Friday, November 30, 2012


Serra is in gymnastics and LOVING it- her favorite thing she's learned so far is how to make a "rainbow"- and she's quite good at it!

Serra had a checkup with the nephrologist.  Everything is looking great except for 1 of the things they test in her blood [it's not at a dangerous level, it just concerns them that is still hasn't returned to fully normal levels yet].  She is also testing for blood in her urine still, so we'll be going back in a few months again to see if those things improve.

This boy CRACKS me UP!  And I love how his lashes are so long that even with his eyes squished shut you can still see the ends of them sticking out!

It was a sad day when Hostess closed... we ran to the gas station and found what would be our last Hostess brand snacks.  There weren't many left, so we had to divvy up what we could find!

Our floor was filthy [we hate our crappy vinyl flooring!], so Ian decided to handscrub the floor.  I left to run some errands and came back to find that he had scrubbed the right tiles to make it a chessboard.  Added to the list of signs that my husband is a true nerd.... 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I made some cute turkey shirts for the kids- and some turkey hairbows for Serra- for Thanksgiving Day.

We drove up to Washington state to visit Ian's sister and her family.  The kids really loved hanging out with their cousins, and we miss being with them- it's too bad we don't live closer!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Family Portraits

We decided to do our own photoshoots this year- one with the help of my sister, the other with the aid of a tripod.  Saved us a fortune, was a lot of stress but a lot of fun, and I think they turned out great!