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Monday, December 6, 2010

A hunter in the making

I had to put these pictures up just because they are so dang cute, and because Im just one proud Daddy. On Sunday we put Easton into this cute camo shirt in dinosaur shapes. He looked so good. Something must have gotten into him because we leave him alone for 2 minutes and where do we find him? Chillin on the couch scoping out the new hunting magazine. Typical, just like his Dad. At least he's getting trained right.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saying goodbye to ABQ and our dearest friends.

Well, as many of you know and many of you who may not know, we have packed up and left our home and our adventure in Albuquerque New Mexico. We had planned on living there for a long time. We knew we had purpose in being there, we were really getting settled into our new home, and we had started putting down some roots with Easton being born. There just was no reason to leave. We had the most incredible ward filled with amazing people. We felt so blessed to be there. That ward and the people there were a MAJOR factor in us getting sealed in the Temple there.
One day in early September I realized that I had been thinking about living in Utah again, with Easton, meaning I was thinking into the future. "What? I dont want to move back to Utah." So I told Caitlin what I had been thinking about, and it blew me away when she said that she had been thinking about the same thing! So we really put these thoughts to prayer and after a lot of that and some trips to the Temple to find out if this meant something we both got an answer, and our answers were the same. "Your done here. You dont have purpose here anymore." At this point we just didnt know what to do. We didnt receive anything about moving back to Utah or staying in New Mexico. Only that we didnt have purpose here. What do we do? I guess we have reached the point that the Lord leaves up to us sometimes. What to do? Now it came down to us deciding where would be the best place for work opportunities. Obviously Utah wins that one. Now to Easton. I really thought it would be cool to raise him outside of Utah but there wouldnt be any family there. So family won that one too. "Well, Lets go back to Utah....???" Why you ask? I dont know why. We have been here for 2 weeks and I still dont know. Then again we didnt know why we REALLY moved to NM for about 6 months.
As the clock began ticking for our move we needed to get in as much time as possible with the people that we consider our Albuquerque Family. So we burned the candle at both ends man! 2 weeks craziness and we never did get to do everything we wanted with all the people we wanted. Unfortunately we only got pictures with some of our friends before we left. 
The Terrys were so fun. We became so close to them and their kids. Their 8 year old daughter Bella loved to climb all over me like a jungle gym. We had so many fun little tricks we did. Here she would sit on my legs and I would launch her up into a handstand and back down again.
This is another family that we loved and became close to the kids. The Trapnells. Back in May we stayed with their kids while their parents went rafting. We had so many good times with them. And their newest boy Erik is only 2 weeks younger than Easton so Caitlin and Julie got to go through their pregnancy together.
Their 5 year old, Parker, who is holding the magazine, and 6 year old, Cole, sitting on my knee, loved to look at my "hunting mazagine." Check the spelling on magazine. They said mazagine. It was so dang cute. I gave them a couple old ones and they would come up to me at church and say "Brother Terry. Thanks for the hunting mazagine."

Ah the McEntires. What a fun family. We spent so many nights staying up late playing Settlers of Cattan with Scott and Amber. And their kids are a blast. One time we were eating diner at their house in the backyard. Out of nowhere Kade, who is 4, came out and said in this taunting voice,"Zaaaaach, come and get me." Then ran back inside. He loved to get chased.
We had so many friends that we just didnt get a chance to see in the limited amount of time we had. Thanks to all of you who were our friends and shared your families with us. You all know who you are. We love every one of you and cant wait to see you again.

Catching up...Hallowen 2010

Man, life has been so hectic the last few months that we havent had a chance to post anything. We are wanting to make books out of our blog so here comes the catch up posts.
HALLOWEEN! Who doesnt love halloween? We love it and we love getting fun costumes. This year Grandma Wendy came down to visit and see Easton. While she was here she got Easton a Giraffe costume. That gave us the idea to be animals. Caitlin wanted to be a Zebra but I had no idea what I would be. Plus I didnt want to go out and spend a bunch of money. Then one night I was watching one of my hunting videos of Jim Shockey in Africa and suddenly a light bulb appeared above my head. I would be a safari hunter. So we went to Savers to find some Zebra stuff and I found the perfect hat for my costume. Then we found some Zebra pants for Caitlin. Our costumes were really coming together nicely. Caitlin got some great ideas for a Zebra head and began making it. What great is she made an awesome Zebra and I looked exactly like Jim Shockey in my video.
See I told you I looked just like him. A proud hunter and his trophies.
We then went to our trunk or treat Ward Halloween party where we had a blast. Being it was our first Halloween party at our ward we didnt realize they were going to give prizes out. There was a family category, and came 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. They announced 3 place first which was our good friends the Garietys. They were all different characters from The Toy Story. They looked awesome. 2nd place came next and to our surprise they announced "The Safari. Zach and Caitlin Terry." We were so excited because we didnt expect anything like this. Then of course 1st place went to the McEntires. They always have to be #1. (Amber Im referring to you miss competitive.) Im just kidding but they had awesome costumes. They definitely deserved it.We miss you guys.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

MOM

I Love You Mom!  Thanks for all you do! 
I loved having you here when Easton was born!  You are a great MIMI!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Months

Wow how time flies.  I feel like it was just yesterday Zach and I were bringing Easton home.  Easton is now Two months old and smiling like crazy!  So I took Easton in to get his two month check up and I was in formed that he has a small "noggin" (just like his mom).  We thought his features were going to be a little bit bigger like his dad! 
  He is now 22.5 inches and weighs 10 lbs and 6 oz. What is is crazy is that Easton is now the same size that Zach was when he was born.  Can you believe it? 
I love this little guy so much and I am so lucky to be his mom!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

He's getting huge!!!

