family photo 2017 November

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Healthy again!

We can hardly believe January has come and is almost gone!
Our family was sick for a week or two, but we are now pretty much recovered.
Little Ethan Riley was put on antibiotics and a nebulizer; which was a bit
scary for this new momma and Ethan's first sickness.
Glad he has been healthy thus far!

Sick but still smilin'

and playing
 Here's a picture of the sick one! Still cute as all get out!

And here is Steve and myself surviving the sickness as well!
Just taking care of each other; in sickness and in health!

A bit mischievious!

Need we say more!

Ethan loves to read his finger, duck book, AND play with his peek-a-boo bear from his great grandma Lorna!

And here is my honey-bunny again! We had our first date night since Ethan was born; had a blast, ate at The Flying Mango, which we HIGHLY recommend, walked the mall, target, drove around and sang, danced, and laughed!
Then, we came home and watched the movie The Zookeeper and ate popcorn!
I sure do love this man!!
Steve was the first one to talk about Ethan and even wanted to call home to see if he was doing alright!
I thought I would be the first one!
Still very VERY much in love!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Well, Ethan is 6 1/2 months old and he is finally sitting up!
Thank you clifford!
6 month stats:
16 lbs 2 oz
27 inches long

Ethan sure loves to eat; mouth wide open!

Cute little boy sitting in his high chair!

Ethan loves to laugh with his daddy!

One way Steve makes Ethan laugh:
wearing Ethan's pants on his head!

pant legs hanging in the baby's face!

And then the rolling around begins!
Steve is so fun!

Some friends of ours came over for dinner;
Ethan was intrigued by baby Jaxton;
 mostly wanting to eat his face!

"let me at him!"

Sunday, January 1, 2012


It's a new year!
2011 was such a wonderful year! Here is a recap of our 2011:
We lived with Steve's parents, in their basement, physically looked at 80+ houses to buy and hundreds more online, bought our first and moved into a new home 3 days before our wonderful baby boy was born, my 24/7 nausea and vomitting ended 3 glorious weeks early because on June 24th at 4:49pm ETHAN RILEY was born, named after the writer of Psalm 89.
Steve graduated from academy and is a police officer, I quit my nursing job, became a stay at home wife and mother, and my youngest brother got married- the day after Ethan was born.
Oh yes, and I also made a homemade, delicious, crumb top apple pie for Thanksgiving!
These were some of the biggest hi-lights of the year for us.
What an amazing year it was, full of trials and blessings!
Excited for 2012!

When I think of NEW, the first thing I think of is
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
"17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; the old has gone, the NEW has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave US the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 WE are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
and 2 Corinthians 5:15 says:
"He died for everyone so that those who receive his NEW life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them."
-Oh man, how our hearts beat for this wonderful wonderful truth!

For other news:
Ethan ate his first real food- thank you Baby Bullet:
Sweet potatoes!
Sweet Ethan, doesn't know what's coming!

The first bite!
Not so bad. Ethan looking at Steve, "Dad, what just happened?"

"Mom, NOOOO, not again."

"Stop stop stop. Don't make me!"

"I told you I wouldn't like it. Dad help."

I will have you know, day two of sweet potatoes left him begging for more.
No kidding, he loved them on day two!