Thursday, January 26, 2012


Remember how 2012 was going to be our much needed calm and peaceful year.  I'm pretty sure it's not going to be!  (More on that some other day).  January has been a roller coaster ride- highs and lows.  Here are some of the highs!


 Adele's hair is growing and so I tried braiding it.  It needs to be a little longer still but it's getting there!
 Lots of exhausted nights!
 Uncle Trenton came for a visit.  We had a great time.  We were lucky enough to get our first snow while he was here.  The snow here is the best packing snow (and we have lived in a LOT of snowy places). 

 They named the snowman Rocksty and gave him a spaghetti mohawk.

 Adele was so tired one night but so excited too.  She just couldn't sleep.  So I found her the "Chile Doll".  Tia brought it back for us from Chile.  I told her if she was very quiet the doll would tell her all about Chile.  She went right to sleep and told me she dreamed about Chile in the morning.

We were planning on having a bon fire while Trenton was here...but the weather didn't cooperate so we did smores over the stove.
Having Trenton here was lots of fun.

Garret lost his other front tooth and now has a smile with lots of holes in it.
 After Trenton left the real snow started coming.  We got a LOT and it was really fun (at first). 

 The kids played and played and played in it.  Then we lost power and even that was fun (at first).  We sat around our fire and read a novel together.  But our fireplace was not really doing the trick so we headed to my parents.  We got stuck in the driveway from the snow, after getting out of that we were stuck again because a tree was across the driveway.  We eventually got there.
 I love going to my parents, there is always good food and good company....but it's just not the same when you are trapped and there is a lot you need to be doing.  (Sorry Mom and Dad if I was a grump!).  After weeks and weeks of being there (ok it was only 4 days) we headed back home and have been working on cleaning up since then. 

Our little Titus boy got more teeth in during it all and is up to 7 teeth now.  He has been eating more solids and likes them.  He sits up really well now but still falls over when he is excited.  He loves making sounds and will even mimic some of the ones we make.  He loves being talked to and is very attentive. 

2012 is well underway now, we are optimistic about this year and what it will  hold for us. 


Marianne Thayne said...

Those are beautiful words Rachel! I love the braided hair and the spaghetti mohawk on the snowman. I would love snow! (for one day at least). Very nice.

Grandma said...

Thank-you so much for all these beautiful words and pictures, even though it has been pretty chaotic there.... So glad you had so much fun in the snow with Uncle Trenton...You made my day Rachel!!!

Natalie said...

Your kids are getting so big! It looks like life is staying exciting for you guys.