Sunday, May 20, 2007

she's a-movin!

Yep, folks... she's mobile! EmJ has been toying with moving around for the past few months and has been learning to scoot and do what she can to get around. Well, it's happened - and a lot all at once! EmJ started "crawling" a couple weeks ago. I say "crawling" because it's definitely not the traditional all fours crawl, it's more of an army crawl, but she gets where she wants to go and she loves it!
Now that she's got that down, she's really starting to pull herself up on the furniture and cruise around. Just this afternoon she would pull herself up on the couch and then sit down and pull herself up again and sit down... she cracks me up! It's so cute to see her learn all these new things and be so proud of herself! :o) So, needless to say, long gone are the days of putting her in one spot and her still being there 3 minutes later!

EmJ's love for reading also continues! She loves to sit and look at books on her own forever... but the fun thing for me is that she loves to be read to. It amazes me how long she'll sit and listen to books - she absolutely loves it! Also, when she's reading to herself if she ever picks a book up that is upside-down, she immediately turns it the right way. I thought this was a fluke when I first noticed it, but nope - she knows which way they go! Too cute!!

We got to dedicate EmJ at church on Mother's Day - it was pretty cool to know that we have all that support (plus much more from all of you!) in raising EmJ in a Jesus-lovin' home!

Less than one week until EmJ turns 1... we can't believe how fast it's gone, but we're excited to see what God has in store next. Birthday blog soon to come!!!

Monday, May 07, 2007


We got to take our first family vacation the end of April to ARIZONA! It was crazy hot, but tons of fun. We went for Chad and Sarah's fabulous wedding and also got to see Grandpa Reg and Grandma Tracey (Jeff's dad) and Uncle Drew and Aunt Keli (Maren's brother) and Cadence and McKenna. We had a blast and EmJ loved seeing all these fantastic people! Here are some fun pictures - just a glimpse of all the fun we had!

Chad and Sarah's Wedding

Grandpa Reg and Grandma Tracey's

Uncle Drew and Aunt Keli's

As you can tell, we had a great time! There is much more to blog about with EmJ - she's almost 1 (ahh!!!!), she's becoming more moblie everyday and would MUCH rather be walking (with help still) than doing anything else, she's gets more amazing every single day... I'll try to be better about blogging more often! Have a great week, everyone!