Saturday, December 11, 2010


These are generally in order of how they happened. Sort of.
Haylie with a cute but very mini ponytail.

Jake had to go out of town on business so Haylie and I tagged along! We spent a few days in Chelan, WA where we had a beautiful view and the lake right outside our hotel door! Haylie and I wandered around Main street, checking out the stores and restaurants. Haylie loved when we would chase after the birds on the beach.
Here we sat out on the grass getting some fresh air and looking at the beautiful view of Lake Chelan.

We ate at the Blueberry Hill Restaurant before we drove home. It was this cute barn with the restaurant in the top. We ate on the balcony and had the perfect view of the blueberry vines and apple orchards. Haylie was not happy with the 4 hour drive we had back home but we made it through! It turned out to be quite a fun trip, though.

Now that Haylie is mobile, she has started exploring everything! She decided to empty out anything she could reach from the pantry as I cooked dinner. Her expression says, "It wasn't me.."

My beautiful girl. She actually kept her headband on for about an hour and a half that day. Shocking!

My family came to visit at the beginning on November. Haylie was star-struck again to have Shelby around. It was so fun to have them all here and to have room for everyone! We had an early Thanksgiving dinner together, they helped us paint 2 rooms and we had fun just being together.

Grandma bought Haylie an early present here so we didn't have to travel with it when we visit in December. Haylie was starting to push the laundry basket all around the house, trying out her legs, so she needed a walker stroller to keep her moving!
Haylie decided she needed to help her dad put it together. :)

Here she is testing it out! She loves it! She goes for "strolls" up and down our long hallway.

All dressed up to go shopping at the mall!

What a cute little stinker! She was munching on this carrot forever! She would hold it in her mouth like this and go crawling around everywhere with it sticking out. She thinks she's so funny. ;)

These Halloween pictures are a bit out of order. Oh well.
We had some friends over for dinner that night and handed out candy.
Haylie showing off the leftover candy we had after Halloween night. I was sooo excited to have trick or treaters come to our house this year now that we are out of the apartments!

At our playgroup before Halloween, we had all our babies dress up in their costumes together. It was quite an ordeal to get them all together for a picture. Lots of happy babies... ;)

I grabbed some pictures of Haylie in her Halloween outfit on our front porch before we went to playgroup that day. She sure does "love her Mummy"!

She dressed up as a pumpkin!

Yep, we are the proud parents of a monkey baby! Haylie, when on carpet, crawls on her knuckles.

Such a glamour girl.

She's ready to take off running any day now!

There's a very brief update of a few things we have been up to! We are so excited to celebrate Christmas and Haylie's FIRST birthday while we are in Utah with family! This year has flown by. We are so in love with our sweet and sassy Haylie girl!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We're still alive!

I realize that I haven't posted a new blog since October. We really have been up to fun stuff since then but my computer has major issues and I'm not able to upload pictures onto blogger! And, really, how fun are my blog entries without some fun pictures of Haylie to look at? The answer is, not very! ;)
So, I apologize for the lack of updates. We are still alive and doing well up here in WA! We had a fun Halloween; 3 thanksgiving dinners in November; survived a 12 hour power outage; Haylie is pretty much walking and is saying "mama"; we have our Christmas tree, lights and decorations all up and we're ready for Christmas time!
I'll have to hop on Jake's computer soon to overload you all with the pictures I've snapped over the past few months. ;)
We miss our family that is far away and can't wait to see them for Christmas!
Love you all!