Monday, January 10, 2011

Mega update!

So this is a much needed update post. One of my goals for this year is to do better at journaling/keeping updated on our lives. so here is the start.

For New Years this year our theme was an Oregon ducks tale-gate. we all dressed up in duck gear and had tale-gate type food. It was great fun.
here we are. I made Cooper and Owen matching Duck shirts.(yes I plan on being one of those moms who dresses their kids in matching outfits)

the family, minus Kevin, in front of the jumbo tron.
Papa and the grandkids.

While Kimberly(Chris'mom) was here she took some pictures of the kids.
Cooper's "what" look

This pictures sums Cooper up!

Owen on his Blessing day.

I love this look.

I love this half smile

Big blue eyes!

Chris- 2010 was great for Chris. He graduated from OHSU dental school in June in the top 3 of his class. He is working for Capital Dental in Springfield.He teaches the Priests(16-18 yearold boys) at church.

Andrea- Spent most of 2010 pregnant. Loves being able to stay at home and play with Cooper and Owen. I was able to spend a week at girls camp while Chris hung out with Cooper. has mostly enjoyed being back in Springfield(this is where I grew up). The High light of my year was on Dec. 3 when Owen was born.

Cooper- wow. what a year it has been with kid. I can't believe how much he has grown. He talks non stop and likes to be incharge. He still as a fear of kids smaller than him. Has been doing pretty good in nursery the last few weeks and loves Owen boy. He learned how to drive this summer. (He drove grandpa's truck while camping and drove the power wheels jeep all over paps back yard), he learned how to ride a tricycle, and took every opportunity to play with the hose and eat grandmas blueberries and tomatos. Cooper turned 2 in Oct. and we are loving every minute with this kid. He cracks up up everyday with something new- like not wanting to sleep in his bed but on the floor, we find him there with his pillow and blankets quite often.

Owen- graced us with his presence on Dec. 3 weighing in at 8lbs 2 oz 20 1/4 inches. He is a pretty good sleeper and we all love him. I can't wait to see what this year will bring with this kid.

We enjoyed 2010 especially when we put an offer on a house in Oct. and then heard back in Dec that they accepted.(it is a short sale house so everything takes longer) We are still waiting to hear what all the inspections and appraisal say as far as the exact closing date but it looks to be the beginning of Feb. We will keep you posted.