Saturday, December 19, 2009

East Coast Blizzard!

So Jared and Garrison and I flew out to D.C. yesterday and just missed the blizzard by a couple of hours. We are now snowed in with 20+ inches of snow! Crazy! So far we have managed not to kill each other, but are enjoying our time with family. Church has been canceled for tomorrow so it looks like another day inside. They have closed all local public schools till Wednesday.

Jared and I are supposed to go to NYC on Monday but are unsure at this point because of this crazy storm. We will play it by ear I guess. For now, we are just enjoying our time with family and trying to enjoy the storm.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's a GIRL:)

Had an ultrasound done today and we are having a baby GIRL!!! I am so excited. I will post more later but wanted to let everyone know the good news!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

17 weeks!

I had my 17 week check up at the doctor yesterday and it went really well:) Baby is doing great and I am doing much better too. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. I think it's because I have Garrison to distract me! I find out the sex on Dec. 17th and I am so excited. We leave for VA the very next day for Christmas with Jared's family. I am really looking forward to it. I will miss my family but we will celebrate Christmas with them right before we leave. YEAH for TWO Christmas's:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November Snow!

Today we have already had about 9 inches of snow. Church was cancelled and so we decided to let Garrison go out and play in the snow. He was so adorable and the poor guy could barely move because we had his so bundled up.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

10 weeks!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday for my 10 week check up and everything is going great! I got to see the baby again because my doctor is the coolest and it's amazing how much it already looks like a baby. Arms, hands, legs, feet, eyes... it's crazy to think how small it is, yet is already looking so much like a little baby instead of an alien. I am still nauseous but am hoping that will end soon since I am nearing the end of my first trimester. Crazy to think that I am already a fourth of the way through the pregnancy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baby #2:)

We are so excited to announce that baby #2 will be arriving May 20, 2010! I had an ultrasound today and saw the little heartbeat! I am only 6 weeks but we are so excited and just can't hold it in any longer. Garrison will be such a cute big brother. We told him today, but he has absolutely no clue what we're talking about! He will once mommy starts getting a big belly:)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friends wedding

Some friends of ours got married last weekend and it was a beautiful wedding. It was held at Hudson Gardens and it was absolutely gorgeous. My parents came as well and we had a great time. It was such a fun day and the reception was an absolute blast. Garrison was a huge hit as always. He was dancing on the dance floor and just being so adorable. I just love our little boy so much!!

Zoo Trip

A couple of weeks ago my sister in law and I went to the zoo with the kids. It was was fun but I have never seen so many strollers in all my life. I loved everything except the BEE'S. Oh my gosh, I hate bee's. I have a huge fear of them and I have never been stung so I don't know why I'm so afraid but I am. I run like a baby and do a crazy dance and look like a total moron. I can't seem to sand still. I HATE IT! Anyway, there were tons of bee's and I couldn't wait to get away from them. The little boy sitting next to Garrison in the stroller is Gavin who I take care of everyday. Garrison and Gavin are like brothers. They have so much fun together.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

B & B!!!

Jared's birthday was on June 19th and originally for his birthday I got us a night away at a Bed & Breakfast in Colorado Springs. Well, as many of you know... he was in the hospital from June 15 - June 18! Needless to say he was in no condition to be going away for the weekend. I called the B & B and rescheduled it for the first weekend in August which also turned out to be our Anniversary. YEAH!!! It worked out perfectly. On Friday afternoon we headed down to the Springs and checked in at the B & B. After that we went to dinner at Red Hot & Blue. SO YUMMY!!! When we got back to our room we watched our engagement video as well as our Wedding Reception. It was so much fun to look back at all the good times. We absolutely loved the B & B, it was just what we needed. You will see in the pictures that it was an Old Victorian house from 1902. On Saturday morning we received the "Romantic breakfast in bed". What a delicious treat this was. We couldn't have imagined a better breakfast:)

After getting ready for the day we decided to head to the mall and look around. Ummm.... it was the most pitiful thing we had ever seen. Ya, it was sad. Anyway, on the way to the mall we stumbled across the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. It was AMAZING!!! What a touching experience it was. Jared was in his element. I read a poem that was posted on one of the granite walls and I was in tears. So touching. After all was said and done we went home earlier that day than planned because we missed our little Garrison!

