Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!!!

just wanted to share some of the gorgeous pictures of my family with our fans. these are the best shots from our photo shoot with Abby Rose back at the beginning of the month. if i had your address, you likely received at least one of the pictures as a card. we are so happy with the way they turned out and are looking forward to having them mounted on our mantle! first, you'll see, grandma and grandpa with their lucky grandkids and then a few more shots of Wyatt, Ben and i and then of course the babe himself!!! hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 12, 2008

LATE! 4+months, Thanksgiving and visits in/with Ann(a) Arbor!

it's that time of year, when as soon as Thanksgiving hits I know I'm falling behind. late ordering the cards, late buying the presents, not to mention, late for work, late getting to bed and now late with our latest update, ugh...

Wyatt is now almost 4 and 1/2 months old! he is growing so cute and chubby, perfectly kissable (just how we like 'em, right?) and more alert with everyday. check him out!

there are certainly new concerns that are cropping up, new diagnoses and new challenges....but Ben and I are taking each day for what it is and trying to be thankful for what we do have: a wonderfully supportive family and crew of friends, a rock solid relationship and a beautiful baby boy!

speaking of being thankful and supportive families...we spent a lovely Thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa Northrop here in Pittsburgh. the food was delectable and the company even more enjoyable. here are a few shots of our weekend!

and finally, we are just back from a whirlwind trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is essentially a family reunion of sorts. Grandma and Grandpa N. make the trip too, Aunt Alyssa and Uncle Will live there, and of course, lovely Anna! we celebrated her birthday (a little early). there are lots of shots of the celebration, but none of Anna and Wyatt together, so here is one from a prior trip plus more of the birthday girl and family!

finally, a highlight of the trip (there were many) was a family photo shoot by Abby Rose. she took some great pictures of the entire crew and of our little guy. I will pass some on soon!

one more tidbit that i MUST add. this little bugger isn't the best sleeper. but now, he is going on 4 hours napping and sleeping through a very, VERY loud installation of a new dishwasher...unbelievable.