Thursday, December 31, 2009

big Big BIG Update

WE MOVED!!! Are you surpised??? I know, your thinking whats new because we move alot, right? Well, this is very different. This is the beginning of the end of moving! YEAH!!! With lots and lots of prayers, Tim was able to get a job with a Utility company on Orcas Island. Yes, you heard me right, an Island. Who knew there were Island's in Washington?! A couple of weeks ago, Orcas Public Utility called Tim in for a 2nd Interview and Aubriana and I went with him. I needed to see what this Island was all about.

sorry, telling my story with pictures... should be use to it by now.

We drove our truck on a Ferry, and relaxed for an hour and we were there! Easier then I had imagined.

this pic taken on the Ferry Ride...
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my handsome hubby on the Island (it was cold that weekend)
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me, enjoying the ocean breeze
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the beach by the condo we stayed
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Anyway, Tim's interview went really well and they gave him the job!!! We were thrilled! It was an answer to our prayers. Thank you to all our family who included us in your prayers. Thank you!

We moved to the Island last weekend, right before Christmas. Thank you to the Huber family for all your help and putting up with us. Also to my sister-in-law Tammy, she is amazing for everything she did for us and I will miss her so much! Also our nephew's Cody & Ashton, thanks for helping Tim with your manly powers! :) I better move on, I'm feeling emotional.

Here is a little tour (using my photos of course) of our place we are renting and our fantastic view from our balconies. My family has been awaiting the pictures.

the house...
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the following is of Tim & Aubriana in the first doorway to go upstairs to the front door, then of Aubriana playing in her new closet, and the 3rd floor balcony out the master room and Aubriana's bedroom
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this is one of the many fantastic views out our windows...
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and this is at the end of our road...
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Now here is another cool thing... we live a mile from the 4th largest state park in Washington. Moran State Park. It's simply a breath taking drive through and at the top is Mt. Constitution, a tower, where you can see all the way around the island, all the other islands, and CANADA! We are not far from Canada. To all the Twilight fans, you can see Vancouver, Canada where Twilight is filmed. Vancouver is also where the winter Olympics will be next year, so come visit me!!! :)

we got to Mt. Constitution almost at sunset, so my pics are dark...
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a not so great picture of all of us at the top right before my battery died :(
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Thats it for now. I've got to close this post soon... but wait... a couple more things since its the Holidays...

Just a little news...
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We are expecting another baby!!! I'll try to answer any questions you have... lets see... I'm almost 17 weeks along. Oh, we are due JUNE 13th. Right before Tim and I's 10th Anniversary. I've always wanted to have a June baby :) Yeah for sharing birthday months! I don't care if its a boy or a girl, but we find out in January. We'll keep you posted. I have a feeling that its another girl, but Tim is still unsure. He would really like to have a boy to name after himself... cause he loves his name so much, LOL! If it is a girl, I might be stuck with her name being Timberly, J/K! haha! I think thats it. It came as a bit of a surprise when we found out, but we are very excited!

Just a cute picture of my adorable 2 year old :)
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And this is better late then never, right?!
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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Ours was very memorable this year! :) Also, if you're ever in the Seattle area, or in Washington at all, or you want to just come and visit us, please do! We're only a Ferry ride away.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I can't resist sharing...

During Thanksgiving we went to an awesome place called, Ensign Ranch. It's owned by the LDS church. Beautiful place. The lodge was perfect for the size of our family and so was the kitchen. They had gadgets to use to make food for GIANT people. We cranked out the food too! It was a good thanksgiving dinner. Going to see "New Moon" after was a pumpkin pie treat as well.

Tim's older sister Dana was there with her big family and her new little grand baby, Taygen. She's a pretty little baby but not a happy camper. I took some pictures for them of her and got quite a few winners, but the following two were by far my favorite. :)

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You can't have a happy baby all the time. It's just not reality people!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Birthday Girl!

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Aubriana just turned 2 today! We started off the day singing the birthday song, and she was eating it up. All this attention is great!

I can't believe how much she is rapidly changing. She says very funny things all the time, and is genuinely sweet when she wants to be. Tim has called her "bumble bee" ever since she was in my belly, and now when he calls her bumble bee, she quickly corrects him and says, "I'm Aubriana." She has moved on from calling us mommy and daddy to mom and dad. I didn't think that happened until she became a teenager :(. One other thing she says that really makes me laugh is when she is being really silly she follows me around giggling and saying, "I'm funny mommy, Aubriana's funny!"

