Friday, November 26, 2010


We have had lots of changes happen in our family recently. Jared found out back in Sept. that he was going to get laid off. The good news is that Jared got a new job working for Ericsson as a Field Technician fixing cell sites and really seems to like it a lot. They gave him a brand new truck, a laptop and 3 cell phones!!! There are many ways to get a hold of him now... he he. Plus he is outside all the time and even gets to off road occasionally for work. He hates that a lot. j/k!

On a sadder note, Gavin will be leaving us and going to preschool beginning the first of the year. I have been taking care of Gavin since he was 7 months old and he is almost 3. I have really grown to love him like my own son and will be sad to see him go. I know it is for the best, so it is a bitter sweet feeling.

Our kids are wonderful!!! Garrison is talking up a storm and is developing so well. It is so much fun to see him change into a little boy. The things that entertain him are hilarious and we have such a good time hearing him laugh:) Tori is my sweet little social butterfly. If she is left alone she is just quiet or a little grunty, but the second you look at her or pay attention to her she just lights up. It is the sweetest thing in the world. She is starting to sit up on her own now, she is eating solids from a spoon FINALLY and we are loving every minute of it.

Today we had a family photo shoot and yes it was cold. We braved through it and thawed out the kiddos later. We had so many good pics that turned out and I will pick some of my favs to share on this blog. Enjoy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day at the pool

We went to the pool today and had a great time! Garrison loves playing in the water and would do it all day if I let him. I didn't think we were going to be there for very long so I didn't put any sunscreen on. OOPS!!! Got a little sunburned:) Had a great time though and enjoyed the sun!

3 months!

I can't believe my baby girl is 3 months old already! My how time flies. Everyday I say how I don't think she can get any cuter and she keeps proving me wrong! She is laughing now and that is so much fun. She has a smile that can light up anyone's day. She lights up mine everyday! Garrison really likes her now which is good because the first two weeks, he really DIDN'T! He asks for her every morning when he wakes up. " Where's Tori?" I'll tell him she's still sleeping and he says. "Oh no!" He is so frick'n cute. I love my kiddos so much and I am so blessed to have them in my life.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


So I am such a slacker and have not blogged in such a long time. Having two kids definitely takes up more time and it has been an adjustment for sure. Things are finally starting to settle down and so I am trying to catch up on blogging.

Last night we had some friends over and Garrison was helping me cook. He is such a big helper and is just getting so big and growing so fast. His little mind is like a sponge and he is talking more and more everyday. He repeats everything we say and it is so funny.

Victoria Anneli Orton

Tori was born on May 10th at 5:20 pm. weighing 7lbs. 13oz. and 20 in long. She is beautiful and healthy and we are so blessed to have her. Garrison wasn't too fond of her at first but is such a good big brother now. She is sleeping great, eating great and is just the sweetest baby. Having a little girl is so much fun. I am a total girly girl and so I dress her up like a doll all the time:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

ALMOST 36 weeks!

So I finally took a preggo pic since we now have a camera. I am almost 36 weeks and cannot wait to have her out. The last month is always the worst and my tummy feels like it is stretched to the max! I am trying to be patient since I want her to be "well cooked" and healthy but it is so hard. Anyway, I am so excited to meet her and feel very blessed for the healthy pregnancy I have had.

Cuttest boy in the world!

Garrison is just so much fun! He is talking up a storm and just has the cutest personality. I love him to pieces and it amazes me how much he learns everyday. His mind is like a sponge right now and he will say things that just make me laugh. The other day we were watching Ellen and he looked at the TV and said "oh Gosh". Where did he get that from? Jared has trained him to cheer for the Rockies so every time we watch a game, Garrison shouts "Go Rockies!". It is so cute:)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Finally did it...

Well, we finally got a new camera. Garrison broke our other one a couple of months ago and things have been hectic and crazy and we just haven't gotten around to getting another one. With the new baby coming soon and Garrison growing up so fast, we realized we really needed to bite the bullet and buy one. So, my blogging should pick up again since I now have pics to post.

The baby is due in about 6 weeks and I am eager to get her out of my belly! I will have to be patient though because she still has some cooking to do before she can come see us. Anyway, Garrison is super cute and getting so big. He is talking up a storm and we are loving every minute with him.

Friday, January 29, 2010

playing catch up

So I have been a total slacker lately as far as blogging goes and the only excuse I have is that our camera broke and it's usually the pictures that make me want to blog. However, I love reading others blogs religiously and when they go too long without posting I usually say to myself "Slacker" so I guess I am a hypocrite... lol. With all that said I do have something fun to blog about...

I have been feeling the baby move for quite a few weeks now but they have been very soft kicks and nothing that I have been able to see when I look at my stomach. However, today she was kicking up a storm and I loved every bit of it:) Jared was actually able to feel her move for the first time today and I was grateful for that. She is getting bigger and growing everyday and I am getting super excited for her arrival. I know I still have 14 weeks but I also know how fast that is going to go and it is crazy! I have a lot to do still but in the meantime I am just going to enjoy my little girl kicking and moving around inside me.