11 Weeks of Perfection

Emily and Owen are 11 weeks old and sheer perfection.  We are the luckiest to get to add these two to our family.  The luckiest.

Owen Daniel and Emily Anne

It's been a really long time since I blogged and I have lots to catch up on...but I can't wait until I get all caught up before I post this.

David, Adam and I are so excited to announce the arrival of our two little miracles, Emily Anne and Owen Daniel, on October 19th.

Emily Anne came first, born at 8:54am.  She weighed in at 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.  Owen Daniel quickly followed at 8:55am.  He was 5 pounds 4 ounces and was also 18 inches long.  They arrived at 36 weeks and 4 days and the entire pregnancy we were so worried that they would need to spend time in the NICU and all our prayers were answered when they were declared healthy enough to just stay with us in our room.  These two little humans are the most perfect creatures.  Owen looks just like his Daddy and Emily looks so much like Adam.  You can already see how different their personalities are.  We feel so incredibly blessed and can't thank all our friends and family enough for all the support over the past few years.  We love you all so very much.

I was pretty much in bed at the hospital but I was able to grab a few photos at the hospital.  At some point I will post all about the IVF cycle, the pregnancy and the birth.

Here is the first photo shoot of these perfect babies.  I can't wait to watch them grow up, although I never want them to grow up.  Aren't they amazingly wonderful?

Janet, Kendal and Running

I'm slowly but surely working my way through all of our summer activities.  Janet came to visit us at the end of July.  It was awesome to have her here and Adam loved every minute of it.  We went to a lot of the State Parks and other fun local things.  Lots of rock throwing goin' on with this boy's boy.

Adam has the cutest run in the world.  Sometimes, when he is really concentrating on running, he will stick out his tongue.  He really can 't be any cuter.

Visiting Daddy at work.


Collecting sand dollars.

David's brother, Kendal, flew in to run the Tacoma Narrows Half-Marathon with David.  They planned it last year and spent all that time training.  it was fun to have Kendal here and show him around our beautiful home here in Washington.  I just wish Kendra and the kids could have come, too.  That would have made it that much better...hint, hint, Kendra!

Here they are checking in.

The race ended in Tacoma, so on the drive over we saw the boys on the bridge and were lucky enough to catch a few pictures.

Here comes David!

Here comes Kendal!

After the race they were stretching and Adam was giving Kendal some "get-better" kisses.  It was adorable.

Good job, guys!

Adam loved having Kendal around.  We sure do miss our family...so you all should come visit soon.  Just a suggestion...


That is correct.  It is October 1st today and you know what that means?  July blog posts should be completed.  Except for one part, which is a visit from Grandma Janet and Uncle Kendal, but that was the end of July and into the beginning of August, so it doesn't count.

And here we go.

We found out yet another reason to be cautious when you can't hear your toddler playing in the other room.

We went for a ride on a mini-train in which Adam was in heaven.

Rode down some slides with our buddies.


Played at the spinny park...even got on some big boy toys.

Adorable cuteness alert.

We went swimming with friends, but I ruined it with a migraine.

David and I finally entered the world of smart phones.  We got a free iPhone with our upgrade and I'll admit they are handy little things.  When the only camera you have is a large DSLR, you miss some silly moments that are a lot easier to capture when all you need to do is grab your phone.  We like.

Being cute and trying on mom's "cool pants". I appreciate the fact he didn't put both of his legs in just one of the pant legs to remind me how big my pants really are.

Cutting the zucchini with a spoon and I lost a fight with a toy car.

New scooter.  Dancing in time-out.

"Batman, have you seen Adam?"  Oh, there you are.

Our Bishop bought our scooter.  I think it was to soften me up because he asked me to be the Young Womens President earlier that day.  "Oh, by the way...."

Hunting for sand dollars.

A day in the life of Adam and Olli.

"Hey Olli, want to play cars?"

"No sad, Olli, no sad."  Buddy, sometimes you just can't win with girls.  This is a lesson that you would do well to remember.

Seriously, I know I look awful, but his face is the best thing I have ever seen.  I can't stop laughing.  Don't mind the bags under my eyes.