January 31, 2012

Once in a while...

I can still get a cuddle out of her. This little girl has me smitten.

Sunday walks

January 15, 2012

At it again...

Just when I was about to give up the swaddle, I found out about the double swaddle. It worked like a charm for about 3 weeks until she figured out how to escape it.... looks like it's time to give up swaddling. I have a feeling that some sleepless nights are going to follow...

January 8, 2012

Christmas in Arizona

We had such a great Christmas vacation, starting out with our week visiting my family. We got in at 2am (delayed flight), and my cousin got married that morning so we got to see all my extended family. The week FLEW by, and Jenna was never set down once (there were always sisters waiting in line to hold her, actually). It was so good to have my family finally meet her. We loved every second of the trip.
Jenna was a very good traveler. Her favorite spot to sleep was the airline tray :) On our laps she would wake up off and on, but on the tray she slept 2 hours straight.
Aunt Ally got some big smiles
The whole Flake Family
Grandma loving on Jenna
Rhett scored big at the annual White Elephant Party
Kade didn't like Jenna very much at first... Before her, he was the littlest grand kid in the family. Rhett has been asking Sam and I for years when we were going to have a baby, and was so sweet with her. He was always very concerned about her, asking cute questions like how she slept through the night, how she liked the plane ride, etc.
Brittany at Oregano's - my dad had just poured a bunch of salt in her water, and somehow she didn't notice for a good couple drinks.
Brooke served up quite the Christmas Dinner and decorated the table so elegantly.
Hiking Thunderbird Mountain, where many of my high school cross country races were held. Ten years later, and I still got nervous driving into that park.
My Mom, sisters, and friends threw me a baby shower. It was so great to see my high school friends that I hadn't seen in years. The three girls on the left (Ciara, Natalie, and Jessica) are all due with girls in a few months, and Tenille and I just had our firsts.
We realized Ashley was wearing the Same thing as Jenna at the shower :)
Ethan always provides the laughs. This evening he would go into the closet and come out differently each time.
Christmas Eve Nativity Play
Christmas Day with our sleeping babe
Aunt Brooke was so sweet with Jenna. It meant a lot to me to have Brooke finally meet Jenna - she was such a support to me during the whole infertility process.
Ally opening her pillow pet on Christmas Day - 16 and still loving stuffed animals...
One spoiled girls... everyone loved on her non-stop.

January 3, 2012


I have a hard time knowing what to say when I post pictures of Jenna. I cannot put into words the smallest part of the love I have for this little girl. She has only been with us for three months, but we cannot imagine life without her. We love her smiles, her cooing, her bare buns, how she stares so intently at us with those big blue eyes like she is trying to say so much, we love watching her sleep.... there is no end of things we love, and the list just keeps multiplying every single day. This little girl is straight sunshine to our day.


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