Sunday, November 24, 2013

8 months

A few things about William
- he is crawling and standing up
- wants to eat what everyone else is eating
- drinks a TON of water
- wants to be where the action is
- he can clap
- loves his big brothers
- he unloaded his first shelf in the kitchen
- has two bottom teeth
- has lots of nick names including, willy bo billy, willy wonka, william billiam skilliam, etc. you get the point
- he's sooooooo heavy
- he's a big ball of squishyness and we love his so much

Sunday, November 10, 2013


We took a quick trip to California to visit Grandma Shirley last weekend. We spent the whole first day in the airport because another lunatic decided to pull out a gun at LAX. We passed the time taking the tram back and forth at the Las Vegas airport, playing on the iPad and drinking smoothies. My boys are so resilient and awesome. I love them. After we finally made it to L.A. we spent another 2 hours waiting for our luggage. The Red Cross saved the day when they brought us a box full of snacks and bottled water. We were (read - I was) totally spent by that point.

Once we made it to Grandma's house the fun began. She held William every chance she could get. She looooves babies. I have really enjoyed watching her love on my little ones over the years. Its something I really miss now that we are gone. I know she misses it too.

We spent most of our time with Grandma, but we did see many of our dear friends in Santa Monica which was so, so nice. We also took a trip to the zoo and went to dinner with Aunt Debbie and Uncle Rob.

I especially enjoyed seeing these 3 together - Ella, Johnny & Eleanor

William & Rose - has a nice ring to it wouldn't you say? :) These two were born just days apart. She was actually bigger than him at birth. Hard to believe that now.

The whole Santa Monica crew.

Traveling with kids is so much work, but we did have some great moments, like this one - William actually sitting still on my lap!

And that's all I've got. Just a few phone pictures. It was a great trip though. The end.

beus road - our new home!

This looks familiar. A Penske truck in front of our 1st home. Only this time we were moving out just 5 months after we moved in. We really enjoyed this home and didn't expect to leave so soon. 

Packing is the pits, but there's no way around it. You just have to do it. Johnny helped me label boxes one night. He loves to help and did a pretty good job! I love how he rounded the corner when he ran out of room.

My brother Dan and his family moved and we bought their home on the farm. It's beautiful! We are really excited to raise our boys on the farm where I grew up. This means we have amazing neighbors including Grandma & Grandpa, Aunt Beth, Uncle Jeff, Aunt Joanna + kids, Great Grandma & Grandpa Beus, and my cousin Terri and her family. It also means Brian's office is just one minute down the lane. Living and working on the farm is a luxury we didn't think we would get to experience. Our boys are going to love it!

Our first morning in our new house all the boys joined us in bed. The sun was shining through our big window and we could hear the cows mooing down below. It was perfect.

The view from our patio. This picture doesn't do it justice. I could look out my window all day.

The house from the back side.

A gorgeous farm sunrise. See what I mean about staring out my window all day? So beautiful! We are so excited for all the great times we'll have here. Feeling so blessed!