Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.

~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tegan is an elf!

Tegan in a box!

Decorating for Christmas brings many challenges when you have a little one around. So while we were assembling the tree, we put Tegan in the Christmas tree box, and she was quite happy to sit and play with her babies. Keeping her away from the tree is another story...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fisher price girl

Here is Tegan wearing the Fisher Price Telephone pajamas! She is too adorable for words! This weekend, I'm planning on getting the house decorated for Christmas. We usually do this the weekend after Thanksgiving, but since Frank will be here, I decided that he might enjoy
some Christmas spirit a little early. I haven't figured out just where to put the trees and how the heck I'm going to keep Tegan away from them. I thought I would wrap some large boxes and create a barrier around the tree. I just need some boxes!
It will be a busy weekend and hopefully the whole family will get involved. I can't wait to see Tegan's reaction to the decorations!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dinna time!

Tegan just eats everything you give her. It is wonderful to watch her experience new foods. Now that she can feed herself (somewhat), dinner time is a pleasant time for all.

She was being so cute, tilting her head for PopPop when he was talking to her!


I love autumn, it's my favorite season. My nesting instincts kick into overdrive as I love to prepare large pots of vegetable soup, chicken and dumplings and pumpkin pie. I love to get my house super clean and cozy, lighting my McIntosh candles in the evening, as we settle in on the dark, crisp nights. This is our first fall with the baby, and I'm enjoying snuggling with her in her footie pajamas, she is very lovable and if you catch her at the right moment, she puckers her little lips for kisses! Thanksgiving is next week and I am happy and thankful for all that I have.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tegan loves music

Brandon played guitar and sang last night (We rarely
see him) and of course, Tegan stuck to him like glue!

Tegan is going to be musically inclined,
she loves music!

Uh-oh! Caught in the act!

I'm glad Noah caught our little escapee before she got too far!
Always ready to explore new places and things, Tegan is quite the risk

Monday, November 16, 2009

The newest gamer

Just playing a little nintendo...

Dog tired!

Tegan had a busy weekend at Uncle Chris and Aunt Heather's house. She was the star of the weekend and made two new friends, Max and Molly. Here they are taking a well deserved nap!

Santa's helper

somebody's ready for Christmas!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Joy and laughter

I think my favorite time of the day is when Bryan and I get to spend time with Tegan. She is so cute, funny, adorable and precious. She makes us laugh and for that we are very blessed!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Tegan is under the chair!

How she gets herself into these predicaments is unknown, but she is surely getting into and under everything these days!

And they call this puppy love...Not!

Baby it's cold outside!

Oh my, it's getting cold out, but no worries, Tegan just
puts her pink teddy bear hat on and maintains her fashionista status and complete adoreableness!