A dear friend, Amanda Gunter, past away this weekend. Amanda was 5 months pregnant when she passed on Friday and she leaves behind a husband and a beautiful little girl. I have not found the words adequate enough to share with you all about this amazing woman. However, Sarah has a beautiful post about Amanda on her blog and I would strongly urge you all to read it. We mourn the loss of our dear friend but are comforted by the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and know that she will be reunited with her husband and sweet baby girl one day.
Amanda, thank you for being my friend and touching the lives of my family. We love you and you will not be forgotten.
Levin and Ansley, you are in our hearts and prayers.
Linken started walking last week!! He will go from person to person or to and from the couch so we are not 100% mobile on foot but super close. I'm working on getting a good video of him walking and will post it once I get it.
Also here is a list of cute things Linken will do when you say the word:
High 5 Clap Give Kisses Blow a Kiss Splash Wave Bye Bye Peek-a-boo Linken can also say mama, dada, nana, cah (cat) and pooh (poop).
We love seeing his progression every day and there is never a dull moment at our house. Love being parents, love it!
Linken, Troy, my dad and I took a little (12 hour) road trip to visit my sister and her family. Linken was a great traveler and didn't have any problems, thanks to Baby Einstein and a portable dvd player. Here are some of the fun things we did; Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Ghiradelli Chocolate Ice Cream Parlor, Fisherman's Wharf, saw tons of harbor seals and giant jellyfish in the bay, Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, yummy food in Carmel including a trip to Lula's, celebrated my sister's bday and lots of cousin fun for Linken and Halle. We had a great time and thanks to my big sis for letting us visit!
Troy and I love every minute of parenthood and adore our two rambunctious boys and are excited to welcome a baby girl in March. Troy is currently working on his doctorate in chiropractics and I get to stay at home with my two favorite bundles of joy!