Monday, January 16, 2012

Catch up - Marco Island

Our November vacation to Marco Island, Fl was great!  We had a lot of fun and can't wait for future vacations as the kids get older.  We had a few firsts:
Grant's first airplane ride
Jenna's first jet ski experience
Jenna and Grant got to feed a giraffe
Grant's first steps in the ocean
Our first vacation as a family of four!

Our last night - on the condo balcony

Erik, Jenna, and Grant on the boat at the zoo.  The Monkey's were fun to watch
Jenna feeding the giraffe
Grant was not too impressed, and the giraffe was not being too patient

Me and Grant on the boat ride at the Naples Zoo

Catch Up - Fall 2011

I am so far behind in my blogging, which does not feel too far off base from how I feel day to day.   We've had a great fall and start to winter.  Here is just a brief review of the Halloween season.  Jenna was so excited for Halloween this year and it was quite a decision on what she was going to dress up as. 

Jenna begged to carve the pumpkins, she was just as excited to bake and eat the seeds too. 

Grant and I at Papa's Pumpkin Patch.  He loved running around and doing all the kid activities, but I think his favorite was eating a donut and drinking cider...typical Grant!

Jenna's finished product, which was displayed proudly on our front porch.

Happy Halloween 2011 - Jenna was Bat Girl and Grant was a Bat. 

Jenna loved Trick-or-Treating this year, but she liked handing out candy at our house even more.  She cried when 8:00 came it was over.  Grant made it for about 30 minutes then he was cold and tired.  I can't imagine how weird Halloween is for a 16 month old. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! Welcome 2012!

Happy New Year!  We've had a good year in our household, but are hoping for an even better 2012.  As always, we've been busy and hectic, and I haven't blogged much at all.  There are a lot of pictures and posts I need to work on.  That's one of my goals (not resolutions) for the year.  I know I can't blog every day like some, but I will make a true effort to do it more.

In the meantime, we are packing up and moving!  Don't ask me where because we don't know yet.  We wanted/needed more space, so we put our house up in mid December thinking it would take months to sell.  Our house sold after 3 days on the market!!  So, we are scrambling to pack, organize, transport my HUGE garage sale pile, and find a place to live all by the week of January 23.  Oh, and all of this inbetween the kids, working, taking graduate classes, and sleeping...
to be continued...