Thursday, April 30, 2009


My sister is engaged!! John proposed to Laura last night and she said YES! We are so excited to welcome John into our crazy family... Here are a few of the pictures she emailed to me. I haven't seen her ring in person yet, but it looks BEAUTIFUL in the pictures... Great job John!!
The happy couple :)
Look at that smile!!
It looks so pretty on her finger :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Scrapbook Bug!

To say I'm a little behind on my scrapbooking would be an understatement! I'm finding it hard to make time for this hobby now that I'm chasing a little toddler around all day :) I just finished Evan's one year scrapbook last week. Now I need to get a start on his second year scrapbook (considering he will be two in August!)... I thought I would share a few pictures of some of the pages in his book. Sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, but I was having troubles getting them without the glare and fuzziness and I didn't want to take the time to remove them from the plastic inserts!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Surprise Getaway!!

For my birthday in early March, Drew told me he had a little surprise getaway for just the two of us planned sometime in April or May. That was all he would tell me... So on Monday night, Drew's dad kind of spoiled the surprise a little bit (that's okay Brad!)... But I still only knew that we were leaving Wednesday and had no idea what he had planned... Turned out we went down to Indianapolis for a couple of days.... in this awesome convertible!!!
I guess it pays to have friends who own a car dealership! Thanks Tom... We had a blast... The weather was even nice enough to have the top down... We ate at Carrabas Wednesday night and then went to the Steven Curtis Chapman/Michael W Smith concert downtown at the Murat Theatre... And even snuck in a little cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory after the concert... Then Thursday morning we did some shopping at Keystone and Castleton and stopped at the Hitchcock's house to visit this 2-week old little bundle of joy....
It was great to catch up with Trisha and snuggle with little Adeline... She's so beautiful!! Then... we stopped at Ivanhoes for dinner and ice cream on the way home and reminisced a little on the Taylor campus.... All in all- a wonderful couple of days away with Drew... Thanks honey for a great birthday gift!! But I must admit, we were pretty anxious to get home to see this face....
...even though we knew he was having a blast being spoiled by both sets of grandparents...

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Well, we took so many pictures on Easter and I had trouble choosing, so here they are!!
Evan's Easter basket from the Easter bunny ;)
Full of all kinds of goodies!!
Here he is with his new Elmo Live from Gramma Charna and Grampa Brad.... This is how I found him one morning when I came back into the family room.... He was reading to him!!
Squeezing Elmo....
Touching Elmo's foot to make him talk!
I don't think this picture was from Easter, but I thought it was cute!!
Where are all the eggs??
Sitting in his new lawn chair!!
Practicing his putting skills with Daddy at Papa and Ma's house....
I love the smile on his face in this one!!
All ready to leave for the Baker get-together....
Searching for eggs at our house :)
Basket full of eggs....
Trying to open it up and get the M&M out!
I love how he is carrying his basket in this one!!
Eating the "M"...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I pray all of you out in Bloggerland are having a blessed Easter.... I thought I would share a few pictures while I have a few minutes... We will be heading to Grandma and Grandpa Baker's soon to celebrate Easter, but I thought I would jump on here real quick while my casserole is in the oven and the little man is sleeping.....

We have had a very exhausting week.... Evan has been dealing with a double ear infection... Needless to say, we had a few nights of very little sleep (reminds us of what it was like to have a newborn!) and he was pretty miserable. But thankfully, we all survived and he's back to his normal perky self now... Thank heavens for the bubble gum medicine! So... here's a few pictures for all of you who have been getting on me for no new posts lately (you know who you are!)... I will post Easter pictures sometime soon....

My little man ;)
Crazy bedhead!!
Playing with cars- That's about all he does anymore!