Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While mommies away...

Baby will play!

Scarlett got to take her first road trip with out us today.

My mom babysits her on Tuesdays while Chris and I are at work and she took her away for a mini vacation to palm springs.

A little relaxing on the couch...

and a little lunch with Aunt Rhonda...

Oh the luxuries of being a baby!

Party time!

Scarlett joins in the festivities...
I blame her father for this one!

The very proud Godmother

It's teething time...noticeable from the constant gumming of the fingers.
(and please do not miss the seriousness of her wrist rolls)

Special congratulations to Brett Kelly (Scarletts God-papa) on his new job.
Thanks for giving us a reason to party!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"B" is for...

Babies first trip to the beach!

Scarlett's first dip in the freezing cold pacific (she liked it until she realized just how cold it really was...luckily we got a picture before the cold set in)

Our little family in desperate need of a tan!

Scarlett enjoyed her day in the shade

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ready for summer!

Rockin' the new shades.

Happy Easter!

From our family to yours!

Let the kids be kids

Scarlett's cousin Michael has been a natural performer since birth and Scarlett was very happy to indulge his entertainer side. It was such a fun blessing to watch the two cousins interact and play for the first time. I cant wait till the little ones outnumber the adults at the family get togethers!

Friday, April 2, 2010

But Honey...

Andy sent me this photo in an email that said "Our life in a nutshell." The crazy thing is, I'm kind of into it. Not the whole "baby spoiling my libido" thing, but the whole "my life for the sake of another."

When we got married I was braced to sacrifice myself for Andrea; do whatever she wanted in spite of what I wanted. But, anyone who's married to a cool person knows that two adults with similar interests don't actually have to sacrifice all that much. In fact, the first two years of our marriage our souls got fat because we ate well, drank plenty, watched a lot of HBO and went on weekend trips at the drop of a hat. But now, with a completely dependent infant in the picture, one that doesn't reason with you and won't put up with "I'll get to it later," our souls are becoming fit again. We pray more (still not nearly enough), have rediscovered a bit of our creativity and find ourselves more prone to help those in need. Not to be too forward, but more sex doesn't equal better sexuality, just like more leisure doesn't equal a happier disposition; just check out all the bored, huffy retirees. Sacrifice for someone less fortunate (or in our case, less capable) strengthens the soul, which beautifies everything. The last thing we need is more of what we want. We need the opportunity to forgo what we want and thereby rightly value (and enjoy) what we want.