Sunday, February 5, 2017

Tyson's Birthday Party


With two birthday boys in the family on the same day, we have to coordinate parties.  Tyson's 7th birthday party was on Saturday.  He had a Ninja Turtle theme and was all smiles.
 




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Announcing... Baby Number #2

Back in December, Oliver and I took a secret little trip to the doctor...to confirm that he will soon be a big brother.


We shared the news with our immediate family at Christmas, but swore them to secrecy for the time being.  Oliver opened a gift that was a big brother shirt and big brother book.  Everybody was just as excited as we are!

Today we made our official announcement to let the rest of the world know.

We've got a bun in the oven.



(Our announcement photograph wasn't the easiest thing to take... Oliver spent time laying across the oven door and begging for more candy.  I'll admit we did use lots of bribery and Pez candy to take these pictures, haha.)

Monday, January 30, 2017

New Journey

I haven't posted in a while, not because we haven't been up to anything, but because we have been up too much...

At the beginning of January, Riley was offered a new position at work.  Along with this new opportunity comes a new location.  Riley accepted and will begin in Clay Center in the middle of March.  Clay Center is much closer to my job in Riley, so we will be moving.

We thought we would try selling our home on our own before contacting a realtor.  We cleaned our house, I posted photos on Facebook on Wednesday, and we had people reaching out immediately.  We showed our house on Saturday and were under contract by that evening.  Everything moved much faster than we could have ever anticipated.  We don't close on our house until the beginning of May so that gives us a bit more time to find a new home for ourselves.  Let the search begin!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Baby and an Undergarment

As embarrassed as he will probably be some day, I just had to share this photo.
Oliver came walking out of my bedroom holding this up just as shown with a huge grin on his face.
I haven't laughed so hard in quite some time!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Banks Christmas & New Year's Eve

We celebrated Christmas with the Banks side on December 30th.  It was relaxing and a fun time catching up with everyone.










We also celebrated NYE the following day.  We played lots of games and enjoyed each other's company.  Some of us had too much to drink and threw up all over the bathroom.  
What a way to bring in 2017.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas Day

Christmas Day was spent with Riley's family.  

I think its safe to say, the amount of presents was a bit overwhelming!













These are my kind of ladies:






Christmas Morning

We had a quiet Christmas morning at Riley's parents house this year.  The rest of the crew didn't arrive until later so we had a nice relaxing morning with Ollie opening some gifts.

Riley did the majority of our shopping for Oliver.  He can handle this when everything he buys comes from work.





Santa brought him a tricycle.

Just as with the helmet the day prior, he was not too thrilled with his gift.  
(I know that he will love it once spring rolls around and we take it for a spin.)

He opened quite a special treat from grandma and grandpa.