Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn Strolls

I took many walks with Westin before the weather turned much colder. My mom got me started. She came up once or twice a week and we went up for long walks up at Memory Grove, just up road from where we live. Skyler and I have been on small walks to the park many many times but I rarely ever went up on the long road that is in the park until now. Now I go to the end of the road all the time. It's so much more fun to walk with a baby! Sometimes after our walk we would grab some lunch at the Lion House. Love that place! So good!

Natalie joined us for a walk

Gorgeous Atumn Colors

Stroller rides put him to sleep. He loves them!

A walk with mom and dad

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...

A little bit belated, but I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were able to spend time with those you love. We've been having a great time with some of Skyler's family who are in town for Westin's baby blessing. This Thanksgiving was probably the best I've ever had. I was surrounded by so many people that I love and care about and of course as an added bonus we had Westin with us this year. His first Thanksgiving was wonderful. I will hopefully blog more about our day later. I am grateful for my new little family, and the rest of my wonderful family and friends. I love and appreciate you all in my life.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two great things

Earlier this week I made these...

Photo (& recipe) found here

Never had a chance to take my own before they were gone!

while holding Westin in this...

Curtousy of Google images

I love this thing. It's sooo nice to be able to hold him close and still have my hands free. I've made dinners lots of times while wearing it as well. He pretty much demands to be held. He doesn't like being by himself. Now if I only looked as good as she does wearing it. I haven't been using it as much lately because my back is killing me. I don't think I'm going to attribute the back pain to this product because I'm pretty sure it started before I got this thing. I had lower back pain in the later part of my pregnancy. Now it's more mid back. I'm not sure what is causing it. Perhaps I can attribute it to carring a baby around all day? Maybe it's my bad posture? I'm trying to work on that. Or maybe it's from lack of sleep? I don't know, maybe a mix of these things. Maybe it's time to ask for a back massage from my masseuse husband! Though a Chiropractor is probably what I need.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


It's that time of year again where I show how little self-control I have. I think I'm on my third Egg Nog this week. How gross is that? Pretty gross. Not just because it's Egg Nog, the name itself is gross, but becuse it's bad for you. Though I'm chugging the "light", it's packed with calories and fat. This is NOT helping me loose the baby weight. In fact it's doing the oposite. If you don't like this stuff, Consider yourself lucky!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dear Westin,

I love to cuddle together. I love the funny noises you make and how squirmy your face looks when you're waking up from a nap. I love how mooshy you get after you eat. I love your sleeping smiles. I love to kiss the back of your soft head. I love you.

Love, Mommy

Monday, November 2, 2009

Family in the Fall

Here are some of our first family pictures together! I was so excited to get some pictures of our new little family. I asked McKenzie if she would take pictures for us. She is in photo class in high school and I figured it would give her some experience while she was at it! We kept Westin covered wrapped up in a blanket because it got pretty cold! Thanks Kenz! I love 'em!