Thursday, January 21, 2010


So Xander has been teething for a little while. Then it happened - 4 teeth in 3 weeks! Yep, so much fun. His first tooth popped out on New Years day, and his latest just popped out today (21st). Mostly he's been pretty happy, but the night before his teeth pop out he's super fussy and doesn't sleep well. I'd like to blame it on our friends Marshall & Liz, I think hanging out with them bring the teeth out. They were there for the first and third teeth, with the second and fourth coming only a few days after.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Well another year come and gone. This last year has been a struggle at times, but it's also been a great year! We lost the Saturn in the spring/summer time (right after buying new tires!), Douglas worked a crazy amount of hours and only got paid for half, and the Honda tried to die on us- but we fixed it (for what seems like a lot) since it's our only car. BUT Xander was born in May, both boys are happy and healthy- not to mention sleeping 7-7, Douglas graduated in December and has a job in cardiac (many of the other students in his program don't have jobs yet), we have a beautiful home (that after a year and a half we finally put pictures up), Japheth has been doing well at potty training, both boys are growing and learning well, and we are all just happy and healthy.

Christmas was great! Japheth had a fun time opening presents and he's starting to get Santa a little more. He even got to hear Santa's bells on Christmas Eve after going to bed. Xander got some books, Japheth got books and a kid camera that he loves along with some other fun toys, Douglas got more Ninja Turtles DVD's, Ghost Busters for Xbox360, and some other movies and things, I got some movies, a yoga mat and blocks to help with P90X, money for shelving and some other great things.

This year we are looking forward to Japheth turning 3 and Xander turning 1, and just spending more time together as a family. We are excited for Douglas' sister Rachel to get married, and my cousin Kevin. We hope to have no car troubles this year, and also to be able to afford a new (to us) car. We hope to have Japheth going potty at other places besides our house and wearing underwear all the time soon. And, as every year, we hope to be able to enjoy this year better than the last.

We are very greatful for our many blessings! And we hope that all of you are able to have a great and blessed year for 2010.