Monday, August 25, 2008


A new one!! The way Im going the next post will be when Eliza goes to college!! So, we have been super busy. Josh is working like crazy. He is gone a lot more than we would like, but we so appreciate all his hard work and willingness to support our family. We got a chance to spend a week with my family and a week with Josh's family at the Oregon Coast. It was so much fun and good to see everyone. ( we missed the Evan's though!!) Here are some random pictures of our family since...... July i guess

The Fam at the beach.
Liza loved the sand. She couldn't get enough. Thanks Mindy and Ty for the cute suit from Hawaii!!
The water was FREEZING. She still couldn't get enough.
Sad face.
On the stairs. She's been climbing them for awhile now, but just learned to crawl down. It seems she learns something new everyday. She is walking 8 steps or so by herself, her favorite word is "dog-dog" and loves to "woof-woof" too. She loves to sing and do motions to songs and can't wait to lead the music on Sunday. (with help from daddy.)

Liza and Daddy- Notice her teeth. She has 8 and 2 mollars are poking through!!!
Cousins Kylee and Kyla. We had so much fun playing with them. They are only a couple months apart.
All the cousins. There are 42 plus one once removed!!
I wish this is what i looked like!! Josh's older sister Jenny and Liz.
Hiking at Cape lookout.

Liza when you say "hug your dolly"
Our "precious" dogs. Babe and Lizzy. They are good dogs, just a little destructive!!

When Eliza sees a fork, she insists on using it. Usually when this happens she ends up looking like this. She actually does get a few things in her mouth.
Daddy and Liza at our garage sale. I asked Josh to dress her, she has a million cute clothes and he came down with her in this. Jammies!!!!! (it was like 85 degrees that day!)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Missing Dad....

Josh left on Monday morning for a big backpacking trip with the scouts. We miss him badly. This morning Liza woke up and looked in the bed next to me and said "DADA". She loves her Daddy. They definetly have a special bond. We haven't even heard from him so hopefully he is surviving.

My mom came today to stay with me while Josh is gone. We got Eliza's room all painted and tomorrow we will put the baseboard on and possibly go look for some furinture. I am so excited to get it done!!!( maybe Josh being gone isn't all bad!!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Is it really almost June???

Okay... I admit I am terrible about keeping up on this blog but you have to give me a break when I don't even have a computer in my house!! I figured I should post a bunch of pictures since Eliza is now 2 months older than the last time I posted. We have been keeping busy with the house, pups, bees, etc. Sorry about all the pictures at once, but we are playing catch up!!

We went to Tri-cities last weekend and Ben and Steph were there and so we got to see Zac and Kylee. Here is Kylee and Liza.... they are about 6 weeks apart... Kylee is such a cutie and oh so chunky. She out weighs Eliza for sure!!
Babe had her third litter of pups. 1 chocolate, 4 yellows and 4 blacks. We were disappointed we didn't get more chocolates, but oh well. they are now 4 weeks and I can't wait till they are gone!!

Liza loves the pups!! She tugs on their ears and pulls their fur. They are good sports!

This was a rare sunny day in Seattle. It is beautiful when its sunny!

Liza and I got a chance to visit with Jill and the kids. They are all so cute and fun to be around. Too bad Liza was cranky the whole time. We miss you guys!

Liza pinning Kylee. She liked to scratch her eyes and put her finger up her nose....Kylee is really too lazy to do anything about it. (just like her uncle josh)

We went to our friends wedding. It was a cold day and again.... Liza was cranky.....

Told ya!!! She had had it by this time. Oh wait......
The reception just put her over the edge. Good thing the bride and groom look so good!!

We have so much fun when we are with Grandma. We wish we could see her more. Josh's elk head finally got done at the taxidermist. We don't have room for it in our small house (darn) so he put it up at sportsman's warehouse. It is HUGE!! the only good thing about it is that if Josh really wants it in our next house, we will have to have vaulted ceilings and a bigger house.
Liza loves her Grandpa Volmer. She lets him sing to her and sits on his lap and likes it.
Josh was teaching Eliza to rap.

She does look cute in the hat though!

Poor Josh. He works all day and then comes home and works on the house.
Will it ever be done???
Ready for some sunshine. (notice she is wearing a full on snow suit in May!!)
Isaiah loves his cousin. Liza just woke up and he thought she needed her hair brushed. We love and miss you dude!!
She learned how to "fake cry." She is really laughing but her face is looks so sad. She is like her daddy.... a piece of work!!!

Eliza sitting up in a chair at a restaurant without a booster or help. She's already showing signs of being independent.
We just love Eliza (as you can see). She is such a joy in our lives and we wouldn't trade her for anything. She is growing up so fast... she crawls and eats by herself.... she is just so much fun.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sitting and eating

I am way behind but I wanted to update Eliza's latest doings. She has been sitting up on her own for about a month and started eating foods about 2 weeks ago. She is growing so fast!!

My two front teeth....

So right before we left for Disneyland, I noticed a tiny tooth popping up out of Eliza's little gums. The next day the one next door showed up. Now they are two perfectly straight bottom teeth. She is so cute when she smiles and all you can see is those little pearly whites! Sorry the picture is blurry!!

Disneyland..... kinda

I know it has been so long since i have posted. We have been so busy. We got a chance to go to "Disneyland" aka anaheim with Josh on a business trip. It was so fun and relaxing even though Josh worked most the time. We were put up in a nice hotel and ate a lot!! We were only 2 blocks from Disneyland, but didn't even go. We figured we would be there again and Eliza is too young to enjoy it!! We went to the San Diego Zoo with my college friends Jaime and Alisa. Soooo fun to see them and their kids. Chubbie and Addie are so stinkin cute..... Thanks girls for a fun time!!!! We went to the beach a couple times and shopped (more than Josh wanted too) It was a nice, needed vacation!!!!