Tuesday, January 20, 2009

this morning

this morning during the inauguration brev was just smiling for joy. i took several pictures but here are my absolute favorite.

quick recap of end of dec. and beg. of jan.

ONE of my new year's resolution has already failed...keeping up this blog on a weekly basis. oh well! there bound to be broken! we finally are feeling like the dental office is up to speed. i just realized i haven't posted any pictures of the place we've been living at for the past few months. i'll post more later but i posted a before and after of the waiting area...we're off to AZ to dethaw on Friday. matt, brev and i are going there for my 30th...once i return, let's hope i can be more faithful to the blog! :) until then, happy 2009 and GO OBAMA! another moving speech by that guy!

this past weekend we took a hike up to some property that we love...coops just galloped all around chasing deer and birdies.

brev's first dentist visit. we tried to do an xray to find out where these darn teeth are that have been giving him some trouble. :)

the before and after...we're getting new windows this weekend - yippee....

brev modeling his new swim trunks!

brev and izze wrestling around before his trip north and then to Boston!

i love this picture...

the hill boy's at our christmas dinner...so handsome and nerdy.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

visit to portland

we just returned from portland where we visited with Kea and Lorrin and a few of matt's friends from college. we arrived friday evening at lorrin's apartment in the pearl. brev just LOVED all the lighted trees. lorrin and kea cooked us a great meal, and we ended the night by giving brev a candy cane...pictures below! i only let him have for about 3 minutes because i was afraid of it breaking off into his mouth. needless to say, the boy LOVED it. i had to give him a serious scrub down afterwards though. on saturday, we woke up early, got coffee, then hit up some stores for the rest of the afternoon. we miss portland, especially during christmas time when everyone is out and about getting ready for christmas. brev sat on santa's lap and shared all his christmas wishes with him (a high chair is on the top of his list). saturday evening auntie kea hosted a holiday party. brev was the life of the party, smiling and cooing at everyone. we headed home from the party early so the boy could get a good night sleep, and his mommy and daddy too! cheers!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

a month worth of posting...

hill family photo on the coast

Rossknecht "jean" family photo at the coast...

i know, i know...it's been almost a month since i've posted any updates on the hill clan. hard to imagine a month has just gone. the main reason we haven't posted is we've been living at matt's new office. we've been painting, decorating, directing the tile guy, floor guy, window guy, etc. each waking minute. BUT, our main squeeze is amazing and just growing like crazy. each day we wake up to find something new he can do. today, his hair grew overnight. :) so cute!!! instead of posting each week, i thought it would be easier to post all the pics onto one posting. i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and is mourning the beavs lost OK...

his four month appointment: stats were, 14lbs, 11ounces and 24 inches long...and checked out perfectly. matt hadn't seen him roll, and he put on quite the show and rolled over twice on the exam table.

he loves to stand...if he's fussy, standing will please him so much.

first sign of a toothbrush. starting to grasp onto items.

wonderful thanksgiving with the hill family! see brev in the background grabbing onto a flower :)

family photo

following day after thanksgiving, we went on a crabbing trip with my family. my dad and brev, so cute :) we caught 4 crab...which was a little disappointing but we had a great time on the dock.

grandma and brev.

trying to put the spoon into his mouth

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

go obama!

barack obama...first african american president in the history of the united states of america! i feel pretty darn excited my little boy will grow up with president obama as the main leader of the united states. my hope is my little man is raised to be accepting of the rich, poor, disabled, gay, straight, old, young, black, white, and any religion! i think we'd all be able to live more fulfiling lives if we started living with these morals! peace and love to 4 to 8 years of change and HOPE!

Barack's opening of his acceptance speech: "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America"

Monday, November 3, 2008

trick or treat

trick or treat...brev survived his first halloween! matt and i got a big kick out of seeing him dressed up. i'm not sure how much he liked it though...was a tired and overheated puppy so we had to change him halfway through the evening! :) we took him downtown where there were several children his age. it was darling seeing all the costumes and what we have to look forward to in the years to come. here are a few pics of our little puppy and then a mini doctor by the end of the night...

Monday, October 27, 2008

pumpkin patch

hello and happy halloween!
yesterday we made the beautiful drive out to the applegate valley to visit the pumpkin patch. it seemed more like a summer day but surrounded by dashes of yellow, orange and red vibrant trees. we decided the pumpkin patch was more about taking pictures of their "first" visit to the pumpkin patch this year! :) katie and izaak cruised down from corvallis so that was sure a treat. brev and izaak picked up some darling mini pumpkins that we'll carve tonight. matt was the photographer yesterday, i think he got some real keepers!
caught in the action sucking his thumb! :)