22 October 2008


Here are some more up-to-date photos of Jacob. Some from the day he came home from the hospital at 5 pounds, 14 ounces and then some from last night when we gave him a gift.

Check out that bottom lip.

With big-sister Abby.

I made a little Mohawk stocking cap for him. It turned out pretty cute.

Zach and I made a blanket for him.

Had to throw this cute one in.

16 October 2008

Jacob Anderson

Jacob Anderson was born around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Salt Lake City. He was 6 pounds 2 ounces at birth. He is such a tiny thing. He spent his first couple of days in the special care nursery due to an infection, but has now gone home to be with his family. Here are a couple pictures from Tuesday afternoon. We're visiting him again today, so I'll post more pictures soon.

Mr. Roboto

Expressing his dislike to our cold fingers.

The proud papa.

Zach now has another little buddy to play with.

I couldn't believe how tiny he was. His features are petite just like him. He looks like a mini person.

Opening his eyes.

I put this picture in to show how small he really is. I don't have large hands, but look how tiny Jacob looks.

25 September 2008

Celebrating Anniversaries

We've been celebratin' anniversaries lately. Here are the last two.

Zach suprised me for our sixth-month anniversary with all these candles, dinner and a pair of white sapphire earrings.

The shelf area almost looked like an altar.

Table for two.

We celebrated the third anniversary of our first date by redoing parts of it, including going to Color Me Mine and painting pottery. We decided on food and water bowls for our pup. Here's mine before it was glazed.

Zach's before. He was in charge of her food bowl and painted all her favorite things to eat or things she wishes she could eat, including birds and cats.

Studiously painting away.

Zach is growing his hair for a role and was growing a beard for it too. He has shaved since.

My inscription.

Zach knows who is boss.



Sophie enjoying eating lunch out of her new bowls.

Obama and Lights

Zach and I drove by the SLC Obama headquarters and snagged a couple Obama signs for our yard. We stuck one in my parents yard to get a reaction and then snapped a couple of these cool light shots from inside our Element.

Emma's First Visit

Chris and Lydia brought Emma to our house for her first time. Here are a few snaps I got of her.

Spoiled Sophie

We love our dog, and in turn we spoil her with affection and attention. Here are some recent pics of the spoiled pup.

I came home from work one day and she was laying like this. She barely lifted her to say hello.

I love how she just looks right into the camera. So bold, not apologizing at all for her laziness.

Extreme close-up.

We finished painting our shed over the weekend. Sophie kept rubbing against it.

Our mutt.


My favorite time of the day is when Sophie will let me hold her. It doesn't happen very often so I have to revel in the few short moments I get.

24 September 2008

The Lake House

My 'rents have been house hunting on Table Rock Lake for nearly a decade. They finally found something they couldn't pass up. They bought a little (and I mean tiny) lake house on Campbell Point. You can see the lake from both sides of the house and the backyard goes right down to the water. The area is amazing, the water beautiful and the marina rocks. Can't wait to spend many, many summers there.

And they finally did!

The proud owners (as of Oct. 17, they haven't closed yet!)

The backyard.

Lots of afternoons will be spent on that deck. The view is mesmerizing.


These flowers are so interesting. They are called 'Naked Ladies' and I am sure you can imagine all the jokes we made about Normie buying a house with a backyard of naked ladies.

More of the nudies.

Among the naked ladies.

Zach pretends not to look at the naked ladies.

Kicking it in the lake front backyard.