She really makes us happy and we are so blessed to have her sweet spirit in our home. We love you, Aubriana!

Mom & Dad :)

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I'll post more pictures of her birthday tomorrow after she has her cute cake. I had to post a couple of pictures I took of her this morning. They were too cute!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This post may seem silly, what can I say...

Ok, as a Dyson vacuum owner, I'm already a huge fan of their product and think the inventor is a pure genius. I'm an even bigger fan now that I've tried the Dyson hand dryer.

I'm not one to use public bathrooms but my hubby and I were out of town this past weekend in Kennewick, WA, hanging out for some us time, and I was left with no choice. I was ok with it because it was a Costco bathroom. Another huge bonus to Costco for investing in the Dyson dryer in their bathrooms. Costco rocks! :)

Have you used one of these Dyson hand dryers?!!! AMAZING! My hands were dry in seconds. Those other hand dryers are a big pet peeve. I never even bother and just wipe hands on pants if there are no paper towels handy. How do we get more of these in public restrooms??? When I was leaving the bathroom, I was overhearing some teenagers telling their friend they had to go in the bathroom and try the dryer. I wish I could afford one in my bathroom.

Ok. I'm done raving about this product. I'm going outside now. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Little Monster...

First off, I have to say I was a bit nervous for Halloween this year. I bought Aubriana's costume a month in advance and since then I haven't been able to get her to keep it on for more than 2 seconds. She'd rip it right off. So, we decided to start by coaxing her. Her daddy was more than willing to help, and even did a little monster growling to show her how.

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After her dadda so graciously showed her how it was done, she was more than willing to wear her costume... whew! She even did a few growls and showed her monster teeth.

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Halloween was fun this year. There was a bit of a wind storm all day, but thank goodness Aubri's costume was warm. We went to our ward trunk or treat and Aubriana's cousin Madeline took her around to each trunk for candy. She waved at people and charmed them for lots of suckers. They even served hot dogs and hot chocolate. It was a lot of fun.

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She loves to share her suckers...
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Aubri and her little buddy Briley occupied themselves running up the hill and back down and crashing at the bottom. It was pretty funny. They would check on eachother after they fell down.

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Aubri helping her dad pass out candy... and then trying to take some for herself.
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1 tootsie roll + 1 dum dum = a very long night
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Our Halloween sky...
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Are you sick of monsters yet?
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What a day!!!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bustin' A Move

My almost 2 year old won't let me take her picture anymore. I try and try but when she sees my camera, she'll look away or take off running. I decided to give up and these are the kind of pictures I get... she is full on dancing, showing off is more like it. When she gets excited about something, in this case it was going outside, she starts dancing in circles. It's pretty cute!

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I was, however, able to get the following picture... only because I was imitating her and dancing around like a weirdo in circles while trying to take her picture smiling. I can't believe its in focus! Props to me. Don't you just love her smile?! Its sooo genuine. While I continue to find creative ways to take Aubriana's picture, you all can enjoy this one.

**P.S. don't let the sweetness in this pic fool you, she has reached the terrible 2's and I'm trying to cope).

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Addison Grace

Tim and I have done a bit of traveling this past month. It's been CRAZY crazy Crazy! Did I tell you its been crazy?! Well, one of our trips was to California for 2 weeks (I'll get to that later when I have time) and while we were there, we were able to go stay with my brother Tyler & his wife Marilyn and their ADORABLE new baby Addison. They asked me to take pictures of Addison and I had so much fun! I Wish I had more time to experiment. Newborns are cake walk once they're fat & happy!

Anyway... I miss her :( And I miss kicking my brothers butt at the 3 point basketball game on Wii! Woo woo! haha! The below was my favorite photo. She was just so awake and alert! I loved it! (Mare, pics are on my flickr)

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Love the tiny toes...
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Oh wait... can't forget about my brothers dog, buddy! He is so sweet but soooo BIG! I think he is twice the... wait wait... more like 3 times the size of Aubri. He kept knocking her down on accident and Aubri would get right back up and run after him. It was pretty cute! Aubri kept begging to feed him more treats.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

For the Goodwins

For my cousin Tiffany and her BEAUTIFUL family! I LOVED taking your family pictures. I absolutely adore Mason! He was so full of smiles and you can see how much he loves his parents. Thank you for asking me to take your pictures. I had so much fun and there are more to come. But for now...

Sneak peak...
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You can see the rest of the ones I've done here. When I get the rest of your pictures finished I'll email you and send you a disk of all your pictures. I have make black/white versions of most images so you can have your preference. Love you!

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