Saturday, February 27, 2010


I've avoided blogging much about our home search so as not to jinx us or cause undue excitement. But I think I'm safe in announcing...that after much searching and 2 moves, and years of planning and saving, we got a house! Not just any house, OUR house. I took a little video with my iPod so show friends and family. (If you're neither of those then don't feel obligated to watch it)

Here it is!

Seriously, I'm a little jealous of myself. :)

What I mean is I never thought we could have gotten a home this nice. We feel so very blessed. It hasn't come without sacrifice. We lived in 1100 square ft for the last 4 years in our lovely little 1973 mushroom house. And I had to keep telling myself, "be grateful for what you have, you could be living in a grass hut with no running water!" We've loved our little home and have been so very grateful for the wonderful people we met and became such good friends with in our time there. In fact if we'd had more room we would have stayed longer. But this move has been a long time coming. It feels like we've been talking about it for years. Our patience paid off. We'll be moving in a couple weeks!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with Honey and Chair

Can anyone guess who we're supposed to be?

Our good friend Kevin is an incredibly talented professional photographer. You can check out his work here ( He's used us in some shoots here and there and recently gave us some pics he's taken of us - including the one above that was taken at an Omniture Halloween party a few years ago.

Here are a few more that I had to post:

Ella and Dave bikin'

Frustrated Meg
Tired Dave

Sour face

Poor kid...we scared the poop out of him for this sequence...i feel bad...but it's kind of funny...

In other news -baby's heart is still beating! We heard it again today. 16 weeks down!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Christmas 2009!

Hey, Better late than never, right?!

My kind mother in law sent me all her pictures so we had something to document the year end. Just a few highlights...enjoy!

Christmas Eve...

We tried to get pictures of the kids in their jamies by the tree. So many wiggles! This was the best we got.

Mike and Brandie
Nay Famiy
We opened presents...
...and were wowed by presents
We ate yummy food!
We (the guys) hung out in our "Max Hall Hates Me" t-shirts, thanks Lisa!

The next day, Christmas Morning we had a great time opening presents...very slowly. Sol wanted to sit and play with everything he opened. It took 2 hours to open presents!
Sol opened his new ornament for the year first, a little penguin. He LOVED it. He even danced with it. He got this little chair from G&GW. Its still a favorite!

Sol tried on mommy's new vest.

Daddy got a bunch of new back country gear.

Sol got a new puppy friend! A fake one- the best kind!!!

Our real puppy got a little jealous.

Thanks for a great Christmas to all those we were able to share it with!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Photo Booth

Since we've been sans-camera I decided to use the Photo Booth program on our computer to take a few shots of our little man. Enjoy!