The weekend was pretty relaxing. It was nice seeing my husband. Since he started working a second job, we would see in each other in passing for about 15 minutes. I would usually be in bed before he got home, and if I didn't, then we would talk for a few minutes before I crashed.
On Saturday, we picked up this dresser from a lady on Craigs List (sorry Kandyce!). We got such a bargain! The lady sold it for $5. It's solid wood too. Jamie had to fix one of the drawers, but it was easy. He thinks it may even be an antique. Anyways, we've been needing something really bad for Breeson's clothes. The only thing we had holding Breeson's clothes were baskets sitting on his changing table (shelves). It was not convenient, nor eye appealing.

Then this is a little project I've been working on for a couple weeks - a collage board. I think it maybe cost me $5 all together. I actually stole the idea from Pottery Barn. I bought the cork board, elephant pic and black pic frame from the thrift store. I then covered it with burlap. I made his profile pic and then just added his baby hat and hospital bracelet. I'll add more as we go.

This little man is 11 months (as of Saturday).

In short, he...
*now says "Mama", "Dada", and "Ball", and occasionally a "hi" here and there
*is now walking and into EVERYTHING
*talks on his play phone; pretends to talk to Dada
*has fun in the nursery at church and no longer cries when we leave
*knows how to throw fits and occasionally tries to slap us in the face (God give us love, patience, and wisdom)
*now has 8 teeth
*loves watching animals
*doesn't know how to play with other kids yet
*becoming a better eater. He loves: fruit, mac and cheese, spaghetti, yogurt balls, cheerios and breakfast foods. He does NOT like: meat, veggies, eggs
*favorite toys: ball, slamming his penguin on the floor by holding his hair and making loud noises on the floor (sorry Ryan, the guy who lives under us), stacking toy, truck
*loves when we read to him


quick switch

It's funny how quickly he can go from this...

to this...

But words can't express how much I love this little man!!


Got Tofu?

We are trying to eat healthier. And by "healthier", I mean not eat so much meat. Jamie grew up in the south and I grew up in the midwest, so to us, a meal is not a meal without MEAT. But, we decided to eat at least 1 to 2 meals per week that are vegetarian. So, thinking outside the box, I found this recipe on Whole Foods' website: Oven-Roasted Tofu with Apples. I actually liked it. Jamie thought it was only 'ok'. He promptly followed by eating a PB&J. :) I would like to try more recipes using Tofu. I will say this, I felt very "Colorado-an" after eating this meal!!


What will they think of next??

A coworker sent this to me. Who knew such things existed. For all of you bacon lovers out there...your dream has come true!! Not so much for me. :( For more products, go here.
Here's a few of their items...
How about Bacon flavored lip balm:

How about some Baconnaise:

Or for your growing (horizontally) baby, some bacon flavored formula:


Eat Mor Chikin!!!

Woo hoo!!! Jamie got a part time job at Chick-fil-A today. He starts on Monday.
I know it's obviously not a dream job, but I'm thankful he's willing to do what it takes to support our family.
Some of you may/may not know what our job situation has been in the last year+. Last year Jamie decided to step back from going to school full time (Denver Seminary) to take care of Breeson. I continued to work full time. Then, this last fall, Jamie got a job as the Young Adult Coordinator at The Light of Christ Anglican Church. Although we wish they would had the budget to bring him on full time, we are thankful he is still getting ministry experience and we get to be a part of this church.
Well my job in the last year has gone through some major changes. A few months ago they informed us that they are moving the main office to Washington D.C. at the end of May. Since we decided we don't wish to relocate to D.C., I knew I would be looking for a job soon. Now that Jamie has 2 part-time jobs, I'll be looking for a part time job too - but now I get to stay home more with Breeson. We're all excited about that.
In all of this transition and waiting period of our lives, God has truly taught us that we need to rely on Him. It's been a growing period for both Jamie and I. And although these things are never fun or easy to go through, we have grown so much.
God is good...all the time.

I will say this, I've always thought it would be fun to open our own Chick-fil-A store someday. Jamie and I have actually mentioned that in the past - way before he even thought about working there. Now he can have hands on experience and we'll know if this is something we'd possibly be interested in doing...way in the future. Maybe when Breeson is old enough to work there - one less employee to pay!!! :)



My random dream:
I was asked to be a part of a ballet dance recital for President Obama when he comes to Denver. I agreed to do it, but Jamie and Breeson couldn't go because Breeson was a special needs child. President Obama's kids, Sasha and Malia, wanted to be a part of it, but I refused. They kept begging until I finally insisted I do it alone. When President Obama called me to tell me I could do it alone, one of the girls (not sure which one) was on the phone w/ him and kept trying to talk him out of it. I then took a bus downtown for the show and informed the President that I utilized our public transportation to get there.

In other news...
Hello running world, I'm bAAaaack!!!



Here's a couple video's of our little monkey...



May 31

Well, I finally registered! I'm signed up to run the Bolder Boulder 10K. I started running this past week. Yesterday during my lunch break, I ran with a coworker, who also plans to run it too.
This was on the website regarding the race...
The BolderBOULDER was recently named by Runner's World magazine as America's All-Time Best 10K. A fun family event with a wave start that enhances the experience, and tag timing that promises accurate finish and mile split times for all that do the entire distance. The course is filled with entertainment. The Memorial Day Tribute at the fnish line is one of the largest in the country.
It is one of the largest road races in the world; it attracts 54,000 runners and walkers and draws professional athletes from all over the world to compete for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing.

There will be around 28 bands playing along the route. I've heard that this is where The Fray was discovered. ??

Check out the best time results for 2009:
Men's unofficial citizen’s elite race results:
* Simon Cheprot 19(CO) 29:19
* Kennett Kiptoo 21(CO) 30:26
* Joshua Glaab 26(CO) 31:03
* Ryan Kirkpatrick 29 (CO) 31.23
* Josh Elkerly 28 (CO) 31:28
Women's unofficial citizen’s elite race results:
* Freya Murray 25(CO) 34:23
* Minori Hayakari 36 Tokyo 35:31
* Colleen DeReuck45 (CO) 36:06
* Brady Erholtz 31 (C0) 36:19
* Cassie Slade 25 (CO) 36:30

I'll be doing good to get 6.2 miles done in 60 minutes!!!


Happy Easter

He is Risen...He is Risen INDEED!!! Hallelujah.
This is the TRUE reason we celebrate this day. This is the reason we have hope. On Friday night, Jamie and I headed to the Good Friday service at church, then we went home and re-watched The Passion of the Christ. It was a good visual reminder of what Christ did for us. It's never easy to see, but good at the same time.

As Breeson gets older, I'm sure we'll be making, changing and readjusting traditions. This year, we went ahead and bought him an Easter basket. We decided to give it to him on Saturday, so that on Sunday, we could totally focus on Christ's resurrection (although I know he doesn't realize that).
His basket consisted of a truck, ball, boat (tub toy), and a few eggs filled with animal crackers.

Here he is at church today...waiting for the Egg hung to begin:

Family Easter photo:

He looked like such a big boy with the other kids:

First Easter egg hunt: