Sunday, January 29, 2017

First Layouts of 2017

I have been mostly too busy to scrapbook since we returned from traveling to see family for the holidays, but I got a little scrapping done this week.  This first layout is for CSI's case file 221.  I used the colors, a grid, circles, enamel dots, and journaled about the sweet interactions between Nathan and my family.

I was inspired by Stuck?! sketches' January 15th sketch for this next layout.

And finally I created this layout for Creative Embellishments' January challenge.  I was inspired by the concept of time and I added the date for this layout as well.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Fun

Winter time is here again, the cold crisp air feels nice!

Nathan really loved tromping around in the snow.  We even scraped enough snow together to make an itsy bitsy snowman (on the table beside Nathan in this picture).  He has little rocks for eyes, a wood chip nose, and a leaf hat.  

Nathan also enjoyed splashing around in the slushy puddles.

The best part of this weekend though was Grandpa Thomas' visit!  Nathan had a lot of fun playing with Grandpa and the new toys he brought!

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!