Friday, October 31, 2008
OK, so I have to admit that a few years ago I was at a friends enjoying a bond fire. The group was talking about Cabela's which I admited that I had never heard of before. You would have thought I had said that I didn't know what Starbucks was by their reaction. Our route to Utah took us by several Cabela's so we had to stop in to check out what we were missing. Sorry Dwight, it didn't knock my socks off - just another outdoor store with stuffed animals.
The new and improved Ryan Douglas with Aunt Janet. Her oldest is also named Ryan Douglas! Sunday evening the family all met at Uncle Colin and Aunt Nancy's for a Halloween celebration. We enjoyed a variety of soup, home made rolls and yummy sides. It was so nice to see everyone. It sure would be great to live closer so that Ryan would be able to enjoy growing up with family. It's great that they make an effort to spend time together on a regular basis :)
Uncle Colin enjoying the group of kids playing Halloween games.
Peter and Charal Miller
Julie, Madison, Liz, and Aunt Nancy
We had such a nice time with Aunt Barb, Aunt Kay, Uncle Glen and the rest of our wonderful family in Provo. Ryan was hugged and kissed by his Aunties every day. A little boy couldn't wish for anything more. Aunt Kay is a fantastic cook and fed us like kings and queens. Except when Mathew used to sneak his labs in the house the rule with dogs is they stay outside. Not only was the rule lifted for our visit but Bailey was treated like a real member of the family - thank goodness he acted like a perfect gentleman:)
BYU down by one point. As we were walking back to the car we heard the crowd screaming only later to find out that we missed the best part where BYU won the game. Oh well, we still had a great time :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Yesterday was Ryan's 2 month check-up and it didn't go well for either of us... The beginning of the appointment was great and we just love our Pediatrician. Ryan is now 12 lbs, 10.5 oz and 23 inches long. The last part of the appointment where Ryan had his first vaccines left us both in tears - I get choked up just thinking about it. It was so sad - seriously I cried! From the time we got home through the following 6 hours he slept like a rock. I really should have gone to sleep with him but I had no idea he would sleep so long. When he woke he just sobbed - I swear he was having flash backs from his earlier trauma.
I can't imagine what I will do the first time he falls off his bike - perhaps I will just bubble wrap him before he goes out!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today, Ryan had his first photo shoot and our family shot taken for this years Christmas card. We have been blessed with an angel for a son, he was perfect for 1 & 1/2 hours of pictures, three wardrobe changes and a huge sloppy kiss from his big brother Bailey. We found a woman who loves to take pictures as a hobby, who is extremely reasonable in price and gives you all the original pictures on disk. She was able to get some great shots which I can't wait to post on our blog.
As I begin coming out of the big cloud of no sleep I realized my leave from work is 2/3rds over and we haven't taken advantage of my time off so Tom and I are trying to get ourselves organized to take a road trip to Utah. If we can get coverage for Tom's business we will try and leave after the game on Sunday. It would be so wonderful to spend time with my family but also a great time to network and get a lay of the land. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Ryan and his sweet cousin Katie.
Our friends Kevin, Brooklyn and Shelly at the pumpkin farm.
Cousin Jacob helping Ryan out with a little snack while Daisy looks on waiting for her turn. Also shown is Ryan's favorite toy Giraffe "GiGi"
This weekend Tom and I took Ryan to a pumpkin patch to pick out his very first pumpkin with Aunt Bonnie, cousin Katie, Shelly, Brooklyn and Kevin - although we admired the huge pumpkin we picked out something more his size. The weather was absolutely beautiful - in the high 70's! We slept with the windows open and enjoyed the fresh air. Most everyone loves the fall weather but I must admit I start feeling very anxious this time of year because I know the cold is just around the corner. You would think that after 5 years I wouldn't mind the winter but that isn't the case - winter sucks! I keep praying that the phone rings and a great job offer presents itself for Tom and I somewhere out West :)