It’s time for the 2010 year in review! But before I get started with that I have to make a quick 2009 side note. Since I didn’t send a letter last year I wanted to mention one thing.
Most of you know that I have been following the band Rascal Flatts since high school. I even told Travis that if the lead singer ever asked me to marry him, I was leaving! J (Travis has been warned!) Well after 10 concerts in 9 years I finally MET RASCAL FLATTS!!! I had gotten tickets to the Portland show, and won the meet and greet pass to meet the guys! I got to give my “boyfriend” the biggest hug and did not want to let go, but security was closely watching! It was truly an amazing experience and I hope that someday I will get to meet them again!
Now for 2010—what a year! We have been chalked full of events and things to do. It’s been busy but a year to remember. The first couple of months were pretty quiet; I was planning to take Zachary to Disneyland for his 8th birthday. He didn’t know anything, and I was looking forward to the surprise!
The last week of March was pretty awesome! We celebrated Travis’ birthday, He proposed and we found out we were expecting a baby come October! I really didn’t want to get married with a big huge belly, so we wasted no time planning the wedding for the next month. April 17th we got married in my mom and dad’s back yard in front of our family and friends, and then had a BBQ after to celebrate!
The week after, I took Zach on a surprise trip to Southern California. This was a first for both of us and I was excited! I got him up one morning and we headed to the airport. He was questioning where we were going, since I had told him we were going to the store!
Once at the airport I let him know that him and I were getting on a plane and heading to California and would be at Disneyland later that day!! It was great!
We spent 3 days at Disneyland and California Adventure and didn’t see half of it, I’m betting! We also went to SeaWorld (my personal favorite), Universal Studios, a Hollywood tour, San Diego Zoo, and several of the beaches. Since I couldn’t ride a lot of the rides I was worried that maybe Zach wouldn’t either. But nope, not my boy—He hit everything he could, even the roller coasters! And some of them he went on multiple times! It was great! We really had a great trip and it was a nice getaway for Zach and I.
Since Travis and I worked together at the credit union, when we decided to get married we knew one of us would have to leave. And because I was expecting the baby, we decided it would be me to go so that once the baby got here I could stay at home.
My last day at SECU was June 1st. I was really bummed to leave my job because I did love it there so much, and knew I would miss my friends, but I have to say that I am lucky that I got to stay at home for the summer with Zach. To have these last few months together before the baby gets here has been great for both Zachary and me!
In June we also found out that we were going to be parents to another BOY! We were really excited! Now that we knew the sex it was time to plan plan plan!
In July we decided that it was a good time to upgrade homes! Our little house is nice and cozy, but getting small. And with another person on the way we could really use the space. We had been looking for quite a while and finally found a house in Colbert that was perfect for us. The boys would each have their own room, and I have a scrapbook room! Finally! (I am most excited for this!) After a lot of work, getting a fence installed (so the dog doesn’t run away), grass, sprinklers, etc. it was finally time to move in come September. Zachary also started 3rd grade in his new school!
October was another great month! I was scheduled for a c-section on the 22nd, but I guess the baby couldn’t wait any longer! On the 19th my water broke, and Tyler James made his first appearance at 10:23 am. Weighing in at 8 lbs. 2 oz and 20.5 inches long! We are so blessed to have another healthy boy!
As the holidays are approaching we are keeping busy. There is always something to do around the house as we are still settling in. Tyler keeps us on our toes! He loves to sleep during the day, and not sleep at night! But that is getting better! Which is great since Travis is back at work! Zachary is adjusting to his new school, and enjoying the activities in class. He also loves his baby brother! But says he can’t wait until he’s bigger and can play with him!
2010 has really been an amazing year. We are so fortunate for what has been brought our way this year! And we are looking forward to what the future holds for our family! I hope that you will check back on our blog regularly to see what is going on!
We hope that everyone is doing well, and had as great of a year as we did!
Have a safe holiday season, and we will see you in 2011!
Travis, Kate, Zachary, Tyler and Jada
Somedays I want to write, but I don’t know what to title my post, so I just don’t submit it… I guess on days like this when I just want to share random things, I just need to make up a silly title and just post it.
Anyway- Tyler is growing more and more each day and I can’t believe how cute this kid is!
In these pictures above he was very comfortable with Grandpa and had obviously fell asleep- (and his diaper leaked and ran down the front of Grandpa… oops!)
Look at this little chunky monkey! I think it’s safe to say he gets enough to eat!
Tyler is a smiley boy but I never manage to catch it on camera. Here is a sorta smile that I got!
He is going to hate me when he is older for posting pictures of this cute little lip pucker! Tyler in mid roll-over… I try to put this boy on his belly to work on his upper body strength. But it fails every time because he just rolls over. I guess he is not a tummy boy!
Giving mommy kisses 🙂
Sorry– I can’t seem to rotate these pictures. So you’ll just have to look at them sideways because they are tooo cute! .
First, Tyler looking right at mommy.
Next… Tyler saying… BOOBIES! (lol)
Here is yesterday 12-9-10… My little Chuncky Monkey! Don’t you just want to squeeze those cheeks?? Other than Tyler and I just hanging out while Travis is at work and Zach is at school…
Zach is liking the snow and looking forward to Christmas vacation. (and Christmas)
I need to get on Christmas shopping because I have only gotten a couple of things and am hoping to basically do it all this weekend! We’ll see how far I get!
This year I will be sending out a family picture, but will not be sending the letter. As we had so much happen this year it was over a page long… I know most people would cut stuff out to make it shorter, but I just can’t… So look for my holiday letter soon on my blog!!!
Tyler is wasting no time growing up! Tonight he rolled over! And fast, at that! It was so quick. He was up on his side then over! What a great milestone! I had my camera next to me but it was so fast that it was not caught on camera! Hopefully I will get one of the “rollover” soon!
The snow is sure coming down hard today. We woke up with about 3 inches on the ground, and more to come tonight! Travis and I have to go into work tomorrow for a health thing they are doing, and I hope the roads cooperate! Especially since we are in a time crunch with Zach on half days right now!
Here are a few pics from the past couple of days!!
the boys cozy on the couch!
Tyler is one month old today!!
I can’t believe it! He is such a sweet and precious baby and I am soo blessed to be his mommy!
I love watching him as he works each day to hold his head up for longer periods, as he smiles more, the little sounds he makes… what a doll!
- Wow… Tyler is growing like a weed! (but is way cuter!)I can’t believe he will be 1 month old on Friday– The time has flown!It feels like we have had so much going on too.With check ups for both of us, his “snip snip” visit (which he handled rather well!) visits with his BFF Raylee, and a trip to Montana to Grandpa’s house for hunting season–where his Dad bagged a big buck!Now we have just a couple more weeks of relaxing before Travis has to head back to work. It has sure been nice to have Travis home all this time so I can get back on my feet.I have been feeling pretty great for a while, but it was still nice to have the extra help, and time with Trav. Here are a couple of pics from the past couple of weeks!Tyler and his BFF Raylee- Trying to take a picture of 2 babies is NOT easy!
A lot has been going on with Zachary too– Here are some pics!
Zach with Travis and Grandpa at school launching his rocket.
Zach has been learning about rocket science and had a big exam– He rocked it too!! I am a proud mama!!
Zachary wanted to be swaddled like we do with Tyler! lol… this was great! We got his blanket and Travis wrapped him up!