Monday, January 16, 2017


We need a lot of R&R.  Re-adjusting to Mountain Time has taken a while -- Nathan basically got up at 4:30am for a week straight!  

Despite our sleep deprivation, Nathan has been in a relatively good mood and has really loved playing with all of his new toys. 

Unfortunately, he got sick last week and it turned out to be strep!  Poor baby has been so miserable. Nathan is on the mend though -- look at all of the energy he is displaying in this picture -- so that's good and hopefully we can get back to normal! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

This year, we spent time over the Christmas break in York Pennsylvania with Uncle JP, Aunt Judy, and James, and Nathan's Nana, Grandpa Butch, and Mitt.  Nathan loved playing on the piano, and both Nana and Mitt obliged him and had fun making a huge racket!

Nathan also got to experience baking for the first time, and "helped" make sugar cookies!

Nathan also actually helped Aunt Judy with one of his very favorite tasks -- vacuuming! 

We had a lot of fun there!  At the end of the week we continued our multi-state winter tour by traveling to Indiana to see Grandpa Thomas, Meema No-No, Aunt Becca, Yuto, and Uncle Isaac (and a number of other relatives from Meema No-No's side as well).  Nathan was spoiled with a lot of quality reading time,

zoom zoom trips to the moon,

and games of Mousetrap and Jenga, where he knocked down block towers as soon as they started going up.

Nathan also loved terrorizing petting the cat, and watching us play ping pong downstairs.

We didn't get great sleep during our travels, so Jesse and I dialed it in with a 10pm celebration of New Years with Buenos Aires.  We had a nice long trip celebrating Christmas and New Years with family, and are now trying to adjust back to our time zone!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas in Connecticut

We flew to Connecticut for Christmas, and Nathan is old enough to get excited about flying on a plane!  He was over that excitement by the end of our long day, but it was still cute to see him light up when we started to take off.

When we got there, we spent time with family.  Nathan's new favorite song is The Little Drummer Boy, 

and he even played some drums!

It was fairly nice out while we were there, so we took a walk around Nicole's new neighborhood. During our walk we encountered an ice patch, and Nathan thought it was the coolest thing to be able to slip and slide around on it!

Isn't he the cutest with his little lamb hat scarf?

Nathan also loved spending time with Chloe.  They also played with each others' presents a lot!

And then there were giggles.  So many giggles!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Have a Merry Christmas!

We celebrated Christmas together as a family this past weekend.  We spent time together, read Nathan the Christmas story, and gave him his presents.  

His big present from us was a play kitchen.  He was delighted and has not stopped playing with it since.

He also loved the remote ("mote") controlled fire truck from Grandpa Ariyavatkul,

and the Thomas trains he got in his stocking.

I think we enjoyed watching him play with his toys as much as he did!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Final Layouts of the Year

This has been a super busy month, but I got some layouts done a few weeks ago and I am quickly posting them here.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nathan's Christmas Photo Shoot

Last weekend we did a mini photo shoot to get cute professional pictures of Nathan for our Christmas card.  We got some cute, goofy, and loveable shots.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hanging Out with Mitt

Matt spent the weekend with us and was a huge hit with Nathan.  Instead of calling him Matt, however, Nathan calls him "Mitt," which is pretty cute.  We enjoyed spending time with Matt and taking him around town.  Since we have never taken him up the tram, we did so this weekend despite the fact that it was incredibly cold.

We went around sunset, which was very pretty.

The back side of the mountain got a fair bit of snow already so we let Nathan play with the first snow of the season.

Despite the cold, he had a ton of fun!

Saturday, November 26, 2016


This year we continue to be so thankful that God has given us this little bundle of joy. 

After stuffing ourselves at Thanksgiving, we spent the rest of the long weekend relaxing and gearing up for Christmas.  We bought a Thomas the Tank Engine ornament because Nathan loves Thomas,

and we also added a pretty silver bell.

Nathan has been wanting to play with our broom on an almost daily basis, so we gave him one of his Christmas presents early.  He played with it almost nonstop all evening! 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November Layouts

I am loving putting together Nathan's newborn layouts.  This first one is of his delivery, and I used the November 1st sketch from Stuck?!

This next layout is inspired by the grid design of Creative Scrappers' Sketch #300.

We are so thankful for this little bundle of joy!  This layout of us taking Nathan home from the hospital is for Challenge YOUrself's challenge #35.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nathan's Favorite Things

Nathan is a generally happy boy and enjoys a whole bunch of things that little kids like: animals, books, toys, etc.  But recently he has been primarily drawn to a few things, not all of which are typical toddler toys.  He loves Jesse's remote control car,

wheeling around luggage,

and playing with vacuum cleaners.

He is such a little delight!