Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Another month down and now only a few weeks until Christmas and only a few weeks until Owen turns ONE! It’s so very exciting! We had family pictures taken with my family at the beginning of the month at Memory Grove and they turned out really great. It was really sad to do them without my dad but I just love my little family and I’m so grateful we are so close.

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I really love this guy. He is everything to me and makes me the happiest girl on earth. And he put up with getting pictures because he knows it was important to me. I love our life together.

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I really love these pics of my mom and sissy! They mean so much to me and are my bestest friends! Isn’t my sister beautiful?

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We got to see Owen’s girlfriend Reese again and they hit it off. Owen was terribly scared of Dustin for some reason and cried a lot when Dustin was anywhere near him. Kind of hilarious.


Who doesn’t love a picture of a sleeping baby? Seriously melts my heart. And he looks adorable in his church outfit. I can’t get enough of his cuteness.


Owen finally started crawling at the end of October and now he is unstoppable. He is into everything and loves to explore. His favorite thing is opening the drawers in the kitchen and out bathroom and pulling out everything. I had to move the razors and other dangerous things for him to play.


My tupperware drawers are very well organized in the kitchen. I’m a bit obsessive…but that is Owen’s favorite drawer so we have just piled a bunch of crap in there for him to pull out and throw all over the kitchen. Then we throw it back in for next time. I will wait to re-organize it when he is past this phase!


I got him this camelback water bottle and he LOVES it. He was drinking out of mine all the time so I got him this and it is his favorite. He loves water and will drink it all if I let him.


We put up our tree the week before Thanksgiving and it made me really happy. I really want to get a bigger tree and refresh our decorations so hopefully next year! We watched Home Alone and drank hot chocolate and it was so Christmasy and cozy!


Thanksgiving was really fun and I didn’t really get any pictures except below! We had dinner with Dan’s family. There was about 50 of us and it was quite the zoo. Owen did great and ate tons of food. Dan also ate tons of food and won the weight gain contest by gaining 9.5 pounds in the hour or two before and after eating. Sexy. We went to see my family for pie that evening and had a lot of fun. We have a lot to be thankful for, that’s for sure.


On Saturday we went to Smith and Edwards (a huge army/navy surplus store) and there was an awesome Santa there! There was no line to see him and they let us take pictures with our phones for free! It was pretty much perfect! Plus Owen didn’t cry and loved it!


These pictures are pretty sweet. I just wish I knew and I would have put him in a cuter outfit…we might try to see another Santa soon but this was a success!


I don’t have a picture, but we also got another niece in our family! Annabelle (not sure of the spelling) was born a few weeks ago and she is a doll. She is the 18th grandchild and I’m sure there will be many more to come!

We can’t wait for December, Christmas lights, parties and Owen’s big day! I’m planning a Polar Express birthday party so hopefully I can pull it off without too much stress during this crazy time of year!


Shell said...

Yay for November! I was just looking at my blog today thinking I needed to update mine and that you hadn't in a while...so glad to see all these darling pictures! The family pictures turned out AMAZING! You and Dan make a perfect couple and your baby is perfect too! I miss your guts and hope your month is enjoyable even with all you have going. Love you lotsies!

Nicole S. said...

Your family pictures turned out great! I love the colors!!