Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I haven't posted in quite some time! Adam was in California for work for the month of December, then we went out of town for two weeks, and the day after we got back Adam had to fly back to California for work. He just got home last weekend and Rocklin and I are SO glad he's back! I didn't really want to post anything while he was gone because a) there wasn't a whole lot going on here, and b) since my blog isn't private, I didn't want to say anything about him being away.

Anyway, now I get to play catch up! The first exciting thing I neglected to post was Rocklin's 2nd birthday! On January 12th, Rocklin turned 2! I can hardly believe it! He is such a fun little boy. Although slower to start talking then some kids, Rocklin is finally starting to say words and more importantly, use them in the correct context. He just had his 2-year check up at the doctor and he looks great! Sadly, we haven't celebrated yet at all. We are going to get together with Adam's side of the family and celebrate Rocklin's birthday along with some of his cousins, so I'll have to take pictures there and update with pictures later.

The other piece of exciting news is that we found out earlier this week that we are having a baby GIRL!! I am beyond thrilled! As I am sure all of you know, I grew up with 5 brothers and no sisters and I've always wanted a baby girl of my own. When the ultrasound tech told us the baby is a girl I got SOOO excited! I asked her if she was 100% sure because I didn't want a boy popping out after getting all excited for a girl and she said she never says 100%, but she's definitely 99% sure. Yeah!! I've already begun buying cute little outfits and hair accessories. (And now I can be putting my new found hair-bow making skills to good use!). Poor Adam, I hope he knows what he's getting himself into! JK...he's excited to have a little girl as well.

I know Ultrasound pictures are only exciting to the parents to be and the grandparents, but I thought I'd share my favorite one - she was waving hi to us and her little hand is clear as day in this picture (the hand is towards the top):

As for a baby girl name, well, we are very undecided at the moment. We have a few names we each like, but not one that we are both totally sold on. It may be awhile until we can agree on one! The good news is that the middle name has long been established as Marie since that is the middle name of me, my Mother, my Grandmother and Adam's Mother.

Adam took me out on a date when he got home since we hadn't seen each other in a while. It was nice to get out and get a baby-sitter for Rocklin. We had a great time! Here are a few pictures from the date:

And I had to share this one...for those of you who haven't seen Adam in a while, he looks GREAT! I'm so proud of him for all the weight he's lost. He also grew a beard and the hair on his head. He's so cute! :)

That is about it for now. Now that our life is back to normal I hope to post updates and pictures more often.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Vacation

Adam, Rocklin and I were lucky enough to get to spend a 13 day Christmas vacation in Georgia this year with my family. We are actually still in GA (leave on Tuesday), but I wanted to share our pictures on the blog of our trip so far. My parents rented a really cool cabin in the North GA mountains and it was so fun to have all of my siblings and their wives there! We all had so much fun. I've posted a ton of pictures below - just random ones from throughout our time here.

The whole family in front of the cabin.
Gramps and Rocklin

Rocklin, Adam and I on the back porch of the cabin.
The boys kept themselves entertained at night with a few rounds of poker.
Rocklin making the face whenever you tell him to "say cheese."
My brother Adam and his wife Amanda.
My brother Aaron and his wife Megan.
Adam and I's room at the cabin. I loved our comfy bed!
Adam, Rocklin and cousin Maryn hanging out on Christmas morning.
Gramps and Rocklin snuggling at the cabin.
A closeup of big blue eyes!
Daddy and Rocklin hanging out in the freezing cold!
Grammy and Rocklin at the cabin
Rocklin LOVED playing air hockey with Daddy.
The beautiful sunset view from the back deck of the cabin.
This was the view from the upper loft looking out. So pretty!
Rocklin's cute cousin Lulu (Lauryn).
Mom and Dad raising the roof with their new matching snuggies! haha!
Uncle Dando (Daniel) and the girls (Brynna, Lauryn and Maryn).
Rocklin opening presents with Daddy.