Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Finally Pics from our Vegas Shoot









For our 3rd year anniversary we decided to get some professional pictures taken of us. We chose this amazing photographer in Vegas called Alt F . We've been inspired by their work and always referred to them as our mentor for our business. We totally let them do want they wanted with us and they came up with these backgrounds and poses. We couldn't be more excited about the photos and plan on someday framing them in our home.....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fun with Grandma and Poppa

Sunday morning we all got up early and took about a 2.5 mile walk. The weather was about 67 degrees and loving it while we can. It was a treat to have Poppa home with us a couple of days before he has to go back to his Job in California. After our walk we went to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts for our individual cravings.
1-2-3 UP!!!!!!
A shopping trip to the Commissary on Saturday turned into a sneak peak at the future. Alistair got his first look at a REAL big boy bike.

Hanging out with Grandma at the Lawn Furniture Dept
Of course we had to take a picture of Alistair in a plane at an Airbase !
As you can tell Alistair loves his Grandma and Poppa time



Had to sneak in a couple of belly pictures for my fans too.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Daddy Time and Summer Fun

When Jeff comes into town, they have a little bonding over Jeff's Flying game on the computer. Alistair will bring the joy stick to Jeff for a game or two before he leaves for Houston.
Getting the game set up !

He's got the video game/aviation bug...uh oh
What a great landing Daddy and Alistair
I'm always one for looking for things to do with the boys and I heard from our mom's club that there was going to be a Big splash and play put on by the City of Glendale in the park next to the library . It was great to see so many families having fun

Alistair found this cute Puppy sprinkler to play in


Mountain of Sand with loads of buckets and shovels
Fishing for BIG bubbles
Having fun in one of stomping pools
Water fun on the back porch! Nothing like it
Our trip to Motherhood was more like a comedy act . Alistair took one of the fake belly's moms use to see how big they will look in clothes and he pranced around proudly wearing it under his shirt.
If only all men could live a day in the life of a pregnant lady. Alistair makes it look so easy :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What What Just happened!!

Well folks looks like Baby #2 is on its way ! We are 12 weeks and 1 day, to be honest I have no idea I was this far along. Baby is 2 inches and a heartbeat of 166 beats. Our due date is the same exact date as Alistair's Nov 23rd !!! As you all know he came 3 1/2 weeks early and so with every pregnancy they all vary , so who knows when this munchin will be here ! We wanted to wait until 2nd tri-mester for the announcement, just to be safe, so sorry if any are offended that that didn't know sooner. So congrats ! Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and all you good friends that plan on being part of our children's lives.
We find out the sex at our next appointment, June 9th !
So stay tuned
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We are so excited about being parents for the second time, now gotta think of names :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mom's Day in the Woods

What to do What to do !!
Well since it was only going to be MOM's on Mother's day and all the Dad's were away, we decided to hit the dusty trail to Strawberry /Pine/ Payson for the afternoon after church. This is the ONLY picture taken while in Strawberry , because honestly there is NOTHING to do there, but stop for a potty break. I've stayed in the A frame cabins in the past and had a blast, but I really don't remember leaving them for anything else in that town.


Alistair met a friend while up in Pine and gave him a little bear hug
I found this awesome little chair in one of the antique shops, didn't actually bring it home with us, but I thought it was sure cute
About the hit the Arizona Trail on our way out of Pine
This little guy was one of the residents of the Pine trail we were on and he was very lucky he did not get stepped on

We decided to take a little detour to the Tonto Natural Bridge http://azstateparks.com/parks/TONA/index.html
Talk about amazing !
This Bridge is on the way out of Pine, AZ and almost to Payson
My little hiker, loves being outdoors with his Nana and Grandma

This is the view from View point 2 , even though you could see the Bridge much better from View point 1!

This viewpoint was actually the beginning off another trail that lead you down 500 feet to the bottom of the gorge where you could walk through the creeks and see the waterfall
I cannot really capture the beauty we saw in this Natural Bridge with the water underneath it
This was our attempt to get everyone in the picture with my small cell phone camera :)

Nothing makes me feel better then some outdoors and FRESH Air! I needed a day away from the valley badly :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Visiting Daddy in Texas

Getting ready to see Daddy after Days and Days ! We left Friday afternoon and spent the weekend in Houston , checking out what he's been doing there this whole time. As soon as we landed the plane Alistair ran into his Daddy's arms and that's all I could have every hoped for , for both of them. They are two peas in a pod inside and out.

Some people take up hobbies or even finish novels to pass the time while the husband is away, but I transform completely and hair all my hair off. Sure hope he likes it
Got a new do for the Summer and also to give 11 inches to Locks of Love. The new look is still growing on me....hahaha

Yeah ! Our first Non Rev trip after a year and got our passes in 5 min to arriving at our gate....That's Good LUCK indeed
Preparing to Depart with our mini drawing board in tow
Here we are on the plane finally after two weeks plus of not seeing Daddy, heading to Houston. The flight was about 2 hours 40 min and kept Alistair entertained by looking out the window most of the time , then of course we were the last row on the bus , so there were other families joining us in the fun of traveling. This trip marks 20 times in flight for Alistair. Very proud of my little Rover (an Irish nickname for traveling man)
Since Jeff had to get up at 6am for Sim testing, Alistair were on our own that day looking for fun around the hotel.
Woke up early (2 hour time difference ) in Texas and ate breakfast in the hotel lobby on the company's tab and then planned on swimming in the indoor hotel pool...wellllllll that plan didn't plan out since the pool water was about 40 degrees....yikes. So we just hung around the lobby and played in the elevator. We watched Leap Frog movie three times and read our book 6 times.


While waiting for Daddy to finish his sim testing on Saturday , we walked across the street to the only restaurant and ate at Godfathers pizza....we weren't impressed
Jeff and I went to this amazing suburb called the Woodlands , all forest and lakes very beautiful , totally away from the cement and highways of Houston. Withing the suburb was the Mall , where spent some time playing indoors after being outside for hours playing....love to play all day.
While we were there Jeff got a call from his own crashpad owner and he invited him to come back and stay with him until we find a place to live out there in OHIO. I'm very happy that the base is CLE , its probably the best choice for us as a family.
Alistair met a little beaver friend in the Woodlands Mall
Alistair had a great time visiting Daddy in Texas and even brought him home with us for just one day. We miss him so much and can't wait to be all together again.