Thursday, March 26, 2009

Not much going on...

We went to the St. Patrick's Day parade a couple of weeks ago.. That was fun. Lots of green. Ethan got a little bored after a while.

Looking forward to:

1. Warm sunny days, every day. Although I'm glad we have as many as we do. He loves playing in the sunshine:

2. Ross being home for good in 3 weeks!

3. Going to Texas with Ross and Ethan to visit Kathleen and Phil in May.. right Kathleen?

4. Going to England with my momma in June- yes leaving hubby and one baby, taking one with me (in the belly)

5. And having new sweet baby in September

Okay so I guess I always have lots of pictures

Oh and I found these and thought Ethan's face is so funny! It was back when I did the stop-motion video.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Warning: Lots of pictures ahead

So my little boy turned 1 year old!! Sheesh! I feel like he's changed so much in the last month. We can see him learning, and understanding. He can do things when we ask him to (somewhat)! I thought that would never happen. He's walking! Slowly, and he still prefers the more efficient crawling, but he's getting there. Plus I think he's gained like 10 pounds. I don't know. But he's getting way heavy. Time for him to really get the hang of this walking thing! I don't want to lug him around anymore.

We had a little celebration on his actual birthday, last Sunday: Where he enjoyed this cake:

And then we had a party for him on Saturday with a few friends and some family:

Ross made his mom's famous (well, I think it's worthy of fame)
buttermilk chocolate cake. Sooooo good..

And then we made some vanilla-bean cupcakes
(from rookie-cookie) but with lemon custard frosting:

I made a birthday banner:

And we had lots of fun:

Ethan was surprisingly very neat and
tidy eating his cupcake:

And the balloons we blew up entertained him
for literally HOURS afterwards.. Seriously? Who needs toys?

And he looked so cute when he woke up from
his nap this morning I had to take some pictures:

He has brought SO much joy and depth to our lives. We love him. In fact, he's brought so much happiness to us that we thought we'd add another bundle of joy into our lives... and... I'm due in September!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Been thinking about this quote from Elder Bednar in last month's visiting teaching message:

"By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fullness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences. The man and the woman contribute differently but equally to a oneness and unity that can be achieved in no other way."

It kind of makes you appreciate those differences that are there. I think you can let them put distance in your relationship, or you can come closer together as you realize that those differences are complimentary. Where he lacks, you are strong. Where you fall, he brings you up.

I'd like to think I appreciated Ross just as much when he was here all the time. But I know one blessing that has come from him being gone a lot is that I like to soak up every minute with him when he's here. I can feel myself becoming whole again.

Marriage between a man and a woman surely is divinely designed by a loving Heavenly Father.