Thursday, February 17, 2011

My roses

I love getting flowers! 

Aren't they beautiful? 


And they smell amazing! 


Happy Valentines day to me!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Something new

What is this stuff, mom?

Don't mind if I do!

Not bad!
Ugh, I'm full. 

In the end, there was more on his bib than ever made it in his mouth, but we have to start somewhere. And so begins this messy stage of babyhood.

yes, Keaton. I'm so proud of you for eating your breakfast, too.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Wow! We look so young!
This is me and my valentine nearly a decade ago, only a couple of months after we met.

10 years ago today he took me out for our first Valentines day. I remember he brought me tulips - a safe choice for a 2nd date that happened to fall on V day!

So thankful to God today for giving me such a loving, funny, intelligent, considerate, and godly husband. Love you Scott! 

And speaking of stealing hearts...
Someone has a birthday today! 

Oh, and I can't leave out this funny valentine!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Best Buddies

Okay, one more flashback post and then I'm done with the catchup blogging, promise. 

First of all, I must mention that I am so incredibly blessed to have had the same best friend since kindergarten. Wait, I take that back - first grade (we did not like each other much in kindergarten). I know how rare it is to have a friendship that spans an entire lifetime. We've had obstacles through the years that have threatened our friendship (not the least of which rooming together for 4 years of college), but I'm proud to say she is still my BFF. Of course, its hard to see each other - with Meg in TX, me in HI - but we manage to get together a couple of times a year somehow. 

She has two boys of her own. William is 5 and Hudson is 3.

During our whirlwind Christmas mainland tour, Mom and I squeezed in a trip down to Ft. Worth to visit Meg and her family. What's another 10 hours in car with a two-year old and an infant, right? It's always worth it. We had a great time talking, baking, drinking coffee, eating Chick-fil-a, watching movies after the boys went to sleep, and watching our boys play (and fight like brothers). 

Keaton and Hudson (4 months apart)

Destined to be buddies. To Infinity and Beyond.

Riding a mechanical horse at the Ft Worth Science Museum. Hudson is clearly a very serious driver.

I'm pretty sure we asked them to yell "poop!" which explains the beautiful grins on all three boys faces.

William and Mark chilling together on the couch - must be a good show. This picture cracks me up for some reason.

If you are interested, Meg wrote a whole blog several weeks ago about the history of our friendship here complete with plenty of embarrassing pictures of me. She's the best!

And here's one of my favorite funny pics of you.
Just cause I love ya.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just kidding... THESE are some WAVES!!

Yesterday around 2:30, Scott emailed me from work to see if we wanted to take an impromptu, spontaneous (totally not like us, especially on a Monday) drive up to the North Shore when he got home from work. Waves were projected at 20-25 ft. After a VERY long morning and afternoon with the boys cooped up with the rainy weather, I was all over this idea. We were worried on our way up that the weather would not cooperate, but God was faithful to give us a window of sunshine, so that we could marvel in the beauty and power of His ocean.

These pictures were taken near Pipeline, one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world. We did see a few brave souls out there catching a wave, but not many!

Monday, February 7, 2011

So Proud

He finally put his underwear on all by himself!
(Only backwards)
"Mom, this underwear kinda HUTS!" 

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Since we moved to Hawaii, we've been dying to see some real Hawaii surfing waves. But these only really come around in the winter and only on certain parts of the island.  On Saturday we decided to drive over to the west coast of Oahu where the waves were projected at 12-16 ft. We really were just out for a drive, and did not expect to get in any beach time. Since we knew the surf would be rough, I did not want Keaton anywhere near that water. Little did we know, it would turn into the perfect beach day, and we would stumble upon the most amazing little tide pool for Keaton to play in. We were totally unprepared with not a single swimsuit, bucket, or shovel in the van.  We made the best of it though. We stripped Keaton down to his skivvies and let him go to town in the sand and water. 

Lesson learned:  when you live in Hawaii, ALWAYS keep a beach kit in the car for occasions such as these! 

Keaton had a blast and we got to see some pretty amazing waves crashing in the distance. 

They look much bigger in person! 

Even Mark had fun! The sound of crashing waves had a miracle calming affect on our little Hawaiian baby.