Im amazed how fast this little turkey is growing. It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home in his car seat yet in the short amount of time he has been here we have loads of memories already loaded on the camera.
When we got home the other day I was going to get Easton out of his carseat and noticed how big he seemed in it. So I checked the picture that we took of him in his car seat the day we brought him home and said "HOLY CRAP!"
Notice how his head is an inch or two under the little pillow thing. About 2 weeks ago we had to move the straps and the pillow thing up to the next because he grew. Now before you look at the next photo notice where his head is at in comparison to the warning sign on the left side if the picture, and the size of the buckle to his body.
not even 8 weeks old and he seems like a toad already. We cant wait to see how much he weighs at the doctor.
He is definately a growing boy and we just love him to pieces. Here are a ton of pictures since we havent put up a post for a while.

Easton and Grandma Wendy hanging out at the Balloon Fiesta.
He had no idea what was about to happen.
We were both fast asleep.
Looks like he has pretty blue eyes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time To Smile.....


While Zach was at work Easton and I were home practicing our smiles! 
  I was so happy to finally make Easton smile and catch it on camera.... 
We have so much fun together.  I love being his mom  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Never far from my Utes


650 miles away and still rootin for the Utes.
Its actually pretty fun being a Utes fan here. The reason is, is that there are only 3 of us in the whole ward that like the Utes. Everyone else likes BYU. The reason I say I like it here is because in Utah the rivalry is a little too out of hand. Both sides basically look down at the fans and school of the other. Here its just good ol' "We are gonna woop you" sports type of competition.
So here we are, small in number but large in pride.
Now 2 of these guys have become 2 of my best friends here in ABQ. Matt Schmutz on the left isn't in our ward, but he grew up in it and his parents are still there. He is native to ABQ yet knows what side of the line is best to be, and that side has lots of red and more W's on their record than that other side with lots of blue. Christian Terry with the Utes hat on actually went to the U so he is a natural fan. Yup, his last name is Terry. We are long lost cousins that finally met. He has a great family that Caitlin and I love to hang out with. The Terrys are in our ward so, Christian, Dennis (in the red shirt), and I are the lone Utes here.
We had a great time at the game. Nobody would sit within about 10-12 feet of us since we were the only ones around cheering for Utah, which we had a good laugh about. And by the 3rd quarter we watched as the stands slowly emptied as Utah continued to score, with a final score of 56-14.
Boy I sure do miss going to watch Utah football.

TOUCHDOOOOOOOWN!!!!!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Eastons first shower.

So we tried to bath Easton in the sink last week and it didnt go too well. He screamed bloody murder the whole time. So we though we would try taking him into the shower. We were nervous to see if he would react the same way but once he got over the fact that something was different about the water hitting him he loved it. In fact, he fell asleep while we were in there.
He loved the water on him.

This is one of the cutest pictures of Easton that I have seen. And even better is Mom washing his hair while Dad holds him. Just an overall cute picture.


I loved how his little legs and feet looked balled up in my hand.
Fast asleep.

Loads of Easton.

Well this week was full of great things from Easton. Now that he is getting a little older he is beginning to be more animated and we love it. I cant wait until he is smiling and laughing. We just love this little boy and we can not get enough of him. So here he is in his 3rd week of life.
First are 2 videos of him. Nothing special, just a chance for our friends and family far away to see him.
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This next video is hilarious. I cant believe I got it on camera. Listen closely. Easton is just making his normal sounds when a little toot action starts up.
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We always find him sleeping in the funniest positions. Whats great is we never pose him either, this is just how he is.
He sleeps like a rock next to Caitlin like this.

This happens all the time and we finally got a picture of it. He always ends up with a finger in his mouth when he gets a bottle. Who knows???


The 2 loves of my life.

Putting your hand on his chest or his cheek always calms him down. And he will grab on tight.

One proud Daddy.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Is this how its going to be EVERY night??????

I dont know how you could ever really prepare for this. It hasn't been too bad, I guess, but getting up every 2-3 hours can get tiring. So Caitlin and I kind of have a way to help with it. Easton usually feeds 3 times a night, so every other night or two I will get up with him and feed him pumped milk so that Caitlin can get some rest. Other nights I will change him and Caitlin will feed him so its a shared duty. Then every 2 or 3 nights Caitlin will do all the work so I can get some rest. I must say though, as much as we try to share the work load, Caitlin gets the grunt of it. And I havent heard a complaint yet. She is awesome.
Sometimes the nights can be fun though. I got up to feed him one night and usually he just goes right back to sleep. But this night he finished eating and was wiiiiiiiiiiide awake. So I turned on a movie and Easton and I just chilled out together while he eventually fell asleep an hour and a half later, then it was off to bed again. Its funny how it can be fun to sit with a baby that really doesnt do anything at all, he just sits there.
So here are a bunch more pictures for everyone to see.

Can you believe she had a baby about 10 days ago? She looks good!

I love this one. Its so sweet.


Now this is a kid who knows how to kick back and relax.


GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!