Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bunk Bed Giveaway!

Epoch Design stocks their furniture in Costco stores, and the company is giving away a McKenzie Twin bunk bed set from the Redding store!  We've been planning on putting our boys into bunk beds soon anyway, so this would be perfect to have their room set up for years to come.


The drawing happens tomorrow, so wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Result of Shutterfly House Party

So, with a promo code for 15 free cards, and 40% off all Christmas cards (through tomorrow), Matthew and I completed our design for our Christmas cards! You can check it out below. We're sending out a small number this year and emailing everybody else, but this way you can all see it.

We took the photos in red clothing on Labor Day. If this is an actual end to a blogging drought, I will post more pics from that and some from Halloween and other activities soon. Don't hold your breath, but right now I'm feeling inspired. We'll see!

The most exciting thing in my life as a mom right now is having Naomi almost perfectly potty trained. I'm sorry if you read this in 10 years and get embarrassed, Sweetie, but it's been a long time coming and I'm thrilled! Naomi and I have also been doing preschool together and that has been really positive for both of us.

Matthew just finished his soccer season as a coach for the city. He already knew three of the kids on his team, and right now is looking forward to doing it again next year.

Eli is still cheery as ever and is climbing up and down stairs, busting through a 7th tooth, starting to cruise, and letting go of things for half a second before falling down. Today at the park he was squealing as I pushed him in the swing - he likes to go almost as high as his big sister!

Other than the above, I've been working on new recipes and new crafts and finishing old crafts. It's been fun and I just wish I had twice as much patience with the kiddos and housekeeping! But I'm getting plenty of opportunities to develop it. :-)

Good night until next time, whenever that might be!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Eli's Birth Announcement

Mod Marquee Blue Baby Announcements
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eli's 1st Week

Here are a few pictures from Eli's first week at home.

Our family of four out for a walk with our fancy (new to us) stroller

Eli hated being naked, like here when he got his first sponge bath.

But mom can make it all better.

Dad and Eli watching the Super Bowl

Squishy face.

Dad and Eli relaxing.

Eli had lots of visitors his first week.

Grandpa Keith holding Naomi and Eli.

Hanging out with Grandma Beth
Auntie Krista got a turn too

Grandma Kathy showing off her newest grandkid.

Grandpa Tim and Eli.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Naomi's Visit

Our friend Merrilee who Naomi is staying with while we're at the hospital made the long drive to Paradise so that Naomi could meet her little brother the evening of his birth. Here are a few pictures.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eli James Brooks

A few pictures from his first few minutes.