Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Claus

Hmmm. . . Maybe Santa spilled the beans and told him he was only getting diapers for Christmas this year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Crew is getting a lot more fun these days (Well, minus his colic issues that is). He is smiling, cooing, batting at his toys, making spit bubbles. . . You get the drift. I don't think either of us knew how hard this was going to be! One of Chris's friends who has a baby about the same age was over and saw I had the book, What to Expect the First Year. He said, "what it should say is, 'in the first three months I will give you HE-double hockey sticks, and a little bit of joy'." Maybe it was the sleep deprivation but I thought that was HILARIOUS!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


We spent Thanksgiving up in the White Mountains with Chris's family. The food was AWESOME!!! Chris enjoyed spending time with his fam relaxing, Skippy enjoyed the attention and table scraps and I enjoyed all the extra arms to help in holding a fussy baby Crew.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Crew video

So, while in Pinetop for the Thanksgiving weekend all the girls in the family went to see the "New Moon" Movie.... Left home to watch the baby my brother and I put this together with his new CanonT-1 . It was fun to play with a new camera.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

5 Week Pics

Chris hasn't been getting the job done in the pics department around here. . . Well, at least not of Crew, I should say. He's been really busy with a lot of weddings. . . So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Here are pics I took/edited of Crew at five weeks. The quilts were made by Grandma Cheryl Hughett and the rocking chair is Grandma Sherrie Paxmans.

I think his ticked off face is pretty cute too.

Video debut

It's just a short clip ...and it's just of him making little noises.

-yep...I've already become so disillusioned to think that anybody else cares about random photos and videos of my kid :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Real Pictures

If you've spent anytime checking out my photography blog you have noticed that I almost never take pictures of newborn babies. It is SO HARD to do and it takes forever and when you tell them to "lift your chin just a little" they will seriously sit there, and ignore you, and not lift their chin a little!

We sure think our little guy is stinkin adorable but we are going to have to work on the modeling skillz...cuz to-date he isn't in love with getting his picture taken...yet....
better get used to it junior, it's part of the job description!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crew Christopher Paxman !

Our little one was born over the weekend

Here are the quick stats:

Crew Christopher Paxman
Born 10/10/2009
8lbs 5oz

Supposed to be induced at 3pm on Friday, 'Labor Delivery' called to let us know that they were too busy for us and so we had to wait. Johnna got anxious and called later at 8pm and they told us that we could come on down.
9:00pm- Checking in at Banner Gateway

Settled in and plugged into all the machines an hour later.

after a long night, and a long morning and starting into the next afternoon, Crew was finally delivered.

Crew + Mom a few minutes after

Proud proud Grandma Paxman

Proud proud Auntie Ashley

Our first family picture

Skippy met his new baby brother today

Grandma Hughett just flew in today!

Friday, October 2, 2009

39 Weeks

We are crossing our fingers that this is the last belly shoot. Things are going great! I've been dilated at a 3 for 3 weeks now. . . But at least there seems to be an end in sight since I am 39 weeks. I can honestly say I have fulfilled every possible craving I could have had, taken every nap time opportunity possible and have everything a baby could ever need/want. We are ready (If there is such a thing as being 'ready' for your first baby)!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Whisked away to heaven...

Me and Skippy had quite the scare today when we found this in the hallway next to the garage door. We both thought for sure that Johnna had been whisked away to heaven in the blink of an eye and that this pile of flip-flops, jeans, and shirt were to be the only sign the miraculous event.

Actually this happens all the time. Poor Johnna is going through the final trimester of her pregnancy and bearing the brunt of our dreadful Mesa Arizona summers. Anytime she has to go out to do errands or anything this is a pretty standard practice to help cool down immediately upon returning the privacy of our home.

I guess it is a good think that I don't believe in "The Rapture" ...or I would seriously get freaked out by this on a regular basis.

Monday, August 24, 2009

33 Weeks

As if you weren't tired of these belly pics already, here's MORE! Next time we're expecting I promise I'll spare you and post only the final maternity shoot.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Get'n Crafty

Here are some projects that have kept me busy.


Nursing Cover.

Burpies, so he can spit up in style.

Changing pad cover and crib bed-skirt.

I have had a lot of fun with these easy/fun sewing projects. Now I'm just waiting for Bernina's next Beginner's Sewing class so I can kick it up a notch.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Remember This?

I was just looking through some old pics and landed on this beauty. I don't think there is a day that has gone by I haven't thought of my sweet baby Itzy. Seriously, Chris can testify I'm not even joking about that. I've said things like, "getting rid of Itzy is one of the biggest regrets of my life. . ."(and that's REALLY saying something coming from me!). I'm so grateful I'll have a new sweet lil pumpkin arriving this October. Hopefully it will make me forget all about the 'puppy love' of my life.

[For those of you who don't know, or are thinking, why the heck did she get rid of that dog then?! She hated everyone BUT me, tried biting adults, children, BABIES, was psycho, Chris loathed her with a passion and she peed on our carpets a bajillion times.]

Sunday, August 9, 2009

31 Weeks

Our Wedding Video

I just got around to putting our Wedding Video into a format for YouTube/blog etc... My cousin Tyler did this for us. He does incredible wedding videos.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Skippy Shoot

The other day Chris was experimenting with his camera gear. Our dog was his hot model for the night. Skippy wasn't so sure about it all until I brought treats out and then he was good to go. I don't think there is anything that dog wouldn't do for a treat!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Things you hear around our house...

It's 10:47pm. I'm in the office in the front of the house, and Johnna is in the living room in the back of the house playing on the laptop. She hears a strange noise in the house and not knowing where in the house I am asks "Sweetie, are you trying to be a ninja again?"

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Momma's in town

We met up with my mom and Dallas and Ashley for dinner tonight at Rubios. There is this business park behind there so we went and played with the camera a little bit after dinner. I like this new collage thing that Picasa does.

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