Friday, September 28, 2007

Oh Canada

We recently took a trip to visit Ryan's parents as one of their horses as well as Ryan's Aunt & cousin's horse both qualified for the Canada Cup (the biggest quarter-horse race of the season). We had so much fun and wished that we could have stayed longer. Sean is so much more aware of his surroundings than he was last time we went out to see them, so it was fun to watch him interact more and react towards the horses and events. Here are some pictures from our trip, and just a couple cute ones for fun!

KR Check the Hawk took first place in the consolation race, here are a couple pics of Sean and his second cousin Rylan enjoying the winnings

KR Montana Cartel (the horse on the left) took second in the Canada Cup.

These red long-johns were given to Sean by Ryan's parents - that are pretty darn cute and kind of make Sean look like a Dr. Seuss character. Sean loves being upright in this Bumbo seat Chris and Rebekah let us borrow!
The bum-flap is a little hard to button over his bulky diapers . . . .
Something about kids in pjs just makes you smile

Still loving bath-time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


We love you love you love you! You are such an inspiration, example, friend, and I cherish you more than you can know! Have a great birthday!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


So Sean is talking more and more all the time. Unfortunately we cannot understand a word he is saying. So if any of you out there speak baby, feel free to let us know what he is talking about. Regardless if you can understand or not it is still pretty dang cute!


New look yay yay! So what do you think??? I even got links up - check em out!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So proud

If you know Ryan and I at all you will understand why this next video makes our hearts leap.

Hopefully we will get a good video of him lifting his little weights next!

On another exciting note, Ryan and I celebrated our 5th anniversary last Friday. I know I have said it before but Ryan is such an amazing husband, and this has increased ten fold since we have had Sean. We have had so much fun in these last 5 years, I can't wait to expreience the next five (and the five after that, and after that etc.) with him.

These are the beautiful flowers he brought home to me.

I love you Ryan!!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Today is Sean's 4-month birthday! It is so hard to believe that we have a 4 month old, it has gone by so quickly, yet at the same time it is really hard to remember what it felt like before he was here. I was just talking to my friend who is expecting (it is ridiculous by the way how many pregnant women I know right now, 15 or so) and she was asking about the challenges of adapting to life with a baby. It definitely is challenging and different - (I just read on Mandy's blog about not being able to be selfish with your time anymore, that about sums it up) - everything changes, the way you eat, brush your teeth, shower, go out to dinner etc. but it so quickly becomes your new normal and it is great! I love having Sean in our lives. It has made everything so much richer!

Today also represents to me the end of summer, which means cool crisp and sometimes gray days (which I don't mind because I love sweaters & jeans & I grew up here) as well as school starting back up. This marks another challenge for me as I am going back to work part time. I love my job as a teacher and I love my students and what I can provide for them, but I LOVE being with Sean and it is the hardest thing going back to my old job. I am very blessed however to have such great people who are going to be able to take care of Sean while I am working. My mom will do the bulk of it, and dear friends Mandy and Rebekah as well as my dad and Ryan will be covering the rest. This makes leaving so much easier!

Here are a couple of photos of our last days of summer:
Hanging laundry (Sean's diapers) out to dry
Swinging with Grandpa at the cabin
Sunset at the beach
and learning new tricks!