Sunday, May 27, 2012

Crooked Creek

Want up to minute details about our assignment at Crooked Creek??? We gots a blog for that! 

Our very own tech savvy Leslie Sloan is to thank! Enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hello Airport! Hello Colorado! Hello Ratliff's!

Wednesday we flew out of Houston straight into Denver, Colorado for our assignment at Crooked Creek. We left a day early to see one of my best friends from college, Amber, and her husband, Taylor.

Here is Knox chillin in the airport. He did great...slept most of the time and made my arms go to sleep. I could tell the businessman sitting next to me was sweating bullets the whole time.

Here is Knox with his new friends! Taylor manages this bike shop in Denver called Cycleton. And Amber is the Director for Young Lives in Denver. Will's favorite lyric "Decide what to be and go be it." -Avett Brothers...We are so so proud of them for doing what they love!!

We had so much fun hanging out with them for 24 hours! We laughed a lot, had great conversation and we ate great food! Especially me...I may have had the best pizza I'd ever had and it wasn't even a pizza place. It was a wild mushroom pizza with ricotta, goat cheese, and truffle oil.

Amber is a great photographer and took some quick pics of Knox...He did not want to have it though. It was a little too cold for the clothes I put him in. Sorry Boog. But she did catch a few great ones!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy First Mother's Day to me!

Because of this pudge, I got to have my first Mother's Day!

We went to Taste of Texas for dinner with my parents. People think I'm crazy for not getting steak, but I always get the pecan crusted chicken stuffed with spinach, pecans, grilled onions, and goat cheese over this lemon butter sauce. Soooo good. Here we are as we were waiting for our table, getting our dose of free soda and chips and salsa!

A couple of weeks ago we moved into this really really nice neighborhood. Not because we bought a house, but we moved into a couple's (James and Mallory) garage apartment...FOR FREE! It is awesome! Besides the small sink it's awesome. Knox sleeps in the closet, so technically it's a 2 bedroom garage apartment. We have cable! Which Will and I have never had, so we love being able to DVR The Bachelorette instead of watching it on the computer, and watching HGTV (for me) and ESPN (for will). We will probably live here through the summer til we land in a house. We are very very grateful for this space. 

Mallory invited us to the neighbor's sons 2 year old birthday party on Saturday. We met some neighbors. In their backyard there was a hammock and Mallory tolduse that she took some memorable pictures in one with her first son. So thanks to Mallory's inspiration for my new favorite picture.

 In our new backyard...

In less than 1 week we are heading to Colorado for our 4th Assignment! We are going a day early so I can see my friend Amber...who hasn't seen Knox yet! I'm excited to see her and I'm so so excited to experience Crooked Creek with my family! I know we will have tons of pictures coming up soon! Til then we are trying to tie up some lose ends here in Houston before we head out for 3 1/2 weeks! 

Also congrats to Will for being promoted to Area Director of a NEW area Stratford/Westside! Even just the past couple of days of it being official, I can tell that he is finally entering into his element!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

4 months young!

Knox, you're 4 months old today! we love everything about you, even when you're being the biggest pill after you get shots! You bring us so much joy and entertain us so much! This is what you're like at 4 months old...

you love to go on walks in the stroller

you love to look at the camera

you love to play with your feet and have just started to put them in your mouth

You are mesmerized by the light on the monitor

You are such a people person, you're so content and happy when you are around a bunch of friends

You know you are cute

you continue to drool all over your shirt

You love to smile

You love to sit in the corner of the couch

You love chewing on your fingers

You love to watch tv

you are 15 lbs and 26 inches. and your head is HUGE! (95th percentile)

You make being a mom look easy! (even though it so isn't)