Our new home and three month pictures

I thought today would be a good day to give you a tour of our new home as well as Isaac’s three month pictures.  It’s so much smaller than Ryan and I have gotten used to what with our three story German cottage and then our 2100 square foot nightmare of a rental but we really like it and we love living on base.  As you will see though we are shoehorned in and have used every nook and cranny!

This is what you see when you walk in our front door. 


The rest of the room.  You’re looking at the front entry, the living room, the dining room, the side entry way, and the office.  YIKES!


When you walk in the front door my china hutch is immediately to your right behind the couch.


Here is the little office nook that we carved out for Ryan.  I love having a place to finally hang all his awards and plaques!


Dining room and carport entry way.


From the dining room into the kitchen.


The kitchen with the laundry closet at the end.


Left side of the kitchen… (please excuse the dishes!)


Right side of the kitchen.


The hallway which you can get to from the front door beside the china hutch or from the kitchen by the laundry closet.  The first door on the left is a pantry and then the second door on the left is…


The only bathroom in the whole house.  It’s dinky!!!


The door at the very end of the hallway is the guest bedroom.  So if you’re coming to visit here’s where we’ll stick you!  🙂


The rest of it…


Moving back up the other side of the hallway… the last door on the right is our room…


Other side…


And then last but certainly not least is my favorite room in the house… Isaac’s room!  We went with a cool caribbean blue for the backdrop of his red Pirate nursery and I love how it turned out!


Here is his diaper changer wall finally complete with his ‘Poop Deck’ sign from Mimi! 


Seriously how cute is that to have ‘Poop Deck’ over the diaper changer?!


She even made a little ‘The Plank’ sign to go over his diaper champ… This one was Aunt Charly’s idea…  You know… make the dirty diapers walk the plank?  Har har har!


Here is the crib wall…  Notice anything?


We finally got his wheel done!  This is the piece I’m most excited about!  How cute is that!!!?  (Thanks Mom for making it happen while you were here… You know it would never have been finished if you hadn’t done it right?)


Even Isaac loves his pirate wheel already!


Here he is taking his very first nap in his very own room…


Such a sweet boy…


Well there you have it.  That’s our new home!  I think we’re going to be really happy here!


Okay…  On to the three month pictures of the kiddo!


We decided to gather in front of our new house on Sunday after church since we were all dressed up… Daddy loves his boy!


Greetings from Texas!


Isaac is bored with pictures and Daddy is trying to figure out how to hold him without damaging that finger!


Our happy family!


Me with my little guy!



My favorite shot of the three of us.  I love his little gator sweater vest! 


Okay dad I’m done…


So we took him inside and changed him into something a bit cooler…  Totally Handsome!


He knows you know it too…


Look how long he’s getting!


Nothing makes Isaac smile like daddy making goofy faces off camera!


His poop face… Yeah that’s classic!


How cute are those chubby cheeks!  You should see them with a full dimply smile… One of these days I’ll catch one! 


Well that’s it for me today.  Isaac is napping and I have to get the house ready.  I have a nurse from the clinic coming to do his three month home visit today! 

Auf Wiedersehen!


Catching up!

I honestly can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I wrote.  What a month it has been!

As you saw in my last we lost Gandalf and we are missing him terribly.  He’s left a big hole in our lives and hearts but we know he’s enjoying a freedom in heaven that we couldn’t give him here with us.

Ryan and I (with the essential help of my mother) have moved on base. 

Ryan went on a two week training course on desert warfare and in the process had part of his left ring finger cut off…  but that’s a story for another email. 

And the next few months will be just as busy!

My mom is gone now and we are finishing up the few things left to finish moving in and waiting for Ryan to be deployed to Iraq sometime during this month.

This next weekend Ryan’s parents are going to be coming for a visit it say goodbye to Ryan and to meet Isaac for the first time.  (Up until now no one but my mom has met him!  I’m excited to show him off to his Mimi and Papa!!!)

Then a few weeks after Ryan deploys my best friend Emily is coming for a visit.

Just a few weeks after that my mom and dad will be here to pick me, Isaac, and Yoda up and we’ll be caravanning back to Phoenix.  I’ll be there until after Christmas so that Isaac gets to meet everyone and spend his first Christmas with family.

It’s going to be a nutty fall!

I know that I owe you so many pictures of things!  Oh my goodness am I ever behind…  So I’ll start with these and try really hard to catch up over the next week or so….

The day before we lost Gandalf we unexpectedly got to have Isaac dedicated at our new church.  We are now attending Grace Community Church here in Del Rio, Texas and we love it!!!  It’s just like coming home.  We went this day with my mom and were surprised when the pastor approached and asked if we would like to have Isaac dedicated as he was dedicating another baby.  We jumped at the chance just glad that we could do it while Ryan was home!  Unfortunately without warning we were not all dressed up and Isaac didn’t have a super cute outfit on but you can’t win em all!  🙂

Here we all are being introduced… (We were only at the church for a month before Isaac was born and we had to take an 8 week break because he was a preemie… this was only our second week back and he was 10 weeks old.)


Here is the pastor’s wife holding him for prayer… He didn’t exactly cooperate.


Here we all are.


She had to hand him back to me because he decided he wasn’t happy at all and made it known!




All done!


I can’t believe looking back at those pictures just how much he has grown!!!!  Isaac is exactly three months old today.  I’ll give you one preview picture of his three month pictures which I’ll try to get up in the next few days.

Here we are in front of our new house!


Isn’t his little gator outfit cute!?

Until next time,