Friday, December 23, 2011

UPDATE... here we go!!!

As I sit here trying to figure out what I have missed and not blogged about I realize it's a LOT. If I go through iPhoto it helps jog my memory! I am going to do a little "update" through photos.. sound good? 

Here is our little man... 1st Christmas season :)

We went the 1st weekend of December to Ramsby's Tree Farm to get out Christmas tree! We went this year with Austin's family.. His mom, dad, brother Jake, and brother Travis and his family. It was COLD but fun.. and we found the PERFECT tree ;)

Here I am in the Moby wrap with Ryder, he is almost as big as I am!

Family picture time... Next to our first family tree!

The one nice thing about having a truck is you can jus throw the tree in the back! Side note, look at how beautiful the weather was that day!

Grandma and Grandpa Johnson next to their HUGE christmas tree!!!

TAA DAAAA!! Our tree all done and lit up.. love it You ca barley see it in this picture but the tree stand we are using is the same cast iron tree stand I grew up using (until we ditched the real trees and got a fake one!) It is so special having the beautiful tree stand in my home now!

I think this picture says it all...

So Austin works in the QC department for Knife River, in JUST the QC department in Oregon there has been 4 babies born within the year... its nuts! To put it in perspective in the lab that Austin works in there is only two guys! SO there isn't a lot of people and a lot of babies!!
Austin's old boss wanted to get all the babies together for a picture for the news letter and to all be able to hangout. We went on a saturday at Pizza Hut with everyone. We ate pizza, drank beer, and passed around the babies! It actually was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it... Here is one of the pictures from the day.

Since we were already in Albany for the pizza party we decided that we would stop in and visit with Great Grandma Johnson. She was VERY excited that we came to visit her. She is such a sweet lady with such a big heart. We stayed for a few hours and enjoyed talking with her. Ryder was such a good boy and sat with her for a long time! 

My cousin Ethan just turned 4... I can't believe it. We went out to Damascus on night for his birthday party.. This is a picture of my cousin Justin.. he is 5 and in KINDERGARTEN! It is crazy, it feels like just yesterday they were babies :(

Here is Miss Olivia. She is 2 years old now and such a doll!

Did I tell you that we know Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus!? Well we DO and they came to OUR HOUSE to visit Ryder ;) we are so lucky... as you can tell Ryder really enjoyed their visit!!!

We also visited Santa at the mall and got a really good picture with him... Santa also visited our MOMS group on wednesday and we got ANOTHER picture. SO cute seeing all of his expressions on Santa's lap!

Well, I think we are updated for now.. Ryder is 14 pounds and some odd ounces! He is getting big. He is rolling, smiling, and laughing. He is such a blessing and I wouldn't trade him for the world. We love of little man, he is truly the best thing that has ever happened to us!! 

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