Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

We very much enjoyed this Christmas season! Spencer is old enough now that we had a great time teaching him about the reason for the season. He was very excited about it all. It was also wonderful to have our little Kaitlin with us. We sure love her.  

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Getting a good picture of either one of these little monkeys is hard enough when they are alone...but to get a good one of them together would be a are some of my attempts...

smashing his sister {on accident of course}

He looks away, she tips forward...

She looks so cute...he closes his eyes...

He looks up and she looks down...

Daddy helps out and gets both of their attention...
the camera is blurry...
(doesn't look too bad when it is small)

I give up... 

All ready for church

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011


I was going to wait and post these pictures in a few days the the 22nd when Kaitlin turns 3 months old but I just can't wait. I am just in love with this baby. She is the sweetest thing that has ever come into my life. Even Nate will say just about every other day..."she is just such a sweet heart!".  When she looks at me and smiles it just melts my heart. I am so grateful for her.

{I know there are a lot of pictures but I love them
all so much I couldn't pick just a few. Enjoy. }

My fave...
{I dare you to look at this and not smile!}

{ smiled...I know you did}

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...



This is how Kaitlin felt about having a picture together...

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I love the faces this kids makes!

She has some good ones too!

Spencer was so excited to put up the Christmas tree and decorations!
Now if I could just get him to stay still for a picture...

Can you see the lights reflected in her eyes?

She has the sweetest face that melts me!

This is what Spencer's face looked like when
 he was done with dinner the other night.

I sure love these faces.
I am so grateful to be able to take pictures of these
daring little faces as they grow so I can remember them!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kaitlin's Blessing Day

Nate gave Kaitlin a name and a blessing in our ward on Sunday. It was so special. I felt the Spirit as he blessed her. He said in the blessing that Heavenly Father had blessed her with a kind heart and faith. He said as she kept the commandments she would be an example of virtue and goodness. I just felt so strongly of what a sweet little girl she is and I feel so grateful that she has been added to our family.

4 Louises

Louise Later (My Dad's mom)
Louise Later (My Mom)
Tami Louise Higbee
Kaitlin Louise Higbee

Kaitlin's blessing dress is very special to me. While I was on my mission I taught an amazing lady named Mirna. she made beautiful crocheted dressed for little girls. I bought this from her with the hope of one day being able to use it for a little daughter's blessing dress. Now, nearly 7 years later, that dream has come true!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BIG BROTHER little sister

I make these shirts for the kids

Poor thing...she lost most of her hair on top...

She will be 6 weeks tomorrow!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

One Month old

Kaitlin is one month old today.
LOVE this girls so much!

We are all doing better with the adjustment.
Our days are crazy and our nights are sometimes long
but we are happy and healthy and glad to be a family :)

Kaitlin's first bath

Thursday, October 6, 2011

More pictures

I know I may be a little bias but this girl is just ADORABLE!
I can't get enough of her!

A little smile to melt my heart...