Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yummy Turkey!

Well, Thanksgiving away from family is never easy. However, our new friends who are members in the ward here in Oxford made it a little easier for us. :0)
We were invited by a couple in our ward (Paul & Cindee) that have 2 adorable kids (David & Eden) to celebrate Thanksgiving in their home. They invited another couple (Ben & Katie) that we have become good friends with. It turned out wonderful!
Jared and I made pumpkin, apple, lemon meringue, and banana pie. Well, actually, Jared made most of them...I'm not sure what I was doing!

The pies turned out pretty well, with exception to my apple pie. It was huge like a volcano, I'm not even kidding! There were so many apples that after it baked, the apples sunk down into the bottom crust and under the top crust it was just air, no apples! So it turned out kind of weird. I'm going to have to try it again another time to perfect it!
We were in charge of the drinks. So Jared had this idea; we froze pineapple and cran-rasberry juice in ice cube trays and put them in sprite. Pretty tasty! And Jared made his stuffed mushrooms that he loves so much.

And of course we forgot our camera! But Cindee took some pictures for us, so we'll see if we get those pictures developed...
After the dinner we all met over at another family's home in our ward who hosted a little game and dessert party. We had a fun time and enjoyed getting to know a few of the younger couples in the ward.

Earlier Thanksgiving morning Jared made the cutest indian hat for Christian and he took some pictures of it. So I thought I would post them and a few others.
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! We are excited to go home for Christmas and for everyone to meet baby Christian, or should I say, CJ? That's what everyone is calling him now. At first I wasn't too keen on the nick name but now I've decided, what the heck? Why not?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Visit to the Doctor.

It is so fun to take pictures of our little guy! He is just so cute. This last Monday he had his two month well visit. He got 3 shots! Poor little guy. I'm not sure who was more sad about it! He now weighs 12 lbs. 10 oz. and is 23 inches. He is growing so fast. But he still likes to cuddle with his mommy!

Every chance I get I am taking pictures. I just want to document every stage in his little life.

Lately his new thing is to stick his little fists in his mouth. He licks them with his tongue. It is so dang cute! I haven't been able to get a picture of it yet, but hopefully soon. He is also drooling quite a bit now, that's pretty cute too, I think. Everything he does is adorable!

Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christian Had His Baby Blessing

This last Sunday Jared blessed Christian in our Mississippi ward. It was such a sweet blessing! Because I left it to the last minute, I was unable to find a traditional blessing outfit for him. But I have to say he looked adorable in what we did find...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


For Halloween in our new ward they did a trunk-or-treat. We decorated our trunk up a little with spider web and purple spooky lights. It ended up looking pretty good I think. The ward had a chili potluck dinner with cornbread before the tunk-or-treat, which was yummy. None of the adults really dressed up but all the kids looked pretty cute. It was fun to dress Christian up in his puppy dog costume. He was pretty darn adorable! Here are a few pictures...