Justin and I had been trying to plan a weekend get away for quite some time and due to many factors we hadn’t been able to go. I mean let’s get real…the main reason we hadn’t gone was because I honestly could not bring myself to leave Libby for an entire 48 hours. Some of you that do not have children may think, “come on she is almost 11 months old!” and some of you that do have children still may be thinking, “come on she is almost 11 months old!” ha! But it was hard for me…I think mostly because during the week during school I wasn’t seeing her much anyways so to think about leaving during the time when I was getting to spend time with her was just not going to happen.

All that to say…the weekend had finally come and Justin’s parents graciously said they would keep the Libster while we were gone.

Let me just tell you-I am SO GLAD that we went. We were able to reconnect and have really good conversations and pray over the next year for us as a family.

We went to Fredricksburg and stayed in a little cabin outside of town where we were greeted with donkeys in the morning and deer the rest of the day. Most of Saturday we walked up and down Main St. going in and out of all the cute stores,eating yummy food and taking pictures of all the pretty flowers! Enjoy a few pics from the weekend.

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We had such a great time, but were definitely ready to get back and see Lib…thankfully she didn’t forget who we were πŸ™‚


Memorial Day 2013



Disclaimer: You are about to see some very cute babies in the pool as well as some very pale skin that has not seen the light of day since pre-Libby πŸ™‚

For Memorial Day this year we just laid low…did some house work, did some hanging out with some fam and most importantly took Libby for her first swim! She wasn’t so sure about it at first but I think by the end she was loving it!
IMG_5052oh hey dad!

What is this thing and why is this water so cold???


Hey Nora-cute glasses!


Dads and their cute littles


We may not all be smiling but we ARE all looking at the camera…it’s a huge feat people!

She wants everyone else sunglasses but her own


So much fun!


Taking a strawberries and blueberries snack time break


Pretty girl!


Love my sweet family


Of course we had to go swinging!IMG_5236 IMG_5245

Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day, too!

10 Months!!

I can.not.believe that Libby is 10 months old (almost 10 1/2 now!). Time really does fly by. We don’t have many stats on her since we don’t go back to the doctor until she is a one year old! BUT I can tell you Β that she…

*Is all over the place and is just a speck away from walking…

*Is getting more and more independent..will sometimes still let me spoon feed her but she would rather feed herself with finger foods

*Still isn’t wearing shoes because either a)they are all too wide for her skinny little feet or b) she pulls them right off. But hey…in all honesty I would rather be barefoot all day, too.

*Has now flown twice and did wonderfully (except one time of having good little fit…thank you to the nice people sitting around me who didn’t give me nasty stares)

*Loves swimming as long as you don’t put that cold water in her face! haha

*Is talking more and more

*Sleeps about 12 hours a night with 2 good naps a day

*Her favorite things to do are still to go swinging, read a book and spin around in circles with her daddy

Here are some of her 10 month pics (which was SUPER fun trying to get her to NOT peel off the sticker every 2 seconds πŸ™‚ )

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