Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010


We're back after an amazing trip across the proverbial pond, and though there will probably be a more extensive blog--re:europe--forthcoming, a couple highlight photos will have to do for now. Thanks to Dr/Major Bird/Ryan/Smooth for excellent hospitality and a fantastic time! The Jmonster did awesome at home with his Grandmas (lacking no attention or affirmation...and loving that he was allowed to have his paci and blankie pretty much the whole time) and we're thankful we could have a wonderful Thanksgiving (minus the "I refuse to nap and will be exceedingly crabby Jonah") with both our families (we missed you P&J!).

Monday, November 15, 2010

au revoir, auf wiedersehen

We're off to Germany, France, and Switzerland tomorrow! I'm a little nervous about leaving Jonah (although, I'm sure he'll have a blast with the grandmas) but am excited to see Major Bird on his (current) home turf. And...I'm excited to have a much needed gettaway with my best. So until then, enjoy a couple photos of the little man (I realize they're a little blurry, but I just LOVE these faces). Where on earth does he get such an expressive personality?...

Saturday, November 13, 2010


When we decided to name our little man Jonah, we not only liked them name, but came to love the Bible story in a new way. Though it is so familiar to many, we were reminded and challenged about obedience, repentance, forgiveness, and God's love in a whole new way. Now Jonah's name is a constant reminder of our desire to teach him and see him grow in a love of God and his amazing Word. And in case any of you forgot the story...(and even if you didn't, you'll probably want to watch this).

Friday, November 12, 2010

little lion

I realize it's a couple weeks post halloween and these are the first photos in circulation, he is in all his glory (and by glory, I mean these are the couple photos I managed to snag prior to him crying and ripping his mane off).

And here are a couple more gems from the past few weeks...

I can't believe how grown up he looks in this one...

and a lovely a new trick he figured out all by himself.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

west elm

...finally sent me my new bedding.

After deciding last Christmas I was going to order something new, it took me until August to find something Ben and I liked (no small feat). It was backordered until Septemeber. And then until October. And then they shipped it in November--with the wrong shams. So, it only took me 11 months to finally get something new on the bed. Ben said to me the other night that it was so crisp and fresh and made him feel like he was in a hotel. Which reminded me--we leave for Europe in less than a week?!?!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I sat on the fence for a long time about whether or not I was going to start a blog. Well, actually, I've had this blog for awhile (notice the 3 month picture of Jonah--which I think I'll keep for since it reminds me of when my baby was a baby...) but have just now decide to post. I really didn't want another "thing" on my to do list, but this kiddo of mine has grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles that don't live close. And let's be honest, I'm quite sure there isn't anything I have to say that is too profound, so let's just stick to the reason why I'm posting and why you're probably here: