Wednesday, December 28, 2011

goodbye 2011.

the end is here. 
goodbye twenty eleven and get ready to say hello twenty twelve.

the end of this year brought with it so many fun family moments - like family bowling night. 
we rarely all go bowling together, but when we do, it is hysterical, mostly because we are terrible (except for jennifer) but it is also funny, because dad has his own bowling shoes. 





was so much fun!
great last family outing in 2011.

BRING ON 2012!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

merry christmastime.

merry christmastime from my family to yours.








baby update.

yikes.
creating another human is hard.
photo update.





Tuesday, December 20, 2011

christmas tree 2011.

we went hunting for our truly farm like, country like, chopped down, real christmas tree.

while gabe likes a perfectly symmetrical, perfectly colored, decorated and shiny tree.. i decided that since we live on a farm, there ain't no way that we were gonna buy a christmas tree from walmart. it just wasn't going to happen. we were gonna chop down a tree just like true country folk.







it kinda ended up looking to me a lot like a gigantic charlie brown tree. 

poor gabe, he lost out on his perfect tree this year.





Thursday, December 15, 2011

froof's birfday.

happy birthday to my youngest sister, jennifer!





jen, hope this year is your best yet! LOVE you.



Friday, December 9, 2011

aunt & uncle.

gabe & i are officially an aunt & uncle to easton weaver! 
gabe's brother and his wife welcomed a bundle of joy to start off december!
so exciting, so precious, and just so tiny!


proud parents & first time aunt & uncle!

gabe holding a baby... how sweet!






Friday, November 25, 2011

turkey trot.

turkey trot 2011.
thanksgiving morning.
8k. 





super fun 5 miles.... if there is such a thing.





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

first snow.

first 2011 snow... in november... brr.

it was a fun surprise to wake up to a light dusting of beautiful snow!
cannon loves to run through it and eat it, gabe likes to throw it at cannon, and i just like to take pictures of it.





Monday, November 7, 2011

recently..

we are still lovin' us some country livin'.

fall is my favorite season, and i have really been enjoying the colors this year. 

the view driving down the mountain is beautiful....


gabe, cannon & i went on a hike the other day on our property, and the colors were outstanding...


cannon, yes.... you are such a good guard dog. 
he LOVES riding in golf carts. 





Thursday, November 3, 2011

family of four.

next year, mid-june, we will grow from family of three to family of FOUR.
(yes, we count cannon as a family member.) 


we can barely believe it. we are happy, terrified, anxious, and very excited. 
we certainly feel blessed!



and... baby weaver... which my family is calling "gibby" for now...






Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween.

happy halloween.
gabe & i never really do anything to celebrate this day, but we did buy some candy for the pup. 
gabe gave cannon some, and it was just so cute. cannon took his one little candy corn over to his bed, and snuggled it, looked up at gabe as if to ask if it was alright that he eat it, and then sniffed it, and then ate it. it was hysterically cute.






Thursday, October 27, 2011

etsy hobby.

i have always struggled with a "career choice" or a "calling" in my life. 
i have just always wanted to do something that i enjoy, and that can pay the bills. life is to short to be miserable 5 days a week. i am a firm believer in the phrase, "work to live, don't live to work". 

so, i decided to start a new phase of my work - i quit my day job, started nannying, which is something i love to do- and somehow, was convinced by my husband, and good friends, and parents to start an etsy shop. i got brave, and did it.
i decided to call it "lovely written words", i wanted this to be something personal, something i loved doing, and so it had to be handwritten things- my initials are LWW, and so i named my shop with those initials too.
and, actually, it has gone very well so far, if i do say so myself. 
this is the link to my shop:

and, i am having a blast!- and i am LEARNING a lot. i am so new at this- my shop clearly displays how new i am to web design, organization, and being a business woman.
i am a work in progress. 




best decision ever / flashback.

just a little flashback.....

this time two years ago, gabe and i were newlyweds. 
oh, those fun, new days of being married.... i never would have believed it could get better than that, but time has proven that our love only gets stronger, and we only know how to have so much more fun as our marriage grows.

i sure got lucky.

here are some flashback photos of my favorite day. 













Thursday, October 20, 2011

13.1

so, my mom is kind of a stud.
she just finished her 5th half-marathon! 
i went with her to cheer her on....