Thursday, September 3, 2009

Family Pictures..finally!

So we finally got some family pictures done, it's been a long time coming. We havent had a family picture since elias was 3 weeks old. Its funny it seemed like i was always taking everyone else's family pictures but never getting any of our own.
While we were visiting me and my sister in law rebecca did photography for each other and that was really nice, but actually i wouldnt have minded just paying someone to edit them as well..haha, oh well i finally got around to editing them and here are a few of my favorites...

I am really happy with the results. Elias was kinda of a stinker, but Nixon couldnt stop smiling.. wish i would have gotten some taken with just the boys together too.

..let me know which family pic everyone likes the best because then i am going to get a nice canvas enlargement for my wall.


this one if my fave family pic for sure..










this is a classic pic of our family, elias doing his typical posing and nixon smiling out of control..haha


Also thought while i'm updating on the family pics, i would update on our lives for the past few months.
Jeremy has now gone back to school for his last and final year of Denistry..YAYAY!! i can't even believe it will be coming to a close.. that chapter of our lives. It hard to imagine life without being in school and as much as i am excited, i will be very sad to leave. Jer also took the American boards and passed, phew! We are thinking of going to Montana somewhere after graduation but who really knows where we will end up.. but i think we both would love to end up there. Jer is also doing PX90, or so i say P90X.. anyways its a pretty intense workout, but he is hoping to get back in shape and so i've been trying to help to by cooking healthier and trying to excerise as well. Between studying and school, he loves to make some time for golf as well.

As for me, well i am just loving being a mom to my two awesome boys.. i just love being able to stay at home with them, really. It has been nice to have some me time as well doing photography over the last few years.. but i have decided to put that on the backburner for now.. life is just a little too busy with two small kids and a husband in school, but someday i will LOVE to get back at it (even though i will still do the odd session). I look forward to finding new hobbies and spending more time with the kids.

Elias is such a big boy now.. i can't believe how much older he seems these days. He will be three at the end of November and is in full force potty training mode right now. He is doing super good, so we will see if it continues. In a few weeks he will be taking a gymnastics class with some of his friends. He is such an active little boy, i know he will LOVE this. Especially since he is too young for preschool yet i needed him to be in something..
i asked Elias what his faves are right now, this is what he said: color-green, toys- trains, playing golf & hockey, popsicles, bike rides, shows-Backyardigans Go Diego Go, Wakeboarding (of course), and yes Dora the Explorer, Nana & Papa, his buddies: Greta, Jost & Ben, fave food: he said "celery"..haha and of course Swimming, and using his flippers he said.

Nixon is 6mths old, ohh that makes me sad.. but he is so fun right now too. He has the biggest smile and the longest eyelashes i could just eat him up! He is rolling all over the place, and can sit up on his own for a bit. He isnt quite sleeping through the whole night yet 7:00-4:30 (feed once) and then back to sleep until 7:30. He seriously is the happiest and most content baby ever!!
(so was elias, i've been blessed that way) and he is now eating solids like a champ and loving it.


Well thats our life in a nutshell right now, hopefully we can get out and enjoy this hot weather while it lasts.. i am getting sick of being cooped up while pottytraining...

11 comments:

Lindsay Prete said...

Those are great pictures. I like the first one the best, but they all are cute. Good luck with potty training. Hope it is easier for you than it was for me.

missLaura said...

I love that picture of you guys walking away and Nixon peeking over Jer's shoulder. Toooo cute! I can't believe Nixon is eating solids. When did he grow up?

Life Is Golden said...

Um... you're smokin' my friend. I've kind of been out the loop lately, so it was so fun to pull this up and see how you're doing! All the pictures are beautiful. I seriously wish I lived closer to you or Rebecca, because I don't see the point in getting family photos done unless I know they'll be done well.
I talked to Kwynners yesterday and she told me that you're throwing her a baby shower... I'm so glad that she has a good friend like you so close by.
Take care!

Angie said...

rachelle i loved all the photos! have fun narrowing it down!oh and i really like your hair that length, it looks so long now. i too have photos of elias at the pumpkin patch, i miss taking the kids there. as for palmyra, it seems we can't get enough of that place, it really is a highlight of living here. one more year there in SK, crazy huh, time really does goes way too fast...

Karen said...

cute pics! i like the one of all of you that is kind of on an angle. you look hot in the one with the boys! elias is so cute. i can't wait for the gymnastics class!

Chantelle Slocombe said...

Love the photos!! Your family is so cute!! Where is Elias taking gymnastics? Navy is at Marion Gymnastics... I know she'll love it:)

TTYL.

krystyn said...

these are all so cute! for real, she did a great job and i love your hair! First one is the best to blow up i'd say.

Ronna said...

how can you pick just one. there are so many great pictures. but if i had to pick i would say the 1st one as well. seriously, nixon is the happiest kid around...i love it!

ec said...

so cute.

i'd pick the first one for a huge canvas as well...definately.

and you already know how much i love nixon. dang that kid is cute.

Ryan,Lish,Champ said...

Love em all! What a good looking family! I can't believe how much older nixon is looking. he's so cute!

becky said...

You guys are way too cute. Your hair looks awesome too. It's funny how long it got over the last little while. All the pics are good. Photogenic family for sure. Enjoy your last year - it goes so quick!!