday we went to Vanessa's mom's house and hung out. Logan and Ethan are starting to play more and more together. It is really fun to watch these two crazy boys! There is definitely a difference between boys and girls!

Welcome Baby!

Our good friends Jason and Joely had their baby on Monday! We are so happy for them! Children are one of life's greatest blessings! Congratulations!

Goodbye Dear Friends!

Our good friends Matt and Stephanie have moved to Oregon : ( We will miss them greatly, but we are glad to have gotten to know them and know that they will enjoy being close to their family again. Here are some pics of our last night together:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sedona Wedding

On Saturday, we drove to Sedona for a wedding. Nana watched Logan so that we would not have to worry about him running around and getting into trouble. (Thanks Nana)The ride up was actually quite peaceful (Aila slept the whole time) Doug officiated the ceremony and it was a beautiful wedding! The couple rented a gorgeous mansion in the foothills of the Sedona red rock mountains. The bride and groom looked amazing and we are so happy for them! Congrats Tim and Liz! We got to stay in a hotel after the wedding and it was so great. It had an indoor pool and the mountains were right outside our patio! Check out all of our pics:

Stopping off to eat at Denny's on our way to Sedona:

The beautiful bride and handsome groom:

Aila looked so pretty!:

Doug enjoying the food:

Me and Aila hanging out during the rehearsal:

The view from our hotel balcony:

The bed was so comfy! Aila actually slept through the night!!!:

At the pool:

Double Stroller

Our double stroller has arrived! Now we can take longer walks! It can be a double stroller or a sit and stand stroller and it came with an attachment so I can hook Aila's carseat in. It is nice and light and it folds up really small.

We Are Home!

We got back to Arizona on Thursday. We almost missed our plane and we actually had to run through the airport but we made it! The flight went well until the last 30 minutes when both kids decided they had had enough! We had so much fun in Louisiana that we are sad that our visit is over. Here are some more of the fun from our trip:

Louisiana Day 5

Day 5: Wednesday-
This morning Doug had more meetings with some more people from the Southern Baptist Association and they all seemed to go well. While he was at the meeting Vanessa began to pack and when Granny got back we took Logan and Aila out for a walk. When Doug and Papa got home from their meetings we all got in the car and decided to go out. Granny and Papa showed us the town and some of the nice houses in the area. Afterward we went to a lake to feed some fish and some turtles, but it turns out that they only come out at a certain time of day so there was nothing to feed. It was ok though because Logan just liked throwing the bread in the water and didn't care that no one was eating it. Doug caught a little lizzard by the lake and it jumped from Doug's hand right onto Logan's shirt. It was really cute! Then we got back in the car and stopped at Walmart to pick up a few things and then we went to visit Granny and Papa's friend Patty's house. Patty had a little bike out for Logan to play with (which he loved) and he got to play with her dog and feed her fish in her little pond. After visiting with Patty we took a trip to the Baptist encampment (a beautiful church camp with lots of big trees and a huge lake). Logan ran all around and we collected some leaves and pine cones. The sites were so breathtaking. Living in the dessert, we have forgotten the beautiful colors of fall leaves on the trees! We started to get hungry so we went to dinner at a restaurant called Robby G's. We met Patty and Dave there and ate and hung out. Logan loved all the spicy foods and so did everyone else (except for Vanessa the world's pickiest eater! lol) Then it was time to come home and finish packing and go to bed. Another great day! We are so not ready to say goodbye tomorrow, but we are also looking forward to gettin home to Arizona and seeing everyone we have missed there!

Granny and Aila during our walk:

Logan and the lizzard on his shirt:

Logan feeding Patty's fish:

Trying to feed the turtles:

The Baptist encampent: