Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My First Christmas........

Was pretty special.

I slept most of the day but my mom and dad helped me open all of my presents.

I layed on my new pillow pet "yellow duckie"

Ace seemed to like it too.

And I played with my cousin Crystal, she likes to pet my hair and touch my face.

All in all, I am a pretty lucky girl!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Two Peas in a Pod

We introduced McKenna and Grace to eachother for the first time on Saturday. McKenna is Jill and Preston's baby (some of our best friends here.) Mike and Preston refer to eachother as "cousins".

McKenna was born exactly one week before Grace. We are excited to see these two girls grow up together. We love you Cousin McKenna!!

Don't you love the comb-over look Grace has going.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our Little Angel

Ask and ye shall receive.......

Well, about four weeks ago I had this renewed vow that I would "blog with a purpose" BUT life as a new mom is actually keeping me quite busy. SOOOO get off my back JONI!!!!!! Ok, I am just kidding.

My friend Denise is an INCREDIBLE photographer so I begged her to take pictures of our little family. THANK YOU DENISE!! You truly are amazing and I have people asking me for your number....

Here is my beautiful baby. I was truly blessed with such a good natured little girl. She does have her nights and days mixed up but if that is the worst thing about her then I will take it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blogging With Purpose

Well now that I have something to blog about I love posting updates on our little family. I love being a mom. Grace has brought so much joy to Mike and I. We never imagined how much love we can have for this little girl. Here are a few moments that Mike and I have captured during the week. ENJOY!


Grace had her first bath at home and she was in heaven. I thought these pictures were cute so I had to post.

Grace loves listening to Mike's voice.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Introducing...Grace Redington!!

7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long ....so much for the prediction that grace was going to be between 8 and 9 pounds. :) She was born on Thursday, November 6th at 3:52pm.

Grace was born with a lot of BLACK BLACK hair. I had quite a few nurses ask me curiously when they brought her back from the nursery if I was "Grace's mom"? Hopefully she will look a little like me one day.....


Cousin Crystal giving Gracie a "love tap".

My daddy is so proud and loves me so much!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time is at a stand still

Well, we are about 8 days away from my due date and time seems to be moving WAY too slow. Up until last week I was feeling awesome, but the anxiousness has finally set in. Hopefully my next post will be pictures of a beautiful little baby girl!!

AND if someone at work asks me if I am having twins ONE MORE TIME...I swear I am going to freak out!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yep she is a PINK girl!!

In the beginning when I found out that we are having a girl I was sooo against having a color pallet of PINK PINK PINK but.....after I started buying things and putting the room together....guess what color came out full throttle - YEP you guessed it PINK!! I am in love with the little clothes we have received and the room we have put together. I will post pictures of the baby's room as soon as I get it all put together. I love leaving people on the edge of their seats. LOL Here are some pictures of the baby shower my mother in law and sister in law put together. Mike and I are so blessed to have such wonderful family members.

34 weeks pregnant and growing everyday...


My nieces, Hannah and Lauren, came to help out.

Here is a very rare shot of the Redington girls. Linda, we missed you!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Charger Boys!

You have to admit that Ace looks pretty darn cute in his Charger uniform. Sunday was the first day he was able to wear it - so out came the camera!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baby Shower - WHAHOOO......Gifts!!!

My mom and mother-in-law put together a surprise baby shower at Aspen Grove. The shower will really help prepare us for our little girl's entrance into the world in November. This was a day to remember, especially since I felt so incredibly spoiled!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Vance Family Reunion 2008

In July, the Vance Family congregated at Aspen Grove for a week full of FUN FUN FUN!! Approximately 60-65 family members attended. Mike and I loved every second of it and we look forward to taking our baby girl there in three years.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I finally did it!!

I have finally joined the blogging ranks. I have a lot of people asking for "Fat" pictures....so here I am in ALL MY GLORY. I am now 27 weeks. This picture was taken while we were at a week-long family reunion at Aspen Grove Family Camp (during the July 24th holiday week.)