Saturday, January 26, 2008

Look at this CUTIE-PIE!

Just had to share a couple of cute pictures we took this week.


That was after bathtime. She LOVES bathtime and is always so happy when she gets out. Look at those lashes.

This was her laughing in her Jump-A-Roo! She was having fun!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Your getting sleepy....very sleepy....

Chloe was apparently exhausted. We were at Christi's parents house finishing up dinner. She was over it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hi all! Just wanted to let you all know that we have been busy adding videos of Chloe to the site. They are located on the left hand side of the screen. We will be adding more as we get time so check back often.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ramen Noodle Salad

I know this is a bit off topic but I had several people asking for this recipe so I thought others might enjoy it. So here you go!

Ramen Noodle Salad

1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix
2 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1. In a large salad bowl, combine the slaw, broken noodles and green onions.
2. Whisk together the sugar, oil, vinegar and ramen seasoning packets. Pour over salad and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate until chilled; top with almonds and sunflower seeds before serving.

(Make sure that you don't add the almonds and sunflower seeds until the end. They are best crunchy. Also, Don't Cook the Ramen noodles. They should be crunchy as well. They absorb the flavors of the dressing)
It probably sounds like a strange recipe... But I promise it is wonderful. Even the men in our small group bible study raved over it last night.

Yum Yum!

Family Photos

We haven't had any official family photos taken yet- We are going to do that soon though. However, my brother in law took some really good ones around Thanksgiving. I thought I would share them.

Here is us...awww!

Here is the WHOLE clan! (notice the silly face pictures) I think they are great. Hehehe

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Chloe's first Boo Boo

Ok, so it has been a bit of a stressful day around here. We had been enjoying some relaxing time at home just getting some stuff done around the house. I (Christi) was hanging laundry while Chloe played on our bed...You already know what is coming don't you? I really was watching her closely and had pillows all around her. She is just quick. I turned my back to hang a dress in the closet and Chloe went tumbling to the ground. It was traumatic. (More for me than Chloe apparently). I screamed, she cried. Then I cried. I just felt horrible. She has a nice little goose egg on her forehead but seems to be fine other than that. She has been playing away happily ever since. I have learned my lesson well. She will not be falling any more if I can help it. I immediately started lowering the crib mattress just in case she learns to stand up in the crib and crawl over all in one night. There is no chance of that now. Ryan seems to know that she is fine. He has been calling her "BigHead" all afternoon. Are we surprised?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Baby

It has snowed twice here in Atlanta this week. Today we decided that Chloe should have her first experience with snow. We got about 1/2 an inch at our house. Here are some pictures. It actually wasn't that cold outside. (at least not as cold as it looks) She originally had on boots but they fell off on the way outside.

OOPS...... She kind of lost her balance in the excitement of things! Hehe....

Oooooo.... What's this? She was confused because they kept breaking apart in her hands.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Chloe has something to say

Hi guys. Did you know that I can type now? Well depending how long you have been around my parents this might not come as a surprise. I had my own website/blog even while I was in Mommie's tummy. (

Well, let me just tell you about myself. I am almost 8 months old (on Feb 4) I have a head full of auburn hair. I get that from my Mommie. I look just like my Daddy other than the hair.
I am really enjoying trying to get around our house. I am scooting around on my tummy but I haven't quite figured out how to crawl yet. I am working on it though. Mommie and Daddy better watch out!

I also am learning how to talk. I try very hard to copy what my parents say. I can say Daddy, MaMa, hi, and bye. I even mimic Mommie when she says "I love you". Daddy also says that I am part dinosaur... I make the greatest growling noises. Mommie said she would put a video here really soon.

Well, I have things to explore but I will be writing more very soon!

Welcome to our life

We are so excited to start this blog. We are having so much fun as a family and we want to be able to share our life with you. Chloe is almost 8 months old and she is so much fun. She is definately a chatterbox- she gets that naturally. She is almost crawling so we will be doing a lot of chasing her around. We will share many stories and pictures of our pride and joy on here. Please leave us comments- we like those!