Monday, August 16, 2010

We are IN!

We are finally moved in. There is still plenty to do, but we are living here and loving every minute of it. It is such a good feeling to be a home owner and make a place your own. I have a feeling we will be here for quite awhile and I am so okay with that! I feel so comfortable here. I sit here with no curtains and I am not even scared! It's weird. We are getting curtains soon though. Abe is loving the freedom to crawl from the living room through the dining room allll the way into the kitchen and allll the way back with a BIG smile on his face and sometimes a little burp with spit up. haha. Hey, it happens! Well, I am going to post house pictures soon, but first I wanted to share one of my VERY FIRST MEMORIES here at my new house (sad that Nate wasn't here to witness, he was being an amazing husband back at the old apartment cleaning the whole place!) But I was sitting on the porch, our huge awesome porch with my sister, Jessica and Abe. My nieces and nephews (minus Ruby) Macy, Nolan, Evan and Avery were getting to know my yard and one of the kids walks up from the back yard with a bundle of grapes.. And asked "Are these grapes???" I told them that yes they are grapes and that we have a grape vine in the back yard. Let's eat some!

[side note] My sister broke one open and had me smell it.. We both looked at each other and were instantaneously reminded our our very first home growing up (our neighbor had a grape vine in their yard and we picked the grapes and ate them all the time). It made us smile! ...

So we all tasted the grapes and decided that we should make some grape juice! So.. that's what we did. First the kids went and picked a bunch

then we put them in a bowl and smashed them up,
then heated them to a boil,
added some sugar and water and sifted it though a filter,
then added some ice
and drank it, it was pretty tasty. Nolan, bless his heart overheard me say "isn't this how you make wine".. he wanted to make sure he wasn't going to be drinking wine. It was such a fun little memory that I know my nieces and nephews will talk about forever.. And probably want to do every time they come over! ;) I would love for them, when they get older to say, We made grape juice at my aunts all the time! I just can't wait to get all settled in and enjoy sitting around with Nate and watching Abe grow up here. I am going to take some pictures of the house when things all get put away and show you all. So fun! Check back soon.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ch Ch Ch Changes..

We close on our house today!

The time has finally come. We have bought our first home! We are so excited to move, but we are sad. The apartment we are leaving has been an amazing first home (technically 2nd, we lived in Wheaton for the first 2 months of marriage) where soooo many memories were made. This apartment was the place we called home for 3 years! We brought our first child into this home! And we may never step foot back in it. That is sad. But we know that this next house is just the next chapter in the story of our lives. It is going to be a fun and exciting chapter. Our house has room for our family to grow and more memories to be made. I can't wait to have our own yard to play in and our own real neighborhood to walk in and have more than one neighbor. I can't wait for FALL!! So we can decorate our house and make it smell like Cinnamon and Pumpkin smells and have little cute kids come to our door on Halloween and us hand out candy, I can't wait to decorate my house in my style and actually see what my style is. I can't wait to watch Nate crawl after Abe and play chase. I can't wait to finally have guests over and cook dinner for them and serve them. I can't wait to watch Abe take his first steps there, I can't wait to decorate for Christmas in our new house and play in the snow in OUR YARD! OH my GOODNESS! I am getting so excited.
So, as it may be sad moving out of this apartment, We are so very happy to move!
123A N. Main, You have been good to us!! Really, Really good to us! We will miss you and always drive by you and say "Abe, that is the first house you lived in!" :) Making memories is so fun!

Saturday, July 31, 2010


"i'm as cute as a butterburger is delicious"

So it has been a very busy past 10 months! Tomorrow I have a 10 month old! So crazy! Abe is amazing and I am so very thankful for him! Can you tell I like "!"'s? I just can't believe that he is as many months old as long as I carried him in my womb!! Not sure how to word that.. but I hope you get my drift!
So this month, Abe has learned so much. He is walking around all of our furniture and he can out crawl me when I try to crawl behind him and "get" him. He is letting go of furniture and standing for seconds at a time. Trying to talk a lot!! I am teaching him the sign language for "more" and he does this really cute hand rolly thing everytime I say "more". But... I am pretty sure he is just SAYING it now!!! He is learning "NO" and he stops doing what he was doing and looks at us. He is such a good boy. He is OBSESSED with my car keys! LIKE HE NEEDS THEM! haha! I need to get him his own little set. He will hold them forever but then I couldn't drive anywhere! He has learned to get mad when something he wants is taken away. But he is very easily distracted by something silly mommy does like " ah ah ah ahhh CHOOO" haha. He loves it. He has been doing these really cute silly faces where he squints his eyes. I love it. He loves waking up in the 5 oclock hour.. but always goes right back down after a bottle. Not sure when he will grow out of that! He is everywhere these days and he is so fun. Daddy and Mommy love him very much! He is still working on getting his 2 front teeth and one on the side in. We are very excited to announce that we bought a HOUSE! yay!! We own our first home. I love it. It is a little bungalow her in Washington. Keep posted for pictures.. Below is a pic of the front. Abe is on the porch with my mom. It needs work done outside so when we move in, I will get some bushes trimmed up and make it sooo cute! I can NOT wait!!

