Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Our crazy and fearless child decided to tip over the stool in the kitchen and then climb around and through it trying to figure out how to get on top. Eventually she did and here is the proof that she found her way. No Fear at all, she even made it down safe and didn't loose Pat (the pacifier) in the process. Talent!

Give thanks!

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was fantastic. We had a lovely time. Thursday was a quiet family day to start with and then we went to the Hosford family Thanksgiving meal. Yum,Yum,Yum! What a fabulous time we had and the food was to die for. Carlson family Thanksgiving was postponed to Sunday due to illness. But what a fanbulous time we had then too. The pics are of the cousins riding in Gracie's new wagon that she got as an early gift from G&G Carlson. Love you all!

This year a few things on the top of our list of Thanksgiving: A happy, healthy Gracie Rae. All the fabulous blessing we receive as a family. The gifts we have been given that we use to bless others. A beautiful home thats warm and dry. Yummy food on the table each and every day. A family that is loving, supportive and very nearby. A cute pet that brings us joy.

We pray that your holiday season is filled with blessing and joy. Know that you are loved by the One True God and He is our ultimate gift this Christmas. May you be happy and healthy all season long.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fun times, Busy times!

We haven't updated in a while. Sorry! We are doing fantastic but staying rather busy. Marley has fit into our family quite perfect and he and Gracie are truly best buds. He is a great puppy and we love him to pieces. He was groomed last week by our sister Kellie (amazing job she did) and he looks SUPER cute now. A ball of energy which fits our baby girl just fine.

Gracie is superb, she grows each day more than we can imagine and we are trying to catch each moment and enjoy it to the full. She has many new tricks up her sleeves and loves to entertain us with them. She is fully walking ALL over the place. Hard to keep up with her much of the time. She loves to ask for things with sign language and say "please", she tries to repeat words we say, she waves "hi" and "bye" , she gives kisses when asked, she also Chats up a storm. No real words yet but talking non stop- I have NO idea who she got that fabulous trait from:)

Dan and I are keeping busy with work, no big changes there. We spend lots of time together with family and friends and are really striving to live intentional lives and not miss all the blessings each day provides. We are spending as much time as possible loving on and enjoying the blessing of our little Gracie Rae- she brings such joy to our lives.

God bless you all as you enjoy your family and friends this week and Count your blessings this holiday season. Loves!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

New best friend!

Madison Ann Cooke came to visit this week. Her mommy is my mommy's best friend Jen. So we decided that even though we have an 8 month age difference that we will be best friends too. I (Gracie) will teach MAC to do all the naughty things I know. What a good deal. Sounds like fun. Thanks for coming to visit for a few days, mommy and I had a blast.