Friday, February 20, 2009

Fun times

I know I have posted similar pictures before but nothing has been going on around here. Except for the endless amount of paperwork that is consuming our lives. I don't know why everything has to be faxed or mailed these days. I mean C'MON insurance companies, get with it. If you can electonically sign your tax returns, etc, why can't you electonically sign contracts, W-9's, provider info sheets, claim forms, etc!? We are probably personally responsible for the loss of a tree or two in the rainforest.

Ok, back to our little joy...Kelsi plays with Daddy every night before she goes to bed and before John heads to the gym. She looks forward every night to play time with Daddy. When he is home, she follows him all over the house.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Letter from Kelsi:

Dear Grandma and Grandpa "M":

Thanks for the Valentine's day card and pretty pink cardigan. I carried your card around the house all night and mommy and daddy said that I looked super cute in the sweater. Thanks for being so cool.

PS A special happy valentine's day to my Grandma and Grandpa "C". I miss you and can't wait to see you this fall. We are going to have a lot of fun.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A girl can dream right....?

With Valentines Day coming up I was thinking about all the fun/romantic places that John and I could do/go. We actually won't be doing anything since all of our babysitters are going to a regional church dance. Who organized that??? I would like to have a word with them. But, I digress...

If I could snap my fingers and John and I could go anywhere for Valentine's Day, we would go to Venice, Italy. We would walk around the city and admire it's culture, then go to dinner and have the best authentic Italian dinner we could have ever imagined and then we would take a gondola ride. Oh, and did I mention that I would be wearing this. Perfect vacation, perfect dress.

I will settle for renting a movie, some chinese food and cuddling with my honey. But then again, I am not ever settling when I am with John. Love you babe!

Thursday, February 05, 2009


HA! I almost deleted this picture but then thought that it would be perfect for this post. Kelsi is as shocked as we all are. After 4 years with Eye Care Specialists, John found a practice in Coeur d'Alene that he couldn't pass up. That's right! We are moving to the Coeur d'Alene area in just a couple months. We hope to close on financing by April 1st. SBA loans can be tricky we have heard, so we have applied elsewhere to cover our bases. Everything seems to be going well and in just about 2 months we will be business owners. Scary, but exciting. We are both very sad to leave our WONDERFUL friends that we have made here in Clarkston. It was almost 4 years ago that I cried and cried realizing that I had to live here...but here I am crying and crying that I have to leave! I wish I could take everyone with me, wouldn't that be awesome??? Good news, we are less than 3 hours away. I am very excited for John and very proud of him and his ambition and hard work. Even though I am sad, I know that this is a good move for our family, I have felt peace from Heavenly Father as I have asked him for confirmation that this is right and to have a good attitude. Can you all remind me of this next year when I am cursing the winters? (Kelsi and I may head down to CA for Jan and Feb - HAHA!!!) Wish us luck please!
Now, for a few cute pics. I tried to do Kelsi's hair after her bath this morning, but she loves her comb so much that I had to comb it with my fingers while she played with it.
This is Kelsi teasing me with the comb...."you want this mama???"
"Come and get it, I dare you".

Monday, February 02, 2009

Shabby Baby Girl!

Kelsi is our "picture princess". She gets very excited when she sees the camera and loves to ham it up. I found the cutest online boutique for little girl dresses and have been drooling over a few for Kelsi. However, I didn't want to buy her an adorable dress that she was going to crawl all over, so I sat her down and explained to her that as soon as she learned how to walk, I was going to buy her a dress from shabby baby. I don't think it was coincidence at ALL that Kelsi started walking less than a week that I made the deal with her. (heehee) Your dress will be here shortly, Kelsi!
There are so many adorable dresses that it is hard to decide, but if any of you want to check out one of my favs click on the link below. While you are there, shop around for your little one! - Little girls and girls dresses from Shabby Baby