Monday, April 29, 2013

11 Months

April 19:
Noelle loves her stuffed animals, pens, and books.  She has become a cuddler.  She will eat anything. Cottage cheese is her favorite.  She still only has her 2 bottom teeth.

Easter! And other random fun stuff

An empty house severely lacked in hiding spots, but Noelle liked it better that way.

Watching the laundry.

Playing in the empty house with her little BYU hat on.  Awwwwww

Swimming at the hotel!

I shouldn't be allowed to dress my daughter.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


We are in Beavercreek, Ohio, southeast of Dayton. We love it. We have found a place to rent, so we are just waiting for our stuff to get here. We are going on 2 months of living out of suitcases and this is what I've learned:

Stuff doesn't really matter: We've been living out of suitcases, sleeping in many different hotels, and eating off of paper/plastic kitchenware and we've survived just fine!

Stuff totally matters: I for serious reals can't wait to whip up some curry and cookies, sleep in our own bed, and wear something besides the same 5 shirts I packed. Tuesday come quickly!

Since Noelle is almost 11 months old, perhaps I should post the 10 month pics we took? We took these right before leaving Colorado:

Singing face
Basically, Noelle is an EXTREMELY happy and social baby.  I think she got her stranger anxiety over with during the first 5 months of life.  She talks and smiles at everyone, points at everyone, sings loudly in stores, and *gasp* lets strangers hold her.  She is a whole new baby.  We are loving her constant smiles:)  :)

Project Escape Hotel

Noelle and I took a 2 week trip to Tennessee at the end of February to get a break from hotel life.  Paul was doing his class in CO Springs, and we sure missed him.  Noelle was a whole new baby when we got back!  She finally started crawling in Tennessee, she was standing up on furniture, and she had a whole new singing/yelling voice.  So she kind of shocked her daddy upon return.  It was a wonderful visit with Gma Sherri, Gpa Randy, Ethan, and Ted. 

Saying hi to daddy
Ponytail courtesy Danielle

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On our drive from CO Springs to Dayton, we got to spend a night near St. Louis with Paul's godparents, Uncle Paul and Aunt Jo.  It was so wonderful to get to know them!  They spoiled us and I really hope we get to see them again soon.  We took some pictures with them, but I think they are trapped in Paul's camera, so I will add them soon.