Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crawling (almost)

Here's 2 short little videos of Amelia almost crawling. She is sooooooo close! It's pretty scary! I'm in trouble in a few days when she finally gets it figured out.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Photography Blog

I have decided to make another blog strictly for my Eden Photography. This one will be my personal blog and any photo shoots I will post to here.



You can check it out, but I only have 2 posts there so far. More to come though!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Movin' on up!

So this morning, while i was getting ready for work, I had Mia in her crib, like every other morning. She can see me in the bathroom from there so that makes her happy. She had some toys and was playing and at one point I heard her squeal so I looked back and SHE WAS STANDING!! She had used the crib rail to pull herself up and boy did she think she was a hoot. She was laughing and squealing like crazy, even as she slowly slouched and fell to the side. I just stood there saying "What are you doing?! You shouldn't be doing that yet!" Haha!

It was a big reality check though that our house needs to be baby proofed a bit. I told Ben he needs to lower her crib mattress tonight before she goes to bed especially since she is now sleeping unswaddled (yay!).

I'm just don't think I'm ready to have a kid yet. I mean, I just got used to having a baby!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

For Funsies

Saw this on another blog and thought it looked fun. Bolded lines are things I've done.

99 things
1. Started your own blog (duh)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (I wish!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (Not by choice...it was TERRIBLE)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm (love it!)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run -
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (once again...terrible...)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Just did!)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (total accident)
68. Flown in a helicopter (over the Rockies...soooooo cool!)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (my teddy named Chocolate, I plan to give it to Amelia for her 1st birthday)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (bleh!)
72. Pieced a quilt (Does helping my grandma do it count?)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

There's soooo many more that I want to have bolded in my lifetime. I still have a long way to go!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My lively place

I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Enjoying the Small Things, today and at the end of it was a give away and in order to win you had to take a picture of a lively place in your home and send it to the blogger with a brief discription of it. A place where life happens. As soon as I read what she wanted, I looked up from my lap top, grabbed my camera, and snapped this photo:



This picture simply, yet beautifully, captures our happy life.

This is our coffee table in our living room, and just glancing at it gives away so many things about our little home. Even though the table gets cleared off countless times a day, at any given moment, it can look just like this. Aside from the dirty bib, Easter egg, book, video game controller, cell phone, paci, and other misc. things, you can see my sweet little girl having tummy time with various toys around her in the background.

To many, this may not be a good or interesting photo, is but to me, it is amazingly beautiful.

This is where our life happens.
And what a beautiful life it is.

Big Brothers

This has to be the most adorable set of siblings I've ever seen. They did so good too! And you can so tell these brothers absolutely adore their baby sister Lucy.



Jackson has gorgeous blue eyes

Too cute!


Mason is so full of energy, it was hard to get a good shot of him by himself but I really do like this one.



I couldn't get within 5 feet of Owen with out getting this handsome smile.


Friday, April 2, 2010

My Papaw

It's been about a year and a half since he passed away. and though I wasn't extremely close to him, he was the only grandpa I knew and I miss seeing him dearly. Today, I'm honoring his memory with a few facts and memories I have about my grandfather.

My papaw was a quiet man. He was never much of one for conversation but he was full of love and had a huge heart and wouldn't hesitate to help a neighbor or a stranger.

He loved my grandma more than life itself and it filled my soul up with love just watching them.

His two best friends were his recliner and his weiner dog, Barney.

His yard and garden were his pride and joy.

He was very cold natured. He NEVER wore shorts and would wear his winter coat until it was 90 degrees outside.

Even if he didn't say much, he had a great sense of humor that showed occationally and unexpectedly.

He did the BEST Donald Duck impression.

Today my Papaw would have been 76 years old.

Happy Birthday Papaw.

Love you and miss you.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Amelia's Spring pictures

So I took these without help from anyone and it was pretty difficult. She was difficult. She kept wanting to eat the grass and drooled like crazy. They didn't turn out as good as I wanted but they'll have to do. She's so stinkin' cute!