Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dani & Levi

Here are a couple of my favorite pics from the last couple months. Dani and Levi continue to keep me on my toes and fill life with smiles and tears depending on the day. Dani has gotten used to having a little brother...she checks on him in between playing dress up and having tea parties. Levi on the other hand is in love with Dani...when she is in the room his eyes never
leave her. It is endearing to see the love between them...someday it might lead to fighting but for now it's sweet!

My Sleeping Beauty

Breakfast with Santa
Dani's favorite hiding place

Levi keeping warm in his hat

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Levi Michael has arrived

Levi arrived on July 28th at 12:25pm at 9lbs 2 oz and 21 1/2 inches exact same as Dani...the last couple weeks have been fun. We've all just been loving our new little man!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Water, Tea, Bugs, and Friends...what could be better?

We have been having lots of fun this are a couple of Dani's faves!

Swim Lessons with Dad

Hanging out with Mom

Looking for Bugs

Reading with Auntie Mae Mae

Playing at Jamison Square Park with Simon

Laying Out with Auntie Mel

Tea Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday to ME!

Today's the big day...the 30th birthday no longer in my twenties, the aging process has begun. I've heard that this can be a rough birthday for some and as I sit here at 4am suffering from a case of prego insomnia I realize I feel ready to settle into 30. I feel content in who I am and where I am in life...30 doesn't seem like a death sentence of youth but instead the freedom to relax in who I've become. Sure there is still a ton of things I want to achieve and change about myself but I can honestly say in this moment I am happy with life.

I look forward to this year of change that lies ahead...settling into being a mother of two and looking forward to meeting my son. I don't want to miss this moment because I'm wishing I had done x, y and z before I hit thirty. I'm thankful for the friends that I have that are far and close that will celebrate this day with me...especially Holly, Suz, and Jenny to whom I wish we could magically live in the same town...thank you for keeping in touch and reminding me in subtle ways of who I am. To my sisters I would've never made it in Portland without you both.

These last coupe years I've felt a little lost in life not sure of what Mike & I were doing or if we had made the right choices but now as I see where we are I know this is exactly where we're suppose to be...God does have a plan for our lives! So as I look at my 30th birthday I'm not filled with dread, depression, or regret but instead contentment in where I am and anticipation for what is waiting for me in this year.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dani's Birthday

Turning 2 is a big deal you're no longer a baby... Dani is now a big girl and she reminds of this everyday. I have to say even though I hate the thought of her growing older and becoming more and more's fun to watch happen. Everyday she has new little sayings and she will surprise me with "Mama I love you" out of nowhere and wrap her arms around me. I love it...I can't wait to see her as a big sister...

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Napping with Mimi

When I really think about how much I have to be thankful for it is endless...I tried to take the time this holiday to really sit and be thankful for all that I have in this moment to truly find gratitude for this life. We had a wonderful parents came Dani was so excited to see them and had fun playing with them all week. It was a little heartbreaking when it was time for them to leave yesterday, she stood at the door and cried saying, " Don't go Mimi and Bop no, no!" Lucky for us we'll be heading to California in a couple weeks to celebrate Christmas!

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fish Fanatic

We went for a little family trip to the Newport Aquarium to celebrate the last day of freedom for Mike and Melissa before school started. Danika loved all the fish, i've never seen her so excited she ran from tank to tank screeching. It was a great end to the summer.
Life has been busy with my youngest sister Melissa moving in to go to college and Mike going back to school in preparation for the future. Dani is talking non-stop these days...her favorite phrase is "I don't want it!" as she shakes her head and finger no.