Saturday, October 27, 2007


In the past couple of days, Eloise has grown a ton! She is now crawling, pulling up, and intentionally clapping her hands. She seems to be mimicking our voices and actions more than ever. It's a lot of fun! She is sooo big! We're off to Maui tomorrow morning. We are very excited!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

First Halloween

We are recovering from our first Halloweeen party. Eloise had a ball! She invited her best friends over for lots of toys and desserts. All (the monkey, the lady bug, the bee, the poodle, the penguin, the pea, the lion, the grass hopper, and the purple people eater) had a great time! Eloise is such a good host!!! (By the way, Eloise is now crawling!)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Our Virginia Trip

Eloise and I traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend for a reunion of friends. Jen, Kathryn, Millie, Eloise, and I descended upon Maury's home to hang out and visit our old stomping grounds. We fit a lot in a little amount of time: we went to Lexington, visited the Lipseys, and celebrated Jen's birthday. It was a whirlwind of a trip but well worth it. Alex stayed home and wrote a sermon during our first real snow storm of the season. Joan's house got about 12 inches of snow; we got 6 inches. It's beautiful today with the warm sun, and I'm gearing up for a killer costume party on Wednesday. All of Eloise's friends are coming over in their costumes. Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The end of the leaves

We awoke to snow this morning! Unfortunately fall is coming to an end, so I'm thankful we got out a lot this weekend. Our trees in our back yard are still looking great, but most leaves have about fallen. Eloise is working on crawling still. She's very good at backing herself into some precarious places. Hopefully I'll be posting some pictures of snow soon. We hear that the mountains got about 6 inches last night. Everyone is getting ready for ski season! (By the way, if you click on the photos, they get bigger!)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fall Fun

We've been having a lot of fun with Matt McCloota. Eloise and Matt are starting to socialize more which is lots of fun to watch. Today Eloise wanted Matt's apple and Matt wanted Eloise's pacifier. It was a funny battle. We also went to the park. Matt was walking up a storm; Eloise watched. She laughs when Matt walks--very cute. The fall colors are starting to fade and leaves starting to fall. As you can see Eloise is ready for Halloween. Alex is very excited for Eloise's costume--a pumpkin! She is definately daddy's little girl. He loves seeing her all dressed up!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

New York Reunion

Here are the photos I promised! We had a fantastic time in Long Island. It was so refreshing to be with old friends, and we wined and dined like kings and queens. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New York

For the past few days, we have been in Long Island hanging out with some seminary friends. It has been fantastic! Sean and Kate are the hostests of the mostests! I wish we took a group photo of everyone who came, but we didn't. Aaron and Jamie took lots of photos, so hopefully we can get some copies of those and I'll pass those on. I know Alex has had a great time talking about the Gospel with the guys, and we the girls, have been catching up on all aspects of life. Eloise has been a great traveler. All enjoyed seeing her as we anticipate Jacob and Melina's new baby. Sophia should be arriving very very soon! We get back to Colorado tomorrow. Look out for new photos coming soon!