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last Saturday we decided to go to the mountains and we agreed on Rocky Mountain National Park. It was BEAUTIFUL. I wouldn't recommend going in August on a weekend though. Here is why... it is peak season and there are THOUSANDS of people there!!! There was nowhere to park and it was so crowded we ended up driving around for a couple of hours. We were able to get some pictures though. Garrison loved being outside once we got there. He wasn't too fond of being in the car for so long but he was a champ. We packed our lunches and loved being there and just enjoying time together as a family.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2 years ago today!

I can't believe 2 years ago today we got married. Happy Anniversary Honey! I love you. It was such a great day and I can't believe how fast time has gone. We have so many memories together already and I think we might just have to watch our wedding video today... corny I know but it's a must! It's fun to look back at what a fun and blessed day it was.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Garrison's 1st birthday

I can't believe it's been a month since Garrison turned 1 and I'm just now posting the pics from his birthday, but they are worth the wait. He was so adorable digging into his yellow birthday cake. At first he didn't know what to think of it but then he got into it and there was cake in his hair, all over his face/hands and his chest. As far as opening the presents... he did ok. He wasn't too sure what to do, he would get fascinated with one toy and not care about opening the next one. He has the best personality and is always so happy. It was great fun celebrating with our family... Garrison has got to be the cutest baby EVER!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Orton 5K

Many of you know that Jared has been super sick and was recently in the hospital. We don't have insurance and a super good friend of mine is putting together a 5K to help. Check out the blog at: for details. I have the greatest friends ever!!! Thanks Emily:)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fun in the sun

Garrison's cute little pruned feet.
Family pic!

Mommy and little G!
Garrison just chillin
Daddy and little G!

Last saturday we went to my brother and sister in laws house to hang out and we ended up going swimming at their community pool. We had such a good time and it was nice to enjoy the wonderful hot Colorado sun.
Garrison just turned 1 and I am planning on posting pics of his 1 year birthday when I get them back. He was such a mess digging into his cake and it was so adorable. He is such a good little boy and we are having so much fun with him.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


So Garrison has been cutting his 1 year molars and therefore running a fever. Poor guy has been so hot that I have been having him run around in just his diaper. He looks so darn cute! Hopefully this passes soon because he has been so miserable and hasn't been napping well either. I can tell he doesn't feel good because he has been cuddling with me and that only happens when he doesn't feel well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Birthday present!

So my birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I got the greatest present... my in-laws were sweet enough to send me money for a cut and color. I haven't had my hair done since our wedding and I was itching to get something done but we just never had the money for it. Jared was behind the scenes of course and let them know that I had wanted this for a long time but we just couldn't afford it. I went to my favorite hair stylist in the world, my friend Crystal (who I absolutely adore) and she hooked me up. I have been going to her for the last 7 years. Jared heard me mention her name once or twice and one day when I was in the other room he grabbed my phone and got her number without me knowing. I had no clue, but he called her up and set up a hair appointment for me. What a wonderful birthday surprise. Thanks Jared:)

Getting into EVERYTHING!

He is such a happy little guy. He is always laughing and smiling:)
So handsome. I can't believe he's mine. I just adore that little face!
Guess who got into mommy's purse...
I was putting groceries away and before I knew it he was in the fridge trying to eat an orange:)

So Garrison will be 11 months old on Friday and he is getting into everything. As you will see in the pictures, he likes to play with anything that isn't a toy. He has a million toys but would rather play with everything else instead. I can't believe he will be a year next month. OH MY GOSH time flies.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Goodbye 20's!

So today is the last day of my 20's. That's right, tomorrow I turn 30! I can't believe how fast time goes. I can remember when I thought 30 was SO OLD and I don't feel that different than I did when I turned 22. When my older sisters turned 30, they cried. I can honestly say that I'm not depressed to be turning 30. I'm actually kind of excited. The 20's were great don't get me wrong, they had their ups and downs but I am looking forward to my 30's! BRING IT ON:)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

St. Parick's Day Parade!

He loved being on our shoulders.
Family pic:)
Jonathan Jardine and his son Creed. Jared and our son Garrison

Today we went to the St. Parick's Day parade with our friends the Jardines and had a great time. The boys loved all the floats and music. We borrowed my sister-in-laws mini van so we could all go together. We were there past the boys nap time so as you can imagine they crashed on the way home.