I will update as we move in and do some before and after photos. This will be so fun. I have a color scheme that i am inlove with.. not sure Nate is sold yet.. Here it is.. image by i love her blog! :)
Welp.. STAY TUNED...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What I've been up to.


Some friends and I started a little shop on the square in Washington in holiday presence. Come check us out!!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010


Abe is reading books at Barnes and Noble.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunny day!

We went on a walk today. He wore his sunglasses the whole time. Until I layed him down in the seat to nap. :) can't wait for more beautiful weather. So Abe and I can be outside more.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010


I'm making up for not posting in awhile. My iPhone app wasn't working. Now it is! :)

My sweet chubba bubba. I'm obsessed!!

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Saturday, March 6, 2010


Abe sporting the SUNglasses. Because the sun was actually out!! Woohoo!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Almost Sitting!

Abe is practicing sitting up. He is doing such a good job. He's so awesome.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Scrunch Face

Every mom does this to their baby at least once, right?

I couldn't stop laughing when I did this! So I had to have Nate take a picture.
Look at that little chin fat making a smile. Haha. He is so cute even when he's scrunchy.
Every day he is doing something different to make us laugh. I wonder what kind of personality he will have. I think he is going to be silly like his mommy.

Sleepy Boy

Sleeping after being cleaned up from a diaper explosion. I love seeing his bare skin! In the winter time he is usually all covered up. I just had to capture this moment.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Little discovery

Abram has discovered his tongue! He is always moving it around and sucking on it. We love watching him. He makes us laugh. We are loving every new stage and are so excited to see what's next for him.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

On his own

Tonight is the night. He's sleeping in his own room in is crib. A little overdue, but remember he likes to be overdue. ;)
I'm hoping this night goes well. I have prepared to lose some sleep. It will all be okay. I love him.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

4 months

Our baby boy is 4 months old today! We can not believe how fast this time is going. He has been learning so much lately. He loves singing songs with mommy and he loves hearing his own voice. He has had has hands in his mouth a lot lately and has been giggling so loud too. We love it! He is so fun!!!
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Sunday, January 31, 2010


Abe's first taste of cereal. He enjoyed it. I can not believe my baby boy is growing up soooo fast!
We are loving every minute. He is amazing!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Capturing a moment!

I was taking a picture of Abe and Nate because he fell asleep on his lap.. This is the first picture I got! He just happened to smile. I love it! We are so blessed.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Big boy


Abe sitting so nicely at church with Nola (Jolene's beautiful baby girl) and a little baby doll. No cheerios and juice for Abe yet.

Rocking with cousin Ruby. She loooves Abe! She baby talks to him. It's so cute. Abe fell asleep in my lap sitting up right after this picture.

So cute!!!!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The little peeking ear.


I love how his ear is poking out in this picture. It makes me laugh!
I put this toy up for Abe and he just recently started playing with it. I love how babies learn so quickly. It is so neat to watch and teach him.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

He's comfy!


Now this is the kind of laundry I like!!! Hehe.

This was Abe's bed at Aunt Jessica's today. Haha. He LOVED it! Also as you can see.. He loves the blanket over his face.. If I pull it off, he puts it right back.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010



I was looking back on pictures of Abe's birth today! That was such an amazing day! I don't remember much but what I do know is it was something I will never ever forget.

It was a long, emotional day that didn't quite go as planned but it is all okay because I have a healthy, beautiful baby boy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another Day!


Abe is another day older! The days are going way too fast. Isn't this just the sweetest face? I can't get enough of it. Today i asked Abe to give me a kiss and he told me "NO" haha. We have it on video so be watching for an upload soon.
Loving Life.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Play Date


Judah 2 mos. Bennett 2.5 mos. Abram 3.5 mos.

Today Abe and I had a play date with Judah Beale and Bennet Barron! We had so much fun. Thank you Tammy for opening your beautiful house up to us! We are excited for our future play dates.. especially the ones that you talk about in your unfinished basement and riding tricycles all over the place down there!
Our boys are growing up fast, girls!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Eskimo Baby


He loves his hands right now. He is always sucking on them and gagging sometimes. ;)

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Sunday, January 17, 2010


Mommy and Abram

I can't get enough of my baby boy. He melts my heart! He is growing up so fast. I knew he would, but had no idea how fast. It's TOO fast!


Please keep praying for the Locke family! I couldn't imagine losing my only little baby boy! It makes me sick to even think about.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hopefully I can do this more now

I got an ap on my phone, and now I can post from it! I think every post I have said I was going to blog more and maybe I really mean it now. ;)
It's hard for me to get the time to sit at home and actually blog. So now with my phone, I can do it anywhere or while I'm feeding Abe..
Speaking of Abe!-- this is a long overdue post but He's Here!!!! :) and 3.5 months old!!! I know I'm a little late! I love being his mommy and hanging out with him and teaching him things. He is such a good baby. Nate and I feel very blessed! I'm just testing this application out. So more to come. :)
Something I am going to try to do is post a picture a day for a year! I got this idea from my friend Steph. Thanks Steph! :) here is my pic from today..

Here is Abe today listening to Bebo Norman on iTunes and watching the iTunes visualizer. He loves listening to music and watching this. He also loves Baby Mozart and Baby Einstein.

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