Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

And then he built me a mantel.

As I've previously mentioned, it's well known that I'm married to a rock star. He's a heck of a teacher and coach, a loving man-friend, and an amazing father to our son. But, he also builds stuff! And because he's so detail-oriented, he does a great job on everything. About a month ago, he built a mantel to go over our fireplace, and I couldn't love it more! 

 I searched pinterest for ideas, and he brought them to life! We only spent $27 at Lowe's on all of our supplies. 

 Our front porch was his workshop. 

 And the cars were the work bench! 

 Almost done...

 We bought a mirror for above it, and I love it! 

Just in time for fires to warm our cozy home... Thanks, Ry!!

Friday, December 14, 2012


'Thumbs' by Shel Silverstein

Oh the thumb-sucker's thumb
May look wrinkled and wet
And withered, and white as the snow,
But the taste of a thumb
Is the sweetest taste yet
(As only we thumb-suckers know).

Saturday, December 8, 2012

8 months.

2, 4, 6, 8 (yes, I'm really singing an old soccer chant...)Who do we appreciate? Cooper!

Month 8 was marked by...
 Cutting ALL FOUR top front teeth in a matter of a few weeks. The last pearly white finally made it's debut a few days ago, so hopefully we can put the baby Tylenol away for a while!

Riding like a big boy at the grocery store. 

Going to TOWN in his jumper. 

Loving to read books! 
 And looking more and more like his Daddy!