elin's 1 yr. old pics/family pics

i wanted someone to take pics of elin for her birthday and thought we would take a few with nate and i also.  we took them at the rotunda which is so charlottesville to me.  i didn't love our family pics but elin's turned out pretty cute.  i had a hard time narrowing them down.

gosh i love this girl so much. she is my life.


visitors and d.c.

my parents came to visit the beginning of april and we had such a great time. we were able to sightsee with them quite a bit but i wish we would of had more time in dc to see more.  there is so much to do there!
 monticello, thomas jefferson's home.
 the white house. we were able to visit everything on the mall and we did a few more things in dc.  we stayed right downtown, it was like a block and a half from the white house and it was so fun to be close to everything.

 tj statue

 i think my mom forgot what we really wanted in the background. haha
 i love the capitol building.
 founding farmers for breakfast.  i made our reservation 10 days in advance and there was only one time left! nate's french toast was above and beyond the best french toast i've ever had. 
time with grandpa
 my parents bought her a cupcake since they couldn't be there for her actual birthday. she loved it.
thanks mom and dad for such a fun trip!


here are a lot of random pictures from the last few months...
 she never gets sick of the swings
 babies in life jackets, haha
 mini golfing is one of our favorite activities
 this girl has gotten very adventurous. this was in between our coffee table shelves.

 i catch her reading her books in her room all the time.

 gosh i love these girls.
 a little bedroom makeover

nate's team won the law school flag tournament.
asleep at breakfast.

fun at the fair. nate won her a frog.
fun with the bylund's. nate and brett won pet fish and it was hilarious. i never knew fish were so disgusting. but we had so much fun.
bounce n' play with my main girl
easter egg hunt with friends
i took so many pictures on easter and only got like two good ones.  this was one of them.

but most of them turned out like this.

life is great!


so behind...

first of all, for those that still read this blog, sign up for shutterfly and mypublisher emails! i just made a picture album and only had to pay shipping! i have so many books i would like to make and i'd also like to print the blog too.

this will probably be a random post but i feel like i have to document a few things or i will never get to them.

 this is during her nap boycott days. so glad those are over.
 egg russian roulette inspired by jimmy fallon. so hillarious! and don't get me started on how much i'm going to miss this girl when her and her hubs leave after this year.

 that face, haha. 9 mo appt.
 park time
 shenandoah caverns
 so many snow days which= beanie days
 this was my baby sweater=swoon
 this storm we got 15 inches! that is a lot for here. school was cancelled so we went sledding...

 on container lids. e and i crashed. also, can we talk about how i have no snow gear anymore!
 the view from our balcony
 little charlotte's 2nd bday photo shoot.
 some of the kiddos.
 this was so funny. we had just gotten home from the store and i put the groceries on the floor.  i came back in the kitchen and elin had her head in the bag, taking bites of a tomato. this girl loves to eat.
 visiting target as a fam on my bday. this girl is such a ham.
 hanging at biltmore in north carolina.  we went and toured the largest private residence in america. it was really cool!
 pure joy
 vacation with the harrison's!
 our cute babies!

we went to north carolina over spring break and had a great time! i have more pics and other things to get caught up on but for now this will have to do. until next time friends!