Thursday, December 16, 2010


So I know I haven't posted in a while and I plan on catching both of my blogs up to speed once the holidays are over and moving is done. We close on the house next week and move in on Tuesday. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. We will also be celebrating Weston's 5th birthday that day. I can't believe my baby is five. I will post more soon. For now here is a picture of Weston holding up his holiday cards he colored for his teachers. He was very proud of them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I should clarify, I posted these pictures for my mother-in-law and father-in-law to view. After view almost 30 homes we found one we really like. This is a house we are looking at purchasing with Ray and Fran (they are going to become snowbirds) and live with us in the summer.  So I posted some photos to get their opinions. I love this neighborhood!! We actually currently live right across the way. They have a splash pad park and swimming pool. We are really hoping to stay in Erie. This house is in walking distance to the library and community center. The paths also connect to the downtown area where they hold music in the park in the summers and community festivals. I love being able to ride our bikes places and that is partly why we are trying to stay near where we are now. Weston would attend the new elementary school they are currently building and eventually the local junior high and (new) high school. The backyard isn't much but with there being so much in the area we may have to sacrifice having a big yard. We are still in discussion and we will see what happens. 

 Front of House
 When you walk in the front door
 den (front room to the right)
 Downstairs (1/2 bath)
 Kitchen (I forgot to photograph the fridge area) :( sorry

TV area
Living room

Bed #3 
Bath#3 (in hallway)
Bed #2 (with it's own bathroom)
 Bed #2

(my original photo of the master was wrong and I can't tell if I have one.)

 Master Bath

 Basement (from stairs)
 Basement (standing by the waterheater)
back patio
 back fence

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tanner is 18 months

 I can't not believe Tanner has turned 18-months. He's going to be 2 before I know it. Where has time been going? He is such a smart little cookie and a trouble maker to boot. He watches everything and remembers everything. He wants to be just like his big brother and tries his hardest to keep up. He also doesn't slow down for a minute (that's defiantly a mommy trait). I know I've said this before, I wish I could freeze time. My "babies" are growing up quick. It makes me kind of teary thinking about it because I know I may not have any more "babies" and my boys are just going to get bigger. Each year (month) brings a new adventure. As much as I want them to stay little, I love watching my boys grow. I try to see the world through their eyes and I value my time with them. 

A few notes on Tanner:
*He is running all over the place these days.
*He still doesn't talk but he sure does babble a lot.
*He uses gestures to get our attention.
*He is very load (crying or not).
*Has started using a utensils.
*Can climb all over and up/down stairs.
*Enjoys coloring and painting. 
*Still loves all different kinds of foods.
*Loves playing with trains, cars, and anything with his big brother.
*Would live outside if I let him.
*Is finished with bottles (this was my delay).
*Rubs his blanket's tag to go to sleep.
*Loves to push all sorts of buttons (computer, crosswalk, controllers, handicap, anything).
*Loves to read books.
*He loves to dance.
*He is my "little monster".

Height: 34 inches
Weight: 27 pounds 9.6 ounces
He still has his moms big head. :)

We love you to pieces Tanner!!

Family Photos (Part 1)

So this year for family photos I traded sessions with another photographer I met here who lives just north of us and we attend the same church. So back in October when my mom was here we arranged to have photos taken. I wanted them as a gift to her for her birthday also. I loved the fall colors and these are special because they were also taken the week of my 30th birthday. Corrie of Corrie Kraft Photographer has been a great friend and is a wonderful photographer. I'm very thankful for our friendship. 

Family Photos (Part 2)