Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Something to Celebrate

I know I promised pictures of our new place, but honestly every time I remember to take pictures the sun is already going down and I just don't know how to take good night time shots.

As hard as this move has been for us, we do have reason to celebrate!
Since the move (approx. 3 weeks ago) Nolan has grown so much!  These are some of the exciting advancements he has made...

a. he learned how to go from a standing to sitting position, which is great because for a while he would stand holding his crib handlebars screaming at the top of his lungs because he didn't know how to sit down and go to sleep.
b. He learned how to crawl on his hands and knees (he was doing an army crawl on his tummy for quite a while).
c. He had both of his bottom teeth come in at the same time (while having the flu).  That was no fun, but they have now completely broken through so no more tears...for now that is.
d. We have had no living room furniture until a few days ago, but as soon as we got our sofas he started walking along the furniture.
e. His hair has grown so long its starting to curl behind his ears...love it!
f. He will hand things to me and actually let go
g. Along with saying Dada he started saying Mama, but only when he is crying in his crib.
h. He is entertaining himself better. He gets into all the kitchen drawers, and pulls out all of our DVD's but I could care less, as long as he gives me a bit of free time. (How sad is it that Im looking forward to the day when he will watch TV).

Sorry for the proud mom post, but I just can't believe how far we have come since he was 1st born (the hardest days of my entire life!). and in about a month he will be 1yr!  Im already planning his party although we have yet to make any friends to invite!  So, if your feeling up to it, come visit us Jan 26th...PLEASE!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We Moved!

I know you are all wondering why we are taking so long to make another one of our exciting posts!
Things have been a little crazy for us because we recently moved to Farmington, NM!

A few weeks ago Abe received an offer from his company to transfer to their office in Durango, CO to work on a Casino project in Farmington, NM (about 1hr from Durango).  We had 3 days to make our decision and less than 2 weeks to pack up and get down here!

On top of not having nearly enough time to pack and get ready Abe hit a deer on our way down (possibly totaling our Camry, (we are still waiting to hear from the insurance company) his cell phone broke, he lost our lap-top charger, we have all had or have the flu, and all of my jogging stroller tires popped the 1st time I took it out (apparently there are some weird prickly thorns all over the ground here!) . So, thus far this journey has been full of fun surprises!

There is one good thing about Farmington though...we live just 5-10 min. from a Target & TJMax!  

We are renting a pretty cool house right now (just renting because we are not sure what the future holds after this year long project.... hopefully we will make our way closer to home when we are finished here!)

Sorry I don't have any pictures right now, I have seemed to misplace our camera in the sea of boxes that currently resides in our living area.  But I will post some soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Yet another great cousin Halloween party and some great costumes too. Here are some of them.

 This is what we wore to Abe's work party. If you can't tell Nolan is a 80's cell phone. He did not last very long in it.

Monday, October 25, 2010


HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!! We had a great time carving pumpkins with Mel & Jake this year.
Word of advise...the worty pumpkins might look cool but they have weird thick shells and are almost impossible to carve (Mel & Jake unfortunately got some this year!)  Look forward to seeing our (hopefully) AWESOME Halloween outfits!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Backsteins 2010

We had a ton of fun with the Backsteins taking pictures at the sand dunes. Here are a few of them. There are a lot more at http://aahudsonphoto.blogspot.com/, our new photography website.

Friday, October 8, 2010


 Make sure you check out our new website, http://www.epicobsession.com/. It is a site dedicated to the outdoors.

We are raffling off a Camelbak water bottle right now and plan on doing a lot of other give aways in the near future. Here is what you need to do to enter:


Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Flower hair accessories

Nolan has finally decided to give me a bit of free time! 
So, I started designing some sort of vintage inspired flower hair clips & headbands and have them posted on Etsy.
You can find them by clicking here and visiting my shop (Orange5).  

Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions!  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sand Dunes

A couple of weeks ago we ventured out to the Sand Dunes to take some family photos with are awesome cousins Nate and Joelle!  We had a blast and the pictures turned out great!  Unfortunately, we discovered Nolan's love for sand so we spend half the time cleaning up his face after he would shove a handful into his mouth! (Thanks for the great idea Joelle!)