Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

What a blessing...

Even at 2 am this morning this thought was running through my head...what a blessing our children are. We are daily thankful for the two beautiful and healthy children that God has blessed us with. It is crazy to think about how fast they grow and change. It is easy to find myself wanting them to grow up fast (so I could get a little more sleep at night)...but I know that it is happening fast enough.
Estella is 20 months now and is still very much our petite peanut :) She loves reading books, especially a BIG ABC book that our friends left for her. She loves to be outside and has really enjoyed our random sunny days...can't wait for Spring. She has started calling Craig and I "Daddy and Mommy". SO SWEET!
Hudson is changing all the time. He is almost a "hip sitter" and if you are a mom you know what I mean and how fabulous that is. He is quite content to lay on the mat on the floor and play with the animals hanging from the mobile above his head. He has a very mellow and sweet personality. Can't help but melt when he smiles at me! :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Party

These are our E-linc advisors. Basically they lead small group discussions and mentor us. We have really grown to love and appreciate both of these couples so much! On Friday night they put on a special Valentines Dinner for our group.
Just being us...
Our friends Joe and Kandi
Crazy Coleton and Shawna :)
I know it is sideways...but still so cute! This was the Valentine that we made using team work. We stood side my side with our arms around each other...I was the right hand and Craig the left. He did a pretty good job writing with is left hand! :)
What a team!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Winter Wonderland...or something!

Thats some deep snow!
and a very snow covered man :)
what is daddy doing?
not so sure about all the snow
who is that?!?
yep, Stella in her make shift sled (aka laundry basket)...she had fun!!!
These days have sure been filled with a lot of snow. Although it is beautiful I do long for warmer weather...and sunshine. Maybe someday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

so different yet so alike...

First we have a few pictures of Estella when she was about 3 1/2 months old...

here are my sweet kiddos playing together...Stella is really having more and more fun with Hudson all the time. She loves to play peek a boo and tickle him :)
and here is Mr. Hudson at 3 1/2 months

AC Soldering....

If this title of this post once again confuses you that is ok...because our class missionary technology continues to boggle my mind. All this talk about electricity, solar panels, batteries...I just get so lost. I know it is good and valuable stuff but I just get so confused! All that to we had a lab on AC soldering. Craig is a pro!
applying the solder
as you can see I was a huge help to Craig :)
there ya go, the finished product! doesn't look like much but I am impressed!