"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Archive for August, 2009

We Are Moving!

So after looking for a house for a couple of months we found one! We are moving into it on Saturday. We are very excited! My days consist of packing right now. I’m excited to have my own house and I feel so done living in an apartment. Here are two pictures of the outside. I promise to show more once we move in. We are probably going to be busy unpacking and setting everything up for a while but once things are settled I will post pics. I can’t wait to start decorating and making this house “our home.”

Here are some other pics I haven’t posted yet of the kids.

Just for fun…..Nicci at 9 months

Lionel at 9 months

Kitsap lake

Eric and Nicci

Cute Lionel

Where is Nicci?

There she is!


Here are some pictures Eric took today. Life is good. Lionel had his 9 month checkup last week and now weighs 20lbs 15 oz (50th percentile) and measures 28.5 inches (50th percentile). He didn’t need to get any shots and that made me happy. Tomorrow I have an OB appointment and on Tuesday morning I’m taking Nicci to her 2-year checkup. The baby is kicking and moving a ton. He is a very active baby. I love my family.

Me and the kids this morning

My cute kids!

My belly at 23 weeks.

Lionel is Standing up!

Lionel surprised us all today. He was standing up all by himself without holding onto anything for more than 10 seconds. He did it a few times. He is growing up so fast. I think he will be an early walker just like Nicci. I’m taking him to his 9 month check up on Wednesday. Here are two pictures of him.

Lionel is holding Nicci’s doll’s bottle


Paladin Picnic!

Eric’s company had a little picnic today. It was fun. We got to eat some yummy food and dessert. Nicci and Eric got their face painted and Nicci had a lot of fun at the nearby playground. Here are some pictures.

Lionel is trying out his new shoes.

Lionel and me

Eric and Lionel

Nicci had fun at the playground.

Nicci got a butterfly painted on her cheek.

Eric got his forehead painted! Crazy guy!

Happy Birthday Nicolina!

Nicolina turned 2 today! We had a fun day! We had a little birthday party for her in the evening and some of her friends came. Nicci looked so happy. I can’t believe how fast time goes. Two years ago I held a brand new baby in my arms. My precious little Nicci, we love you so much! Here are some pictures from her special day.

Nicci was so excited about her baby stroller, swing and high chair!

Lionel had a lot of fun with the balloon

 My precious little girl!

 Nicci and her brother 
Cupcakes and cake, yummy! 
Nicci is ready to party!
Lighting the candles
 Cute Nicci

Singing Happy Birthday!

 Nicci blew out both candles right away! 

 Nicci loves cupcakes.




 The kids were playing until…
 They got kind of tired.

 Cute Lionel

Toddler Disco!

I took Nicci and Lionel to a toddler disco the other day. Nicci was a little shy but I think she had fun. Some of her friends were there too. They had a disco ball and the kids got to dance with scarves, bubbles and balloons. Lionel was just so happy and had a blast!

Our Trip to Lincoln City, Oregon

We went to Lincoln City, Oregon for 4 days last week with Eric’s dad, Tracey, Dane and the twins. It was a lot of fun. The ocean was really cold but the kids had fun. We did some fun shopping, Eric and I went on a hot date and watched Harry Potter and we hung out with family. One night we ate some yummy Chinese food. Another day we sat in a hot tub…but it was outside so it was more like a warm bath. The kids loved it, especially Lionel. He is 9 months today btw!

Nicci and Eric relaxing

The view from our window

Tracey and Nicci

We stayed in this apartment


In the hot tub

Lionel’s feet after the bath

Eric is having fun!

Kids at the beach

At the beach

Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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