Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Maternity Shoot by Jes

So, I have obviously not been keeping up on the updates...

However, now that I have a little more time on my hands (sarcasm) 
I will do my best to post at least twice a year.
(on a good year)


Here is my Maternity shoot.



I fully recommend to anyone who is pregnant that even if you don't feel like getting your picture taken all huge and pregnant, do it anyway.
You can burn the pictures if you hate them.
But you wont be able to go back and change your mind once the baby is here.

If I get brave, I'll post my underwater maternity photos 
(doubt it)

Till next time...


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Babymoon by Jes

 The concept of a babymoon is that first time parents take a last trip as a childless couple to enjoy time alone and do thing that may be a bit harder with a little one, such as:
eating at a restaurant,
brushing your hair,
putting on shoes
you get it.

I am an advocate of anything that encourages a vacation, so I jumped on the babymoon bandwagon with both feet.
Most people probably choose to take their babymoon closer to the due date, but I always figure there's no time like the present, so we went when I was 5 months (this also gave me time to try to sneak in another "babymoon" when Danny wasn't paying attention).
 This should have been posted back in May when said Babymoon actually occurred, however that was not to be...

So without further ado:

Glacier, Washionton
May 2012 

Glacier is a tiny ski town about a hour and a half north-east of Seattle.
I'm not kidding about tiny.
Like, the population is 211.
I'm not exaggerating. I just googled it.

Anyway, we hit it on the last weekend of ski season, and since we obviously weren't there to ski, we had the place mostly to ourselves. It was perfect.


We had amazingly beautiful scenery around where we were staying, but as there wasn't much to do besides go for walks (we did alot of walking), we ventured into the nearest city of Bellingham.

It's charming. We loved it.

   We found an amazing park in the middle of town with lots of trails and waterfalls. We even caught a wedding taking place on this bridge.

We also found an amazing home decor shop called DIGS.
If you ever are in Bellingham, GO!
You won't be sorry.

Another day we drove up into Canada from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway. 


If you like scenic drives, then this is a great one. 

So the moral of the story is:
Babymoons rock.
And if you aren't having a baby,
go on vacation anyway.
It's good for the soul.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

One year ago today.

One year ago today, Mattix was born!
Seems like just yesterday!

How did time go so fast?
Our family would not be the same without you baby Mattix! 
We love you,



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 months.

I'm about two months late on this post. Sad. Summer flew by and all we got around to doing was taking your monthly pictures. Even if they were the day before you turned a month older.

This is the month that we expected you to start walking. We know that all kids are different but we kind of suspected you to start around the time Jaxson did, and you did it just before you were about to turn 11 months. They were just a few steps here and there. Walk, crawl, walk, crawl..You just kept getting braver. You walk around like a drunken sailor with your arms raised up and out for balance I suppose.
Your vocabulary is got more extensive. Your list now includes: today, momma, dada, bye, lelu. Granted maybe we heard those baby babbles and assumed it was those words. Momma and Dadda are definite everyday ones. You walk around saying dadadada all day long. Sometimes it's just Da- Da- and I think you are trying to say Jax. You and your brother don't always get a long great, but when you do you guys are so fun to watch. Playing ball, cars, and random little made up games that only the two of you understand. I can't wait to watch you two grow to be best buddies:) We know when your tired because you say "Nye Nye"
Your back to not sleeping through the night and nursing every two hours or so. Mostly my fault for being the enabler here. Oh well, your only little once.

I actually pulled you both of of bed the night before you turned 11 months because that's how big of a procrastinator I am. Here's the few pictures that made the cut:

Time is flying...In a couple very short months you will be one. Where did the time go?

Love you both so much!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

General update by Jes

Pop Quiz

Since my last post I have

a) gone on vacation

b) had a "not-a-baby-shower" luncheon

c) decorated a baby room 

d) had an anniversary (8 years woot woot)

e) had a baby

f) all of the above

the answer if f. 

I will be posting at irregular intervals all these happenings, starting with the baby and possibly working my way back to other items listed above.

We shall see...

So I felt this post was needed, as my next several posts will most likely be out of order, and coming from the mind of a sleep-deprived mom at 2am.  

Thank you for bearing with me...

(or not. No one is twisting your arm to read this blog)