Our trip to Nawlins (New Orleans).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

We went on a little trip to New Orleans and the culture and history of it all were really neat to experience and learn about, but it wasn't the cleanest place - physically or morally. 😆  That being said we are very glad that we were able to meet up with some good friends of ours who are now living in the Bay Area of California for a few days. We had some beignets, Cajun food, took our girls to the Aquarium, explored the French Quarter, stumbled upon a gay pride on Easter Sunday, which is fine, except for the fact that some of the people on the floats weren't wearing much of anything. 😳  And we did a self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery (props to Heather and AJ for downloading that ahead of time). Kennedy's favorite part was probably when we rode on a trolley to get to the cemetery. She's obsessed with Daniel Tiger, so it only makes sense!

I would definitely recommend taking a trip to New Orleans because there is definitely so much about it to appreciate, but I think it's a one and done kind of a place as a family trip destination. Haha!

Our mini vacation to San Antonio!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cole has been working like crazy, so when his supervisor offered to cover for him for 4 days we jumped at the opportunity and decided to head a little over 5 hours away to San Antonio to see Cole's grandparents. We had a blast! We went to the natural bridge wildlife ranch, got to see the Alamo, the River Walk, the temple, had some delicious Texas BBQ brisket sandwiches and we decided to drive up to Waco before heading home on Monday to see the Magnolia Market at the Silos! We had so much fun and had some much needed family time. 

Finnley Joan: 12 months old.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I don't know if I've been putting this off because I'm in denial that Finnley is already one (probably so) or if I just haven't gotten around to it because I have so many different things/ideas flying around in my head and world right now. I'd say it's probably a good combination of the two. But anyways, here's Finnley's 12 month old picture and update!

Finnley Joan at 12 months old:

You point at things and say that.

You can say wow, uh-oh, yeah, mom, dad and hi (which is accompanied with an adorable wave). 🤗

You're not walking yet, but we trick you into standing on your own and as soon as you realize you're not holding onto anything you slowly crouch down to the floor and start crawling. You've taken some steps on your own here and there, but we've got some more practicing to do to give you a little more confidence to take off!

You do like to push our kitchen chairs and various other things around while walking.

Two front teeth are in all the way in!

You do a fake spit whenever you hear your dad spit. 😆

You give us "loves" at random times by softly laying your head down on us and it's heart melting.

You give us big, wet open mouthed kisses.

You've started to throw baby tantrums, which crack me up, but have me a little worried at times. I don't remember your sister throwing tantrums so early in life and I'm wondering if you've learned that skill from her. Haha!

For your birthday we made homemade enchiladas and tres leches cake and you were definitely a fan. 😊

This past year of our lives has been quite the crazy adventure, but I'm so glad you joined our family when you did because it reminded us to slow down a little and focus on all the good around us. We love your guts Finn!