Friday, January 29, 2010

Dutch Painting

For all those who may have a love for The Netherlands, we are selling prints of this painting. My mom painted it as my Christmas present, and I can't even tell you how much I love having it in my home. If any of yall are interested in a print, let me know and we'll talk pricing. It's an 18"x24" oil painting.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Green Beans

I couldn't resist. I know I just posted yesterday, but I had to share this moment with everyone. I rarely give Mason the store-bought baby food, I usually just grind up what we eat, and he is not fond of green beans in the jar. I decided to see if he liked them yet, so I mixed them with some noodles. He put up little defense and ate as much as I gave him, the little trooper, but he didn't hide his feelings about how it tasted. I love my son!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January Joys

Here's some pics of our life the last couple weeks. Mason got some new toys because his mom was getting tired of his old ones. I can only take those electronic voices for so long, you know? He loves them! He still hasn't figured out how to push himself on his car, but I'm sure it won't take too much longer. He's eating a lot by himself, we have a pic where Justin had fun with the banana stickers. Justin and I will end our day sometimes playing cards, and Mason will join right in! As long as he has all the jokers and extra cards to play with, he lets us play for quite a while. I usually win. :) We've also met up with some of Justin's friends ~ Shannon House and Cory Guenther. Fun times! We're grateful for the safety and health we are enjoying now, and we really really miss our families!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Park City

We just had Megan and Lee Bartlett in our home for almost a week, and it was so much fun! We took a trip up to Park City with them, did a little fake skiing, a little fake torch lighting, and learned all about the Winter Olympics. We actually did get to see some of the people competing for spots on the Olympic team. It was pretty cool. Afterward, we made our annual trip to Ruth's Chris and filled our bellies with happiness.
The rest of these are just the day-to-day of Mason, for those who wish they could see him more often.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas 2009

Mason's first Christmas was awesome. We had to pretend Christmas was a day early, but he didn't know any different! Mason met Uncle John for the first time, and I think they got along quite well. John's nickname for Mason is "Choco." I guess that's what they call little white boys with "clear" eyes down in the really really South. It was so great to finally have the whole family together on Christmas. It's been a long time. Mason loved his gifts ~ he mostly loved the packaging. He wasn't a big fan of Santa at first, I guess the guy looks scary when it's the first thing you see waking up from a nap, but Mason warmed up to him. Justin finally made it to his first NBA game. He saw the Hawks play the Jazz. He's been living in Utah for almost 4 years, and he had to go all the way to Georgia to see the Jazz play. The Hawks creamed them.
We wish we could have been with Justin's family too! We missed them so much!

Now we're back in Utah. Mason had his 9 month check-up and his stats are:
Length ~ 29.3 inches 85%ile
Weight ~ 20 lbs 45%ile
BMI ~ 16.38 kg/m2 25%ile (woot woot)
Head Circ ~ 18.3 inches 75%ile

He's perfectly healthy besides a little runny nose. Yay!

Here are some pics from the week:

Happy New Year everybody! We are grateful for all the adventures and blessings we were given in 2009, and we look forward to even more to come. Love yall!