Thursday, September 9, 2010

Where did August go?

It just blew on by.

Sort of like a monsoon storm.
So I'm trying to catch up on all our latest & greatest.......and not so greatest.......happenings of the past month.

Speaking of monsoons,  this guy appeared in our pool after one came through....

He  lived in our pool  for almost a week!

The kids named him Mr. T.

Then the day after I took these pictures we found him belly up in the jacuzzi.
Poor Mr. T.
We buried him next to Hammy in our growing pet cemetary.

Marlee & her friend, Steph, made the JV Volleyball team.

I had nothing to do with these poses.

Mars also got her braces off.  Woo hoo!!!

Caroline turned 3 months.

And, my little angel baby consistently sleeps 11 hours straight at night!!!
She's a little demanding during the day, but hey! I'll take a decent night's sleep any day!
She's very social, and wants our eye contact all the time.  She loves to talk to us, which is so cute I can hardly stand it!
She loves her baths, loves chewing on her fists, and hates tummy time.
She also screams at the top of her lungs when Gus or Zane gets in her face too much.  It's hilarious!
I'm so glad I had this baby!  I'm having so much fun with her.  Every morning I'm so excited to get her out of her crib & see her happy little face!

Brian took the kids to the lake before school started.

And here's some news.........we got rid of 6 of our kittens!
Took them to a shelter. 
Long story that I don't feel like typing out right now.
We kept one.  The crippled one.  She has hind legs that look like they're backwards.  I'm not kidding.  I knew she'd probably be put to sleep if we didn't keep her.  We always liked her the most anyway.  She was the tamest, probably because she was the one Gus could always catch since she couldn't run away.  She learned to put up with the harrassment I guess.

Then, we finally had our Mommy cat spayed before she could get knocked up again.  Whew!

I finally finished this wall in my living room.....
It's not easy getting anything accomplished with a baby, so this was a big deal for me.

We got a Bumbo.
Caroline's not sure what she thinks of this.
Do you think Gus loves his baby sister, or what?

Jake is in a 'obsessed with scary movies' phase.
He made the other kids watch "The Sixth Sense" while Brian & I were out one night, and now Zane & Gus want to sleep with us every night.
Thanks. A. Lot.

After a nice little hiatus, I'm back to work doing headshots for Brian's office, and wondering how in the Hell....en Keller I'm going to keep up with everything.

Marlee got her driver's permit!  Look out!

The annual Garn & Mason pool party went off without a hitch.
Super fun as usual.
Max with his BFF Noah.
Mars helped out with the dunk tank.

Caroline sported her new bikini.
Does it get any cuter?  I mean really!

We got a Mac.

And Gus has been practicing for Halloween.
He says that this will be his Halloween costume........whatever it is.

Now on to  September!


Steph said...

Nicole, I've been following your blog for a long time now...

We went to Mt View together--I was in marching band and you, obviously, on dance team. (I was a year behind you.)

I can't remember how I even found your blog in the first place, but I LOVELOVELOVE it and look forward to your updates.

What prompted me to comment today is that Marlee looks EXACTLY like you did when we were in school. Her volleyball pics show it so much!

Your family is beautiful and your capturing of your life together is priceless. ♥

ellen said...

Can I borrow your baby?! She's adorable.

Tracy said...

I am in love with your living room wall (oh and Caroline too...)! I may be recreating...I have a blank wall and I think I just found my inspiration.

Thank you!

Susan said...


I'm new to your blog. You take the most AMAZING pictures.

I sit here and just day I hope to be as talented as you are.

You inspire me.

Now, you sure have the most beautiful children to work with.

So mice to meet you♥

Becky Garrett Wooten said...

I found your blog via a friend we have in common and have been so enjoying your posts and amazing pictures!!
I have a quick question, I would love to ask and wondered if you would mind emailing me @

Hope to chat soon!!


HELLO my name is Jill said...

awww you had pity on the cripples kitty. haha. caroline is so dang cute!

Busy Mama said...

I found your blog through 71 toes and I absolutely love your photography! I also love your Living Room- both your wall and your beautiful couch. I have been looking for a couch forever and fell in love when I saw yours. I would love to know where you got it if you have the time to reply to I would really appreciate it! I think doing a separate blog and how you did your wall would be appreciated by many as well. Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with your wall!!

Anonymous said...

Can you please share the wall color, please? The wall I am referring to is the one where you have the series of canvas prints over the couch.


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