Sunday, November 20, 2011

Love for the T-House

For the past three mornings we've woken up in our new home! It's been so much fun to go downstairs in the mornings and look out our front window to our new neighborhood.

On Thursday November 17th we woke for the last time in our Townhouse (T-House). We headed out early that morning for our walk through and closing on Jordan's Manor. By 10:30am the house was officially ours! We immediately started moving in!

Now that there is nothing left at the T-House and things have started to settle down I can feel the nostalgia kicking in.

Corey and I met and started dating at the end of January 2008. Corey had already entered into a contract on the T-House and closed five days after our first date. So, we've known the T-House as home for almost four years. Obviously, I only moved in after we got married, but I still felt that the T-House was my home.

Here are some of our very special memories at the T-House...

On July 8th, 2008 Corey asked me to be his wife.

This is the spot on the Douglas Trail where Corey proposed. It is just a quick five minute walk from the T-House.

After Corey proposed we walked back to the T-House (giddy as can be!!) where there was another surprise waiting. Flowers, candles and wine. We sat on the couch going over, and over, and over our special moment.

Here we are...the newly engaged couple!

Christmas 2008. Our first Christmas together. We had so much fun sharing that Christmas season together!

Next came wedding planning and preparation. At times the T-House looked more like staging for a big party!

Here we are leaving the T-House on June 3rd, 2009 as singles.

After our NYC Honeymoon we returned home to the T-House.

These are two of my very favorite pictures at the T-House.

Through 2009 and 2010 we enjoyed life as newlyweds. The T-House was the perfect amount of space and felt like home to us!

Celebrating our first wedding anniversary by sharing some of our wedding cake.

In August 2010 we found out we were expecting. Shortly after, we miscarried and lost our baby. This isn't exactly a happy memory of the T-House. However, during that time I took a time off work and snuggled in at home. I definitely found comfort there.

In December 2010 we found out we were expecting again!

Here I am in May 2011. Obviously quite pregnant. I'm standing in front of what would become the nursery.

Then on August 25th, 2011 Naomi Wynne entered our lives and everything changed. And it was wonderful!

Our little family heading home to the T-House.

Going home to the T-House.

At 8 days old we had newborn pictures taken at the T-House.

And again, here is our little family at the T-House.

The T-House will always have a special place in our family because it's where our family began.

We are loving every minute in our new home and are so excited to make more memories at Jordan's Manor.

Coming soon...Love for Jordan's Manor.

A Growing Girl (Oops, I forgot to post this one)

Naomi had her two month appointment on Halloween (why I agreed to schedule it on Halloween? I have no idea.) The appointment was long and she was a tired girl.

Our nurse weighed and measured Naomi...13lbs 6oz, 24 inches long...whoa baby! My mom recorded that at my two month appointment I weighed 12lbs 6oz and was 23 inches long. She's about one pound heavier and one inch longer. My mom did point out that she started out bigger though (I weighed 8lbs 10oz and she was 9lbs 4oz).

Next up...shots. I got three and Naomi got three. Mine were of course the easiest. After I got my shots I was so nervous for her that I felt nauseous. The nurse was a pro. She got everything ready, laid out all her tools, cleaned Naomi's thighs and went for it. It was over in less then a minute. Naomi's face got real red and she did one of those silent screams (you know, when they hold their breath). Then she cried pretty hard for about a minute while a snuggled her. I couldn't wait to get out of there. So, after a minute she calmed down, I put her in her car seat...and she smiled at me. Ahhhhh. All better. Once I saw her smile I felt much better too!

I'm so glad that it's over, and we don't have to do it again until four months.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"Lil Stinker"

Oh the funny fun things you get to do to with your kids...

Trick or Treating at Great Grandma and Grandpa's

Not so sure about this whole costume thing.

Happy first Halloween Naomi!