Thursday, December 07, 2006

So Pretty

Natalie being the perfect little angel that she is.

And...not so much. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 17, 2006

Happy Belated Birthday, James!

Okay, James' birthday was October 10th, but I still wanted to blog the party we had for him. We had the fam over and made pasta with three sauces, yum-O! Special thanks to Rachael Ray. Then we had cake, chocolate with chocolate frosting of course! Good times =)

Carrie, Lily, Paige, Grandpa, and Maia

The Newlyweds, Jeff and Amy, with Andy singing "Happy Birthday"

Grandma and Natter Gans Posted by Picasa

Chairs and Shoes

Two things Natalie loves to do: 1. sit on chairs, 2. put on shoes. She likes to try out all different kinds of chairs: kitchen chairs, barstools, office swivel chairs, benches, little chairs, etc. So James and I bought her a laughing, shaking Elmo chair (another one of Natalie's loves) which she sits on on occasion. But she still loves the big people chairs! If Natalie finds a pair of shoes, she will carry them saying "sssoe, sssoe" and Mommy or Daddy will then put them on her. Such fun!
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Family Pic

I thought this picture was cute of all of us...awww! Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 06, 2006

Most Embarrasing Moment

My friend Stephanie asked us to post our most embarrasing moments, hers was really good, by the way. My most embarrasing moment was when I was a Freshman in High School. I had Biology first period with mostly Sophmores and Juniors. I had started Seminary this year, which I had to get up at about 5:30 am for, so I was still getting used to this early schedule.

So I was in Biology and I fell asleep. Next thing I know, I wake up and the whole class is staring and laughing at me. I look down, and there is a huge puddle of drool on my desk, I immediately put my head back down and covered it up with my arms. I was shell shocked, I didn't know what to do, so I cleaned it up with the sleeves of my sweatshirt while the teacher tried handing me a kleenex (while he was laughing) and said, "Do you need some help?" I was mortified!!

Okay, so now it's the end of the year, about 9 months later, we're all signing yearbooks and one of my friends that happened to be in my Biology class wrote, "that was so funny when Mr. Kearle used an eyedropper and put drool on your desk, ha ha!" I had not known until that moment that the drool was in fact fake, and that the teacher was pulling a trick on me! I was actually quite relieved though. I hear that the teacher tells that story every year to his students and warns them that they better not fall asleep in his class.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pumpkin City!

James and I took Natalie to Pumpkin City last night for Family Night, it was so much fun! A great place for toddlers. She especially liked the Petting Zoo where she met many new goat friends, although the sheep were afraid of her. Then we picked out our pumpkin, Natalie liked to sit on the pumpkins. A very successful evening, we'll definitely be going back next year.

Which one should we get?

Touch. This one's pretty nice.

Natalie was so excited when we first went in the petting zoo, she was laughing hysterically.

The White Family (no, not the goats) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Feeding the Ducks?

James and I took Natalie to feed the ducks this weekend. She watched Mommy throw the bread to the duckies and then when it was her turn...ate it herself. Not a huge surprise for any of us who know Natalie well.

Natalie loved watching the ducks, pointing and saying "duckie!"
Ha ha, duckies, this bread is delicious! Don't you wish you could have some? Yum yum. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 25, 2006

Natalie loves her cousins

Natalie loves her cousins Maia and Jacob. They always have so much fun when they're together. Natalie also loves these little couches Maia and Jacob brought over, it was just her size...

Chillin' like a villain Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Finally! Natalie's hair can now be put into cute little pigtails. Mind you, they usually only last an hour or two before she naps or pulls them out or is trying to put something on her head, but I'll take it! She looks so grown up and cute!

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

More Costa Rica

For some reason, I can only post 4 pictures at a time, so here is more Costa Rica shots.

This is on the beach in Tamarindo, Natalie loved playing in the water, it is such a nice temperature!

This is the view from our house. If you look closely you can see me in the pool on the bottom. It was so beautiful.

Me and Nat chilling in the pool.

Me on the canopy tour of the jungle. It was so much fun zip lining through the jungle, woohoo! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Costa Rica

Well, we just returned from the Cook family trip down to Costa Rica. It was a blast, we loved it! Here are a few pictures from our adventures...more later.

Natalie was a huge hit down there, as you can see, she was not quite sure about this guy, maybe it's his leather jacket with no shirt underneath?

Here we are on our river cruise. Not the funnest two hours of my life with a tired baby who just wants to walk, but we did get to see a lot of neat animals between the wiggling and crying.

One of the several crocodiles spotted on our tour. Nice picture taking abilities James!

Natalie loved the sand. Here we are at Tamarindo, a famous spot for surfers. It was a great beach and we had lots of fun. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Phone Talker

Here is Natalie's favorite toy, the phone. She loves to hold it up to her ear just like Mommy. And push all the buttons, especially the "Talk" button. If you ever call and it's busy, Natalie just may be on the phone.

this is how she will hold the phone to her ear, way behind her head, it's hilarious.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday, Natalie!

It is Natalie's 1st birthday today, I can hardly believe it. We had a party for her on Saturday and had so much fun with our friends and family that came to celebrate! It was polka dot themed and was at our pool by our house. Thanks everybody for coming! Natalie had a lot of fun and was so happy to open all her fun presents. She has been such a joy this past year and it's hard to believe she's not a baby anymore (well, not a little baby anyway). She is such a blessing for her family and we love her very much. Happy Birthday, Natalie!

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