Thursday, November 19, 2009


I love the fall and was so upset when I never went up the canyon and took pictures with the leaves. We had a lot fall in our backyard and so I raked them up and we did an impromptu photo shoot. I love them!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brielle turned 2 - can you believe it?

My baby is 2? Parents always say their kids grow up too fast and I cannot believe my little 4 lb 4 oz baby girl is 2 years old and wearing 2T clothing! She is the light of my life and I am so grateful for her. Especially on her birthday I am grateful for her but it is just a little hard thinking about her sweet twin sister who could not join us on earth. Just before her birthday, we found out that she will be having a sister! We are so excited. I didn't think she was going to have a sister and so we are thrilled that she will. She loves giving her baby sister hugs and kisses through mommy's tummy. Just the other day, she said Mama I want my baby sister to come out so I can hold her (of course it was not a perfect sentence, but pretty close). She is so sweet and will be such a great big sister. I love you Brielle and am so grateful that Heavenly Father allowed us to have the miracle of having you in our lives!

This toy is from our good friends the Gentiles who just moved to Ohio. We are going to miss them so much!

We had so many family and friends come and Brielle was so happy to have everyone there. She got some great presents!

Here is Ariah in one of Brielle's birthday present bags.

Brielle, Ariah and Grandma

My sweet mom got Brielle and Ariah these matching outfits and I love them. I love that Ariah is like Brielle's twin. They are the same size so we can dress them like twins. It is so fun!

Yellowstone - September

My parents made it possible for Mike and I to go to Yellowstone together without Brielle. We had a great time. Mike was sick but he tried so hard to not let it hinder our trip and I think we both really enjoyed ourselves overall. Of course we took hundreds of pictures but these were some of my favorites. If you have not been to Yellowstone, plan to go next year. It is so fun and so many beautiful places to see and go. I don't think the pictures need explaining.