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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Here's a photo of Ethan one year ago when we had last year's big snow. It's hard to believe that he has grown so much in one year!
On a side note, I have been without a computer for a few weeks, so blogging has been impossible. WOW, you never know how much you rely on something until you don't have it! Anyway, we have been in our new house for a little over a month now and are completely settled in. It is literally half the square footage of our old house and we LOVE it! Ben and I have both decided that when we move back home, we would love to to find a house that is just a little bigger than this one (a little more room would be nice :-) Ethan loves having everything so easily accessible to him and us so close. He roams around the whole house and is comfortable even when we are out of sight, which I absolutely love! In our old house, he always stayed close and never wanted to be too far away from us.

During last week's big snow, Ethan and I started to get baby Caden's room ready for him! I think he loves playing in there as much as he does in his own room, especially on the days that Daddy works from home in his office right across the hallway. I love seeing his growing independence and the little boy (no longer a baby, sniff sniff) that he is becoming!

As we have had snow twice now in the past 2 weeks, we have had quite a lot of inside time and a few PJ days. These days are the best!
Of course, we did take some time to get bundled up and go outside and play with Daddy and Lucy! He didn't know what to think of all of the layers Mommy kept putting on him!

Ethan was a little intimidated by the snow at first, but as soon as Daddy grabbed his hand he was all about exploring!
Sweet Picture!
Getting his snow feet!

He even made Mommy open up the sand table so he could get out some toys to play with. Sand...snow...it works the same!

Lucy was absolutely hilarious! We have about 25 pictures of her running and jumping around in the snow! You would think that she had never been out in it before. Even though it's not a great picture, we have also had some great play time with Alex! They are starting to interact with each other in a way that they never have before and Leigh Ann and I just love it!
I also found a couple of random Christmas pictures that I just had to post! These were on the other camera and I didn't even realize they were there until last night.
Mimi and Ethan

Uncle Chad, Aunt Ashley, and Ethan