The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

If you want to browse our pictures, you can do so at our new Google Picasa album).

December 29, 2010

Kate..."if snow was pink it would be always beautiful!"

December 04, 2010

All snuggled up after the swim!

Ian's first swim!

November 28, 2010

Ian's first bananas and cherrios! They're Ian approved!

November 24, 2010

100% lactose free, sugar free (made w/splenda) pumpkin pie!

November 18, 2010

Ian's first sweet potatoes!

November 13, 2010

Kate, daddy & her baby snuggling during veggie tales

Ian is squeaking!

Ian & daddy snuggling after Ian's bath!

November 11, 2010

Ian got his walker to move on his own!

November 10, 2010

Ian thought we didn't feed him enough, he started to eat his bib!

October 23, 2010

Kate's first face painting

Daddy & Kate at the western roundup!

October 02, 2010

366 days after we told the family that we were pregnant with him, Ian was more than ready for his first food!

Here’s a movie we made to capture the moment forever…enjoy

September 27, 2010

Got some new pictures up this weekend, including some of our trip to Phoenix last weekend! We’ve been having a great fall, though it doesn’t feel like fall yet, to nobody’s disappointment. Ian is a thumb- and toe-sucking fiend, has smiles for everyone, and Kate is having a blast at school.

Hope everyone else is doing as well!

September 05, 2010

We’ve had a lovely labor day vacation- Daniel came into town last week and got to meet Ian for the first time- they absolutely LOVED each other! Kyla’s mom and grandma came up this weekend, and we got everyone out to a park to get some family pictures (which we’ll get up as soon as we can, of course).

Speaking of pictures, have you been enjoying that we published pictures several times last month? Some new updates to programs have made going through pictures really easy, and even made it really easy to publish with one click, so we don’t have to wait for the end of the month to do it all at once. So check back more often now, as new pictures are always on the way. On that note, here’s the start of September.

In addition, allow us to post a video that Kyla took of Ian laughing at mommy and grammy – he’s so amazingly fun to watch all the time, and this is just a glimpse of that for you!

And I've got to share this now, while I was editing and uploading this video, Ian was laying on the ground nearby, and he was cracking up at the video of himself laughing. Same laugh, same THAT'S surround sound! Too cute!

Have a great holiday, everyone! Remember, summer's almost halfway done, no matter what anyone else tells you. There's no way this summer can possibly be over yet, after all!

August 23, 2010


This is one of my favorite pictures of Ian lately.  He’s getting so big!  He can consistenly roll from his tummy to his back and has rolled from his back to his tummy once already.  He just loves to smile and especially Jump!




Kate had her very first ballet class today! She had so much fun (she's excited for any activity that involves new clothes)! She was having more fun than the other girls by the look of it by jumping in the air, scooting all the way back to the wall (when asked to scoot back a little), running to get back in line after taking her turn. I can't wait to take her to the very next class, I think that she's really going to like this dancing stuff!! Here's a few pictures to prove it...

Here's the rest of our August pictures, too (since the month is still a work in progress, we'll upload more pictures as we take them, so consider this a sneak preview).
We've got our July pictures up in the gallery now! Check 'em out!

August 21, 2010

Kate is having fun with her ladybug stickers!

August 18, 2010

Ian is styling in his hat!

August 08, 2010

Ian is in his jump chair for the first time!

July 24, 2010

we're at a tea party!

July 18, 2010

kate's new haircut!

June 22, 2010

Afternoon nap on the floor

June 13, 2010

Ian's 1st hiking ride!

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June 11, 2010

Casual Friday!

June 09, 2010

Ian's bath. After the last picture, he spit-up...everywhere!

Ian's new hat! Gotta be like daddy!

June 04, 2010

Well Hi Everyone!

As you can imagine, May was a very busy month. We had 3 existing birthdays (Michael, my Mom and I), one new birthday (Ian!) and Mother's Day. I've uploaded some of the pictures to our online picture album.

It's hard to believe that Ian is already a month old! Kate is having so much fun with "Baby Brother", she just adores him and wants to hold him all the time. They are both doing very well, and we are enjoying this adjustment to a family of 4.

I'll be sure to check in soon with some more pictures.

Happy Friday!

May 27, 2010

This evening Kate is playing in the backyard with her bubbles while I'm in the kitchen putting the dishes in the dishwasher. She keeps coming back in every few minutes to tell me something incredible. This time, she comes in very excited to tell me that she's "eating bubbles" as she sticks the bubble wand in her mouth. I proceed to tell her that "we don't eat bubbles!". She looks at me and says, as a full mouth bubble comes from her lips..."why?"

She just cracks me up!

Also...Ian had his first bottle today! He ate 4 ounces like a champ, it's so hard to believe that he's already 3 weeks old!

May 25, 2010

Ian found his thumb!

May 08, 2010

We're home from the hospital with little Ian, and Kate is so happy to have us home, and with "baby brother" finally out! She's doing amazingly well with him, and we've got some great pictures of them, which I wanted to put up here as something of a preview before we upload the bulk of pictures from this week!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers!

May 06, 2010

Ian Daniel Garrison born 4:53 pm, 7 lbs 12 oz, 19 1/2 in

May 02, 2010

Hey everyone!

May is here now, so we've got the pictures from last month uploaded for your viewing pleasure...there were some great pictures at Easter, hanging out with friends in Sedona, and our mini trip to the Grand Canyon!

The arrival of May also means that baby brother will be here any day now, so be sure and stay tuned for that announcement!

Love you all!

April 24, 2010

Now she is smiling because I'm taking pictures!

Kate is pouting because her helecopter shirt is too small...

April 08, 2010

Kate " Mommy why do your shoes have holes in them...they're CUTE!"

April 02, 2010

She's on a boat!

We continue our day together at the mall! Kate is currently pursuing a career as an ice cream truck driver!

Kate and I are having a fun day together. Here she is playing at the bank!

March 21, 2010

The first bike ride of the season!