Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We are enjoying every minute we can outside. This weather has been lovely!! "Outside?" is one of Emerson's most frequently used words. Jeremy dropped her off at daycare the other day (she gets dropped at 5:30a.m mind you) and as he handed her to our daycare provider, she lifted her head and asked in a sleepy state, "Outside?".

This girl can't get enough of the great outdoors!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


This weekend we spent a couple hours at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens admiring the butterflies. Luckily, I read beforehand, that the temperature inside the greenhouse was 80 degrees-so we were able to dress for the weather. We had never been before, so this was a new experience for our whole family. I think Emerson really enjoyed seeing all the butterflies just flying around. It was pretty crowded though, so maybe next year we will try to go during the week.

Monday, March 22, 2010


One laundry basket. One bewildered cat.

One very happy Emerson!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Things have been very crazy around our house lately. A couple weeks ago we got an offer on our house! We were so excited and looked forward to checking out new house possibilities. We never dreamed it would be SO stressful. But we have been blessed to be having things fall into place. Our offer has been accepted and the new house passed inspection. We are closing on both our old house and our new house on the same day. Awesome!

A shot of the new house from the back. More pictures to come......

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shamrock Shake Day

Jeremy and I really look forward to March--we love Shamrock shakes! This year, Emerson was able to enjoy with us! We kept ourselves in check this year--only three shakes instead of many more!

Loving it! Loving it!


Everywhere I look, signs of Spring are all around!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hand in Hand

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

17 months

Emerson Grace, 17 months

Monday, March 1, 2010

Regis and Kelly

We entered Emerson in Regis and Kelly's Beautiful Baby Search. We were blown away by how many entries there were as well as how many cute kids there are out there. Emerson did not end up winning (we truly had NO hopes of it--this was just for fun), but the winners will be announced this week on Regis and Kelly during their morning talk show. Stay tuned!

Emerson's entry picture.