Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Red Robin Birthday Lunch

We went to lunch at Red Robin and since it was Eva's Birthday, she got a free birthday sundae. She liked the whipped cream but wasn't a fan of the sprinkles.

Happy 1st Birthday Eva!

Today our baby girl turns 1 year old. I can't believe how quickly it has come, she's not a baby anymore. Her party is this Saturday so I will post pics then.

It's a girl!

Eva's new baby cousin, that is. My sister Brenda just found out yesterday that she is having a girl. She is due in May and Eva can't wait to have a little girl cousin to play with.

Christmas in Phoenix

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in Phoenix. We played tennis and went for a hike....and when we came home to Boise there were several inches of snow on the ground. Eva stayed with Aunt Angela while me and Aaron and his parents went to the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. We had awesome seats and it was a really close game....it would have been great if BSU would have won but it was fun anyway.
Eva was definitely the star of the show as we hung out with all the relatives. And we had to borrow another suitcase to bring all her gifts home....she's not spoiled or anything.
Hope you all had a great Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Early Christmas

Since we are heading to Phoenix to spend Christmas with the Hutchings' this year, we got together with the Faulhaber family (us, Tami and Payton, Brenda, Ryan and Luke, and Grandma Faulhaber) last weekend to decorate sugar cookies and make Christmas candies. Eva got to open all her presents from Grandma and Grandpa Faulhaber, Aunt Tami and Uncle Ray, and Aunt Brenda and Uncle Ryan. And cousins Payton and Luke and Grandma Faulhaber opened their presents from us. We had a great time and ended up leaving with way too much cookies and candy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Eva has something to tell you

We don't know what it is exactly but she apparently has something important to say.

Eva's first fat lip

Yesterday, I look over to see Eva chewing on her upper lip. Next thing I know, her mouth is all bloody. She gave herself a fat lip by chewing on her lip.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Claus and Paws

On Saturday we attended the annual Claus and Paws event at the Boise Zoo. Admission was free to the zoo for the day and Santa was there for pictures. Eva actually enjoyed seeing the animals at the zoo this time and "barked" at the monkeys. I'm pretty sure she thinks all animals are dogs. :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! (a few days late)

Eva had a great first Thanksgiving. Grandpa and Grandma Hutchings came up from Twin Falls and Grandma Hutchings made a huge feast (it was yummy!).
A few things we are thankful for:
1) A loving God who takes care of us and is always faithful.
2) Loving family....I can't imagine my life without my amazing husband and beautiful daughter. I am lucky enough to have wonderful parents and in-laws as well as sisters and brother-in-laws and nephews to fill my life with love and laughter.
3) Health - Thank God that we are all healthy.
4) I'm thankful that in these hard economic times we are doing ok. Even though I lost my job I know that we are going to be okay.
5) I get to be a stay at home mom for a short time while I look for another job!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pasta faced!

Eva had a great time eating ravioli with tomato sauce for dinner! Needless to say, she went straight into the bathtub when she was finished.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Shoes

My newest addiction...ok, it's not really new but Eva needed new shoes and we didn't want to spend a ton of money on them so I made some. They are going to go in Eva's Christmas stocking.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flash Back Friday

Here's an oldie but a goodie....Eva is just maybe a few hours old here.

Random Pictures....enjoy!

Beth's wedding

Carrie's friend Beth recently got married (finally) :) It was Eva's first wedding and she had a blast dancing at the reception. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures yet of the beautiful bride but here's our beautiful Eva.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thank you Shauna!

Eva recieved a package in the mail today from Carrie's creative, talented, and thoughtful cousin Shauna (check out her stuff here....http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5894757 or here http://lemondropstudio.blogspot.com/). She sent Eva an adorable tutu that she made (coming soon to her etsy store) and a couple of cute little hair clips (that actually stay in Eva's hair...YAY). Thanks Shauna, you're the best!


On Monday, Aaron and I thought we better take advantage of the nice weather (I think it was about 70 degrees as opposed to the snow we got recently....crazy Idaho weather) so we decided that after work we would take Eva to a pumpkin patch. We really want to make sure we have some fun family traditions with our kids so we thought we'd try this out and see if it might become a yearly thing for us. Eva just kind of took everything in and inquisitively looked on as we went on a hayride, checked out some animals at the petting zoo, and picked out our pumpkins (a tiny one for Eva and a green one for me and Aaron). All in all it was a good time.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I've been missing my baby girl this week as I have been working full-time while someone else (though they are nice and well-qualified) has been taking care of her. Today as I dropped her off at daycare, kissed her goodbuy and then walked out the door she started screaming/crying. This is the first time she has done this when I left and it broke my heart. I almost cryed all the way to work. I have to just keep telling myself that hopefully this is just short term and before long I will be spending all my time at home with my baby. I'm having a bad day and am so glad that it is Friday.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's off to work I go

Well, I'm back working full-time. While it's hard to get used to and I would much rather be home with my baby girl, I find solice knowing that it won't be long term (probably 1.5 years at the longest) and the extra money will definitely be helpful. My evenings are more focused on Eva now because I haven't been with her all day and picking her up from daycare is the highlight of my day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I wanna be like....

Here's a pic of Mike playing tennis while wearing Aaron on his back when Aaron was a baby and a pic of Aaron playing tennis while wearing Eva on his back. How cute!