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Monday, June 25, 2012

One more attempt at Videos!



 Trevi and Friends!

 mom, please get me out of here!

 enjoying goodies from the neighbors! Thanks Chuck, Lisa and Sydney for the books, CD's, DVD's and hat!

 Trevi hangin' with Grandpa!

big stretch

 Grandpa, Violet and Trevi!

 standing girl!

We had Brett's cousin, Steve and his wife Val and their baby girl Brielle (9 months) and my cousin, Dan and his wife Caroline and their baby girl Mabel (12 months) over for dinner and we let the girls play/wrestle!  Trevi is 7.5 months! Here's what happened....

 Bri loves Trevi!

 She seriously loves her!
You know when you get that feeling that something is just so cute you want to squeeze them to death? Well, Bri wanted to do that to Trevi!

 Going for the nose!


 they are getting along really well even when playing with the same toy!

 Bri and Mabel - new best buddies!
Mabel doesn't look quite so sure...

 Bri about to attack Trevi!  Trevi using Mabel as her pull up toy and Mabel raising her hand trying to get mom's attention to get her outta here!!



 Bri the pirate!

the girls playing!

Trevi causing mayhem on her car seat! She thinks it's a great toy!

Good morning Mommy!

This is how I find this girl after every nap and every morning!!!

June 24, 2012

I got baptized yesterday and it was quite the experience!  Our church baptizes you in a super cool horse trough filled with, thankfully, warm water!  I had been thinking about getting baptized for awhile now and when I saw the announcement in the church bulletin I realized it was finally my time!  I filled out the paperwork, answered the questions and turned everything in before I could back out.  I don't love being on display or having the attention on me so the idea of getting up in front of the entire church was a little scary but I did it and I am really glad I did!  I am lucky enough to have two really great mentors/encouragers in my life who help me navigate my faith by answering questions, explaining things I don't understand and listening to me.  These two amazing people are my sister-in-law, Erica, and my mother-in-law, Bo.  These two women have been a steady part of my life since I started dating Brett and without them yesterday would not have been nearly as special! I am eternally grateful for their love and support!  My father-in-law, Dick, was also present and very helpful.  Not only did he hold my towel but I am told he was the one who recited that I was baptized in the name of the father, son and holy spirit!  Brett was also there with Trevi! He kept her with him, despite a little noise from her, until after I was baptized.  It was really important to me to have her and Brett there!  I can't to wait explain this moment to her one day!  Also, had I not met Brett, I might not have ever explored this burning flame in my heart.  Not knowing what it was before and then having it slowly reveled as my relationship with the Lord would not have happened had I not met Brett, been encouraged to explore it and excited to continue learning!  Last but not least my parents were there to support me!  I'll admit, I was a little nervous to tell them, but they were very gracious and supportive.  It was neat to have them attend the church that I have spent 4 years at now.  I know they ran into some friends and probably a few patients which may have been comforting for them to see a familiar face.  This was a very cool day!!! I was baptized with about 10 other people and it was really great to hear their testimonies and share the day with them!

Thanks John for the pictures! You made a very un-graceful event look pretty cool!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

 Daddy's Perfect Father's Day!

 high hopes for his baby girl to kite!

 hanging out at Belfair while Daddy kites!

 exploring grass

 There's daddy behind her!

 taking a break to come and say hi!

 coming in for a jump!

 He is so fun to watch!

 brushing daddy's teeth!

 the pre-stand!

silly girl!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

 Well..... We have lived in our house for a full year!! Not only is this a big accomplishment for Brett and I because we bought a house but because this is now the longest we have lived in one place since getting married!!!!  I love our house and all the changes we made to it but what I love most about it is it's rental ability!  I am getting antsy, excited and ready for our next adventure, if only we had something planned.  For now, we are happy to be in Gig Harbor with our families and great jobs!  Here are a few photos of our house remodel! Personally, I don't think the pictures do all of Brett and our families hard work justice.

 the front yard before...

 the front yard during...

 all our paint!! This does NOT include the 18 gallons of KILZ paint we used to coat the entire house!

 4 Heacox girls and 1 Teodoro all trying to decide on paint.  Yikes!
However, I could not have done it without all the help!

 living room before...

living room after!

Main bathroom before...

 Main bathroom after!

 bedroom before...

bedroom after!

 kitchen before...

kitchen after!

 dining room before...

dining room after!

 Nursery before...

 Nursery after!

 Guest bedroom before...

 Guest bedroom after!

Hosting our first dinner at our house long before the remodels were finished! Warmth came from the fireplace and dinner came from the grill!!!  The Teitzel's and Langlow's were such good sports! Look closely, you can see Nicole's belly while she was pregnant with baby Jake! (whom will be a year old at the end of the month)

I know these are not great pictures but shooting a room is seriously hard.  Hope you like all the changes and updates! It was a lot of fun and a LOT of work!!! Here's to hoping to never do it again... :)