Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yellow Dress

This is Natalie in the so-cute yellow dress that Jenn made for her. Great job, Jenn! Isn't yellow the happiest of God's colors?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Natalie and Daddy

Everyone always says Natalie looks so much like me, but I've always thought she had quite a bit of Casey in her. I came across these pictures of Casey as a little tyke and I think they look soooo much like Natalie! (Wasn't he a cutie-pie?) I posted a picture of Natalie too, just to compare.

I know I've been behind on my blog, I've been overwhelmed with pictures and the more behind I get with the photo organization, the bigger job it becomes.

I've been busy in my *studio* working on things to open my Etsy store. If any of YOU have ideas on what to call my store, leave me a comment here, I'm having a hard time coming up with something good.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Yesterday I went to visit my friend Julie and her new baby girl, Gabriella Joy at the hospital. She is not quite 7 lbs., 20 inches long and looks EXACTLY like her big sister Cloe. I had a great visit with Julie and am so happy for her, Nathan and Cloe.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Summer Fun

Here are some random pictures from the fun we were having in our front yard last weekend.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Here are just a few pictures from the wonderful time we had in Moscow, Idaho with Ben and Jana and family. We are rarely all together in one place, so these pictures are precious to me. We had such a great time, but definitely wished Casey could have come too. Hopefully next time he can!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Look what I made!

Here's my latest Nikki Original. I made this shirt the other day--totally designed it myself :) I used pieces from several different patterns to get what I wanted, then added a ruffle and the sash. I love how it turned out and now I'm inspired to try more things! I really do need to work on my posture, though, huh? ;)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Six Sweet Years

Here's to six years of wedded bliss! And to many, many more.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Swim, Swim, Swim

These are some pictures from a few months ago, when Becky and Andrew came over and went to the pool with my girls, my mom and me. I love this one of Layla in her "boat" as Natalie calls it, and you gotta love Andrew's shades ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My Big Girls!

Well, my parents left to go back to Mongolia today. (We miss you already!) I thought I should get back on top of my poor blog. A few days ago, Layla got her first little tooth poking through! I can't believe how fast her first seven months have gone by!!! THEN, tonight after dinner, NATALIE WENT PEE-PEE IN THE POTTY! We've been informally working with her for several weeks and today I just left her in there reading books on the potty and when Casey looked in there, she had actually gone! So, she got a Dora sticker and some money for her piggy. Hopefully, that will motivate her to keep at it.
This is a picture of her on the new Radio-Flyer tricycle Mom and Dad bought her. She loves it, it's too cute. It even has a ringy-dingy ;) She picked it up so fast, she is such a determined person and is so easily excited, it's one of my favorite qualities of hers.
We took this picture of Layla a few weeks ago at the Southlands Farmer's Market. I LOVE this picture. She is truly the sweetest thing you will ever meet. She can draw a smile out of absolutely anybody. I love that about her.