Monday, May 26, 2008

Christy rode back with us from Pensacola to interview for a job here in Dallas. We are so excited that she was offered the job and accepted! It will be so much fun to have her here! While she was here, we took a trip to the zoo.

Aunt Christy came to Dallas and we went to the zoo.


Decorating butterflies in the Nature Room.
Decorating butterflies in the nature room.






Christy's Graduation

We traveled to Florida the first week of May for my youngest sister's graduation from Pensacola Christian College. We had an awesome time!

Christy and Classmates from VT
Christy and her classmates from Vermont

Christy and a grumpy, tired, hot, hungry Ian.
Christy & a grumpy, hot, tired, hungry Ian.

Christy with her proud parents.
Christy & her proud parents

Hard to believe my little sister has graduated from college.
Hard to believe my little sister has graduated from college!

Picnic at Fort Pickens Beach, Pensacola after graduation
Picnic at Pensacola Beach after graduation. Ian got his first experience at the beach. So much fun!!

Phil Ronco - Grill Master

My parents booked a hotel in Orange Beach, AL for several nights. Christy just loved being on the beach, near the pool, and having the freedom to do whatever she wanted.

Hotel at Orange Beach, AL.
View from the balcony

Right on the water.
Right on the water

First swim of the season.
First swim of the season

Lounging on the windy beach.
Lounging on the windy beach

Pool time!

He loved his bucket of toys.

He's such a beautiful baby.

Aunt Christy, Grandpa & Ian
Aunt Christy, Grandpa & Ian


Dad, Mom & Christy
Dad, Mom & Christy

Isn't she cute?!
Isn't she cute?!

On our visit for Christy's graduation, we were able to spend time with Jeremy's family near Mobile. We always love hanging out there. And Ian got to see two of his cousins - Carter(4 yrs.) and Logan(10 mos.)

Look - it's Clavin & Hobbes!
Look - it's Calvin & Hobbes

Sitting in the driver's seat of Grandpa's motorhome.
Sitting in the driver's seat of Grandpa's motorhome

Ian & Grandpa Rowland
Ian & Grandpa Rowland
Ian's first birthday was April 7, 2008. I think he had a really fun day. We started the day at the Dallas Zoo. I forgot to bring the stroller but Ian didn't seem to care - he walked the whole day! He had so much fun exploring that we stayed until closing time. He loved the penguins the most but also liked the monkeys and gorillas. You can see lots more photos of the zoo on Jeremy's Flickr website -

After our trip home and a nap, we had a little party in the backyard. There were lots of presents from family who couldn't be there and cupcakes and ice cream! It was a special day for us celebrating the incredible joy Ian has brought to us over the past year!



Ian loved the penguins!


Ian's first birthday - and his first taste of cake & ice cream.

Ian's First Birthday

Ian's toy from Grandma

Ian with his backpack from Aunt Janna.

Ian's musical chair from his grandparents.

He can only carry it if it's empty.  : )

I just love that little face!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We have enjoyed having the time to explore Dallas. We took trips to the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas Museum of Art.