Monday, December 26, 2011

How It All Went Down

We had a wonderful 1st Christmas in our new house - I'm not sure Logan totally gets the whole Santa/Christmas thing yet, but he loved having all the visitors, the new toys and lots of goodies to snack on. We should have Christmas more often!!! Can't wait to do again in Cali!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Logan - 17 Months

This was a fun month for Logan - he sprouted another tooth (brings the total to 8) got to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner for the 1st time and despite my fear of jinxing it by announcing it here today, he now sleeps through the night, like, all-the-way through the night! He visited the Christmas tree farm to pick out the tree and visited Zoo Lights with Auntie Kelly Jane. He loves going to kids world at the gym and always comes out in the best mood, he loves rough housing with Daddy and chasing the cats whenever he can catch them off guard. He learned to run and pretty much uses our 1st floor as his race track and when need be, he can cruise up and down the stairs as well. It's great to have such an independent little guy who really can be a great helper and as always, very entertaining. Can't believe we are rounding the corner on a year and a half - but it really is true, it just keeps getting better!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Heifer International

My 2nd 30 for 30 charitable foundation is Heifer International. I really think this is an interesting concept that allows people to sponsor livestock or other forms of farming and agriculture for families and communities in need all over the world. You can literally buy anything from a dairy cow to a Camel to a flock of bees. I love that you can help people improve their situation by helping them to learn and cultivate a new form of income. I am choosing a flock of bees, but you can also sponsor projects or shares of larger livestock.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In the spirit...

We are full-fledged Holiday around here - from our Christmas jammies to the noble fir sparkling in our family room, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


We have finally settled into our home and gone are the days of crazy infant schedules & demands, it seems in a nutshell, that we are arrived at our new normal, and I pretty much love it. This year, I finally have a few minutes to sit down and be thoughtful about being thankful. For starters, no surprise, I am thankful for Logan. I am thankful that he is healthy and that he laughs and makes me laugh every day - really that is all I ever need. He has shown me the gift of being a parent - which at times leaves me with frizzy hair and lots of crumbs in my car - but it has also given me a depth that I could never have achieved on my own. I could not have understood it before him, but I couldn't imagine living my life without this experience.

I am thankful for the family - blood and not - that keeps me in sane in the moments when I question whether or not moving 1000 miles away was worth it - and on the days when its not, I'm thankful for snail mail, voicemail and email that keep me connected to everyone that I love. I am still getting used to this stage of life - and I am thankful for the moments when everything feels just right!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sleeping in Seattle

I would title this post Sleepless in Seattle, but it was technically our first "getaway" without the baby - so really, it was pretty amazing sleep! We had such an awesome 36 carefree hours - even if we did talk about Logan, a lot! We had an amazing view from our hotel room and were pampered from the moment we arrived. A visit to Pike Place market and the first Starbucks, check, check and it was on to some site seeing, shopping and of course eating and lots of coffee drinking. We rounded out our trip with a whirl on the monorail and the Space Needle, it was a great weekend and we will be back!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Logan Taylor - 16 Months

Logan turns 16 months old today - and it seems like we have entered full blown toddler-hood and for the most part, I love it! Logan is active, loves playing outdoors in our backyard and even in the rain. He is social and loves to show off when people come over to visit. He is eating everything, his favorites are pizza, Daddy's chicken stew, pretzel bites and lolly-pops! He is wearing size 18-24 months in clothes and still has 7 teeth. This month he learned how to dance which includes some fancy foot work and spinning in circles. He is a ham and loves laughing, including a nice fake laugh when he sees other people laughing. He is a quick study and learns new "tricks" all the time, including showing us the inside of his mouth(see pics). We love taking him new places and watching the world through his eyes. Happy 16 months big guy!