Saturday, November 20, 2010


Orin has some big news to share...

I'm 8 weeks along and due June 30. We had an ultrasound Thursday and baby looked great. Heartbeat was 167. We are feeling so blessed and excited!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shutterfly Gift to Bloggers

I love, love, love Shutterfly! And no, I’m not getting paid to promote them here on the blog. I just love them! I buy all my 4x6 prints of Orin through Shutterfly and I’ve even made quite a few photobooks to send out as gifts. I love their pricing and their constant sales. And the quality of their products is excellent!

Here’s a deal for bloggers! Right now, Shutterfly is offering 50 free cards to bloggers! What a great way to save some money! The cards start around 2.99 per card and the more you buy, the lower the price goes. If you have a blog and would like to enter, go to this link. What a perfect way to get beautiful Christmas cards for the season!

Shutterfly has a ton of choices when it comes to Christmas card designs! Here are just a few of my favorites:

You can go to this link to check out other designs. They have so many great ones, it’s really hard to choose!

Shutterfly’s photo cards come in a variety of styles and sizes. You can order folded or flat cards in 4x8, 5x5 or 5x7 sizes.

A great Christmas gift idea is their wall calendars. Last Christmas, we gave one to my parents and to my grandparents. They love to flip to a new month and see which pictures of Orin are featured for that month. You can pick the style or design and whether you would like it to be a 12 month or 18 month calendar. And you personally design the calendar pictures to your liking. What a great way to preserve a year’s worth of memories! Go here to check out the details and to get started on making your own calendar!

My all time favorite Shutterfly product is their photo books! Orin’s grandparents and great-grandparents have received these books as gifts, and they just love them! Right now, you can save up to 30% on a photo book and get free shipping when you spend $30.

Shutterfly is a great place to get some Christmas shopping done! Head over to their website and get started today! And if you don’t already have an account, you’ll receive 50 free 4x6 prints just for signing up!

Our Little Monkey

We took Orin out trick or treating last Saturday night. He enjoyed it much more than last year! :) We only went around a few blocks, but he quickly caught on to what you do. He would walk right up to the door and start saying "treat, treat." Now whenever he sees his treat bucket or the candy bowl that was used for all the other trick or treaters that came to our house, he asks for a treat.

Here are a few pictures of our little monkey.

Our family hosted a halloween costume party the same night as trick or treating. I dressed up as "Ryan," and Ryan was "Harry Potter."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween Package

Grandma and Papa sent Orin a package of goodies for Halloween. Since we live too far away to trick or treat at their house, they sent a bunch of treats our way.

He worked really hard to try to get the package open. He even used his muscles!

Finally, mama had to help him get it open. He was really excited for the crackers, raisins, and fruit snacks.

Thanks Grandma and Papa!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Little Pumpkin

After going with Grandma to Pumpkinland, we made a special family trip for Orin to pick out his very own little pumpkin. We had quite the time finding the perfect pumpkin just his size, but we finally succeeded!

Of course we had to feed the goats and check out all the animals again.

After checking out all the animals, we headed out to the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin.

And here are a few pictures of Orin at home with his pumpkin:

Monday, November 8, 2010


A few weeks back, Grandma came to town to visit. The cousins and Orin wanted to take Grandma to Pumpkinland.

Orin loved to see all the animals! He got to pet little puppies and he got to get up close to rabbits, goats, llamas, and ponies. He really had a great time!

We went through the kid corn maze:

We took some pictures on the hay bales:

We took some silly pictures:

And a family picture: