Thursday, December 30, 2010



Yes we've seen snow before... and yes my daughter is barefoot :) but never have we seen snow here in the AZ valley before! We were quite excited today to have a few mintues of snow flurries! Trevor ran outside and shouted "THANK YOU GOD! THANK YOU GOD!" over and over.

Yes thank you God for blessing us today with your amazing creation! Pictures to come.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Gift


To think she wasn't even a thought in our minds last year and now we can't imagine life without her!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas


Celebrating the joy Jesus brings to real life! Merry Christmas!

Chris, Tara,
Taylor, Trevor, Rylee & Alexie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We Call Her Linus


Rylee is quite the piano genius. This past year she will sit down, make up a song on the piano, name it and remember it days later. It's a beautiful thing. She wrote a song for Alexie and EVERYTIME she starts crying she plays her song "Baby Sleeping". With blue blankie always by her side, we call her Linus.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2 Month Smiles

Alexie is loving life these days. Lots of smiles and coos coming from her! Just this past week she's fallen into a real nice 3 hr schedule, finally sleeping in her crib and giving me longer stretches at night! Yeah for sleep :)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Family Night


This week we had a family night with my parents and brother's family. My sister in law made this awesome wild rice turkey soup for dinner. Recipe please Danae! Afterward we loaded into the cars and drove to downtown Glendale to view and walk the lighted streets. It was beautiful, and free. On one part of the street the city had decorated a large tree with christmas lights and synced it to music. The kids loved this! My 2 yr old nephew got out and danced the night away with his cousins. Trev man was putting on quite the tap dance show, minus the tap shoes :)

It was dark and I mostly had a baby in my arms but I did manage to snap a few pictures.

It wasn't that cold... she just had to go potty :)


Our dear friends had a baby three weeks before us. Last monday they drove up and spent the day visiting.

We hope they get married one day :) f


I've been meaning to post these photo's for some time now but life just keeps moving full speed ahead. Hoping to do some updating here this weekend.

Lexie lou is so loved by her siblings. She just adores them!

She's wrapped in the blanket Taylor made her. Oh man what would I do without Taylor?!?! What a gift she is.

I love seeing Trevor's "sweet and sensitive side" with Alexie.

Rylee smothers her, literally, with constant love :) Lexie's expression here just cracks me up.