Friday, December 25, 2009


We had such a great Christmas this year. We celebrated Christmas the 24th because we had an early flight out on the 25.

Emerson is to the age that he is excited for gifts. He loved opening presents, but he didn't want to do them all at once. It would have been my dad's dream Christmas because we would open one and then play with it for a little while before moving one. It was pretty much an all day he had a few to open after we got home from North Carolina.
He loved sitting on this blanket that Natalie made for him to open and play with all his gifts. It was so cute. If we put it to the side, he would move it onto the blanket.
I hope that all Christmas's turn out being as great as this one was. I have such a great little family to spend it with.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Many Faces of Emerson

I needed some pictures of Emerson for a project that I am working on for Christmas. During the photo shoot I was bribing him with fruit snacks. I thought that it didn't work very well because he was being terrible for the whole thing. However as I was downloading all the pictures to me delight I got a whole series of emotions captured. I think that this is my favorite series of Emerson pictures just for the variety of emotions that I got...though really it was him mad at me most the time. Enjoy the faces of Emerson!
The "Cheese Smile" Face

The "Chewing" Face
The "Surprised" Face
The "Angry" Face
The "Goofy" Face
The "Sweet" Face The "Sleepy" Face

The "Here's My Tongue" Face
The "I'm Done with pictures, but I want a fruit snack so I will smile" face
The "I'm bored" face

More Faces!

The Silly Face
The "Fishy" Face
The "Kissing"Face
The "Dazed" Face
The "Bye-Bye" Face

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sunday Best

For Christmas Sunday, I found a suit for Emerson! It was the cutest little thing him walking around the church halls in this sweet little suit.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Tree

I just love my Christmas Tree. The first thing I do in the morning is run down and turn on its lights so I can see the beauty of it every time I walk down stairs. I is just so fun having it up...which is why it didn't go down until February last year...maybe this year we will make it March! I was really worried about Emerson and the Christmas tree this year, but he has been great. He has one ornament that he is allowed to touch and take off the tree, but that is the only one he is ever interested in.

Every year we try to add some ornament that was an important thing that happened that year. So the most exciting thing that we did this year was our cruise to Alaska. We decided that that is really two important things, so we bought an ornament for both our first cruise and for making it to Alaska. I really love our new additions to our tree!

Isn't that moose the cutest?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Jason!!!

Today is Jason's 28th Birthday!
This is the fifth birthday that I have been able to spend with him. The first birthday, five years ago, was just after we started dating. I knew that I really liked him, but we still hadn't said I love you or even kissed at that point. It was actually only 2 weeks after we started dating. So, I decided that I was going to heart attack him and on each heart put a reason that I LIKE him.

So, this year I decided to continue on this heart attack, just why I love him instead of just like.

28 Reasons Why I Love You:

1. You cuddle and watch TV with me.
2. You teach Emerson so much.
3. You let me do my hobbies--including buying the items for them part.
4. You wil take care of Emerson when I just need a break.
5. You make dinner quite often and never complain about it.
6. You work hard for us.
7. You give us all we need at a lot of what we just want.
8. You pay all the bills on time.
9. You make all the phone calls that I don't want to make.
10. You keep clean.
11. You unload the dishwasher to help me out.
12. You will rub my back when I have a headache.
13. You don't complain about my messes.
14. You have a great smile and laugh.
15. You build an awesome computer.
16. You are with me through it all--especially this fertility process.
17. You make sure we pray together.
18. You love me.
19. You are a great Dad and Emerson wants to be just like you.
20. You put Emerson to bed every night.
21. You are modivated to accomplish every goal you have put in front of you.
22. You have a great testimony and you bring it into our home.
23. You love games and don't complain when I always win.
24. You buy me gifts out of our price range because you know I will love it.
25. You play blocks and chase with Emerson.
26. You help me be a better person.
27. You rarely talk bad about anyone.
28. You are just you!
...and that it why I love you!
I hope that you have a great birthday!!!!