Tuesday, January 31, 2012


my parents have a timeshare in sedona that we have used each year since i was a little girl. i have very fond memories there and i am excited to start traditions like this with gavin. this was his first time up there and he absolutely loved it! we were able to walk around some shops (although we had to stay pretty bundled up because it was so chilly!).

gavin ready for the cold weather

jeramy and i were also able to spend some time together hiking around the various trails in sedona. we had a blast. one day, we went on a hike with my dad to this gorgeous place called devil's bridge. if you look above us, you'll see it. purely magnificent!

the next day, jeramy and i went hiking again-this time just the two of us. it was such a special time. he is my best friend and i just love his company! we always have so much fun together!!

we left sedona on thursday morning and decided to head up to flagstaff for the day so that gavin could see the snow for the first time. the weather could not have been better. clear, sunny skies with just a little chill to the air.

we had such a wonderful time and i am so thankful that jeramy could join us for a couple days. love my life. love my family!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

eye surgery follow-up

we had gavin's 3 month-post op appointnment yesterday. it went so well! he told me that gavin's eyes look "perfect" and that he really "hit the bullseye". he also said that he didn't expect it to only take one surgery. since his eyes look so great 3 months after his surgery, it is pretty safe to say that they will stay straight. down the road, he may need to have another surgery but his doctor told us that if he did need one, he probably wouldn't need it until adulthood. i can live with that :)

jeramy and i have seen a huge improvement from gavin since his eye surgery. he is sitting up, still using his hands to prop himself up on the floor, he is rolling all over the place. his favorite place to play is under the dining room table.

here is a picture of gavin rolling everywhere around chirstmas time.

he has been doing so well. it is very exciting to see him getting more mobile. the more he moves, the more he develops muscle tone. we are so excited about the progress gavin is going to make this year.

our friends, nate and emily are back in the states right now. they are missionaries serving in the czech republic. they were expecting their little boy at the end of the year and they received their little bundle of joy on new years eve. it is so great to see them starting their own little family.

here is a picture of emily, gavin and me at her shower before she had Titus.

...and here is one of gavin at the shower that my friend jenni took as he was trying to grab her phone

love him so much!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

quick little update

hey there! sorry it's been so long since i've posted. we have been so busy these last few months. here is a quick recap of what you might have missed.

last halloween, gavin was too sick to go out and get dressed up. this year, we made sure to go trick or treating with him. we went over to my sister in law's house and walked around with her kiddos while the men sat outside, handed out candy and watched football :) gavin fell asleep by the time we got to the end of the street, but i like to think he enjoyed himself.

my little monkey :)

at the pumpkin patch

gavin also got his first haircut! we took him to a little salon called cool cuts for kids. i spent just under 60 bucks by the time we left there. haircut, first haircut package complete with lock of hair, shampoo and of course baby hair gel. from now on, i will cut it myself :)

gavin and daddy

love my boys!

we spent thanksgiving in northern california with jeramy's family. we had a little family reunion and had such a wonderful time. gavin did so great on the trip. he needed oxygen for the flight but did not need it for the remainder of the trip, with the exception of the last couple days when he spiked a high fever and was sick. here are some pictures from our time in california.

gavin playing the piano with g.g. and asher

gavin with his second cousin, sophia (she loves him so much!)

me and christy in yosemite - sisters!

me, star and christy (so happy i married into this family)

gavin with jeramy's cousins, steve and dan (who, i think, will never have children after vacationing with so many. haha!)

the 3 of us at the giants stadium in san fransisco

we had such a blast! after we got back from california, it was already time for christmas. i hosted christmas eve dinner, christmas day breakfast and christmas dinner. perhaps i took on too much?? but it was all worth it to be able to spend such a wonderful time surrounded by family.

me and jeramy on christmas eve (gavin fell asleep early)

 gavin with santa :)

snuggle time with grandpa

after a crazy couple months surrounding the holidays, jeramy and i were able to go out together for new years. his old boss was throwing a "white party". we had a great time with great friends. thank you to my mom and dad who watched g!

all ready to go

what a fun night!

see...i told you it would be quick :) i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving and christmas! i look forward to sharing all that God is doing for gavin. it has already been such a wonderful start to the year. (more to come on how well gavin is doing!)

here's to 2012!